Awards 2016
London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane
16th June 2016

Celebrating the very best in local government

Congratulations to all the finalists!


The MJ is delighted to announce the successful 105 finalists as well as the 41 commended whose entries have been selected by our judges in the 17 categories that make up The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2016.

 As ever judges had a difficult decision selecting the finalists and commended from a very strong selection of entries and we want to emphasise our thanks to all those local authority teams who devoted time and effort to entering our awards despite pressures on their schedules. For those teams which did not make it through to the shortlist we can assure them that their entries were carefully read by our judges who were impressed by their dedication to their services and communities despite the difficult budgetary environment.

Despite the background of spending cuts the entries show how staff and managers constantly innovate, especially where it comes to helping the vulnerable. New ways of bringing in revenue, sharing costs with other parts of the public sector especially in health and social care and preparing for devolved responsibilities featured heavily in this year’s entries.

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 Commended as well, will be announced at our gala awards night on June 16 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. It will be a great night out when local authority teams can deservedly celebrate their achievements. Details about how to attend are on this website.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Michael Burton                                            

Editorial Director, The MJ Awards                


Heather Jameson

Editor, The MJ



Enter the awards

  • Demonstrate your pride in all that your team has achieved over the last year
  • Stand out and benchmark your best practice amongst fellow local authority colleagues
  • Gain recognition of your team's achievements
  • Reward your staff and boost morale
  • Gain wider press and marketing exposure

Hear from the winners

Harrow Council

Winner of Innovation in Channel Shift

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Nottingham City Council

Winner of Children's Services

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Birmingham City Council

Winner of Innovation in finance

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