Critical-control-rooms | 2021-04-27

Finalists announced for the Control Room Awards 2021

Source: APD

Finalists have been revealed for awards recognising the extraordinary dedication and selfless service to the public provided by control room heroes across the country.

The fourth annual APD Control Room Awards are being staged as a virtual event and will provide a vital opportunity to celebrate the inspiring work of control room teams and individuals during a year unlike any other.

The awards, organised by control room technology leader APD Communications, will take place on 14 May as an online event, due to COVID-19 restrictions, and provide a socially distanced night to remember for the unsung heroes of the control room.

The event will feature 11 awards, including the Community Champion Award, which will be chosen via an interactive vote by those participating in the event.

Entries were received from almost 100 organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and almost 500 control room employees will receive pin badges of honour from APD having been nominated individually or as a team member.

Rhiannon Beeson, Director of Control Room and founder of the Control Room Awards, said: “These awards bring to the forefront truly extraordinary examples of professionalism, resilience and skill by control room operators and teams who go above and beyond, day after day, to serve and protect the public.