How We Celebrate Each Other

Open Road Awards & Recognition 2020

In late 2020, 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 2020 Award Winners!

Well done to everyone for very well deserved awards –

Chief Executive’s Award

Priya R, Admin Volunteer – Harlow Centre

STAR Awards

Dawn B, Student Work PlacementSusan S, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Gill C, Appropriate Adult VolunteerTim L, Appropriate Adult Volunteer
John S, Recovery VolunteerAnita B, Recovery Volunteer
Karen M, Appropriate Adult VolunteerSam F, SOS Bus Volunteer
Kevin C, Appropriate Adult VolunteerAnjali V, SOS Bus Volunteer
Priya R, Admin VolunteerHolly A, SOS Bus Volunteer

Premier Awards

Clacton CentreAppropriate Adult Service

Vange Centre

GEM Awards

Hayley L, Chelmsford CentreKatie P, Medway Wellness
Nicola R, Head OfficeSian D, Vange Centre
Karen O, Vange & Harlow CentreStacey B, Head Office
Ben M, Colchester CentreLucy M, Medway Young Persons

Taylor C, Harlow Centre

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