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Socitm celebrates the best of 2020-21 with and for its members

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An exceptional year in many ways 

On the final day (Thursday 10 June) of President’s Week 2021, Socitm announced the winners of its annual awards. Against the backdrop of a challenging year for providers of local public services, it was difficult to pick singular highlights. However, Socitm is extremely proud to celebrate the success of all its members, with so much achieved by so many.  

Congratulations to each one of the 2021 award winners  

Leadership advocate of the year
Iftaz Hussain (Application Services Manager for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
This award is given in recognition to the member who has played a proactive part in shaping and championing the positive experiences of our Leadership Academy programmes. 

Region of the year
Scotland (chaired by Heather Robb, CDO for the City of Edinburgh Council
This award is given to the region which has secured active engagement and participation in events; interesting agendas, robust discussion, and positive outcomes for attendees. 

Member of the year 
Tony Colson (Director of IT for Sense
This award is given to the person who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate dedication, passion, and commitment to the society and its aims, for the benefit of all members and the public sector.  

Best accessibility score
Gravesham Borough Council 
This award is given to the authority which has the best accessibility score for its website as of 1 June 2021 

Most improved accessibility score
Shetland Islands Council 
This award is given to the authority which has most improved its website accessibility score between July 2020 and June 2021. 

User satisfaction
Worcestershire County Council
This award is given to the authority which has demonstrated exceptional service user satisfaction. 

Partner of the year
Microsoft  (the unanimous winner of the member vote) 
This award is given to the partner who has supported our society to give members the advice, sharing of expertise, innovation, and services beyond their terms during a very challenging year. 

Partner recognition award
Norfolk County Council 
This award is given by Microsoft UK for outstanding successes and innovations over the last 12 months. 

Partner recognition award
Bury Council 
This award is given by Capita plc for outstanding successes and innovations over the last 12 months. 

For more details contact Communications Manager David Ogden: david.ogden@socitm.net