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Civil Service Awards shortlist announced

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Today (16 October) we announced the shortlist for this year's Civil Service Awards.

Once again the standard of entries was phenomenally high so we'd like to firstly thank everybody who entered, and we look forward to welcoming the shortlisted nominees and their teams at the awards night at Lancaster House in November.

Shortlisted Nominees

Analysis and Use of Evidence Award

  • Justice Data Lab - Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  • Humanitarian Innovation & Evidence Programme - Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Child Poverty Unit (Department for Education)

Commercial Award sponsored by MasterCard

  • Project Thameslink - Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Justine Allan, Deputy Head South Asia Department - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • IT Transformation Programme - Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Communication Award 

  • Food Safety Week Team - Food Standards Agency
  • British Embassy Beijing, Communications Team - FCO
  • One DWP Campaign Team - DWP

The Dame Leslie Strathie Operational Excellence Award sponsored by BT

  • Suzanne Newton, Real Time Information Programme Director - HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • Service Design & Management Division - DWP
  • Case Management Directorate - Legal Aid Agency

The Digital Award sponsored by TSO

  • View Driving Record Project - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Individual Electoral Registration Exemplar Programme and Project Team - Cabinet Office
  • Digital Team - Department of Health

The Excellence in Civil Service Reform Award

  • Civil Service Local, North West
  • Hastings office - DfT
  • Alexander Coley, Data Policy & Standards Manager - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

The Innovation Award sponsored by Huawei

  • Land Registry Property Alert Team - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • The Troubled Families Team - DWP
  • Banking Customer Education Team - HMRC

International Award

  • Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative - FCO
  • Cross-Whitehall Syria Chemical Weapons Team - FCO
  • Illegal Wildlife Trade Team - FCO and Defra

The Leadership Award sponsored by BDO

  • Steve Lowthian, Head of B&C Operations 3 - HMRC
  • Ian Marson, Assistant Director, UKVI Premium Services - Home Office
  • Bernie Rooney, Director of Child Maintenance Services - Northern Ireland Civil Service

The Policy Award

  • The Troubled Families Team - DWP
  • The Marine Planning Team - Marine Management Organisation
  • The Girl Summit Team - DFID

The Professional of the Year Award

  • Michael Bingham, Deputy Head Development Plans - Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Barbara Farndell, Policy Team Leader - HMRC
  • Dr Sirol David, HMPS Psychological Services, Wales - MoJ

The Project and Programme Management Award sponsored by PMI

  • Estate Directorate Programme and Project Delivery Unit - MoJ
  • Benefit Cap Project - DWP
  • Force Protection Delivery Team - Ministry of Defence

The Skills Award sponsored by Tata

  • '48' Skills Programme Team - HMRC
  • Professional Head of Intelligent Analysis Team - Cabinet Office
  • Learning and Talent Development Team - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Supporting Enterprise and Growth Award

  • CBIS Higher Education Reform Project Team - HM Treasury
  • Rail Innovation Team - DfT
  • Wood Review Report Team - Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Volunteering Award sponsored by Microsoft

  • Pat Dale, Immigration Officer - Home Office
  • Richard Hill, HMRC Local Compliance Planner - HMRC
  • Leanne Hugglestone, Corporate Social Responsibility Co-ordinator - BIS

Diversity and Equality Award sponsored by Microlink

  • James Saville, Director of Human Resources - DFID
  • Nita Gajiparia, Projects and Diversity Manager, Judicial Office - MoJ
  • Disability Confident Campaigns Team - DWP
  • Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) - Home Office
  • Sharon Drewell, HM Prison Service, Isle of Wight - Moj
  • Environment Agency's Women's Network - Environment Agency

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