Bury Council is very proud of its staff and the efforts they are making to improve services on behalf of residents, local businesses and visitors to Bury.
We want to identify those individuals and teams who are making the difference. The S.T.A.R Awards is our way of recognising and thanking those people who are going the extra mile in delivering good public services.
Help us to find those people by nominating them for our public service awards. If you know of an individual or a team that you feel deserves recognition please complete the nomination form. Further background to the scheme and notes to help you with the nomination form are set out below.
What is the purpose of the S.T.A.R Awards?
The S.T.A.R Awards enable the council to show its appreciation to individuals and groups of employees who have provided outstanding public services to residents, local businesses and visitors to Bury.
Why is the council running this scheme?
The purpose of the scheme is to:
Recognise outstanding achievements (and contributions to service improvements) made by council employees;
Show the importance the council places on high standards;
Value personal development and self improvement within the organisation as a means of improving services;
Promote awareness of how good and improving performance takes place at all levels in the organisation;
What are the categories for nomination?
Going the extra mile to make real improvements to the way services are delivered
Putting residents first through excellent customer care
Supporting people in need and having a positive impact on people's lives
Supporting the community through dedicated volunteering
Maximising performance through commitment to learning and development
It is important to tell us why you are nominating somebody. This will help the judges come to a decision.
What awards are available?
There will be an Individual and Team of the Year for each of the four departments of the council, namely:
Environment and Development Services;
Adult Care Services.
The Volunteer of the Year award.
The Learner of the Year award.
There is also Partnership award presented to a team who have worked exceptionally well with partners.
One individual will be named Council Employee of the Year and receive the David Burton (a former Chief Executive) Achievement Award.
Who can be nominated?
Anybody who is employed by or who volunteers for Bury Council (except teachers). The awards are not open to contractors or people not directly employed by the council.
Who can make nominations?
anybody who lives, works or studies in Bury;
anybody who works for Bury Council;
voluntary groups and organisations who work with Bury Council;
local businesses, big or small and establishments which provide services to or receive services from Bury Council;
anybody who visits the Borough.
What if I don't know the name of the individual or their department?
Don't worry. Give us as much information as you can such as a brief description, the type of work they do, where they work, etc. and we will do the rest.
Formerly known as the Employee Achievement Awards.