The MJ Virtual Awards 2020
A fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by hundreds of council staff at this year’s first virtual MJ awards with the climax being Aberdeen City Council named as Local Authority of the Year.
Almost 900 council staff registered to view the virtual awards which took place on October 2 and were presented live in a London production studio hosted by The MJ’s editor Heather Jameson and editorial director Michael Burton.
Ms Jameson told the audience: ‘We’re really proud of local government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis in the past few months. You have done an exceptional job in exceptional circumstances. We, and the public, would like to say a huge thank you to you all.’
The awards, whose gala night was set to be held in June and are based on 2019 projects, were held over due to the pandemic. The 2021 awards will be launched next month and will focus on councils’ response to COVID-19 including a new category targeted at ‘COVID heroes.’
Michael Burton added: ‘We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the awards and especially the local authority teams across the country for doing such a great job in difficult circumstances. We now look forward to entries for our 2021 awards.’
If you were unable to join us but would like to watch the event then please click on the replay link above.