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News 27th June 2019 2 minutes read
The London Borough of Waltham Forest was named Local Authority of the Year at yesterday’s MJ Achievement Awards 2019, a category sponsored by executive search and interim management consultancy Green Park. One of five Local Authorities shortlisted, the London Borough of Waltham Forest was selected by the judges as the winner of the highly coveted title among a record number of entries.
Building a positive legacy for future generations, the London Borough of Waltham Forest has redefined its relationship with its younger community by co-creating a dynamic and proactive conversation that is delivering sustainable, positive and meaningful outcomes. This year’s Local Authority of the Year category finalists also included London Borough of Redbridge, North East Lincolnshire Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Thurrock Council. Poole Council was also commended in this category.
The annual MJ Awards recognise the achievements of Local Government services, and now in its 16th year, is one of the major events within the public-sector calendar. Working with a broad range of Local Government organisations across the country, Green Park have sponsored this high-profile award for the seventh year running, honouring the progress of Local Authorities and provide public sector staff with the recognition they deserve.
Neil Lupin, Managing Partner of Green Park’s Public Service Practice, who presented the award, comments “Green Park exists to help to change the face of work by supporting Local Authorities to attract, nurture and retain the very best senior leaders. Championing the phenomenal and often unsung contribution the sector plays within our society, our support of the MJ Awards underpins our commitment to Local Government and the wonderful public sector organisations we work with.”
“In our seventh year of leading this award, we were delighted by the number of submissions and the breadth of the Authorities achievements, regardless of socio-economic and fiscal challenges. We congratulate all those who participated, all of this year’s finalists and category winners and in particular our Local Authority of the Year 2019 winner, the London Borough of Waltham Forest.”
The submissions were evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges and selected based on evidence of having delivered meaningful and positive change to the communities they serve. The judges included: Neil Lupin; Andrea Trainer, Partner, Green Park; Emma Alexander, Head of Paid Service, Derbyshire County Council; Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham; Becky Shaw, Chief Executive, East Sussex Council; Ian Thomas, Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Denise Park, Chief Executive, Blackburn with Darwen Council.
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