How We Celebrate Each Other

Open Road Awards & Recognition 2022

In March 2022, we held our annual staff and volunteer Awards & Recognition event, which celebrates our amazing people and the impact they make in helping our clients, working in partnership with agencies all across Essex and Medway.

Throughout the year, we gather award nominations made by staff and volunteers for their unknowing colleagues.  The nominations then go before our judging panel, which is made up of staff and volunteers who make the very difficult decision of who will win an award and who will be runners up.

The awards up for grabs each year are our GEM award for GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award for staff who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their roles, STAR Award for volunteers who have shown commitment and loyalty, and PREMIER Award for teams who have made a difference.  The top award  is the Chief Executive’s Award, with the overall winner chosen by our Chief Executive Sarah Wright from all the amazing award winners.

Our 2022 Award Winners!

Well done to everyone for very well deserved awards –

Chief Executive’s Award

Karen Osborne – Centre Manager, Vange

STAR Awards

Nicola B, SOS Bus VolunteerJamie M, SOS Bus Volunteer
Skye H, SOS Bus VolunteerPaul M, SOS Bus Volunteer
Priya R, Recovery VolunteerHannah F, SOS Bus Volunteer
Courtney L, Wellbeing VolunteerAnita B, Recovery Volunteer
Brian F, Wellbeing VolunteerLucy H, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Julia L, Wellbeing VolunteerCass P, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Jenna B, Wellbeing VolunteerChristine G, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Karen D, Appropriate Adult VolunteerGillian C, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Karen M, Appropriate Adult VolunteerMartyn S, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Tim L, Appropriate Adult VolunteerHenry B, Appropriate Adult Volunteer

Premier Awards

All AARCs CentresCookham Wood
Medway H.O.P.E


GEM Awards

Katie P, Medway WellnessLorna B, Cookham Wood
Claire B, Young Person’sSuzanne Donovan, Family Support
Leah S, Head OfficeLuke M, Chelmsford Centre
Ben M, Colchester CentreMichael H, Chelmsford Centre
Paul C, Chelmsford CentreLoren B, Chelmsford Centre
Emma E, Colchester CentreScarlett D, Colchester Centre
Karen O, Vange CentreNatalie A, Vange Centre
Matt J, Vange Centre

Congratulations to all our worthy winners who are a credit to Open Road!

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