More than 1,150 local authority professionals gathered on 4 November 2021 to celebrate the very best in local government.

The LGC Awards is the premier event of the year in the local government calendar. The event exists to identify, celebrate and help spread the finest example of innovation and quality delivered by councils on a daily basis. Due to the high number of entries year on year, winning an LGC Award has become the most sought after accolade in local government.

The LGC Awards see entries from council teams across the UK judged by our esteemed panel who include the great and good from both within and outside local government and past winners of the awards.

Actress, television presenter and comedian Sally Phillips was LGC’s presenter as winners were announced including Council of the Year.

View the complete list of winners here

LGC editor Nick Golding said:

“The dedication of councils to supporting their local populations has never been in doubt but they have stepped up to a new level over the course of the pandemic as they innovated to keep residents safe and well.

“To win an LGC Award is the ultimate symbol of the brilliance of council teams – we should be grateful for their work, particularly in difficult times.

“We are also delighted to inform you that entries are now open for the 2022 LGC Awards which will take place on 20 July.”

Congratulations again to all our winners, highly commended and thank you to everyone that took the time to enter. We would also like to thank our judges and sponsors without whose valued support the LGC Awards could not be staged.

Why Enter

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


22 categories to choose from for 2022


To sponsor a category please contact Lucy McPhail on 020 3953 2435 or email

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Highlights of the LGC Awards 2020

Key Dates

Entry Deadline
Online judging begins
Shortlist announced
LGC Awards night

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