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​Nominate a special employee for a STAR award

Press release   •   Oct 03, 2019 09:50 BST

Do you know a Bury Council worker who has gone the extra mile to provide good public service?

If so, it’s time to nominate them for the local authority’s Special Thanks And Recognition (STAR) awards.

The awards are a chance to celebrate the work that council staff do to improve the quality of life for everyone in the borough.

Anyone who is directly employed by, or who volunteers for, Bury Council (except teachers) can be nominated for an award.

Nominations can be made by individuals who work, live or study in Bury; council employees; volunteers or voluntary groups and organisations who work with the council; local businesses and establishments which provide services to or receive services from the council; and anyone who visits the borough.

There are seven awards categories:

* Partnership Award. This recognises staff and/or teams who have worked together, forging strong and effective collaborative partnerships.

* Employee Champion Award. This is for employees who have made a significant contribution to other colleagues’ lives outside their normal job.

* Volunteer of the Year Award. For those who have dedicated their spare time to supporting the local community and/or local individuals alongside their day job.

* Customer Service Excellence Award. This award will go to a person who has exceeded the normal requirements of the job or significantly improved either internal or customer service.

* Unsung Hero Award. For those whose invaluable work has helped support their colleagues and/or the wider community.

* Council Team of the Year Award. This award is for a team whose combined skills and attitude have made an outstanding contribution, led to positive change, or delivered a successful initiative for the Council.

* Employee of the Year Award. One outstanding employee will win the top individual award for their exceptional work in making Bury a great place to live and work.

Councillor Jane Black, cabinet member for corporate affairs and HR, said: “There are so many people - council employees and volunteers – who daily go the extra mile to provide a service to the public; from school crossing patrols to social care workers, from sports centre staff to youth service officers, and many many more.

“If you know someone who really makes a difference, please nominate them so that we can recognise their hard work and achievements.”

Nominations close on 4 November. To nominate someone, go to:


Press release issued: 3 October 2019.