NEU members are invited to nominate an NEU representative/officer who has made a difference in their workplace or local area. There are 11 regional NEU representative awards and 11 regional officer awards. These are made up of one for each region in England, one for Wales, and one for Northern Ireland. The regional/Wales/NI awards are presented at regional events. The regional/Wales/NI winners are then considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year Awards.

The awards are judged at regional level and are made up of one rep and one officer for each region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Regional/Wales/Northern Ireland winners are then considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards.

How to make a nomination

If a Representative or Officer has made a difference in your workplace or local area, we invite you to nominate them for the NEU Representative of the year or NEU Officer of the year. To nominate someone please click on the corresponding link below.

A rep could be a workplace rep, or a health and safety rep. Officers carry out a wide range of functions in your district or branch. For instance, an officer could be your branch secretary, your district secretary, a district equality officer, or an officer for new professionals and young members.

How are nominations judged?

Nominations will be judged against the following set of criteria

The more evidence and examples to support your nomination, the better your nominee’s chances are of recognition by the judging panel. 

The NEU particularly welcomes nominations of reps and officers from under-represented groups. 

These awards are judged at a regional level and are made up of one rep and one officer for each region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regional/Wales/Northern Ireland winners are then considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards. 

To nominate a rep please click here

To nominate an officer please click here

The closing date for Nominations is Friday 21 January 2022.

Supporting materials 

If you have examples of supporting materials - such as emails, letters, newsletters, posters or photos - please send them as attachments by email to clearly stating the name of your nominee and ‘Rep/Officer of the Year Award’ in the subject heading.

Regional Winners 2020/21

NEU award winners 2021


Officers Winner

Reps Winner


Merike Williams


Patricia Fay

(County Durham)

North West

Kay Gallimore


Joint Winners

Emma Lodge

Poppy Jones



Patricia Graham


Vincent Conyngham

(North Yorkshire)

West Midlands

Sean McCauley


Jodie Mallier-Ridley


East Midlands

Jessica Edmonds

(City of Leicester)

Joint Winners

Ian Walters

Louise Farmer

Shelley Haywood

Christopher Scott-Blore

(City of Derby)


Joint Winners

Emma Brady (Central Bedfordshire)

Robert Tucker (Buckinghamshire)

Hazel Law


South East

Peter Shreeve

(Isle of Wight)

Kyle Marsh

(North Kent)

South West

Connie Armstrong


Angela Knight

(South Gloucestershire)


Anita Conradi


Neal Puttock



Pamela Ireland


Caroline Butchers


National Winners

National Officer Winner

National Reps Winner

 Jessica Edmonds

East Midlands

(City of Leicester)

Jodie Mallier-Ridley

Region – West Midlands