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Performance awards 2023

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Finalists Announced

Revenues Team Of The Year

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Buckinghamshire Council 
Liberata


Benefits and / or Welfare Reform Team Of The Year

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Liberata
Reading Borough Council 


Most Improved Team Of The Year

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Buckinghamshire Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
London Borough of Ealing
Reading Borough Council
Salford City Council


Excellence In Education and / or Staff Development

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
NEC Software Solutions
VOA 


Excellence In Innovation (in Administration)

Bradford MDC
Buckinghamshire Council
Cash Perks 
Local Authority / Cabinet Office Partnership


Excellence In Innovation (in the Fight Against Poverty)

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
Kent County Council
LB of Barnet and Ascendant Solutions
Salford City Council 


Excellence In Partnership Working (in Community Involvement and Debt Resolution)

Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Policy in Practice
IE Hub and CDER Group
LB of Barnet and Ascendant Solutions
Local Authority / Cabinet Office Partnership


Excellence In Partnership Working (in Service Delivery)

NEC Software Solutions and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
North Somerset Council and Liberata
Salford City Council
Southwark Council and IEG4


Excellence In Protecting the Public Purse

Anglia Revenues Partnership
Oxford City Council
Royal Borough of Greenwich 


Excellence In Social Inclusion

Folkestone and Hythe District Council
Kent County Council
Salford City Council

A key element of the IRRV awards has always been the inspection process. Before the pandemic, short-listed organisations received a visit from an Inspection Team, drawn from distinguished experts within the profession.

This year, the inspection process will again be conducted virtually throughout July, August and early September. Finalists will facilitate the inspection and will invite the Inspection Team.

Inspection Teams will produce a report for the Awards Panel who will select a winner in each category. In addition, they may also decide
to recognise other finalists as being ‘Highly Commended’.

The Performance Awards Gala Dinner (when the winners in each category will be announced and trophies presented) is to be held during the IRRV Annual Conference on Thursday, 5 October 2023.

Organisations selected as a finalist will receive one complimentary place to attend the Annual Conference (including the Gala Dinner). An organisation short-listed in more than one category, will receive a further complimentary place, for each additional category.

The virtual awards village will be held on the IRRV web site. This will include a summary of the submissions from each finalist. Details of awards schemes from previous years can also be found on the IRRV web site

Awards Panel

David Magor OBE IRRV (Hons)

Chair of the IRRV Performance Awards Panel and a Past President of the IRRV

Alistair Townsend FIRRV CMgr MCMI

Immediate Past President of the IRRV and IRRV Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services

Carla-Maria Heath BA IRRV (Hons)

President of the IRRV

Nick Rowe IRRV (Hons)

Senior Vice President of the IRRV

Richard Harbord M.Phil CPFA FCCA IRRV (Hons) FCMI FMIS MIMC FRSA

Chair of IRRV Policy & Resources Committee and a Past President of the IRRV

Gary Watson IRRV (Hons)

Chief Executive of the IRRV and a Past President of the IRRV

Key Dates

Friday, 9th June 2023

Closing date for submissions

Week commencing 26 June 2023

Finalists announced

July, August and Early September 2023

Virtual inspections

Thursday, 5 October 2023

Performance Awards Gala Dinner

Team Awards

Revenues

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they are raising the standards of service to achieve high levels of performance, customer satisfaction and effective administrative procedures in revenues (i.e. council tax, non-domestic rate, sundry debts etc.). There will need to be evidence of excellence in delivery and a customer focused service.

Benefits and / or Welfare Reform

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they are raising the standards of service to achieve high
levels of performance, customer satisfaction and effective administrative procedures in all aspects of benefits and / or welfare reform. There will need to be evidence of excellence in delivery and a customer focused service.

Most Improved

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they have obtained an improvement across one (or more) service areas in the past three years. There will need to be evidence of how this has been achieved and that the improvement can be maintained.

Criteria for Team Awards

Click on the category of your choice below to view a PDF of the criteria:

Revenues

Benefits and / or Welfare Reform

Most Improved

Excellence Awards

Education and / or Staff Development

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they have excelled in the area of education and / or staff development. There will need to be evidence of new approaches, which have improved individual performance, as well as contributing to organisational success.

Innovation

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they have been innovative in implementing projects, products or procedures. This could be in the field of I.T., a partnership or change in working practice, that has been adopted and implemented within the organisation.

Partnership Working

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they have entered in to a partnership (i.e. a shared service) that has enhanced the level of service provided
and achieved measurable savings. There will need to be evidence of why the partnership was implemented and how it has since developed.

Protecting the Public Purse

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations that have excelled in Protecting the Public Purse. There should be a recognition of the need to ensure systems and controls adequately address their risk of fraud as well as putting in place measures to prevent, detect and investigate frauds.

Social Inclusion

The Awards Panel will be looking for organisations to demonstrate they have excelled in the area of social inclusion. There will need to be evidence of leading edge approaches to the delivery of social inclusion policies, which have improved the life of those experiencing poverty or deprivation.

Criteria for Excellence Awards

Click on the category of your choice below to view a PDF of the criteria:

Education and / or Staff Development

Innovation

Partnership Working

Protecting the Public Purse

Social Inclusion

Robin Ince announced as Host

Robin is a comedian, writer, presenter, all round popular culture pundit and film expert.

Robin's most recent credits include a series regular on BBC 3’s The State We’re In and E4’s The Pilot Show, which he also co-wrote, as well as appearances on BBC1’s Spy TV and Channel 5’s Swag. The second series of The In Crowd was transmitted on Radio 4 in May and he hosted a 7 part stand-up show Spanking New for BBC 7. He has also appeared on We've Been Here Before and Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music for Radio 4

Robin wrote and performed the tremendously successful John Peel meets the dictators’ monologues for The 11 O’Clock Show. His other recent television credits include; BBC 2’s The Office; Channel 4’s A to Z of Music; Comedians in Crisis; ITV’s Comedy CafeĢ; Pub Fiction with Al Murray on Carlton; BBC Choice’s Ralf Little Show and Brain Candy. Robin also wrote and performed two series of award- winning MTV adverts with Ricky Gervais.

His radio credits include; BBC Radio 2’s Stand-up 2; Radio 4’s Four at the Store and Four in a Field. Robin also writes, performs and script edits Radio 4’s The in Crowd.

As a writer, Robin is currently developing a number of projects for both television and radio including a comedy show for MTV with Ricky Gervais and the intriguingly entitled Buzz Monkey for Radio One. His extensive writing credits include: Alastair McGowan’s Big Impression; The Priory V Graham Norton and The Sketch Show.

Robin is an expert on cinema and a self-confessed movie buff and is a regular reviewer for BBC 4’s DVD Collection. He has written essays for books on Elvis and Christopher Walken and reviewed films for FHM and Six Degrees, as well as regular appearances on Carlton TV’s Movie Nights. He has hosted the Primal Screen film marathons at The Prince Charles Cinema in London, where he also comperes Quirk, their weekly film and comedy night, and numerous other film evenings, including Cinergy at the ICA and the prestigious Directors Talk series at the Curzon Soho.

He finds time to gig extensively on the UK circuit and abroad as both a Stand up and Compere, including South Africa and Bosnia where he supported The Stranglers in front of 1500 squaddies. His performance is highly improvised and off the wall flitting from the worlds of physics, The Prisoner to clown marriages. His show Rubbernicker with Ricky Gervais was a huge sell-out success at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival.

His warm and affable style has made Robin an obvious choice as a warm up for a wide variety of television shows from Shooting Stars to University Challenge. He is also a favourite for corporate events having delighted Stella Artois, AT & T and The Posthouse Group and Future Publishing Group to name but few.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • All submissions must be submitted through the Awards Portal by 5.00pm on Friday, 9 June 2023.
    (Note: There are no plans for this closing date to be extended)

    A submission must not exceed 2,500 words.
    (Note: Submissions in excess of 2,500 words will be rejected)

    On receipt of a submission, an acknowledgement email will be sent within 24 hours.
    (Note: If not received, the Performance Awards Co-ordinator should be notified)

    Additional documentation should not be provided to support the submission.
    (Note: The short listing exercise will be based on the submission alone)

    An organisation is entitled to submit an entry in more than one category.
    Note: A separate submission should be made for each category)

    The Awards Panel may decide to split a category into one or more categories.
    (Note: This will only happen, if entries within a category are so diverse)

    The Awards Panel reserves the right to consider a submission in another category.
    (Note: This will only take place with agreement of the organisation)

  • Inspections will be conducted virtually and facilitated by the organisation.

    An organisation short-listed in more than one category will have a separate inspecton for each category.

    Virtual Inspections in any one category will not last more than 11⁄2 hours.

    A short-listed organisation will be expected to make a presentation of no more than 45 minutes and should allow 45 minutes for any questions from the Inspection Team.

    An Inspection Team would welcome the opportunity to meet with those that have contributed to the organisations achievement.

    Additional documentation can be provided by the organisation prior to, during or after their inspection, to support their submission.

    Following the virtual inspection, an inspection team will produce a comprehensive report, that is then submitted to the Awards Panel, who ultimately take the final decisions in each category.

    A short-listed organisation will be entitled to request feedback on their submission(s).

    Note: A short webinar will be recorded and sent to all short-listed organisations once the finalists have been announced. This will offer advice and guidance on how to prepare for and run a virtual inspection.

  • Applications are closed for this year.

  • All enquiries on the Performance Awards should be addressed to the Performance Awards Co-ordinator, Vicki Chastney; her contact details are:-

    Address:

    167-169 Great Portland Street,
    5th Floor,
    London,
    W1W 5PF

    Telephone:
    0207 691 8979

    E-Mail: 
    vicki.chastney@irrv.org.uk

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact vicki.chastney@irrv.org.uk