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In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.

At The Royal Parks Guild we believe that social events are an important means of bringing our membership together who at some time in their life have been associated with The Royal Parks.

Awards

The Jeanette Lawton Bowl being presented to Sir David Attenborough at the Guild awards ceremony at Hampton Court

The Royal Parks Guild recognises and rewards outstanding personal achievement by staff working for The Royal Parks whether they are apprentices, contractors or volunteers.

Presentation of the Guild's Outstanding Contribution Award by Loyd Grossman, Chairman of The Royal Parks Board of Trustees

We do this by sponsoring and promoting awards covering academic and practical achievement and sustainable effort.

The awards are presented annually and when apprentices attain the standards set by the awarding committee.

Apprentice Awards at Lancaster House Convention Centre

The Awards are officially acknowledged by The Royal Parks and their contractors, and supported by Capel Manor College.

Julia Bradbury presenting the Guild's George Cook Award

There are five awards presented by the Guild:

The best apprentice – year 1

The best apprentice – year 2

The best apprentice – year 3

The George Cook Award; presented to the best overall apprentice for that year.

The Lifetime Achievement Award; presented to a person who has given dedicated and long service to the parks.

Wildlife Conservation Award (the Jeanette Lawton Bowl); sponsored by The Deer Study Resource Centre and presented to a person who has given dedicated service to the cause of wildlife management within the parks.

Outstanding Contribution Award; presented to those who have given outstanding service to the parks.

The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.

We value your comments and feedback. Please use the links below:

chairman@trpg.org.uk
newsletter@trpg.org.uk
webmanager@trpg.org.uk
membership@trpg.org.uk
secretary@trpg.org.uk

Postal address:
The Secretary
The Royal Parks Guild
14 Nelson Place
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 2ET

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