The good news is that the award comes with £2000, the bad news is that I don't get it in the pay packet (which would be very useful at the moment). This money has to be spent on 'personal development'. So I have to decide how to spend it - its nice to 'have to spend the money on yourself'. I'm thinking on a couple of workshops and maybe even see if I can get a Sun Ultra 20 for development work. They even may be a little left over for a couple extras.
I think I may even have a small celebration - I have some nice bitter in the fridge.
Oh yeah - I also get invited of a posh dinner and ceremony, looks like I may need my best suit, dress shirt and bow tie.
Now, all I have to do is work out who and how I contact, which forms to fill in, finance codes as well as the correct signatures to get this money spent.