MJ Awards

  • Finalists announced in The MJ Awards

    23 July 2020

    The MJ is delighted to announce the finalists of The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020, with a full list of the luck shortlisted councils available at awards.themj.co.uk or in our ebook.

  • Future Forum postponed

    17 March 2020

    The MJ has postponed next week’s 24-hour Future Forum event until September 24/25 due to the coronavirus crisis.

  • A landmark year for Waltham Forest

    14 January 2020

    In 2019 Waltham Forest LBC became the first Mayor of London Borough of Culture - and won The MJ’s Local Authority of the Year category in the annual awards. Cllr Clare Coghill and Martin Esom talk to Michael Burton about the council's achievement.

  • Final reflections

    24 July 2019

    The MJ columnist Allen Graham has stood down as chief executive of Rushcliffe BC. He says the sector is ‘at a unique cross-roads where the dilemmas and challenges facing us must be met with creativity, transformation and collaboration’.

  • We will not rest on our laurels

    23 July 2019

    Waltham Forest Council won Local Authority of the Year in the MJ Awards 2019. Martin Esom and Cllr Clare Coghill believe the achievement is the result of ‘nearly a decade of relentless focus and grip’.

  • Waltham Forest takes top honour at The MJ Achievement Awards

    26 June 2019

    The London borough of Waltham Forest was last night named the Local Authority of the Year at a glittering ceremony attended by nearly 1,000 guests.

  • Local Authority of the Year shortlist revealed

    18 April 2019

    Five councils are in the running to be named as Local Authority of the Year 2019, it has been revealed as The MJ publishes its awards finalists.

  • A winning approach to care and health

    04 December 2018

    St Helens MBC and its partners have addressed the pressing challenges of rising health and care demand and falling budgets with a programme that this year made it a winner in the Care and Health Integration category in The MJ Awards 2018

  • Winner’s quest to build on success

    07 November 2018

    As The MJ launches its 2019 awards Michael Burton reports on how winning the 2018 Local Authority of the Year category this year made an impact on Blackburn with Darwen Council

  • Front line services take centre stage at MJ Awards 2018

    27 June 2018

    Blackburn with Darwen Council was named tonight as the Local Authority of the Year at The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards.

  • A roaring success for Wolves at The MJ Achievement Awards

    21 June 2017

    It was Wolverhampton’s night last week when the city council was named Local Authority of the Year at The MJ Awards at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

  • Generous guests raise £2,500 for kids

    21 June 2017

    Many thanks to the guests at The MJ Awards who contributed to our charity collection, which raised £2,590 for Action for Children.

  • MJ Awards 2017 winners announced

    15 June 2017

    The City of Wolverhampton Council was named Local Authority of the Year at The MJ Awards in a gala night at London’s prestigious Hilton, Park Lane, which saw winners and highly commended announced in 14 different categories.

  • A design for life

    17 May 2017

    The refurbishment of Norfolk CC’s civic centre won the council the Disability Confident award at The MJ Achievement Awards 2016.

  • Lumley to present MJ awards

    10 May 2017

    The MJ has some Absolutely Fabulous news to announce about The MJ Awards gala night on 15 June – our star presenter will be actress and broadcaster Joanna Lumley.

  • A team with great support

    26 April 2017

    Glasgow City Council won the Workforce Transformation prize at The MJ’s 2016 Achievement Awards for its revolutionary support services programme that has the potential to deliver huge savings.

  • Championing the community

    20 April 2017

    Cambridgeshire CC won the Excellence in Community Engagement prize at The MJ’s Local Government Excellence Awards 2016. Here’s how they did it.

  • A commercial success

    05 April 2017

    Leeds City Council and Sevenoaks DC shared the Commercialism in the Property Estate prize in The MJ’s Local Government Achievement Awards 2016.

  • Behaviour change helps young people

    08 March 2017

    Suffolk CC has developed an internal team with a focus on behaviour change. Its success made the county the winner in the Behaviour Change category for The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards.

  • A win-win for Wolverhampton

    01 February 2017

    Last summer Wolverhampton City Council won the Best Council Service Team category in The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2016 for its innovative commercialisation of its three leisure centres