Employee of the Year
The second award voted for by employees of Birmingham City Council.
L-R: Stella Manzie; Richard Cymler, Head of Acivico Building Consultancy; Lisa Hopkins; Iwan Thomas
Lisa lives and breathes her job as a Housing Officer. She is an expert in her field and perseveres to achieve long-term change. She has an unrivalled 100% case closure record, and many citizens have benefitted from her work as she strives to turn around many desperate scenarios in collaboration with Legal Services, Mental health services and West Midlands police.
Denise, a Senior Carer in the Kendrick Centre, is described as a real life ‘wonder woman’ who always puts her dementia residents first. She works tirelessly to help residents live life to the fullest by arranging trips, parties, singing classes, and movie nights. She is incredibly dedicated – she goes in to the Centre on her days off and during her holidays. She is one in a million.
Angela is a Senior Social Worker with responsibility to ensure children are found appropriate placements whilst balancing costs to the Council. She is particularly commended for her work with 5 siblings who were in care for over 6 years, yet with Angela’s support and tailored interventions, they were able to return to their family.
Working as a Street Scene Co-Ordinator, Peter was nominated because time and again he has displayed levels of enthusiasm and leadership which has inspired and energised the Street Scene initiative. Amongst many achievements he has transformed a fly-tipping black spot into an inner-city orchard and engaged with residents to create a thriving community garden in Sparkbrook.