Still time to enter this year’s Herald Society Awards

ENTRIES are flooding in for the annual Herald Society Awards, with time still to nominate achievements in education, social work, charities and  public services.

An expert panel is to choose the best entries across 13 categories in the public and third sectors at the awards, presented in association with Social Work Scotland.

This year, Jane Devine, SWS business manager, and at Social Work Scotland ione of the judges, said: “The strength of these awards is they come from everyone: individuals, communities, councils, social enterprises and health boards”.

Herald Social Affairs Correspondent Stephen Naysmith will chair the judging session, during which, our experts will choose the best entries in 13 categories.

One of the most personal awards is The Herald Society Worker of the Year is sponsored by our title sponsor Social Work Scotland (SWS.

EVH is a returning sponsor and is supporting The Unsung Hero Award and Eamonn Connolly, director at EVH, said it deals with “unsung heroes” and “wonderful people”. they so richly deserve”

Legacy 2014 has also returned as a sponsor. Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said the groups are keeping “the spirit of the Commonwealth Games alive”.

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are our proudsponsors of The Herald Society Team of the Year Award.

Chief executive Ian Welsh said the awards would be the “busiest yet with the amount of great work happening”.

Glasgow Caledonian University is supporting The Health and Social Care Integration Award. Vincent McKay, dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences, said it celebrated those who make a “positive impact in the community.”.  Ian Welsh, chief executive of Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland said “We are expecting these awards to be the busiest yet.” with the amount of great work happening across all sectors, nominate your public and third sector stand out teams and organisations today!”

Other sponsors include Glasgow Caledonian University, which is supporting The Health and Social Care Integration Award. Vincent McKay, dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University said “The School of Health and Life Sciences at GCU is pleased to support those who make a positive impact in the community through our sponsorship of the Health and Social Care Award and we anticipate a number of high calibre entries for the Herald Society Awards 2016”

The prizegiving will be at thea gala celebration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, on Wednesday,  November 2.

Entries are open until Wednesday, September 14, and can be made at or contact Cheryl Risk on 0141 302 7410.or