The Control Room Awards celebrate excellence in the control room
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Welcome to the Control Room Awards!

Celebrating the #UnsungHeroes of public safety control rooms around the UK

Now in its second year, this event recognises the vital work of control room employees across public safety organisations. Finalists will be invited to a special awards ceremony for an evening of celebration on Thursday 7 March 2019.

Nominations are now closed for 2019.

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Finalists have been announced for major awards celebrating the unsung heroes of critical control rooms.

The APD Control Room Awards 2019 attracted almost 400 nominations from emergency services and other critical control operations, the vast majority recognising the extraordinary work of individual personnel.

The awards are being staged for the second year in 2019 and have generated almost twice as many entries as for the inaugural event.

The shortlisted entries recognise the remarkable, behind-the-scenes work of control room staff in keeping the public safe and secure and responding to the most challenging and harrowing emergency incidents.


Meet the Judges

Our fantastic judges are now reviewing all the nominations for the Control Room Awards, ready to meet up in early February and choose the final shortlist - how exciting!

The judging panel is made up of six incredible individuals who are passionate about the control room, critical communications and public safety. Each member brings something different to the table - from operational experience across the emergency services to working in the digital sector creating the latest technology for the control room.

Find out a bit more about who they all are and their message to everyone who was nominated - good luck!