Thank you to those councils who submitted a nomination for the ALGIM 2020 Special Awards. We are delighted by the response, having received 46 incredible nominations.
We look forward to announcing the award winners at an online ceremony on Friday, 2 October, more details to follow.
As a reminder, the three categories for nominations were:
Supportive Team Award
This award is all about the people. Whether it's your team, or another team you worked with, this award will recognise those who pulled together and made the seemingly impossible happen. It could be your customer service team shifting to a remote call centre in two days, the IT team that worked tirelessly to ensure everyone could work from home, or the comms team that kept everyone updated and in the know. Whoever it is, we want to award their hard work.
Fast-Tracked Project Award
Did you see COVID barreling toward us and suddenly realise the project you were working on would soon be a necessity? That's what this award is all about. Those projects that were already on the programme for this year, but had to be brought forward to meet your council's business needs.
New Initiatives Award
This one is all about the innovation. We've heard plenty of stories of how councils came up with brand new initiatives to keep their core business functions running, stay in communication with their communities, and ensure everyone was safe. So, if you have a new project that only came about because of COVID and its impacts, this award is for you!