Tameside Council worker nominated for prestigious award
Monday 16th July 2018 @ 15:51 by Lee Wild
News Tameside

A Tameside Council worker has been recognised for going above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

Alex Milhench was shortlisted as Apprentice of the Year in the Greater Manchester Health and Care Champions Awards which took place last week.

Although she didn’t win, she was highly commended as one of the top three finalists.

She began her career with the council aged 17 and has since successfully secured a fixed term position for the Family Information Service as a Guidance Officer.

She was recognised for her increased confidence, positive attitude and exceptional customer care skill. She has also used her IT skills to reorganise the Council’s Service Information Directory (SID) for children and young people – a really valued piece of work.

Alex travelled in style to the awards on 13 July in a silver Rolls Royce organised as a personal treat by Team Manager Janet Perry, who accompanied her along with Paula Dowd from Family Information service and Transition Support Manger Fran Halpin.

Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “This is much deserved recognition for Alex, who clearly shines in her role and is committed to doing her best to improve the lives of others. Well done Alex, we are so proud you were named as one of the top three finalists across all of Greater Manchester – you are a credit to yourself and to Tameside and clearly have a bright future ahead of you.”

The awards were organised by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham who was in attendance along with BBC news presenter Annabel Tiffin who hosted the evening.