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Rushcliffe Borough Council named Best Commercial Council of the Year

28 June 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has scooped its second industry accolade in just three months after it was named Best Commercial Council of the Year at the prestigious annual MJ Awards at the Park Lane Hilton hotel in London.


Run by the Municipal Journal, the awards recognise local government success and innovation across a wide range of council services.

Judges cited the authority’s recent range of projects added both community and financial value and were fully supported by the entire council team.

It included delivering the leisure centre and offices at Rushcliffe Arena, effective investments in property and transforming its grounds maintenance programme to create Streetwise.

It followed the Council collecting the Entrepreneurial Council of the Year award at the Local Government Chronicle Awards in March.

Borough Council Chief Executive Allen Graham said: “To be named double winners of awards by both the industry’s chief publications is simply humbling.

“It is confirmation from our peers that the unique team approach between members and officers is paying dividends both for our staff and the residents of Rushcliffe.

“Like all our staff, I feel extremely honoured to be part of the team and Chief Executive of this ambitious council.

“What we have achieved together is for the benefit of the wonderful community of Rushcliffe and reflects well on the whole of local government in Nottinghamshire.”

Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson joined members of the management team and frontline staff to collect the award in the capital on Wednesday evening (June 27).

He said: “We are exceptionally proud to have collected another award and be recognised at a national level.

“Local Government leaders continue to agree with us when we state being entrepreneurs and commercially minded is in our DNA as councillors and staff.

 “Like the LGC accolade, this award will inspire us further to deliver value for money services with the help of careful commercial projects for the benefit of our residents.”

Winners were announced in 16 different categories across council services. They included teams providing innovative integrated health and care, cultural services, housing, poverty-reduction, digital transformation, highways management, children’s services, communications, homecare, revenue-generation and public health. Top teams and the workforce were also celebrated.

Heather Jameson, editor of The MJ, said: “It was a wonderful night for winners as well as finalists. As always it was a difficult choice by our award judges as the entries were so impressive. They just illustrate the hard work and commitment of councils’ front line service teams.”

The full list of winners can be found at