Awards 2020
Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London
24 June 2020

Best Commercial Council

Category background

New commercial arrangements that have demonstrated innovation in the use of council services and/or assets, excellent returns on that investment and appropriate assessment of the risks taken with that investment.


• Best example of commercialism within the local authority context.

• Demonstration of a new commercial arrangement that balances the return on investment and the level of risk taken with that investment.

• Commercial deals that evidence innovation and outcomes aligned with the priorities of the local authority that also take account of the risk appetite of the authority.


  • An account of the challenge the authority/team faced
  • A description of how the project came into being, its aims and how it was carried out
  • The obstacles that were overcome to achieve it
  • Whether the planned outcomes were met
  • How the project met the corporate aims of the authority
  • How much of the ideas behind the project were locally-driven
  • What funding was accessed
  • The level of partnership working involved in the project, either cross departmental. public-public or public-private

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