Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 13.00.46NOMINATIONS are once again being sought for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s PRIDE awards, which recognise the achievements of staff, apprentices, volunteers and partners during the last year.

Covering a range of categories, the awards highlight the excellent work being carried out to make a positive and lasting difference to those who live, learn and work in our local communities.

Councillor Brenda Forster, Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:

“This is your chance to nominate a council employee or an apprentice from any organisation, who lives or works in the borough, for their outstanding achievements and see deserving employees rewarded for their commitment and dedication at next January’s presentation ceremony.”

“I would encourage people to get their nominations in as soon as possible with the deadline approaching at the end of the month.”

The categories open to the public are:

  • The Making a Difference award – for an individual or a team within the council in recognition of their outstanding work in making a difference to people’s lives.
  • The Geoff Waterfield memorial trophy – for an outstanding apprentice who is passionate to learn and achieve. This award is open to all apprentices who either live or work in the borough.

The Making a Difference award was won in 2014 by Paul Wheatley, Enforcement Officer (Minority Needs) in the Council’s People Services.  Paul was praised by members of the travelling community for always being on hand to offer advice and support to the site’s residents.

Last year’s memorial trophy for the most outstanding apprentice went to Dan Johnson from sign makers and graphic installers, SignArt.

The award was established as a lasting tribute to Geoff, chair of the multi-unions at Teesside Cast Products who did so much to help retain steel-making in the area.

Entries can be made online at or via nomination forms that can be collected and submitted at any council building.

Nominations, up to a maximum of 250 words, must be received by Friday, October 30.