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Team of the year

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sponsored by Odgers Interim

Winner: Tower Hamlets LBC – Violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and hate crime team

This team epitomises the council’s commitment to providing excellent services to victims. Experts in their field, they are at the cutting edge of innovation and service improvement, with their advice frequently sought from other boroughs. The team are passionate and enthusiastic about their work and willing to go the extra mile to make a positive difference to the most vulnerable. 

Highly Commended: Shropshire Council – Integrated Community Services

Judges’ comments: An inspiring team dealing with a challenging agenda and environment. This team have had a wide-ranging impact, not only in the authority but the local community and even internationally. Achieving against all odds!



A word from the award’s sponsor

Odgers Interim is a world-leading provider of interim management services with 20 years’ experience in c-suite and director-level interim placements. Our consultants are industry thought leaders and trusted advisers to public and commercial organisations across 24 different sectors. As sector specialists, our team provides an unparalleled level of expertise and guidance.

In addition to the seven UK officers, Odgers Interim has dedicated offices in Australia, Canada, Brazil and Poland, making us the only interim provider with a combination of regional expertise and international footprint. As part of the Odgers Berndtson family, and with a dedicated management consulting arm, there is no area of executive search that we do not cover and we are able to provide organisation-wide talent acquisition services.


Calderdale MBC: Customer First

Colchester BC: Macmillan welfare benefits team

Croydon LBC: Fire safety team

Gateshead Council: Building maintenance

Lambeth LBC: Parking and garages team

Liverpool City Council: Payroll and pensions team

North West Leicestershire DC: Legal services

Oxford City Council: Oxford Investigation Service

Southend-on-Sea BC: Dementia community support team


Melbourne Barrett, chief executive, Basingstoke & Deane BC

Manjeet Gill, managing director, Chameleon Commercial & Business Improvement

Jes Ladva, partner, local and central government, Odgers Interim

Paul Medd, chief executive, Fenland DC

Matt Prosser, chief executive, Dorset Councils Partnership

Diana Terris, chief executive, Barnsley MBC


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