Congratulations to all the finalists!
The MJ is delighted to announce the successful 101 finalists as well as the commended whose entries have been selected by our judges in the 16 categories that make up The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2015.
To download a copy of the finalists brochure please click here
Judges had a difficult decision selecting the finalists and commended from what has been a very strong selection of entries and we wish to emphasise our gratitude to all those local authority teams who devoted time and effort to entering our awards despite other pressures on their time. For those which did not make it through to the shortlist we can assure their teams that their entries were carefully read by our judges who were impressed by their dedication to their communities during a difficult budgetary environment.
As always the dedication of local authority teams to their services and their communities has been inspiring. Despite the background of spending cuts the entries show how staff and managers constantly innovate, especially where it comes to helping the vulnerable. Cross-boundary working, especially in health and care, has also featured heavily in this year’s entries while a focus on infrastructure projects reflects the growing confidence of the sector in regeneration and inward investment.
Our awards would not be possible without sponsorship so along with our thanks to our local government teams we stress our gratitude to sponsors.
From the finalists in each category a Winner, and in some cases Highly Commended as well, will be announced at our gala awards night on June 18 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. It will be a great night out when local authority teams can deservedly celebrate their achievements.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Michael Burton Heather Jameson
Editorial Director, The MJ Awards Editor, The MJ