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Our People Awards

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We think our staff are brilliant. Every day our people and teams do amazing things to care for the people who use our services, support and look after each other, encourage their colleagues to develop and grow, to improve our working environment and to make people smile. Now’s your chance to recognise their hard work and compassion by nominating them for an award.

The Our People’s Choice Award is awarded annually. If you have received excellent care, service with a smile, kindness and understanding or exceptional service from one of our people or our teams why not nominate them for Our People’s Choice Award.

Our people celebration event

Every year, we hold a celebration evening for the people who have won an Our People Award during the previous year as well as the winners of other award and recognition schemes in our organisation.

For 2023, our event has been made possible by the kindness and generosity of sponsors. For more information on our event sponsors, click their logos:

Kier Construction

Kier Construction logoKier Construction is one of the largest regional builders in the UK working with public and private sector clients on projects of all sizes and complexities and leaving lasting legacies through our work. At the core of our project delivery is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology to ensure we offer the best value for our clients. We are committed to attracting, retaining and progressing talent within Kier, with a diverse, and resilient workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

We have delivered in excess of £40m of construction work on the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust estate in the past 10 years, most recently emergency COVID-19 works and the Acute Medical Unit, and having witnessed the exceptional levels of care being provided by all staff members at the Trust we are pleased to sponsor the 2023 awards to recognise their hard work and outstanding efforts.

gbpartnerships group

gbpartnerships group works in partnership with NHS and public sector organisations to unlock complex estate challenges, planning, developing, and maintaining the highest quality, sustainable health and public buildings that serve the needs of communities, now and in the future.

We have a proven track record in consultancy, property development and asset management. With over 20 years’ experience, we know how to make change happen and enable our clients to transform their services and spaces.

At the heart of our DNA is a commitment to invest in partnerships and relationships that make a positive difference, doing this with integrity in how we act, an ambition to be the best, excellence in all we do and accountability to all.

Via SDH Innovations Partnership (SDHIP), our 50:50 Joint Venture Partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, we are helping to solve local estates issues, bringing our commercial acumen to the Partnership and leveraging investment. SDHIP is developing new premises, optimising estate, and increasing the value and utilisation of assets through the redevelopment of Trust properties.

Together we are delivering projects that will enhance health and wellbeing outcomes locally, using optimal solutions that would not have been accessible to the Trust prior to SDHIP’s creation. Projects include:

  • New Health and Wellbeing Centres for Dartmouth, opening in May 2023, and Teignmouth, currently awaiting planning permission. Both the centres will fully integrate GP, voluntary sector, pharmacy, local health and social care services.
  • Creation and tender of a professional services framework
  • Options appraisal for a potential new Community Diagnostic Centre
  • Options appraisal for storage and massing of existing sites for possible development
  • Staff accommodation strategy review
  • PFI contract review

We are proud of our partnership with the Trust and are delighted to sponsor this years’ People Awards.

Nevada Construction

Nevada Construction logoAs a construction company based in Teignmouth, Nevada Construction are proud to call Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust our home hospital facility. Our partnership with the trust is an essential part of our commitment to supporting the provision of quality healthcare services to the local community. Through our building and maintenance services, we strive to ensure that the hospital has the necessary infrastructure to deliver excellent patient care. We recognise that healthcare workers are among the most deserving individuals when it comes to recognition and appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Our team regularly works alongside hospital staff in various departments, where we have witnessed first-hand the exceptional contributions of staff members who go above and beyond their duties to provide exceptional patient care.

We are delighted to sponsor the ‘Our People Awards 2023’ and fully support this initiative to celebrate and recognise the achievements and contributions of the hospital’s staff members. We are committed to supporting and promoting initiatives like this award, which are crucial in promoting a positive and supportive work environment and encouraging excellence within the NHS. Our strong relationship with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is a testament to this commitment, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside them for many years to come.

Monkton House

Monkton House logoMonkton House is proud to sponsor Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s our people celebration event 2023.

Monkton House is a community of award-winning healthcare leaders who deliver sustainable change and transformation for the NHS and global health organisations. Whether clients need rapid 2-week discovery or full life-cycle delivery, Monkton House is founded upon quality and relationships so that systemic improvements are supported by a legacy that will last.


Nviron logoFor more than 30 years, Nviron has been empowering our customers from the commercial and public sectors with IT services designed to increase end-user value and enhance productivity.

Based in Cheshire, we specialise in delivering IT Services and Solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, the educational sector and Government organisations.

Our Technical Consultants, Engineers and support team continue to work at the forefront of the latest technologies. We strive to serve our customers with effective IT solutions that ease their business challenges.

Nviron’s purpose is to be championed by our customers as the most dependable provider of IT infrastructure services and solutions through clear communication, technical excellence and first-class customer service.

As an established IT Services and Solutions provider, our team of specialists, licensing experts and system architects are available to help design and support your IT estate. Our services are tailored to your business requirements and can be fully supported by our highly accredited team. They will help drive down your cost of ownership, ensure that you are licensed correctly, and will help ensure your return on investment.

Nviron were delighted to support Torbay and South Devon NHS’s Our People Awards ceremony. This ceremony presents a vital opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of the NHS Torbay and South Devon team and as a valued customer of ours, Nviron wanted to help in any way we could.

Totus Engineering

Totus Engineering logoTotus Engineering are the leading privately-owned Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) specialist based in the South West. We design, install, commission and maintain building services such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, electrical power, IT infrastructure, renewable energy systems etc, across all healthcare, education, leisure, commercial and industrial sectors. With over 100 people working out of our 3 regional offices located In Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall, we have the most significant directly employed MEP workforce throughout the South West.

Established in 2010, our strategic growth has come from the quality of delivery and the repeat business that this has brought. Standing out in a crowded market is never easy, but for Totus the recipe has always been simple; Totus is different, Totus is a company that cares.

Our achievements are borne out of our passion for what we do. Working to our values and using our skilled and committed employees we have consistently delivered and exceeded expectations. Our people have been our success and we are proud of what they have achieved.


Nominations are open from January to December. Our judges will shortlist all nominations received in January and there will be a public vote to choose the winner from the shortlisted finalists. The winner will be announced at our annual celebration event in May.

Nominate for Our People’s Choice Award today.

    Your details
    Your nomination

    Why should your nominee receive this award? Please tell us in less than 300 words avoiding jargon and acronyms. For example, explain how they went the extra mile to provide brilliant care.

    Confirmation and consent

    Your data:

    • your personal data gathered in this form will only be used to contact you if the person you have nominated has been shortlisted for an award
    • we will delete the data gathered above after 12 months
    • your data will be kept secure and only accessed by those involved in the awards process
    • your data will not be shared with third parties.

    Please tick the box to confirm that you've read the above statement and that you consent to our holding, accessing and using your information as described.

    Please click the 'submit your nomination' button once. The form may take a moment to submit. A thank you message will appear below if successful and a copy of the nomination sent to you by email.

    What we do with your information

    What you should not submit via our form

    Each question within our form clearly outlines the information required from you. Please do not include further personal details about yourself or anyone else within this form other than the information specifically requested. If you would like further information, please contact our Communications Team.

    What information do we collect?

    Our award nomination form for the public asks for:

    • Your name, contact number and email address
    • The name of the person you are nominating, their contact details (or those of a relevant work colleague) and their work location
    • The reason for your nomination
    • Whether you are a partner, relative or close friend of the person or team you are nominating
    • Your permission for us to contact you
    • Whether the person or team is aware of your nomination

    How we use your information

    Your personal data collected in this form will only be used to contact you if:

    • Your nomination is not complete or has not been submitted correctly – we will contact you to see if we can help and to make sure your nomination can reach the judges
    • The person or team you have nominated has been shortlisted for, highly commended for, or won an award

    None of your personal information will be sold or shared with any third-party organisation.

    Who can access your information?

    Members of the Communications Team. This access is required to confirm your nomination and to keep an accurate record of nominations.

    How we store your information

    Your submission is sent securely via NHSmail. It is saved within our protected organisational network.

    How long we store your information for

    We will delete the data gathered above after 12 months.

    Removal of your information from our records

    You are entitled to request that we remove any personal information we have about you stored within our systems at any time. For more information on how to do this please contact our Communications Team.

    For further information please see our privacy, cookies and disclaimer page.

    For detailed information about how organisations are required to manage personal and identifiable information, see our Data Protection page.