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Capita toasts its 2014 Success Awards winners

11th December 2014

CEO Richard Marchant unveiled the 2014 winners of Capita’s internal ‘Success Awards’ programme on 09 December.

Our awards recognise individuals and teams from across our property and infrastructure business that best reflect how we 'listen, create and deliver' under the three categories of ‘people‘, ‘projects’ and ‘performance’.

Case study nominations are judged by a panel of representatives from the company’s operating divisions and unveiled at an informal awards lunch in London during December each year.

Learning and development manager Ann Graves from London (above, with CEO Richard Marchant) picked up the ‘People’ award for her integral role in a successful first year for Re, our newest local authority strategic partnership at the London Borough of Barnet. Using the experience and best practice she has developed over the past few years across our business, Ann has successfully delivered on 38 organisational development improvements to date - significantly increasing the training and development opportunities available to staff, and our corporate responsibility programmes within the local community.

The successful delivery of Braidwood House at the Fire Service College by a multidisciplinary team from six Capita offices (represented by Matt McWalter and Mark Whiting, above) scooped our 'Projects' award, with our judging panel describing it as " excellent advert for what we bring to the wider Capita organisation."

Our structural engineering team (represented by Bruno Postle and Hooman Baghi, above) was the recipient of the ‘Performance’ category award for their stunning sculptures at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Our judging panel said "...for the past nine years our engineers have been pushing the boundaries of physics and blurring the lines between art, engineering and manufacturing. Our sculptures – in which we turn a celebrated artist’s vision into physical reality through often ground-breaking feats of structural design - are viewed and praised by a global audience and truly position us as an industry innovator."

In all, 11 individuals and teams were recognised. As well as highly commended awards under each category the judges made two special awards for excellence in innovation and health and safety.

Our full list of 2014 winners:


  • Winner: Ann Graves, London
  • Highly Commended: Andrew Milne, Barnet - Andrew has shown excellent commitment and initiative in his first year at Capita, developing new and creative ideas for the development of the Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium with sensitivity and understanding of the local community.
  • Highly Commended: Edward Stenner, Bath - through listening to the needs of his NHS clients, Ed has created a viable and marketable new proposition and delivering a new 'property guardian' service which has now secured its first commission, all within eight months.


  • Winner: Fire Service College
  • Highly Commended: Fred & Ann Green Rehabilitation Centre, Leeds - successful buildings have a positive impact on the people that occupy them, and the Fred & Ann Green Rehabilitation Centre in Leeds is a shining example of how sensitive design and understanding of user needs can make a huge difference to people’s lives.
  • Highly Commended: Birley Fields Academic Building, Manchester Metropolitan University - our complex BIM modelling of the proposed building, coupled with excellent collaboration and understanding with all stakeholders enabled us to fully understand the client and architect’s vision for the building and make it a practical reality
  • Innovation Award: SurveyPad - a bespoke iPad data capture and reporting application that empowers our surveyors with better tools to do their job - a key differentiator in bidding for new work and for adding value to existing contracts.


  • Winner: Engineering at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Highly Commended: Capita Bid Academy - an excellent people development initiative and is a fantastic example how a small investment in professional development can achieve positive and measurable business results.
  • Highly Commended: Moorgate Shaft, Crossrail - an extremely complex engineering project which required our team to deliver clear, high quality drawings and 3D models to ensure safe and efficient construction in line with Crossrail’s challenging programme.
  • Health & Safety Award: British Safety Council 5* Occupational H&S Audit - an unique partnership further demonstrates how we are leading from the front in UK workplace health and safety, from the quality of our service delivery to the scale of our nationwide offering.


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