Posted on: 17/01/2018

The awards, launched by APD communications, a company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services, are the first to recognise and reward the unsung heroes working within critical control rooms across the UK.

Red Box Recorders will sponsor the Team of the Year category with nominations due to close on Thursday, January 18 and the awards shortlists scheduled to be revealed on February 1.

Nadine Edmondson, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Red Box Recorders, said: “We work closely with APD to supply resilient communication recording solutions to the sector and we’re delighted to support the Team of the Year category in the Control Room Awards.

“At a time when these services are under such immense pressure, it’s so important that the tireless and crucial work control room staff do on a daily basis is recognised.”

Mike Isherwood, APD Managing Director, said: “We’re very pleased that Red Box Recorders are supporting the Control Room Awards.

The organisation has long-standing relationships within emergency and critical control rooms and very much appreciates the work of the staff within these high-pressure environments.

“There are just a few days left before the nomination deadline so I urge people to nominate colleagues, team members, friends or family members who work in critical control rooms. Don’t be shy – these awards are to thank the control room staff for all the important work they do, every single day.”

The APD Control Room Awards 2018 feature nine categories:

  • The Award for Services to the Public
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Control Room Dispatcher of the Year
  • Control Room Call Taker of the Year
  • The Community Champion Award
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Special Recognition Award for Bravery and Courage
  • Team of the Year

The Control Room Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Finalists and a select group of guests will enjoy an evening of celebration, reward and recognition. The cost of shortlisted nominees’ tickets will be covered, making it possible for all finalists to attend.

To nominate an individual or team for the APD Control Room Awards, visit

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