Winners Announced!

After a packed day of learning, sharing and 45 live presentations from 36 shortlisted councils outlining their innovative solutions to their workforce challenges the winners of the inaugural LGC Workforce Awards were announced.

 LGC editor Sarah Calkin said,
"It’s been a fantastic day with so many brilliant ideas shared and hopefully some great connections made. Whether you won or not, I hope all those on the shortlist have found it a valuable experience. While money may be in short supply in local government, ideas, enthusiasm and commitment clearly are not."

The judges were immensely impressed with the high standard of entries so to be shortlisted is an achievement in itself. Huge congratulations to all our worthy winners who were....

Back office hero/heroes - East Ayrshire Council, Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Operating Beyond Boundaries

Best next generation employer - St Albans City and DC, Growing our own - bringing in and bringing on talent

Best innovation in recruitment - North Lincolnshire Council, Care Sector Recruitment and Retention - Proud to Care North Lincolnshire

Workforce innovator - Debbie Lorimer, Director of Resources, South Norfolk Council and Broadland DCs

Best equality, diversity and inclusion employer - Waltham Forest LBC, Delivering Impact, Empowering Equity and Embracing

Best innovation in smart working - Central Bedfordshire Council, Place Academy

Best retention strategy - Nottingham City Council, Developing and retaining a professionalised Public Health Team

Best wellbeing innovation - Stockton-on-Tees BC, Men's Health Intervention and Support

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, the presenters, speakers and judges.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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Key Dates

Shortlist announced (week commencing)
LGC Workforce 2023