Published: 27 November 2017
Jeremy Allen Award posthumously awarded to Claire Perry
Now in its fifth year, the Jeremy Allen Award is an annual recognition awarded jointly by the Institute of Licensing and Poppleston Allen Solicitors. This award is open to anyone working in licensing and related fields and seeks to recognise and award exceptional practitioners.
Crucially, this award is by 3rd party nomination, which in itself is a tribute to everyone nominated in that they have been put forward by colleagues in recognition and out of respect to their professionalism and achievements.
Claire Perry was announced as the 2017 Jeremy Allen Award winner at the Institute of Licensing’s annual Gala Dinner. Claire sadly passed away earlier in 2017 but her husband, Adam Perry and her manager at Sevenoaks District Council, Richard Wilson, were on hand to accept the award on her behalf.
Claire was nominated by nine individuals which is exceptional in itself. Nominees included colleagues within the Licensing Partnership for Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Bexley councils, and also more widely by colleagues in the South East region which she supported through her commitment as an IoL regional officer.
Claire was described as ‘an inspirational colleague’, a ‘driving force for the South East Region’, a ‘voice of hope’ and a ‘great forger of partnership working’.
Apart from her humour and positive attitude Claire will be remembered for her successful implementation of partnership working across four local authorities.
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The other nominees and finalists for the Jeremy Allen Award 2017 were:
Michelle Bignell, 2020 Partnership (finalist)
Joanne Moran, Merseyside Police (finalist)
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