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After weeks of speculation we can finally unveil the finalists for our new Make it Happen Awards! 

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Have a look at the entries which have made the final cut thanks to our employee judges who had the difficult task of choosing the finalists.  Readers of the Falkirk Herald are still voting for their favourite in the Community Choice Award. 


Outstanding Service to Children & Young People Award

  • Mags Girvan Peer Mentoring Co-ordinator & Care Leavers Mother & Baby Group
  • Gary Place – Paul Noble, Lana Lisle, Charles Reid, Laura Smith, Stevie Tapley, James King, Paul McLay, Jenny Kane, Cathy Megarry and Murray Buck
  • Family Learning in Carronshore – CLD


Outstanding Service to Adults & Older People Award

  • Digital Inclusion Project – CLD
  • Summerford House Team
  • Call Blocking Project – Trading Standards Team


Outstanding Contribution to Improving the Environment Award

  • Disposal of seized goods – Trading Standards Team
  • Falkirk’s Outdoor Access Network – Outdoor Access Team
  • Neil Biggar, Procurement Advisor
  • Enhanced Kerbside Recycling Service - Waste Services Team
  • Friday Focus at Windsor Park School


Community Engagement Award

  • Working with Communities to Address Food Poverty – CLD
  • Zetland Park Regeneration Project
  • Contribution to Falkirk’s Champion’s Board


Business Impact Award

  • Generating Efficiencies / Regenerating Stores Project
  • Debt Advice & Welfare Benefits Team
  • Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Project


Digital Commitment Award

  • Digital Solutions for Design, Roads & Transport – Gritting Map & Automated Gritting
  • Online Enrolments
  • MECS Digital Telecare


One Council Award

  • Implementation of Graduate & Intern Scheme – Claire Haston & HR Helpdesk
  • Benefitting Young People – closing the poverty gap in schools
  • Mike Storrar, Web & Digital Services Team


Learner of the Year

  • Amy Archibald, Payroll Section
  • Aileen McKeown, Denny High School


Young Employee of the Year

  • Caitlin Ward, Assistant Registrar
  • Iona Sutherland, Emergency Planning
  • Jack Gilmore, Web & Digital Services Team
  • Katie Drummond, Environmental Team
  • Kyle Morrison, Clerical Assistant
  • Lee Tomaszewski, Plumber
  • Stewart Robson, Graduate Planner


Community Choice Award (run in partnership with The Falkirk Herald)

  • Dorrator Court Extended Care Team
  • Avonbridge & Drumbowie Learning Community
  • Kirsty Macdonald, Personal Carer
  • Ian McKean (retired electrician, was Council’s longest serving employee when he retired with over 51 years’ service)