Firstly, many thanks to all our awards entrants who have been so patient over the past few months while we put The MJ Awards on hold during lockdown. 

We also want to say a special thank you to all local authorities for their amazing efforts during the pandemic, helping their communities and local businesses through this tough time. It’s too late to recognise their inspiring services this year, but watch this space for news about The MJ Awards 2021. 

Our decision to delay announcing the finalists of our 18 categories was put on hold as we knew so many entrants were busy dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The actual gala night for The MJ Awards 2020 should have taken place in June. Instead, we have decided to turn it into a virtual awards ceremony to take place at 2pm on 2 October 2020. 

We will announce the winners in each category in an afternoon to remember – look out for details on how to register which will be coming soon on our websites awards.themj.co.uk or themj.co.uk, as well as on social media on our LinkedIn page or twitter @themjcouk or @TheMJAwards. 

We had a huge number of very high quality entries across our 18 different categories, showing the sheer variety of services provided by local government. The entries also displayed the commitment and dedication by the teams to the communities they serve. 

Thanks go to the judges for giving their time and in particular to our sponsors without whom the awards would not be possible and congratulations to the finalists they chose. Finally, at our virtual awards ceremony on 2 October we will be unveiling categories for The MJ Awards 2021. Watch out for further details and put 2 October into your diaries! 

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