We believe it's important to celebrate the remarkable achievements made possible through the power of teamwork. In a world where innovation and success thrive on the strength of unified teams, recognising outstanding teamwork is more important than ever.

Partnership working is at the core of what we do at CIEH which is why we are excited to be presenting this prestigious award to a team of people who have combined their diverse talents and perspectives to foster creativity, overcome complex challenges and achieve shared goals.

If you manage or work in an environmental health team which has delivered a project or initiative that has delivered significant results, we want to hear from you.

Thank you to our award sponsor Osborne Richardson.

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How do I enter?

Please read the entry criteria carefully and complete our entry form.

Entry process

  • You can self-nominate you and your team, or you can nominate another team. Nominators must be a member of CIEH and at least one member of the team must be a CIEH member.
  • Complete the entry form and submit it by 17.00, 10 May 2024.
  • If your supporting documentation exceeds the form limit of 16MB or you need to upload further materials, please upload via WeTransfer and email to [email protected] labelled with your entry name.
  • Judging will take place between 13 - 23 May, and the winners will be informed and invited to the awards no later than 24 May 2024.

Winners receive

  • An award which will be presented to the team at the CTSI Awards ceremony on 19 June. This will be part of the CTSI/CIEH Conference in June.
  • Up to six complimentary places at the awards evening, including a 3-course meal with drinks and evening entertainment.
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be paid for. (Total travel cost contribution cannot exceed £500.)
  • The winning team will be announced across CIEH and CTSI communication channels.
  • Promotion in our member e-newsletter and EHN (subject to GDPR agreement).
  • The opportunity to showcase your team's work at a CIEH member event.
  • A graphic winner badge for promotional use across your digital channels.

Will there be a shortlist?

  • There will be only one winning team.
  • If you have any questions regarding the award or the entry process, please email [email protected].


Our team of judges for the CIEH Outstanding environmental health team award:

Zena Lynch, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Birmingham

Zena Lynch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham where she is lead for the MSc Environmental Health programmes and is the Chair of CIEH's Membership, Learning and the Profession Advisory Group.

Previously she worked as a Health Policy lead in the West Midlands and also as a lead practitioner for Environmental Health departments. She investigates interactions between housing and health and the impact of poor and insecure housing on people’s lives.

Graeme Mitchell, Senior lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Graeme Mitchell is the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health and his focus is on the teaching and development of the BSc and MSc programmes. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, with 20 years' experience as an Environmental Health Practitioner in local government across the North West.

In addition to being an active member of the Faculty of Public Health, he has been involved in the development and delivery of international programmes in Malaysia. Graeme is also currently the external examiner for BSc Environmental Health programmes at Leeds Beckett University and Wolverhampton University. As a Chartered member of the CIEH, he is also a PPP guide and mentor as well as a Professional Interviewer for the CIEH. Graeme was elected to the CIEH Board of Trustees in 2016 and more recently has been part of the CIEH Workforce Satellite Panel.

Mark Elliott CEnvH FCIEH, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Mark is the current President for the CIEH and has previously served as both a Trustee and Chair at CIEH. Mark has been a member since 1978 and is now retired, with his most recent employment having been as Head of Public Protection at Pembrokeshire County Council.

Prior to this, he was an Environmental Health Practitioner at a number of Welsh local authorities. He has also served as Chair of Environmental Health Wales and as a member of OFCOM’s Advisory Committee for Wales.

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