Our year in awards
2016 has been a fantastic year for the charity, awards-wise. We take a look back at the recognition we received in many areas of our work.
Change project of the year at the Charity Times Awards
Awarded to Parkinson's UK for our 2015-19 strategy change project
The judges commended our "impressive organisational transformation, driven by user voice and based on strong values".
Charity leader of the year at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards
Awarded to Steve Ford, Chief Executive of Parkinson's UK
Steve said: "In my acceptance speech I spoke about the importance of listening. If you listen, then it gives you ambition, focus and passion. And that's what leadership is all about."
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Awarded to our Solihull Local Group Branch
This prestigious award was presented in recognition of the support the branch provides to local people living with Parkinson's through yoga, tai chi and exercise classes. They also arrange activities including outings and short holidays.
Inspiring communicator at the CharityComms Awards
Awarded to Steve Ford
The judges said: "Steve Ford is a champion of digital transformation and someone who connects with people at a compelling, personal level. These two attributes have combined to help him transform the culture and strategic direction of Parkinson's UK."
Top 30 charity CEOs on social media
Awarded to Steve Ford
Social CEOs is a venture that "celebrates charity leaders doing social media brilliantly". This is the second year in a row Steve has featured on the list. You can find Steve on Twitter as @SteveGFord.
Customer Service Excellence
Awarded for the fifth year running for putting people with Parkinson's at the heart of everything we do
Parkinson's UK achieved the Customer Service Excellence Standard for the fifth year in a row in 2016.
During the assessment, the assessor observed staff from across our information and support services while they were working with people affected by Parkinson's.
Silver in the Best eLearning Programme and Best use of Resources categories at the Charity Learning Awards
Awarded to Parkinson's UK for our online volunteer induction
Martin Baker, Chief Executive Officer of the Charity Learning Consortium, said: "The approach Parkinson's UK has taken in curating learning from internal and external resources – focusing on bite-size videos and on demand learning solutions – was recognised as best practice and in line with current learning trends and research findings."
Highly commended at the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards
Charlotte Jackson, Head of Editorial and Creative Services, said: "We're delighted that our resources to support people to feel in control of Parkinson's have been recognised by the BMA for being well-balanced, accessible and easy to use."