Civil Service Local's Academy programme gives civil servants around the country the opportunity to develop the confidence, contacts and skills they need to progress in their careers.
Kathie is the Head of Civil Service Local. She was previously the CS Local Co-ordinator for the North West.
Civil Service Local North West took the 2014 Civil Service Award for Excellence in Civil Service Reform. Kathie Bates explains what the award meant to the team and why they are determined to maintain the standards they have set.