Winners of National Personal Safety Awards announced at Fundraising Gala

By Jo Walker In Suzy Lamplugh Trust News

Nigel Flint from Cadbury UK celebrated his success at the prestigious National Personal Safety Awards 2009 ceremony in London last week  after beating off stiff competition from throughout the UK to walk away as the proud winner of the Personal Safety Champion category.

The National Personal Safety Awards were established by Suzy Lamplugh Trust 2 years ago to recognise the achievements of organisations, workplaces and individuals around the country in promoting personal safety.

Ann Elledge, Director of Personal Safety at Suzy Lamplugh Trust, said:

“We were extremely impressed by the calibre of nominees this year and Nigel is a deserving winner amongst very strong competition.

“Nigel particularly impressed the judges with his commitment to making a real difference to the personal safety of Cadbury sales staff, which goes above and beyond the minimum requirements and saw him pestering his board with passion to secure the necessary budget and drive to communicate the importance of personal safety throughout the organisation.”

Also shortlisted for the Personal Safety Champion Award was Helen Stewart from Leicester County Council and Julie Flaherty from Epiliepsy Connections.

The other awards presented on the night were:

The Safer School Award, which was won by Bilborough College in Nottingham

The Safer Community Award, which went to Waltham Forrest Council in London

and the Safer Workplace Award, which went to The Alley Theatre in Strabane, Northern Ireland

The Awards were presented at Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s Fundraising Gala, which took place in London at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on 21 November.

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