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Entrepreneurial council

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Winner: Broxbourne BC

Broxbourne’s whole-council, systematic approach to developing commercial opportunities has increased income from property investments, created a building control company, paid for a new crematorium and mausoleum, and significantly increased usage and surplus from a leisure centre.

Judges’ comments: “This was a comprehensive, council-wide entrepreneurial approach. The council has integrated profit generation into its agenda, whilst delivering the council’s values and have moved from a can-do borough to a will-do borough.”

Highly commended: Reigate and Banstead BC

Shortlisted

Aylesbury Vale DC

Ealing LBC

Harrow LBC

Liverpool City Council

Newham LBC

North Yorkshire CC

Sevenoaks DC

Wychavon DC

JUDGES

Paul Blantern, chief executive, Northamptonshire CC

Chris Naylor, chief executive, Barking & Dagenham LBC

Sue Smith, joint chief executive, Cherwell DC and South Northamptonshire Council

Gill Steward, chief executive, Bexley LBC

 

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