Shortlist 2017

28 October | Grosvenor House, London

Business Transformation

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  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Barnsley Digital Media Centre
  • City of Wolverhampton Council, City of Wolverhampton Council - C3 Transformation Programme
  • Croydon Council, Independent Travel Programme
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council, ESBC ICT Team - “Just Do IT”
  • Gateshead Council, Changing business; transforming lives 
  • London Borough of Merton, South London Legal Partnership: Digital Courtrooms
  • Melton Borough Council, Me and My Learning - Preparing People for Welfare Reform
  • Nottingham City Council, Good To Great Transformation
  • South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council, T18 Business Transformation
  • Swale Borough Council, Transforming Swale's Housing Benefits and Housing Options Services
Campaign of the Year
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council, Is yours a sin bin?
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Driving demand for superfast broadband in the East Riding
  • Hertfordshire County Council, Love Your Bump - Hertfordshire County Council
  • Malvern Hills District Council, SELFie Where's The HARM?
  • Northamptonshire County Council, Grow Together. Foster a Child
  • Public Health, Liverpool City Council, Drink Less Enjoy More 
  • Rochdale Borough Council, Rochdale Recycling Revolution
  • St.Helens Council, Time to Talk in St.Helens #10000Minutes
  • Westminster City Council, Real Change
Children’s Services


  • ​​City of Wolverhampton Council, Children's Services Transformation
  • Croydon Council, A Partnership approach to tackling Domestic and Sexual Violence in Croydon
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council, East Riding Children's Services 
  • London Borough of Haringey, Enabling every child and young person to have the best start in life with high quality education
  • North Yorkshire County Council - Children & Young People's Service, North Yorkshire Children’s Services – a remarkable journey
  • Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Children’s Residential Homes, providing effective transitions for young people1
  • Suffolk County Council, Suffolk's 'Twos Count Here' Project (quality early learning for two year olds)
  • Suffolk County Council, Signs of Safety and Wellbeing in Suffolk – a whole system implementation



Community Involvement 
  • Activity Sheffield, PLACE Portfolio, Activity Sheffield - Community Involvement? It's the way we do things round here!
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Barnsley's Ward Alliances
  • Blackpool Council, Camerados Living Room
  • City of London Corporation, Co-production, Housing and Time Credits
  • Durham County Council, An altogether community approach to flooding
  • North East Lincolnshire Council, In the community, for the community
  • North Yorkshire County Council, Stronger communities
  • Trafford Council, Locality Working in Trafford
  • Wigan Council, The Deal
Council of the Year

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  • North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire County Council - Council of the Year
  • South Tyneside Council, Year 5 of 20 year Vision
  • Newham Council, Newham - building the capacity of our residents, our economy, and our community
  • Sevenoaks District Council, Excellence on a Shoestring
  • Newcastle City Council, Ambition in the face of austerity
  • South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk Council: making a difference, where it matters
Digital Council of the Year

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  • Southampton City Council, Southampton-style digital
  • Croydon Council, Digital Croydon
  • Newham Council, Newham’s Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Programme 
  • Southend on Sea Borough Council, Southend Learning Network - A 'Groundbreaking' Success for Southend
  • Suffolk County Council, Leading Change by Digital Customer Experience
  • Surrey County Council, Digital Programme
  • Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire County Council - Digital Council
Driving Efficiency through Technology

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  • Aylesbury Vale District Council, Applying Skills Externally
  • Ealing Council, Delivering digital personalised service direct to our customers
  • Islington Council, Paperless Parking
  • Kent Safeguarding Childrens Board, eCDOP (electronic child death overview process)
  • London Borough of Merton, South London Legal Partnership: Digital Courtrooms
  • Norfolk County Council, Customer Service Transformation - Digital by Design 
  • Test Valley Borough Council, Test Valley Borough Council - Taking a digital by default approach 
  • The London Borough of Bexley, Providing support for Adult Care Services through the Library digital offer
Driving Growth

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  • Burnley Borough Council, Burnley's Five Point Plan for Growth
  • Cornwall Council, Conrwall Council: Public Protection Service
  • Croydon Council, Growth in Croydon
  • Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council - Economic Initiatives
  • Leicester City Council, Leicester The 5000-1 City
  • Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Science Central
  • Rochdale Borough Council, Rochdale Driving Growth
  • Southampton CityCouncil, Southampton City Council Economic Development and Skills- Achieving Inclusive Growth
  • Telford & Wrekin Council, Enterprise Telford
  • Thurrock Council, Purfleet Centre

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  • 2020 Partnership, ERS Service Efficiency
  • Canterbury City Council, Canterbury City Council - Delivering Efficiency
  • Fenland District Council, Fenland District Council - Efficiency
  • London Borough of Merton, South London Legal Partnership: Digital Courtrooms
  • Peterborough City Council, Energy Efficiency & Fuel Poverty: Peterborough Energy Project
  • Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Open+ Libraries
  • South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council,
  • Three Rivers District Council, Implementation of a CRM and green waste charging
Entrepreneurial Council of the Year
  • ​Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Untapped Market
  • Broxbourne Borough Council, Entrepreneurial Broxbourne
  • Ealing Council, Ealing Council's proactive housing developments
  • Harrow Council, Harrow Council - Entrepreneurial Council of the Year
  • Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Council - Mayoral investment Strategy
  • Newham Council, Building financial independence 
  • North Yorkshire County Council, Smart thinking: selling our creativity, knowledge and skills
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council - A New Model for a Sustainable Future
  • Sevenoaks District Council, Financial self-sufficiency
  • Wychavon District Council, Entrepreneurial not municipal - a mantra for success

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  • ​​Bolton Council, Introducing Slimmer Grey Bins
  • Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire's LED lights project
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Adopt-a-Garden Scheme
  • Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Energy Programme
  • Viridor, Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility
  • Warwickshire County Council, Grey to Green Campaign - Food Waste Recycling
  • Wirral Council, Eco-Schools


Health and Social Care
  • Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, Integrating community health and care services in Bath & North East Somerset
  • Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire Adults with Complex Needs - You Can!
  • Leeds City Council, Improving health and care through digital innovation in Leeds: A whole system approach
  • Leicester City Council, Leicester City Council with Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Mental Health Accommodation Strategy 
  • Rochdale Borough Council, The New Rochdale Borough Intermediate Tier Services
  • Rutland County Council, Rutland - Achieving Better Care
  • Worcestershire County Council, Patient Flow Centre


Housing Initiative
  • Brighton & Hove City Council, New Homes for Neighbourhoods 
  • Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, Cranbrook New Community
  • Gateshead Council, Taster Flats
  • Leeds City Council, Changing Place, Changing Lives
  • London Borough of Lewisham, PLACE/Ladywell
  • Rochdale Borough Council, Rochdale Borough Council Empty Property Team
  • Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Housing Initiative - Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Wakefield Council, Wakefield Council - more new homes for Wakefield
  • ​Peterborough City Council, Asteria
  • Bristol City Council, Bristol Think Family
  • Peterborough City Council, Free residential solar PV with Empower
  • Newcastle City Council, MyTrav
  • Croydon Council, People’s Gateway Enablement and Welfare Service
  • Harrow Council, Project Infinity
  • Cheshire East Council, Seeds - making information governance fun!
  • London Borough of Merton, South London Legal Partnership: Digital Courtrooms
  • Teignbridge District Council, Teignbridge leads the way in self build revolution 
  • National Trading Standards Scams Team   
Most Innovative Service Delivery Model 
  • Essex County Council, Community Agents
  • Hart District Council, The Five Councils Partnership
  • Newham Council, Modular Homes - the RMS way
  • Northamptonshire County Council, Next Generation Council Model for Northamptonshire County Council
  • oneSource, oneSource
  • Peterborough City Council, Asteria
  • Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Open+ Libraries 
  • Stockport Council, Aligning the System in Stockport through People Powered Commissioning
  • Stockport Council, Stockport Family - A fully integrated children’s services based on restorative practice
Partnership of the Year
  • North Yorkshire County Council, "Integrated Working Not Just Sharing Space": North Yorkshire's Multi-Agency Screening Team
  • East Ayrshire Council, Ayrshire Roads Alliance
  • Thurrock Council, Blazing a Royal Trail: A cultural entitlement partnership
  • Liverpool City Council, Citysafe – delivering the 'REST Centre' for street drinkers
  • Slough Borough Council and Arvato UK & Ireland , Empowering Slough Borough Council to improve citizen services
  • Kettering Borough Council, Kettering Futures Partnership
  • Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes Council - Neighbourhood Employment Programme
  • Suffolk County Council, Suffolk's Most Active County Partnership
  • Rochdale Borough Council, The New Rochdale Intermediate Tier Services
Public Health

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  • ​Buckinghamshire County Council, A comprehensive approach to promoting physical activity
  • City of Wolverhampton Council, City of Wolverhampton Council- Public Health
  • Essex County Council, Identifying Depression in Older People Using Frontline Social Care Staff
  • Gateshead Council, Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document 
  • Kirklees Council, Kirklees - Healthy People Healthy Economy
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Prioritising Healthy Place in a fast growing borough
  • Newcastle City Council, Public Health in Newcastle
  • Tendring District Council, TuckIN making Food Better
  • Wakefield Council, Wakefield Council - transforming health and wellbeing
  • Wigan Council, Making Health Everyone's Business
Rising star NEW
  • Leicester City Council, Kerryjit Kaur - ICRS Manager, Leicester City Council 
  • Oxford City Council, Rising Star entry
  • Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Open+ Libraries
  • Southampton City Council, Customer Insight - James Marshall
  • Suffolk County Council, Matt Woor - Not your typical public sector manager
  • East Sussex County Council, Sarah Mainwaring
  • Tower Hamlets Council, Abdul J Khan - Service Manager for Energy & Sustainability
  • Wirral Council, Lucy Barrow


Team of the Year
  • 2020 Partnership, ERS Project Team
  • Barnsley Council - Code Green, Code Green Team (BMBC)
  • East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, East Renfrewshire Youth intensive Support Service
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Green Team
  • Oxford City Council, Oxford City Councils Welfare Reform Team
  • STAR Procurement (Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale Councils) , STAR Procurement - A Shared Procurement Service
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council, The Leadership Cafe

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