The First Volunteer Awards Take Place
2011 marked the first PNE Development Volunteer Awards, acknowledging outstanding volunteers making a real difference to the lives of people and communities in their area. PNE Group’s 30th birthday initiative was a national awards scheme created to recognise and reward those who go the extra mile for their families, friends and communities. With accolades given in three award categories, three overall winners received an individual award and a cash prize for the organisation they volunteer for.
Then-Chief Executive of PNE Group, Sandy Ogilvie said, “PNE [Group] has over 15 years experience working with the third sector and we felt that as well as enabling managers to get the most from their volunteers, we needed to provide them with an opportunity to recognise their outstanding people.”