Celebrating Achievement Awards 2018

The 2018 Celebrating Achievement Awards ceremony took place on 30 November at the Exeter Golf and Country Club.

All those who were shortlisted attended the event to find out who the winners and highly commended recipients were in each of the categories. 

This is one of the most special events within our calendar and is now in its 16th year. Overall we had 164 nominations for staff, people who use our services and partners - the highest number of nominations we have ever received. There were so many outstanding nominations and each year it gets more and more difficult to select a winner in each category.

This year the event was opened by Chair Julie Dent CBE and Chief Executive Melanie Walker followed by a song from the talented singer-song writer Sadie Horler kicking off the event with her own great rendition of ‘We are the Champions’ by Queen. 

Attendees were greeted with a festive non-alcoholic mulled drink on arrival and, during the event, enjoyed festive sweet treats and mince pies with lovely entertainment from Sadie Horler. 

Chief Executive Melanie Walker was the Master of Ceremonies introducing the presenters in each category. The event concluded with the Lifetime Achievement Awards and Board Award presented by Chair Julie Dent CBE and Chief Executive Melanie Walker.

Each person shortlisted received a framed certificate and the winners also received a trophy. Everyone else nominated received a letter of congratulations.

So who won?

Please click on the links below to see the winners and highly commended recipients.

Watch video highlights of the ceremony here or by clicking the image below.