Celebrating the people who make us great

Celebrating the people who make us great

What we all do every day at the Post Office, matters. And we all know someone who has gone above and beyond to really make a difference to customers or colleagues, and who truly lives our values.  We’ve got exciting plans for our future and we know it’s our many creative and committed colleagues who will make sure we matter to customers tomorrow, even more than we do today.

We’d like to celebrate these colleagues in a big way, by launching the annual Post Office People Awards.

Announcing the opening of nominations for the awards, Paula Vennells said “Excellence is not new for the Post Office. The success of our organisation has always been driven by the exceptional people who work here”.

“At a time when we are changing how we work – by becoming more customer focused, more collaborative and more creative – taking some time to recognise outstanding individuals feels like the right thing to do”. 

“I’m thrilled that we are launching the Post Office People Awards, where you can nominate a colleague for one of our 9 awards that celebrate different achievements”.

Nominations are now open and will close on 17 September.

There are nine categories available to enter, each highlighting the different values and ways of doing things that make the Post Office such a great business. One of the categories launched last year, the Alwen Lyons Diversity and Inclusion award – you can hear more about what winning this award meant to last year’s winner Alex Clarke in an interview, here.

The other categories up for grabs are: the Care Award, The Challenge Award, The Commit Award, Innovator of the Year, Inspirational Leader of the Year, The Rising Star, The Collaboration Award and the Community Award.

When you read the criteria for these awards, you’ll be surprised at how many people spring to mind. That’s because we’ve chosen categories that our people live and breathe and we're sure many people reading this will have at some point have ticked off some of the criteria to be up for winning. The Post Office People Awards have been created to celebrate the everyday excellence of our people, and have been designed with everyone in mind, from branch to support centre staff - and there are many ways in which you can have demonstrated the behaviours for the categories.

If you would like to make a nomination, tell us why you think you or your chosen colleague should win the award by filling in our nomination form online here. You are welcome to nominate yourself, we’ll just ask your colleagues for a reference when judging. For guidance on how to complete a nomination, see our advice here.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of colleagues and the shortlisted nominees will be invited to our gala awards ceremony on 8 November, at the Postal Museum in London. If you’re nominating a colleague who makes the shortlist, you will also be invited to the ceremony.

Colleagues will hear in early October if they have been shortlisted and invited to the awards ceremony.

If you have any questions, check out our FAQs page – but if your question isn’t answered there, email peopleawards@postoffice.co.uk