Since entries closed, the first round of judging has taken place and the shortlist for 2019’s LGC Awards can be revealed.
Congratulations to all of our finalists! Thank you too to all those that entered that didn't make the shortlist. The quality of entries this year was again extremely high. Entrants demonstrated outstanding practice as well as cutting-edge innovations and the judges were very impressed with the high standard. More than 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery.
The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures within local government. The winners of the LGC Awards will then be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 13 March 2019 at Grosvenor House, London which will be attended by more than 1,100 people from local government and its partner organisations - this is an evening not to be missed!
LGC editor Nick Golding said: “The councils that have been shortlisted for an LGC Award are among the most innovative – and their innovation is providing the best services for residents, despite local government facing enormous budget cuts.
“The officers and councillors of shortlisted councils deserve enormous credit for thinking of new ways to deliver the best services, ensuring vital services thrive in the era of austerity.”
View the highlights of the 2018 Awards and see what you can be part of