28 October | Virtual Event

View the 2020 winners being announced here

The 24th LGC Awards were originally scheduled for 28 March at Grosvenor House, London earlier this year, postponed at the last minute with the country being forced into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 28 October, more than seven months later, the 2020 awards eventually took place, albeit virtually. Over 1500 local authority professionals came together to celebrate the very best in local government as part of the biggest awards ceremony in the sector.

Hosted by LGC editor Nick Golding and renowned journalist and presenter of BBC’s Today programme, Justin Webb, the winners and highly commended of the 21 categories were announced, interspersed with live interviews with the various winners.

Nick Golding said, “In March we should have gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. But Covid intervened. So, seven months later, I am frankly relieved to finally say:  Welcome to the LGC Awards 2020! This is our annual celebration of local government’s innovators. A celebration of those helping the vulnerable or neglected. A celebration of those making our places great.
A celebration of those who rarely get the credit they deserve….”


The big winners of the awards were London Borough of Brent who walked away with the Council of the Year award. To view all of the winners and highly commended please click here 

It was an exciting and engaging awards ceremony attended by record numbers. If you didn’t get to attend, or if you’d like to enjoy it again, then you can watch the full ceremony here.

Thank you to everybody that entered, the attendees, and to our sponsors without whose generous support these awards would not have taken place. We look forward to seeing you all again next year and receiving your entries!

View winners here


View the 2019 highlights - the 2020 highlights will appear here shortly


"A seamless and inspiring event which is what the industry needs to showcase its capability to embrace innovation and technology"
Will Reddaway, group head of innovation, J Murphy & Sons

"Great way to showcase the work you have done - to get national recognition for achievements."
Derby City Council

"It is an excellent opportunity to showcase local government talent."
Sandwell MBC

"It is a fantastic opportunity to gain recognition for your council and raise your profile nationally"
Cornwall Council, winners, Best Service Delivery Model 2019



Key dates


4 October
Entries - closed

first stage - closed

Shortlist announced

Live judging

28 October
LGC Awards




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