Nationwide Building Society – Winner (joint) of Social Investment Ambassador for 2018
Nationwide Building Society’s prestigious Annual Awards ceremony is the culmination of their recognition programme; their opportunity to say a special thank you to colleagues who live and breathe their PRIDE values and make a difference every day. 2018’s Annual Awards took place on Wednesday 27 June at the Sofitel, London. CUBs co-founder Siân Briddon jointly won the Social Investment Ambassador of the Year award:
“As an ex-foster carer, this is a fact that Siân is all too aware of and something that she felt so impassioned by, that in July last year she established an initiative aimed at providing comfort, support and a sense of dignity for children/teens entering the foster care system for the first time. She has called this initiative CUBs (Comfort U Bags).
Since July 2017, with the help of colleagues around the Society, Sian has been responsible for the creation of over 140 age and gender appropriate back packs containing essential and comforting items which can be given to foster children before entering a new home.
Siân has also done a substantial amount to shine a light on this fantastic cause too. She has galvanised the commitment of colleagues across Transformation and beyond to support this fantastic cause.
It doesn’t end there, as Siân has set a challenging target of producing 100 CUBs during Foster Care fortnight in May 2018 and has decided to expand the provision of CUBs to cater for Infants and Toddlers”
Winner of Association of Project Management (APM) Project Management Awards for 2018
The APM Project Management Awards, have been celebrating exceptional achievements in project management for over 20 years. The Awards recognise the very best individuals, projects and programmes the profession has to offer, from aspiring young project managers to complex and transformational projects and programmes both in the UK and overseas. With a total of 16 categories recognised at the awards ceremony in November, the APM Project Management Awards offers project professionals the chance to achieve the recognition they deserve. Comfort U Bags is a finalist in the Social Project category for 2018.