Amy Hall wins top gong
Amy Hall, equality and diversity officer for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), won an award last night at this year’s National Probation Awards, which took place at Cheshire’s Shrigley Hall.
The prestigious award scheme, which is run by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), recognises outstanding achievements made by staff working in the National Probation Service and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies across England and Wales.
The award recognises Amy’s work outstanding work in three areas:
- developing services delivered to women offenders
- improving practice with offenders who have conditions such as autism
- work done with military veterans who are on probation
Amy, who began her career in 2005 as a trainee probation officer in Rochdale and who still lives in the borough, said: “I’m overwhelmed to have won probation champion for Equality & Diversity. I honestly thought they’d read the wrong name out and I felt like a princess for the night. Stuff like this doesn’t happen to girls like me!
“Being able to carry on the work I love for a company I am so proud to work for, that to me is the real prize. And I must also thank the amazing NOMS team for all their hard work in making the awards happen.
“I love my job, I love the work I do and I am totally committed to making sure people receive the best service from probation irrespective of learning ability, physical ability and any other needs that they might have.
“I was also so pleased for Shaun Anderson and Jed Stone for doing so well at the event. It was a fantastic night for Interserve.”
Chris Noah, CGM CRC’s Chief Executive, said: ‘I was delighted to accompany Amy to the Probation Awards on Tuesday night where she was the well deserved winner of the Diversity and Equality award.
“Amy fought off stiff competition to beat the other finalists and her commitment, enthusiasm and determination to make a real difference to the lives of our service users was clearly recognised by the judges.
“Amy’s contribution to the diversity and equality agenda across the CRC is second to none and I am hugely proud of her and the work she does.”