CSP reps celebrate award success

Two CSP reps received awards at this year’s Annual Representative Conference, in recognition of their achievements making a difference in their respective workplaces.

The Rep of the Year award winners

At the Rep of the Year Awards presentation, held in Manchester on 3 June, Sarah Bunting was named Steward of the Year. A physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals she has been a CSP rep for more than 20 years.

Sarah was nominated for her contribution to negotiations around emergency on call respiratory payments and weekend working conditions in her trust. Her nominee said: ‘Sarah is one of the most dedicated stewards I have ever met. What she doesn't know about the CSP she will find out. She is fair and equal and will not tolerate discrimination of any sort. She would be an asset to any trust.’

Laura Bygrave was named Health and Safety Rep of the Year. She works as a pulmonary rehab physio at Hertfordshire Community NHS trust and has been a CSP rep for three years.

Laura’s nominee said: ‘Laura is very approachable and available to provide advice for the whole team. She encourages everyone to report issues of concerns. Laura always keeps the team informed of relevant issues relating to health and safety.’

Paula Porter of Thompsons Solicitors and Alex MacKenzie, CSP council chair, presented Sarah and Laura each with a certificate, champagne and a £150 John Lewis voucher.

The CSP’s Rep of the Year Awards, which are nominated by fellow CSP members, honour accredited stewards and health and safety reps who have made a key impact in their workplace. They are sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors.

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