Vertas and Concertus Design and Property Consultants, both part of the Vertas Group, are proud to have sponsored Derbyshire County Council’s, Our Derbyshire Awards 2023.
We were pleased to have presented two awards in the Rising Star Award and Inspiring Leader Award categories.
Our Derbyshire Awards was launched earlier this year as a celebration of Derbyshire County Council’s people and a chance to formally recognise their achievements. From the start, the awards have been designed by colleagues, for colleagues, with a team of volunteers from across departments sharing their views on everything from the award categories, the nomination process, the shortlisting panel and the final event.
Over 300 high-quality nominations were received which were carefully assessed by Derbyshire County Council’s shortlisting panel to decide who most closely met the award criteria and embodied the council’s values. The difficult decision to select the winners was then made by Managing Director, Emma Alexander and Executive Directors.
In addition to the formal award presentations, the prestigious event also included musical performances organised by the Derbyshire Music Partnership including a string quartet and medley of songs from the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed by students from Chesterfield Studios.
We congratulate all the finalists and winners for their hard work and fantastic achievements.
Pictured, left to right: Councillor Carol Hart, Winner Luke Oldham, Karen Burrowes, Vertas’ Operations Director
Pictured, left to right: Councillor Natalie Hoy, Winner Josie Hill, Matthew Self, Concertus’ Managing Director
Photo credit: David John King Photography