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17th May 2019

The Living with Water partnership has won an Excellence in Collaboration Award at the British Quality Foundation Awards 2019, beating the likes of Dubai Police, Sun Chemical and Ricoh UK.

The award comes just after the Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Hull to officially open the biggest flood defence scheme in the country.

The BQF award was introduced as a new category in 2019, and acknowledges the role that working in collaboration plays in organisations’ successes. The Living with Water team involves Hull City Council, Yorkshire Water, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Environment Agency, and takes a fresh approach to addressing flood risk in Hull and the surrounding area.

The Living with Water partnership has secured £3bn of public and private sector investment in the region since its conception, ensuring that reducing flood risk to residents and businesses is at the top of the city’s agenda.

Lee Pitcher General Manager for Living with Water says: “I already feel so privileged to be involved in the pioneering Living with Water partnership but to gain external recognition of just how ‘excellent’ and special this collaboration is - it’s quite simply awesome.”

The ceremony was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

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Yorkshire Water

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Programme Manager

Eve Pierrepoint

Portfolio Manager

Gary Collins

Flood Risk and Engagement Manager

Environment Agency

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Andrew Barron

Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Senior Advisor, Partnership & Strategic Overview Team, Yorkshire (East)

Kim Tan

Advisor, Flood Resilience Team

Paul Stockhill

East Yorkshire Partnerships Manager

Hull City Council

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

Ben Kirby

Assistant Principal Engineer

University of Hull

Dan Parsons

Director, Energy and Environment Institute

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