Celebrating commitment and excellence
Nominations closed at 5pm on Friday, 15 September 2017.
The ACE Staff Awards are annual awards to celebrate and recognise the achievements of staff across the council. The awards are open to all staff across the council. They are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile in providing outstanding service and truly living the council's values: The Rochdale Way.
How to nominate
We'd like you as residents, partners, councillors, staff and users of our services to nominate individuals or teams who you feel deserve to be recognised for their commitment, hard work and dedication in delivering excellent services. Someone may have gone that extra mile to make sure you or someone you know, received an exceptional service.
As well as those staff that are front-facing there are many others who work behind the scenes in operational and support functions that should also be recognised for their commitment to the borough.
Closing date for nominations:
Friday, 15 September 2017 at 5pm.
Shortlisting and judging
Shortlisting: announced in October 2017
Shortlisted candidates that have been nominated will be contacted directly. A list of the shortlisted candidates will be added to this website and on the council's
council's leadership team.
The judging panel will be made up of representatives from staff across the council. The panel will assess nominations against the criteria listed in each award category. The final selection will be undertaken by the
The awards ceremony and prizes
Date: evening of Thursday, 30 November 2017
Rochdale Town Hall
Nominators and shortlisted individuals and teams, as well as key stakeholders and other staff, will be invited to attend the ceremony. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the event and presented with a certificate.
Our judging panel will consider the nominations. The winners will be announced and presented with a trophy and certificate at the ACE Staff Awards in November.
Our awards ceremony is supported and sponsored by our partners and local businesses. If you'd like to sponsor the 2017 event or get more information on the packages available, please email
Awards will be presented in 7 categories. These are:
The council's values: The Rochdale Way
Focusing on customers - we treat people fairly, keep them informed, manage their expectations and deliver the services they need.
Valuing our people - we respect the views of others and encourage initiative.
Acting with integrity - we're open and honest and admit mistakes.
Using time and money wisely - we work hard to make sure that our resources are used correctly.
Working together - we create the right conditions to achieve the best outcomes for our customers.
Always learning and improving – we will always improve services and we support learning and development.