Staff recognised for their efforts

The winners at Northumberland County Council's Excellence Awards and Coun Peter Jackson, front right in picture.
The winners at Northumberland County Council's Excellence Awards and Coun Peter Jackson, front right in picture.

The contribution that county council staff make to the lives of people across Northumberland has been recognised at this year’s Excellence Awards.

A ceremony was held at The Alnwick Garden and guests included finalists, council leaders and event sponsors – Potts, Carillion, Bond Dickinson and Northumbrian Water.

Council leader Peter Jackson said: “Our judges had an incredibly tough task choosing the winners from so many high-calibre nominations.

“The good work that goes on right across the county is often not sufficiently recognised, but I am happy to show our appreciation on behalf of residents all over our county.

“The seamless delivery of the recent Tour of Britain cycle race stage was a great example of our staff pulling together to make our county a better place.

“These awards gave us the opportunity to express our gratitude and celebrate the fantastic efforts of our staff.”