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Cognet Wins Prestigious Environmental Health Award

Paul Stedman and Stuart Fellows of Cognet Limited receiving the CIEH Best Centre Award

(L-R) Tim Everett, President of the CIEH, David Fortnam, Nick Gregory, Paul Stedman, Stuart Fellows, Andy Statham, Chair of CIEH’s Board of Trustees

Paul Stedman and Stuart Fellows of Bridgnorth and Worcester were recently presented with a prestigious award having been recognised for their services to field of environmental health.

The awards ceremony was organised by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), a leading professional membership body that works in the public, private and non-profit sectors to raise environmental health standards through training and guidance.

The event took place on Tuesday 14 July 2015 at the House of Lords and were sponsored by Lord Rooker PC, former Chairman of the Food Standards Agency.

The awards recognised people who have excelled in the field of environmental health, in areas such as food safety, housing standards and public health, and were presented to both professional Environmental Health Officers and members of the public who work in the field.

Paul and Stuart received the Best Training Centre Award for achieving the highest student mark in the Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering and demonstrating consistent quality standards in training delivery and centre administration.

Paul Stedman said: “We were honoured to receive such a prestigious award. Professionals working in the field of environmental health often fly under the radar so it’s nice to know that the CIEH truly values the contribution we make to local communities, their health and wellbeing.

“We would also like to thank and congratulate our colleague Nick Gregory for achieving the Trainer of the Year Award and to David Fortnam, of Aston Villa Football Club for achieving Student of The Year for his highest score in the Level 4 Award.”

Chief Executive of the CIEH, Graham Jukes OBE, said: “These yearly awards provide the opportunity for the CIEH to recognise and celebrate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. All the winners today have delivered excellent environmental health services, using their skill, passion and dedication, making positive examples for all of us to follow.

“More importantly, it is the hard work of these people that directly contributes to the health and wellbeing of the average person on the street.”

On the day, awards were presented by Tim Everett, President of the CIEH, Andy Statham, Chair of CIEH’s Board of Trustees and Lieutenant Colonel Geoff Ward, Chair of CIEH Ltd Board.