The Operations Awards, or Oppies as they are affectionately known, are the only awards that recognise the vast amount of operations talent in the research sector. This year, Walnut Unlimited are nominated as finalists in the Best Data Collection (telephone) and Best Data Collection (face-to-face) categories. The Oppies+ broadcast brings together our Operations Awards, which would have been presented for the seventh time this year, with the individuals who should have collected trophies for their personal contributions to the sector at our Excellence Awards back in June.
Penny Steele, Chair of the judges, says: “The restrictions resulting from Covid-19 have impacted those working at the operations end of the sector particularly hard, so we were impressed by the number of entries that still came in – both from those wanting to celebrate the brilliant projects they had been involved in pre-pandemic and from those wanting to recognise the sterling work their people were doing in incredibly difficult circumstances. The innovation and creativity in evidence are a testament to those working in research operations and an encouraging sign for how we will continue to adapt after this crisis.”