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Jeremy Allen Award winner 2017 - Claire Perry Published Date: 21/11/2017

We are delighted to announce Claire Perry is the winner of the 2017 Jeremy Allen Award.

Claire sadly passed away earlier in 2017 but her husband Adam Perry and her manager at Sevenoaks District Council, Richard Wilson were at the Gala Dinner, on Thursday 16th November, to accept the award on her behalf.

Claire was nominated by nine individuals which is exceptional in itself. Nominees included colleagues within the Licensing Partnership for Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Bexley councils, and also more widely by colleagues in the South East region which she supported through her commitment as an IoL regional officer.

Claire was described as 'an inspirational colleague', a 'driving force for the South East Region', a 'voice of hope' and a 'great forger of partnership working'.

Apart from her humour and positive attitude Claire will be remembered for her successful implementation of partnership working across four local authorities.

Nominees and Finalists 2017

The Jeremy Allen Award is an annual recognition awarded jointly by the Institute of Licensing and Poppleston Allen Solicitors. This award is open to anyone working in licensing and related fields and seeks to recognise and award exceptional practitioners.

Crucially, this award is by 3rd party nomination, which in itself is a tribute to everyone nominated in that they have been put forward by colleagues in recognition and out of respect to their professionalism and achievements.

The other nominees and finalists for the Jeremy Allen Award 2017 were:

  • Michelle Bignell, 2020 Partnership (finalist)
  • Joanne Moran, Merseyside Police (finalist)