Among the winners was Elizabeth Spratt, from Berwick, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in children’s social care.
Peter Jackson, council leader, said: “Our judges had an incredibly tough task this year, choosing the winners from so many high-calibre nominations. The people we celebrated are the ones who make a difference to our communities – it fills me with tremendous pride to call them my colleagues. These awards gave us the opportunity to express our gratitude and celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff.”
Winners: Team – Barndale Short Break staff; Employee – Michelle Williams; Partnership working - NFRS Wildfire Team; Respect and compassion – Armed Forces; Apprentice – Shannon Johnson; Personal development – Jordan Liddell; Community project – Green Dog Walkers Scheme; Innovation – The Wizard Project; Customer service – Communications Team; Excellence in leadership – Caroline Tulett; Leader’s Choice – Fleet Workshop Team; Chief Executive’s Choice – NFRS’s Ben Chruszczewski, Paul Cameron and Tom Oliver.