telent enters its third year of supporting the APD Control Room Awards

Control Rooms

Emergency Services

Telent is proud to be the platinum sponsor for this prestigious event.

Telent Technology Services Ltd (Telent), a leader in mission-critical technology solutions, has announced it will be a platinum sponsor at the APD Control Room Awards, for the third consecutive year.

Recognising the exceptional and selfless contributions that workers in emergency services and critical control rooms make every day for the public, the national award is crucial for celebrating these unsung heroes. Every team member, from the police, fire, and ambulance to the aviation and transportation sectors, will have the stories of their life-saving work heard. This year's prestigious awards will take place on 5th March 2020 in Leicestershire.

For many years, Telent has been providing critical infrastructure across the UK's emergency services, including the designing, delivering, supporting and operation of control rooms. Other solutions from Telent for the emergency services include digital evidence management, vehicle connectivity and conversion services, mobile data terminals, station end alerting and cloud services.

This year, Telent has successfully deployed a cloud-based infrastructure for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) to enable automation of its paper-based processes. This has allowed ESFRS to improve its digital workflows and increase its efficiency, as well as reduce the time and cost spent on admin tasks. Telent has also delivered the first UK-centric digital evidence management solution which has the potential to save police forces millions of pounds per year

"The Blue Light sector is a vital industry for us at Telent and we are extremely proud to supply the crucial, cutting edge technology that the UK's emergency services rely on to do their critical work," said Barry Zielinski, Telent's Operations and Services Director. "The APD Control Room Awards is a key event for us and we are delighted to be platinum sponsors for the third consecutive year. Once again, we have continued our sponsorship of Award for Services to the Public and look forward to celebrating the courage, commitment and hard work of control room staff across the country.”

Entries for the awards open on 19th November with categories including:

  • Award for Services to the Public
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Control Room Dispatcher of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Control Room Call Taker of the Year
  • Community Champion Award
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Special Recognition Award for Bravery and Courage
  • Team of the Year

"For the last two years, the awards have been an inspirational celebration of all the fantastic work the control room staff from all fields of the emergency services has achieved," said Zielinski, who is also a member of the awards judging panel. "I am delighted to return to the awards for the third year running to celebrate the unsung heroes of critical control rooms."

Entries for The APD Awards 2020 awards open on 19th November 2019 and close on 6th January 2020. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 5th March 2020 at Jury's Inn Hinkley Island, Leicestershire. For more information, visit

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