2022 Winners


Campaign of the Year

Winner : Love is not abuse – Wigan Council and partners, Wigan MBC

Highly Commended : Theo's Story, Somerset CC

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Children’s Services

Winner : A tale of transforming Wakefield from Inadequate to Good in three years, Wakefield MDC

Highly Commended : Hertfordshire County Council's Virtual School's achievements in supporting children in care into Higher Education, Hertfordshire CC

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Climate Response

Winner :  Rebuilding a greener Hackney: the UK's biggest programme of low traffic neighbourhoods and School Streets, Hackney LBC

Highly Commended : Manchester City Council Climate Change Action Plan 2020-25, Manchester City Council

Highly Commended : Blackpool Council: Responding to the Climate Emergency, Blackpool Council

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Community Involvement

Crowdfund Cotswold, Cotswold DC

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Council of the Year

Winner : Manchester City Council

Highly Commended : Great Yarmouth BC

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Digital Impact

Winner : Role of data in digital transformation, Stockport MBC

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Diversity and Inclusion

Winner : Black Community Action Plan, Brent LBC

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Economic Support

Winner : Economic Support Nomination - Brent Council, Brent LBC

Highly Commended : The Future is Birkenhead, Wirral MBC

Environmental Services

Winner : Recycle More - Somerset Waste Partnership, Somerset CC, Mendip DC, Sedgemoor DC, Somerset West & Taunton Council and South Somerset DC

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Future Places

Winner : MK A Future city now, Milton Keynes Council

Highly Commended : 5G RuralDorset, Dorset Council

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Health and Social Care

Winner : DREaMS Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council with HCV ICS

Highly Commended : Stepping Home from Hospital, East Suffolk Council

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Winner : City of York Council Housing Delivery Programme (HDP), City of York Council

Highly Commended : Building a better future in Brent, Brent LBC


Winner : Creatively transforming our Children's Social Care workforce, Wigan MBC

Highly Commended : Shropshire Pothole Trial, Shropshire Council

Highly Commended : Wellbeing Automated Call Services (WACS), Hampshire CC

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Large Team of the Year

Winner : Coventry City Council Housing & Homelessness Service, Coventry City Council

Lifetime Achievement

Winner : Barry Quirk, Chief Executive of Kensington and Chelsea Borough

Most Improved Council

Winner :  Rotherham MBC

Highly Commended : Great Yarmouth BC

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Outstanding individual contribution

Winner : Ceren Clulow, Nottinghamshire CC,

Highly Commended : Joe Morley, Hull City Council

Public Health

Winner : Increasing access to healthier food and support services through food pantries, Enfield LBC

Highly Commended : BumpClub Medway - an innovative approach to promoting optimal weight in pregnancy, Medway Council

Public/Private Partnership

Winner : Cardiff Living Wage City Partnership, Cardiff Council

Highly Commended : Families First Leeds, Leeds City Council

Highly Commended : Good Food Barnsley, Barnsley MBC

Public/Public Partnership

Winner : South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership, South Holland DC, East Lindsey DC and Boston BC

Highly Commended : Newham Whole School Asthma Approach, Newham LBC

Rising Star

Winner : Che Kwon Sterling, Brent LBC

Small Team of the Year

Winner : Building public trust through ‘out of this world’ pandemic communications, Milton Keynes Council

Highly Commended : DCC in-house provider services: Learning Disabilities Respite Unit, Devon CC


Winner : NottAlone.org.uk - Local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire, all in one place, Nottinghamshire CC and Nottingham City Council

Highly Commended : Middlesbrough Council's Transformational Voicescape Trial, Middlesbrough Council

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