LGC awards

Applied Resilience nominated for LGC award

Applied Resilience, a Public Service Mutual co-owned by Spelthorne and Runnymede Borough Councils, has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Best Delivery Model category in the 2018 LGC Awards.

The awards, run by Local Government Chronicle, are the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House venue on 21 March 2018.

Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. The high quality of this year's entries demonstrates local government's enthusiasm to innovate in an era in which councils' budgets have been cut. The awards seek to identify and recognise local government's greatest innovators, whose achievements are often under reported.

With budgets at the forefront of priorities, it is even more important this year to shine a spotlight on the achievements of those councils whose pioneering best practice can inspire other councils to improve services.

LGC editor Nick Golding said: "To be shortlisted for an LGC Award shows a council service is among the country's most innovative, and doing the most to support the needs of local residents as councils face continuing budget cuts. We should salute the council officers and councillors doing the most to ensure our vital public services thrive in the era of austerity."

Spelthorne Borough Council's Deputy Chief Executive, Terry Collier, said: "Congratulations to the Applied Resilience team for being short-listed for this prestigious award. Emergency planning is at the top of the Council's agenda and our partnership with Applied Resilience is helping us to ensure that this aspect of the business is well managed and cost effective and that we are fully prepared for any possible emergency."

Nick Moon, Managing Director for Applied Resilience, said: "We are thrilled to be recognised by the prestigious LGC Awards, especially under the Best Delivery Model category. Starting anything new is always a big challenge, but we've seen how the model allows us to support councils on a day to day basis, without adding to their financial burden in this difficult climate, and they know that should a disaster happen, there will be a larger stronger team ready to support them."

Winners will be announced on 21 March 2018 at Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane which will be attended by 1,100 people from local government and its partner organisations.

The full list of finalists can be found at awards.lgcplus.com