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Digital council of the year

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Winner: Croydon LBC

Croydon LBC has built a complete ecosystem around digital services and systems – from officially having the fastest growing tech ecosystem, to building self-sustaining community capacity and resources and redesigning its services to maximise efficiency and effectiveness. It develops, trials and embeds the latest opportunities across the community and with a range of partners. Its mantra is that no-one gets left behind.

Judges’ comments: “This council impressed the judges with the breadth of its community empowerment and the range of digital activities, which had a material impact on changing people’s lives in different ways.”

Highly commended: Worcestershire CC


Newham LBC

Southampton City Council

Southend-on-Sea BC

Suffolk CC

Surrey CC



A word from the award’s sponsor

Agilisys is an employee-owned organisation that expertly joins technology with unrivalled experience to help local government deliver improved, better value and easier-to-access services. This is achieved by Agilisys’ unique approach, which drives efficiencies to make citizens’ lives simpler and easier. Agilisys works with more than 50 councils across the UK, and has served over three million citizens through its 12 local authority strategic partnerships. With more than 15 years’ experience of working with the public sector, Agilisys has the insight and understanding to respond to the challenges of today while identifying the emerging and unmet needs of the 21st century citizen.


Susan Attard, former deputy town clerk, City of London Corporation

Alison Mckenzie-Folan, deputy chief executive, Wigan MBC

Nigel Muirhead, director of products, Agilisys

Mike Owen, chief executive, Bury MBC

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