Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been shortlisted for three awards after wowing customers with its services.
The council will go up against other local authorities from around the UK for this year’s national WOW! Awards top spots.
WOW! Awards are the only awards based purely on nominations from customers.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been shortlisted for:-
• The Best Local Authority 2012, which reflects the quality, quantity and diversity of nominations sent in praising
the council’s commitment to customers.
• The Day Rehabilitation Team based at St. Michael’s House has made the shortlist in the WOW! You Changed My Life category. One nomination read: “Before I was introduced to the Rehab Team, I just wanted to lock the door, throw away the key and die. I have now got my life back. The experience has changed my life.”
• Tracy Jackson OBE, Strategic Manager for the South Locality, has been shortlisted for Most Inspiring Front Liner 2012 (Public Sector). One of her nominations read: “Tracy is a wonderful person and really cares for each and every family who passes her path."
Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, councillor Mohammed Pervez, said: “To be nominated for one WOW! Award would be special, but to be in the running for three is simply outstanding. Our Mandate for Change outlines how we want to make Stoke-on-Trent a great place to live while also promoting independent living so it’s great to see that our services are helping people achieve these goals.”
The judges will hear presentations in London on Tuesday September 4, 2012 before the winners are announced at the gala awards ceremony in the capital on Monday December 3, 2012.
For all media enquiries contact Steven Kennedy in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232987.