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ICYMI: Round up of blogs from Week of Winners

Collage featuring Civil Service Awards 2022 Week of Winners

In December, the Civil Service handed out its very own Oscars equivalent - the Civil Service Awards. Below are our most-read blogs from our Week of Winners campaign, celebrating (and virtually high-fiving) the winners and the amazing stories behind them.  …

CS Awards: PM's Award for Exceptional Public Service

CS Awards 2021: the Prime Minister's Award for Exceptional Public Service winner is Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan Ahmad paved the way to help more than 5,500 young East Londoners join the Kickstart scheme. Rizwan Ahmad was “proud, privileged and humbled” to scoop the inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Exceptional Public Service. Rizwan saw off stiff competition …

Civil Service Awards 2021: Is AI helping you go on holiday?

CS Awards 2021: the Best Use of Data and Technology winner is the DAP Project from HM Passport Office

Whether it’s augmented reality, NFTs, or the impending arrival of the Metaverse, we’d be forgiven for getting lost in this modern digital age. But for a team in HM Passport Office, the power of technology is being harnessed to help …

Civil Service Awards: Vaccines rollout, call to arms

CS Awards 2021: the winner of the Programme of the Year Award is The Vaccines Programme from DHSC and BEIS

The primary call to action for the last two years has been to roll up your sleeves and get jabbed, but how much do you know about the team behind the needles? On the whole, the public has responded with …

Civil Service Awards: Data modelling isn't a crystal ball

CS Awards 2021: the winner of the Science and Innovation Award is the SPI-M Secretariat

The government has often talked about “following the science” - but how? One way is by utilising the Scientific Pandemic Influenza group on Modelling (SPI-M), all made possible by a small team of brilliant civil servants.  The SPI-M Secretariat is …

Civil Service Awards: Helping Welsh businesses survive the pandemic

Civil Service 2021 Project Delivery Award Winner

During  the pandemic, one team in the Welsh Government freed up £2bn plus to help support businesses, communities and families. To help revitalise the Welsh economy, a cross Welsh Government team of civil servants formed the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) …

Civil Service Awards 2021: Winds of change

CS Awards 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The 2021 Awards saw six individuals win a Lifetime Achievement category. From the seventies, eighties, nineties, noughties, teenies and twenties, our winners share their memories of how the workplace has changed over time. Thirty years ago, the Civil Service was …

Civil Service Awards 2021: Vaccines victorious

CS Awards 21: Excellence in Delivery

The Vaccine Taskforce, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the hub of vaccine supply to the UK and beyond is home to the AstraZeneca and Pfizer Project Teams. They have recently been crowned the winner of the …

Civil Service Awards: Big win for the caring collaborators

CS Awards 21, One Civil Service

The Department of Health and Social Care’s ventilator team scoops the award for best Civil Service-wide collaboration - and they have never even met each other. Dubbed as a ‘career highlight’, the team responsible for the COVID-19 Oxygen, Ventilation, Medical …

Civil Service Awards: ‘No secret sauce to leadership’

CS Awards 2021 Outstanding Leader, Steve Glass

Steve Glass topped the Outstanding Leader category for his role rising to the challenge of COVID-19. Steve Glass, officially the Civil Service Awards 2021 Outstanding Leader, is the personal pick of Cabinet Secretary Simon Case who championed this category. Steve …