4 November 2021 | Grosvenor House London

The biggest celebration of excellence in local government returns as a physical event on 4 November 2021

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 LGC Awards. Congratulations to all of our finalists and a big thank you to everyone that took the time and effort to enter.

Entrants demonstrated outstanding practice as well as cutting-edge innovations and the judges were very impressed with the high standard. In what has been an extremely difficult year, to receive such a large volume of entries from so many organisations is amazing.

The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures within local government.

LGC editor Nick Golding said: “The past year of Covid response has stretched councils and their staff to the limit, and yet still local government has innovated and provided the leadership places have so desperately needed during the pandemic.

“The LGC Awards are about recognising the most exceptional local government talent – and in this year, of all years, we can really say that those shortlisted have put in a truly heroic performance..”

Why attend the Awards ceremony?

  • Be inspired and learn from others who demonstrate best practice in their roles

  • Highlight your organisation's commitment to the excellent services you provide

  • See how you can help move your organisation forward

  • Say thank you to staff and boost morale

  • Network with 1,200+ local authority professionals as they celebrate their achievements and you celebrate yours!

The winners of the LGC Awards will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 4 November 2021 at Grosvenor House, London - this is an evening not to be missed!

For information on attending the awards ceremony please call Jae on 020 3953 2117 or email him at Jae.Taylor@emap.com

We look forward to seeing you in person then for what will be a long awaited and well deserved celebration of excellence in local government.  


For information on tailored sponsorship opportunities including sponsoring a category please call Lucy McPhail on 020 3953 2435 or email Lucy.McPhail@emap.com.




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View the 2020 highlights


"What does it mean to win Council of the Year?
It means everything – for everyone who has been working so diligently for the last 7, 8, 9 months while we’ve been in lockdown. Everything they have done has been about delivering for every one of the 335,000 residents who live and work in Brent and that’s what we care about…."
Leader, London Borough of Brent



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