The team here at CHUMS are delighted after being shortlisted in Luton’s Best Awards 2011.

We have been nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Service with a Smile’ award – an accolade dedicated to an individual or team employed either in the public, private or voluntary sector that goes above and beyond when it comes to customer service.


Chief Executive,Dawn Hewitt, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award – it’s such a boost for the staff and volunteers to receive recognition for our hard work. We know that what we do makes a real difference in children and young people’s lives and this nomination really highlights the impact we’re having in the local community.”


Luton’s Best Awards recognise outstanding individuals and organisations working hard to make Luton a great place to live, learn, work and have fun. They are organised by Luton Borough Council, the Luton Forum and key businesses across Luton.


Nominations are invited from individuals, community groups or organisations. Cllr Hazel Simmons, Chair of the Luton Forum, said: “The response has once again been amazing.


“The judging panel was made up of representatives from our sponsors and I know that they had a really difficult time picking the finalists from so many excellent nominations. I would like to thank them, all of the nominees and those who took the time to put their names forward.”


The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, 8 December at Luton Hoo Hotel.