Local Public Services Awards 2010 - The Winners

A Grand celebration of PR and Communications Excellence

Local Public Services Awards 2010Professionals from all areas of local public services, including the police, fire services and the NHS, were represented at the CIPR LPS Excellence Awards gala evening on Friday 22 October at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where the winners from 11 categories were announced to mark the end of another highly successful annual conference.

Northamptonshire County Council was voted Communications team of the year, having also won first place for their internal communications and digital excellence campaigns. Judges agreed that Northamptonshire were most deserving for this prestigious award.

Robin Treacher, judge and Fellow of the CIPR LPS with 30 years experience in the industry was hosting the awards. He said,

The team has demonstrated excellent use of resources, and shown a real appreciation of staff engagement and a commitment to the future with social media techniques. Congratulations are due for an outstanding team effort.

Ashley Wilcox, MCIPR, Chair of the LPS group said

Once again competition was tough which proves that local public services communications is continually evolving and resulting in communications that work.

Emma Britton, Interim Media Manager from the London Borough of Hackney was awarded Young Communicator of the Year, and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council won Campaign of the Year with their timely and best value campaign to tackle obesity in Stockport, 'Active Stockport Strides Ahead.'

Winners and Highly Commended for all 11 Categories are listed below:

Category 1: Media Relations Excellence

Winner: Gateshead Council

Highly commended: London Borough of Havering

Category 2: Internal Communications Excellence

Winner: Northamptonshire County Council

Highly commended: North East Derbyshire District Council

Category 3: Consultation Excellence

Joint highly commended: Lewisham and Lambeth councils

Category 4: Hard to Reach Communications Excellence

Winner: City of Edinburgh

Highly commended: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Category 5: Digital Excellence

Winner: Northamptonshire

Highly commended: Monmouthshire County Council

Category 6: Partnership Excellence

Joint winners: Falkirk Council & Cornwall Council

Highly commended: NHS North of the Tyne

Category 7: PR on a Shoestring Excellence

Winner: Bournemouth Borough Council

Highly commended: Staffordshire

Category 8: Creative Savings Excellence

Winner: All Buckinghamshire councils, county & district – joint magazine

(entered by Aylesbury Vale District Council)

Category 9: Crisis Communications Excellence

Winner: Gloucestershire County Council

Highly commended: Brighton & Hove City Council

Category 10: Publications Excellence

Publications of under 60,000 circulation

Winner: Dacorum Borough Council

Highly commended: Gravesham Council

Publications of over 60,000 circulation

Winner: Camden Council

Highly commended:

Hackney Council

London Borough of Havering

10c Publication, leaflet, flyer etc.,

Joint winners: Camden Council and Lewisham Homes

Highly commended: Derbyshire County Council

11 Special Excellence Awards

Campaign of the year

Winner: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Highly commended: Northamptonshire County Council

Young communicator of the year

Emma Britton, London Borough of Hackney

Communications Team of the Year

Winner: Northamptonshire County Council

Highly commended:

Camden Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Editors Note:

For full details of judges, sponsors and entries see the awards booklet

View the full shortlist here.

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