CIEH sponsors prestigious MJ awards

29 May 2015 

MJ Awards 2015 500 px 

For the fourth year running, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) jointly with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has sponsored a category at the prestigious MJ Local Government Achievement Awards.

The MJ Awards recognise excellence in local authorities and the awards dinner is taking place on 18 June at the London Hilton, Park Lane, with special host presenter William Hague, the former foreign secretary.

The ‘Trading Standards and Environmental Health Achievement of the year Award’ has been judged by CIEH’s Chief Executive, Graham Jukes OBE, Lord Jeff Rooker Chair of the NEHB and Leon Livermore CX of CTSI.

Council-led environmental health and trading standards services play an essential role in protecting public health, enhancing community wellbeing and protection as well as stimulating the growth of businesses, and the Award is an opportunity for councils to showcase their excellent work and pioneering interventions.

Applications for this award are diverse and in the past have included projects that address public health, rogue traders, e-crime, food safety, tobacco and alcohol control, crime and disorder, housing, and consumer protection.

Last year’s winner was Fenland District Council after the local authority submitted an entry based on their work to tackle poor housing conditions being suffered by vulnerable migrants moving to the area. Locally it was called ‘Operation Pheasant’.

Graham Jukes said: “Environmental health professionals make an essential contribution to our everyday lives, health and wellbeing and yet so often their work goes under the radar. They protect the public from harm and exploitation, promote wellbeing and generally make our communities safer as well as more pleasant places to live in.

“The MJ awards are a great way to recognise the sterling efforts of front-line local authority workers. This year’s entries have been very strong and I would like to say congratulations to all the finalists and all those who entered.”

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH): 

  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved
  • Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities
  • The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection
  • The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries
  • 15Hatfields is the organisation’s sustainable events venue www.15hatfields.com 
  • For more information visit www.cieh.org 
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