We’re very proud of everyone who works within our Campus and Commercial Services Group and recognise the amazing contribution you make to our student, staff and visitor community and in enabling the University to achieve all that it does.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy day to nominate and huge congratulations all of you who received a nomination for the CCSG awards.
Shortlisted staff were invited to a gala dinner on 8 May where our winners were revealed by Warwick alumnus and BBC Director for England, Peter Salmon, along with Mike Roberts, Director of Campus Services & IT, Ken Sloan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Nigel Thrift. The live band played before and during the show and, once the formalities were complete, teams from across CCSG & Estates had a well-deserved opportunity to let their hair down.
Many thanks to all of our sponsors, organisers, helpers and Sam Crawford, our voiceover on the night, and particular thanks to all who contributed to Lady Linda Thrift’s charity raffle, raising £380 for the Laksh Foundation.
Well done to all our winners and nominees and a special congratulations to all those who received the 20 and 30 year long-service awards!
Winners of the Simplify Award
Individual - Clare Malyon, Warwick Food & Drink
Claire simplified the process for the refreshment packages for Warwick Conferences by purchasing collapsible camping jerry cans that can be filled up in advance of service and used to refresh water points throughout the day and refilled when suits the business. Whilst this may seem a simple solution it has had a huge impact on the preparation of what was a very time consuming task.
Team - Craig Colledge, Chris Wood, Matt Corbett, Jo-Ann Withers, Debbie Cook, Anne-Marie Cooper, Matt Lynch, Nick Poole, Adam Jones from Warwick Print.
The Managed Print Services team at Warwick Print were recognised for providing an improved printer service across campus, exceeding customer expectations, including innovative new features and delivering significant environmental and financial savings to the University.
Winners of the Collaborate Award
Individual – Tom Langford, Warwick Arts Centre
Over the last 12 months Warwick Arts Centre has worked continuously to identify opportunities to develop products and work collaboratively with colleagues in CCSG to streamline operations, deliver excellent customer service and explore avenues for future income generation. As Technical Manager Tom Langford has been central to discussions, research and plans relating to Event Production, a collaboration between Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Conferences.
It feels great to be acknowledged for the work that I and we have done to increase the co-operation and collaborative working between teams in CCSG and beyond. The awards evening is also a great way to celebrate the achievements of all the nominees from across all the departments, teams and Individuals within CCSG and Estates.
Team - Alex Grey, Sarah Moxey, Emily Peverelle, Clare Malyon, part of the Warwick Conference Park and Events & Warwick Arts Centre Operational team.
Warwick Conference Park and Events & Warwick Arts Centre Operational team have sucesfully collborated over the last year leading to improved departmental relations and enabling future collaborations by making good use of the talents of Arts Centre stewards to support Conferences events where needed.
Winners of the Deliver Award
Individual - Andy Leeson, Estates
Andy Leeson is the University expert for legal matters related to utilities and carbon emissions compliance. Andy has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism to work autonomously and build a network of support and advisers across the utilities industry, providing expert advice and delivering savings.
Team – the team from Arden House.
The team at Arden House have performed over and above expectations this year, increasing income, controlling costs and generating some excellent feedback from conference organisers and guests.
Registrar’s Award for Outstanding Contribution
Joint winner - Lisa Butler, CCSG HR
Lisa was nominated for playing a pivotal part in a number of key high profile projects this year, being an exceptional team player, providing excellent support and dealing with high volumes of work with a positive approach.
I was over the moon to be nominated for the Registrar’s Award but then to actually win made it even more memorable. It is a wonderful feeling to know that all my hard work within CCSG has been recognised as I thoroughly enjoyed my time working there and am looking forward to returning to the CCSG HR team very soon. Lisa Butler
Joint winner - Aaron Dennis, Conference and Events
Aaron continually gains positive feedback with personal mentions about his service as well as his event managing. He has contributed massively to this newly created department by continually assessing the product and service standards within each area of the business.
Congratulations to all the Campus and Commercial Services Group staff who won awards at the CCSG Awards dinner held on Friday evening. The CCSG awards were used as the model for the new University-wide staff awards event held in January, and this year also recognised for the first time the significant impact colleagues are making through Simplify, Collaborate, Deliver.
We have a really strong staff community at Warwick and it is great to have opportunity to celebrate this and recognise those individuals who make truly outstanding contributions to the University. Thank you and well done to all involved!
Ken Sloan, Registrar