BAPCO supports Control Room Awards

11th Dec 2017

British APCO today confirmed its support for the Control Room Awards launched by APD Communications.  The awards are the first to recognise the life-changing work of control room staff across the emergency services in their day-to-day duties, often dealing with harrowing and distressing situations. 

Ian Thompson, Chief Executive of British APCO, who will join the judging panel of the Control Room Awards, said: “We’re thrilled to support these fantastic awards. Many of our members hail from a control room environment and we’re very keen to highlight the incredible work they do.

“When we heard about the APD Control Room Awards our Board of Directors were very eager to lend our support as it’s a cause very close to our hearts.

“Often we focus on the technology in control room environments, but it’s vital to remember that nothing would be possible without the professionalism and skill of the people behind the scenes. 

“These awards are all about recognising the work done by critical control room staff and personnel within public safety organisations. We’re keen for there to be recognition for the vital work of professionals in mission-critical operations, no matter what badge they wear.”

Mike Isherwood, APD Managing Director, said: “We’re honoured to have the backing of British APCO. The association and its members truly understand the commitment and dedication of control room staff around the UK.

“We’re celebrating the individuals who save lives, reduce crime and make our communities a safer place to live. British APCO’s support in spreading the word of these awards is invaluable in recognising these unsung heroes.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the luxury De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Nominations are open until January 18, 2018, with the shortlist revealed on February 1, 2018.

The full text of the press release can be downloaded here.




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