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Guide Dogs People Awards 2017

The Campaigns Team - Winners of the Maximising Impact Award

We are pleased to launch the staff nomination window for the 2017 People Awards, specially organised to celebrate the fabulous contribution made by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Volunteer finalists are being shortlisted from Local Volunteer Award winners, but anyone can nominate a staff member and we’d love to hear from you if you know an individual or team that would make a worthy winner in their chosen category.

Nominations are open from 26 June until 4pm on 4 August.

There are six awards based on Guide Dogs’ values:

  1. Inclusive and embracing
    This category will recognise the efforts of staff who ensure we:
    are open, fair, genuine and welcoming
    respect the diverse contributions of the Guide Dogs community
    are a visible, popular part of the communities within which we work
  1. Maximising impact
    We welcome your nominations for staff who:
    use their skills and energy to make the biggest possible difference to people who are blind or partially sighted
    use resources efficiently
    take responsibility for doing their role to the best of their abilities
  1. Dedicated to superior quality
    This value acknowledges our staff who:
    take particular pride in their work and don’t settle for second best
    understand the quality standards of their roles and support others to achieve them
    seek continual improvements and strike the right balance between quality, efficiency and cost, to optimise the benefit to our clients
  1. Passionate and determined
    We all care about Guide Dogs’ cause, but tell us about the staff:
    who truly go the extra mile to get things done; who try new things to seek to develop our services
    whose influence reaches beyond their day to day activities
    who are creative, energetic, confident and whose passion and compassion for Guide Dogs is infectious
  1. Customer focused
    We are all focused on supporting people who are blind and partially sighted to get out and about on their own terms. This category recognises the staff who:
    constantly strive to provide excellent service
    who are never too busy to help
    never say “it’s not my job”
  1. Trustworthy
    We welcome your nominations for staff who:
    always deliver what they promise and don’t over promise
    are people with high integrity and who focus on positive outcomes
    don’t play politics


Guide Dogs People Awards logo 2017

The Guide Dogs Values

  • Inclusive and embracing
  • Maximising impact
  • Dedicated to superior quality
  • Passionate and determined
  • Customer focused
  • Trustworthy


Tell us in no more than 500 words why this staff member, person or team, meets the values within the award category you have put them forward for.

Once all of the nominations have been received a panel of judges will shortlist finalists for the six awards.

Staff members who have already received a ‘Pat on the Back’ will automatically be considered.

Finalists will be expected to attend the Guide Dogs People Awards which take place in Birmingham in November 2017.

People Awards Trophies

If you require assistance in completing the nomination form, or require alternative formats, call Alice Hughes on 01189838764. Please note that staff working on the awards cannot write nominations on behalf of those wishing to nominate.