23 February 2009,

The LIFT Awards 2009 shortlist has been announced!

The LIFT Awards 2009 shortlist has been announced! - 23rd Feb 2009

The LIFT Awards 2009 Steering Committee has today announced the shortlist for the second annual LIFT Awards. This year again, there has been a large and diverse number of entries from LIFTCos, public and private sector partners from all around the country. Ninety organisations have applied under the 11 categories.

George Farley, chair of the LIFT Awards 2009 Steering Committee, says: 'We were impressed by the number and the quality of entries we received for the second Annual LIFT Awards. The applications provide a wealth of information on creative projects and enthusiastic teams delivering the LIFT programme. It provides a wonderful opportunity to share best practice with the whole LIFT community and wider.'

This year's judging panels consisted of experts from a range of public and private sector organisations, with a broad spectrum of knowledge. Because of the quality of the submissions, it has been a difficult task for the judges to select the shortlisted entries from such a high standard of entries.

Thirty-two organisations have successfully made the shortlist for the 11 available award categories.

The LIFT Awards 2009 Steering Committee would like to thank the judges and to congratulate the following finalists (alphabetical order):


Chair: Michael Simpkins, Director, Incite On
Ms Susan Francis, Special advisor for health, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
Mr Chris Potter, Managing Director, P+HS Architects
Mr Sean D Lockie, Director-Head of Sustainability, Faithful+Gould

1. Design

- Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in relation to Kentish Town Health Centre, James Wigg Practice, NHS Camden
- Buschow Henley in relation to Waldron Health Centre, Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham LIFTCo
- Community Ventures Leeds in relation to Wortley Beck Health Centre, Leeds

2. Innovation

- Brent, Harrow and Hilligdon (BHH) LIFTCo in relation to Mount Vernon Treatment Centre
- Renova Developments Limited
- Sandwell LIFT Company Ltd in relation to Portway Lifestyle Centre

3. Sustainability

- Barking Town Centre in relation to Barking and Havering LIFTCo
- Renova Developments Limited in relation to Blue Bell Lane Primary Care Centre, Huyton, Merseyside
- Solent Community Solutions in relation to Fareham Community Hospital


Chair: Paul Nurser, Business Services Executive, Primary Plus
Mr Duncan Shaw, Director, Morris Conferencing
Mr Philip Richardson, Health Director, Private Finance Initiatives, Barclays Commercial Bank
Mr Paul Adam, Academies Project Director, Partnerships For Schools

4. Best Supply Chain Partner

- Dudley Infracare LIFT Ltd nominating Carillion
- Morgan Ashurst plc in relation to BTG Community Solutions
- South East Essex LIFT Ltd nominating Galliford Try

5. Best Advisor

- Devonshires Solicitors in relation to Community 1st Oldham Limited (C1OL)
- RPS Planning and Development Ltd in relation to Solent Community Solutions
- Shadbolt LLP in relation to South West Hampshire LIFTCo

6. Enhanced Value

- Community Ventures Leeds
- NHS Blackburn with Darwen in relation to East Lancashire Building Partnerships
- Salford PCT and City Council in relation to MaST NHS LIFT Partnerships


Chair: Roger Wakefield, Partner, Nabarro
Dr Roy Macgregor, GP and Non-executive Director, Community Health Partnerships
Mr John Hills, Social Enterprise Advisor, Social Enterprise investment Fund, Community Health Partnerships
Ms Shirley Shinkfield, Knowledge Manager, Community Health Partnerships

7. Regeneration

- Barnsley Community Solutions in relation to Cudworth Shared Service Centre
- Bolton Rochdale and Heywood & Middleton (BRAHM) LIFT in relation to Bolton Health Leisure and Research Centre
- Dudley Infracare LIFT Ltd in relation to Brierley Hill

8. Community Engagement

- BRAHM LIFTCo in relation to Phoenix Centre, Heywood
- Dudley Infracare LIFT Ltd in relation to Brierley Hill
- Newcastle & North Tyneside (NNT) LIFTCo in relation to West End Customer Service Centre, Benwell, Newcastle


Chair: Warren Taylor, Business Development Director, Community Solutions for Primary Care
Ms Katherine Murphy Director The Patients Association
Dr.Sam Everington, GP and Non-executive Director, Community Health Partnerships
Mr Pat Higgs, Associate Director, Doncaster MBC

9. Transforming Service Delivery

- East London LIFTCo in relation to the Child Development Centre, Hackney
- North Nottinghamshire LIFTCo in relation to Retford Primary Care Centre
- MaST NHS LIFT Partnership in relation to the three "Gateway Centres" in Walkden, Eccles and Pendleton

10. Users Experience

- Greater Nottingham LIFTCo in relation to Mary Potter Centre
- Kentish Town Health Centre, James Wigg Practice, NHS Camden
- MaST NHS LIFT Partners in relation to Walkden Gateway Centre


11. LIFT Area of the year

Chair: George Farley, Deputy CEO and Director of Operations, Community Health Partnerships
Andrew Stubbings, Head of Capital & Revenue Investment Branches, Department of Health
Chris Whitehouse, Chair, LIFT LOBI
Alison Bowerbank, Team Leader, Infrastructure Strategy, Thames Gateway and Olympics Directorate, Department for Communities and Local Government
Brian Johnston, Senior Executive, Housing and Social Care, 4ps
Graham Spence, Knowledge Transfer Programme Manager, Community Health Partnerships

To be announced during the ceremony

12. CHP Special Achievements

No submission. Nomination from CHP team, CHP LIFTCo Directors and CHP Board

To be announced during the ceremony

Notes to Editors:
The LIFT Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18th March at the Hilton Park Lane, London. To book tables, please contact: lift.awards@liftlobi.co.uk or 020 7463 0690.

For more information, please contact:
Judith Cytrynowicz - 020 7633 4113 & Zoë Anderson - 020 7793 2536