The ACPME Covid-19 Special Awards celebrated achievements through the global pandemic 

Best-supporting the diverse needs of an HE/FE institution with design, print and photography that is creative, cost-saving and timely can be challenging in ‘normal’ times. ACPME members excel at ‘bending over backwards’ to ensure their academic staff, students and support colleagues get exactly what they need, when they need it and at keeping funds on campus.

The global pandemic has made this year anything other than ‘normal’. Many of our members and the majority of their teams have been furloughed and/or challenged with delivering the best services possible while working from home or with skeleton staff in the workplace.

The awards (below) recognised achievements in adversity by whole teams, by individual members of staff and the amazing efforts our valued suppliers have made to support us during the global pandemic.

Best in-house service support of the institution during Covid-19

The submissions in this category highlighted the professional, dedication and commitment of our members. They reflected close collaboration between members’ teams and their colleagues and the in-depth level of understanding in-house units have for operational challenges across campuses and their willingness to overcome whatever global pandemics throw.

The submissions showed huge cost savings for institutions over external contractors, innovation, tangible care for staff and students and passion to succeed.

The efforts through the pandemic will, no doubt shape, how teams will work together with improved recognition of the skills and services members’ offer.

Winner: University of Birmingham


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Highly-Commended: University of Exeter


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Best team member who went above during Covid-19

The nominations in this category highlighted extremely valuable members of staff, grabbing their institutions’ responses to Covid-19 by the horns swiftly, working long hours, going above-and-beyond with positive mental attitudes.

Their work that has elevated the standing of the units they work in, while developing essential income streams and helping to keep staff and students on campus, as connected as possible and safe.

Winner: Nigel Bowles, Cardiff Met University


Highly-Commended: Peter Davey, University of South Wales and Sheryl Mather, University of Sheffield


Best engagement by a supplier during Covid-19 

Ricoh and partners Apex were nominated by Loughborough University. Ricoh supported Loughborough with a 3 month payment holiday for MFDs and with an innovative solution to deal with busy parcel/post through the pandemic. Their forward-thinking and quick responses saved money and enabled post and parcels to get to students who remained on campus in a COVID-safe and secure manner.

Winners: Ricoh/Apex


Find out more

To discuss membership, sponsorship opportunities or annual conference please contact 
Jennie Mort, ACPME Administrator: 01527 893675 |
Contact address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB

Or feel free to contact members of our Board
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