Safety in Care Awards etc.

Council Worker of the Year Award.

7th July 2009

Congratulations and well done to Andy Hollingshead,
Andy Hollinghead works as a social care Health and Safety Advisor for Leicestershire County Council.

He was entered for the Council Worker of the Year and won the Transformation Award at the Local Government Awards on 2 July 2009 held in Harrogate.

David Parsons, County Council Leader, said: “Andy is a truly remarkable member of staff whose many achievements have improved safety for colleagues and enriched the lives of hundreds of people. He is a great ambassador for the County Council.”
“His dedication and enthusiasm are second to none and I’d like to congratulate Andy on his award which is thoroughly deserved.”

Andy said: “I’m very honoured to have won this award. When I was entered, I never expected to win but it makes me think I must be doing something right! I’m absolutely delighted and I would like to thank all the people who voted for me.”

There were 40 finalists from local councils across the UK competing for 10 awards – Innovation, Community Engagement, Transformation, the Green Award, Working with Young People Leadership, Lifetime Service, Team of the Year, Bravery and Caring, and were chosen from over 320 nominations.

The 10 winners were chosen by the public vote and each received a trophy and £250 which was presented by BBC presenter Jeremy Vine at the LGA annual conference.