On Wednesday 13 March more than 1,000 of the most senior figures in British local government gathered at Grosvenor House, London to celebrate the sector’s greatest innovators.
They were attending the 23rd annual LGC Awards ceremony, held by leading title Local Government Chronicle and hosted by comedian, actor and writer Hugh Dennis. Winners of the 20 award categories are the councils doing the most to innovate to ensure they best serve residents in the era of austerity.
Nick Golding, LGC’s editor, said:
“At a time when communities nationwide are reeling from uncertainty and continuing austerity, we need to celebrate the local leaders – both council officers and councillors – without whose inspiring work our cherished local services would be even further diminished. All too often the depth of talent in local government is not sufficiently appreciated but the LGC Awards are unashamedly about celebrating those doing most to provide the services our communities require.”
Congratulations go to all our winners, in particular to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council who picked up the award for Council of the Year.
The complete list of winners can be found by visiting www.awards.lgcplus.com