Get involved Being Part Of The Team 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 Placement Susan S, Appropriate Adult Volunteer Gill C, Appropriate Adult Volunteer Tim L, Appropriate Adult Volunteer John S, Recovery Volunteer Anita B, Recovery Volunteer Karen M, Appropriate Adult Volunteer Sam F, SOS Bus Volunteer Kevin C, Appropriate Adult Volunteer Anjali V, SOS Bus Volunteer Priya R, Admin Volunteer Holly A, SOS Bus Volunteer Premier Awards Clacton Centre Appropriate Adult Service Vange Centre GEM Awards Hayley L, Chelmsford Centre Katie P, Medway Wellness Nicola R, Head Office Sian D, Vange Centre Karen O, Vange & Harlow Centre Stacey B, Head Office Ben M, Colchester Centre Lucy M, Medway Young Persons Taylor C, Harlow Centre Congratulations to all our worthy winners who are a credit to Open Road!