Ingeus gets five awards at event celebrating 20 years of CFO
1 Feb 2024
On 24th January 2024, a CFO celebration event took place commemorating the last 20 years of European Social Fund CFO programmes across custody and the community.
Recognising both employees and service users, 90 nominations were received from all CFO providers across nine categories. Ingeus were delighted to be announced winners of five awards:
- Partnership & Collaboration - for Manjit Dhillon, Employer Engagement Team, CFO3
- Sustainability - for Fit for Work, CFO3
- Good News Story - for Leonie Plumtree, CFO3
- Partnerships & Collaboration - for Gareth Richmond, CFO Activity Hubs
- Lived Experience - for Dan Hart, CFO Activity Hubs.
Ingeus Justice teams were also named runners-up in the following categories:
- Veterans - for John Brookes, CFO3
- Creative Arts - for AllStar Yorkshire and Humber, CFO3
- Lived Experience - for Leonie Plumtree, CFO3
- Neurodiversity - for Independent Me, CFO3
- Sustainability - for Three13 North East, CFO3.
Dan Hart, winner of the Lived Experience award joined the Durham CFO Activity Hub following his time in the criminal justice system for 16 years. His participation in CFO Activity Hubs as a peer mentor led to paid employment as a Health Trainer:
“It was great to feel part of a team and to be invited to be at the awards. The best part for me was winning the award for Lived Experience, it was good to finally be recognised for the work I have done on myself and how I can have a positive impact on the participants going forward.”
Leonie Plumtree, winner of the Good News Story and runner-up for Lived Experience has achieved great success through support from Commissioned Rehabilitative Services (CRS) and has progressed to become a Personal Wellbeing Advisor for Ingeus:
“Being at the CFO event was lovely, the awards were a fantastic way in highlighting the incredible work CFO do. I am extremely grateful to be nominated for two awards and winning the Good News Story award and thankful for those who have helped me achieve this. CFO and Ingeus have given me a second chance to find the person I have always been.”
Ingeus (and APM UK previously) has delivered Justice services to help enable better lives for more than 20 years, including CFO3 since 2010 and CFO Activity Hubs since 2021. Teams across the business are united in helping people on their rehabilitation journey and work with local and national partners and employers to help them secure the specialist support and jobs they need to make a positive and lasting change.
Carrie Peters, Director of Justice Services said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive these awards and recognition for the hard work, creativity and triumph that they represent! Some truly inspirational stories of determination, resilience and grit that have resulted in life changing outcomes. It has been an absolute privilege to deliver CFO services across three regions and we are proud of the whole team and all that they have achieved.”
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!