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LGC relaunch reception

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LGC staff and readers toasted the magazine’s exciting new relaunch at a reception in London last week.

About 80 guests joined the LGC team at the Future Galleries in Leicester Square for cocktails and canapés to celebrate the future-themed edition: the first with LGC’s new logo, design and approach.

The event, kindly supported by Risk Management Partners, was attended by an impressive range of LGC supporters, including council chief executives, senior figures from sector bodies such as the Local Government Association and New Local Government Network, longstanding columnists Tony Travers and Carol Grant, former editor Crispin Derby, valued clients, and the LGC team, including commercial director Marie Rogers, who recently celebrated 30 years with the magazine.

There was also a strong delegation of local government Twitter devotees, including Blackburn with Darwen BC’s Tom Calver, who made the 250-mile trip from Lancashire.

“It was great to see so many turn out to celebrate the next phase in our 150-year history,” says LGC editor Emma Maier. “The venue was particularly fitting because the new LGC is all about focusing on the future of local government and the issues that will shape development of local services. The buzz around the room wasamazing when we unveiled the magazine, and the reaction made all the hard work worthwhile.”

If you would like a trial subscription to the new-look LGC, please go tohttp://freetrial.lgcplus.com

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