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LGC Awards 2014 Shortlist

The LGC Awards 2014 shortlist is released, find out how your authority did and what awards you will be up for.

Click here to read the full shortlist for the 2014 LGC Awards (file size 5mb)


A celebration of the best in local government


Across the country individuals and teams in local government are working harder than ever before to meet the needs of their residents, despite increasing constraints on time and budgets. They are working harder and smarter, innovating and finding new ways of doing things. They are putting service users at the heart of what they do.

They do so with little by way of thanks from the public, government or the wider media. Yet their work makes a difference to the lives of citizens and communities.

The LGC Awards was the first awards scheme launched to recognise that effort and achievement. In 2014 their role is more important than ever. It is right that we celebrate the successes, drive and determination of the best in local government, and we thank them for their work.

The following pages share some details about the organisations and projects that have made it through on to the shortlist for the LGC Awards 2014. I hope you enjoy reading the case studies and learning something about the projects.

The achievements have been hard won against the backdrop of another tough year. But local government has, once again, risen to the challenge and led others. Despite challenging times we had a record number of entries this year and the calibre was impressive.

All will now be put through their paces in be next stage of the judging process, where they will come face to face with our expert peer panels to present their cases and answer searching questions.

LGC is committed to sharing the learning from our finalists and winners, which is why we introduced a live judging stage for the council of the year and most improved categories. After receiving a visiting delegation of judges these finalists will once again face the panel for a final time on 12 March before the award ceremony that evening.

If you would like to join the audience to watch the judging – or perhaps inform your entry for next year – email for details.

This year, for the first time, we will also be providing feedback reports after the awards. Each finalist will receive feedback from the judges, and we will also make available a pack for each category with the judges observations and information on the shortlisted entries. Look out for coverage in the spring.

Many congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted – a great achievement against stiff competition – and thank you for sharing your achievements with the sector.

Thanks must also go to our dedicated judges, who kindly give up their time to read entries and cross examine finalists.

And finally a big thank you to our business partners, who not only make the awards possible but also share their experience and expertise.

I look forward to seeing our finalists at the awards ceremony on 12 March and revealing who the winners are.

Emma Maier, editor, LGC


Click here to read the full shortlist for the 2014 LGC Awards (file size 5mb)

LGC Awards Shortlist


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