I have copied below an e mail I received following the successful vote for the ARA Record Keeping Service of the Year 2017. and from all at MFHS who use their services regularly and support us many congratulations.
I am (very!) pleased to announce that, following an application process and a public vote, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service has been voted the ARA Record Keeping Service of the Year for 2017!
The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team, who are committed to ensuring that all our customers receive a good experience of our service. As the winner was determined by our customer votes, as well as those of archive professionals, this award is particularly meaningful for us.
In awarding this recognition John Chambers, ARA’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service was the clear winner of this year’s Record-keeping Service of the Year award. It is not alone, of course, in having committed, professional staff in the local government sector that are determined to maintain a quality service to the wider community in the county despite acute financial pressures. But its range and depth of activities and success in placing itself at the heart of the culture life of Worcestershire are just two reasons that make the Service special. I also pay tribute to the runners-up: Suffolk Record Office, Aviva plc Archives, and Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives, all of whom would have been deserved winners in their own right.”
We will be presented with our award at an event and ceremony later in the year, by the ARA’s President Dr Alexandrina Buchanan. Information about the event to come – watch this space!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us.
Dr Lisa Snook, RMARA
User Services Manager
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Worcestershire County Council
The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD
Tel: 01905 844926