Judge Convenor Professor Linda Bryant says she was wowed by the submissions and that the calibre of the awards has been amazing.
“Feedback from the judges is that it has been an eye-opener as to the incredible people and services we have, and it was very difficult to judge as there were so many that were so close.
“They wanted to have so many more acknowledged for the work that is being done. Really tough decisions,” Professor Bryant says.
The people and teams who have made it onto the awards short list have shown a mix of sustainability, creative and original thought, collaboration and courage.
In addition to the awards finalists below, there will also be a Supreme Award winner, chosen from all the category winners on the night.