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Celebrating our C&I stars!

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More than 160 staff, service users and volunteers turned out on Wednesday 11 September to celebrate the stars of C&I at the annual Star of the Year awards at Islington Assembly Hall.

Winners of each of the 13 award categories took centre stage to rapturous applause where they were congratulated on their achievements and accepted a special Star of the Year 2019 trophy and gift voucher.

Please see below a full list of our winners:

Best Innovation Award: Choice and Control Peer Coaching Team

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: Nubian Users’ Forum

Community Partner Award: Crown Café

Cultural Pillars Implementation: Emilia Marchitto

Frontline Service Award: Islington Crisis Team

Leader of the Year: Dr Vincent Kirchner

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Kane

Linda Polan Trophy – Service User Award: Tom O’Hagan

Staff recognition by a service user: Dr Antonio Metastasio

Team of the Year award: Business Development Team

Volunteer of the Year award: Restraint Debrief Team

Quality Improvement of the Year: Coral Ward

Service Improvement of the Year: Louise Cantrell

The night included fantastic performances by the Trust Choir and north London band, The Silencerz.

There was also time to mingle with colleagues and friends, enjoy a drink and a bite to eat and to have a dance.

Sally Quinn, Director of HR & Organisational Development, said: “This year we received a record number of nominations, so winning an award is a phenomenal achievement.

“The event atmosphere was amazing and we were delighted that so many of our colleagues, service users and volunteers, as well as people from other partner organisations, could attend.”

A big thanks to ISS, GL Hearn and KPMG for kindly supporting the event. 

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