Our Public Service Superstar!

Published: 01 Feb 2023

Dawn Whamond, Technical Support Officer for Sussex Building Control holding her National Public Service Superstar Award

Following our recent success at the regional finals of the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards we are thrilled to share that the Dawn Whamond, Technical Support Officer from Sussex Building Control has gone on to win the National Public Service Superstar Award.

The prestigious LABC Building Excellence Awards highlight the vital contribution public sector building control teams make as part of the project team, ensuring safe, sustainable, and high-quality construction projects. Judged by a panel of industry experts the national awards are made following a regional selection of the highest quality projects, professionals, and teams from around England and Wales.

Dawn has been in the construction industry for 22 years. Dawn really is the epitome of a public sector superstar. Balancing workload, IT, partners, and customer priorities whilst maintaining a strong eye for detail. Colleagues describe Dawn as the backbone of the business, dedicated, reliable and a champion for local authority building control; ensuring customers are at the heart of the service in practice.

Congratulating Dawn on her success, Lorna Stimpson, LABC Chief Executive said:

These awards reflect LABC’s new focus on skills, quality and competency and showcase the best people working in construction from a technical compliance perspective.

Commenting on the success, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Development Cllr Lynn Lambert said:

I was delighted to see Dawn recognised as Public Service Superstar at the national awards, both as a testament to her fantastic individual contribution and because it shows how integral our skilled and dedicated staff are to making construction projects happen.

I am incredibly proud to see our teams being recognised regionally and nationally.

Sussex Building Control is the Local Authority Building Control service for Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council.