In 2018 more than 400 people attended this ceremony. Each year, the ceremony just gets better and better and our numbers are rising all the time.

The majority of winners will be front line individuals and teams. We like to see finalists supported by their senior management. This is a very special red carpet day out! Many of the finalists may never have been to London before and almost all of them will have never experienced a ceremony on this scale before.

‘This has been the most exciting day of my life since I got married! And that was sixty years ago!”

Mary Roads, lollipop lady Warwickshire County Council