LGC Awards 2011 - Winners Supplement
It has never been more important to celebrate the achievements of local government, recognise the considerable efforts of those who drive that success – and to share knowledge and experience. This is what the LGC Awards are all about.
The attached document below gives a snapshot of the winners and the highly commended entries from each category – those who overcame tough competition to secure the judges’ favour. Congratulations to you all.
This year we received hundreds of entries and the high standard shines out. In one category judges selected a winner and not one, but three highly commended entries – an LGC Awards record.
The strength and variety of projects demonstrated by our winners goes to show that, rather than being disheartened by unprecedented and challenging times, they are finding strength and inspiration in adversity. Local government’s vibrant, ambitious and passionate teams and individuals are innovating and finding new ways of working.
It is more important than ever to share the ideas and best practice that our winners and finalists demonstrate. I am delighted that the LGC Awards 2011 are held in association with the Local Government Group and that we will be working together to share best practice from the Awards.
From next week - and In the following weeks - LGC will be profiling winners in the pages of the magazine and online, and Local Government Improvement & Development will also be sharing learning. We hope you find their stories useful and inspiring.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the entrants for sharing their achievements, our judges for so generously giving their time, and the Local Government Group and all our sponsors for their ongoing support and involvement.
Emma Maier, editor, LGC
It is important we learn from our successes
I am very pleased to introduce the winners of this year’s LGC Awards. At this challenging time for local government it is important that we celebrate councils’ achievements so that we can learn from good practice and recognise many of the successes from the past year.
The awards capture the way that councils are striving to improve outcomes for residents through better service delivery in specific areas, as well as making sure that our workforce remains motivated. They also reflect that fact that through a wide range of initiatives and programmes councils are effectively innovating, building partnerships and providing local leadership.
On behalf of LGC, the Local Government Group and all the judging panels, I would like to thank all the councils that submitted applications. The range and depth of entries continue to grow and councils shortlisted this year, across all highly competitive categories, should be congratulated for reaching this stage.
These awards matter to councils, not only because of the strength of entries, but because the awards are determined by highly respected figures who work in and with the sector. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the colleagues who have given their time as judges.
Rob Whiteman, managing director, Local government improvement & Development