More than 1,200 local authority professionals last night gathered at Grosvenor House, London to celebrate the very best in local government.

The LGC Awards are the biggest and best ceremony recognising the achievements of officers and politicians in local government – and last night’s ceremony was the 27th time the Local Government Chronicle event has been held.

The LGC Awards see entries from council teams across the UK judged by other councils’ senior officers, with the aim being to promote new innovation that can inspire other councils to improve their own services.

Sports pundit and former rugby union player, Ugo Monye was LGC’s presenter as winners were announced including Council of the Year, Barnsley MBC.

LGC editor Sarah Calkin said: “With shortlisted entries from councils in Cornwall, Aberdeen Northern Ireland and everywhere in between, the LGC Awards is a truly national celebration of local government and its many remarkable achievements.

“From children’s services to climate change, housing to health and social care, the commitment of officers and politicians to their communities, passion for their places, and the impulse to continually improve is undeniable.’’

Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter, ithe attendees, judges and sponsors without whose support these awards would not take place.

We look forward to receiving your entries next year.

Highlights of the LGC Awards 2022