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Driving efficiency through technology

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Winner: Merton, Sutton and Richmond upon Thames LBCs and Kingston upon Thames RBC – South London Legal Partnership

Council lawyers spent thousands of pounds on printing paper bundles and faced tight deadlines due to the need to courier them to court. A digital solution seemed simple but it was a systemic challenge that required collective action, a developed IT solution, a party willing to lead and a sustainable business case. The South London Legal Partnership has overcome this challenge, bringing together Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton LBCs and Kingston upon Thames RBC, two IT suppliers and a number of London family courts.

Judges’ comments: ”The judges were impressed with the excellent use of technology to effect change, make a real difference and improve efficiency in an area in which it has previously been hard to break down barriers.”



Aylesbury Vale DC

Bexley LBC

Ealing LBC

Islington LBC

Kent CC

Norfolk CC

Test Valley BC

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A word from the award’s sponsor

Bouygues Energies & Services is a facilities management and energy performance partner. We specialise in the diverse services and support needed to create and maintain efficient, comfortable and safe places to work or visit. Our dedicated and professional teams quietly ensure that offices, schools, public buildings, industrial facilities and healthcare environments are all operating as they should. In the UK, we are a leading provider of integrated energy services, facilities management, infrastructure and contracting solutions across the public and private sectors. Bouygues Energies & Services operates in more than 25 countries worldwide and is part of the Bouygues Group – a global brand employing more than 127,000 people in more than 100 countries within the construction, civil works, energy services, telecommunications and media sectors.


John Coughlan, chief executive, Hampshire CC

Tim Grier, director, Bouygues Energies & Services

Tom Stannard, director of economy and skills, Oldham MBC

Wendy Thomson*, managing director, Norfolk CC

*Wendy Thomson did not participate in judging Norfolk CC’s entry

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