(also now in the Sheffield Star – click here)
The House of Lords played host to a packed house on the night of the Best Bar None (BBN) National Awards. Schemes from across the country gathered with MP’s, government officials, industry representatives and the media to see the prestigious awards presented to the exceptional programmes that operate in our towns and cities.
Sarah Newton, MP, Home Office Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism launched the awards and presented the Outstanding Contribution Award to Tracey Ford from the Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Action Team. National BBN Co-ordinator Mick McDonnell said, “Employed at the City Council in the Drug & Alcohol Action Team, Tracey Ford has put the Best Bar None Scheme in Sheffield, “front & centre” as the preferred vehicle of choice to deal with the issues created by a successful night-time economy (NTE) in what is a very diverse city.
“Through her leadership and commitment the BBN scheme continues to evolve and grow year on year. It addresses key issues such as vulnerability and working with other agencies, it strives to create that safe and vibrant NTE that we all aspire to.
Tracey has been instrumental in proving that true partnership working can, and does achieve fantastic results.”
Sheffield won the Best Overall Scheme and the Most Innovative Scheme awards at last years reception.
Finalists & Winners:
Tracey Ford, Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Sheffield BBN
Best New Scheme:
Clapham – Winner
Torquay – Highly Commended
Leighton-Linslade – Highly Commended
Most Innovative Scheme
Exeter – Winner
Central Bedfordshire – Highly Commended
Nottinghamshire – Highly Commended
Best Overall Scheme
Durham – Winner
Sheffield – Highly Commended
Central Bedfordshire – finalist