MJ Awards

  • Hitting the right notes

    13 February 2024

    Kate Kennally deployed a musical metaphor on receiving the Chief Executive of the Year prize at The MJ Achievement Awards 2023. Here she talks to Paul Marinko about winning the title and how she has conducted Cornwall Council to success.

  • Stockton’s winning digital formula

    31 January 2024

    Stockton BC scooped the digital transformation award at The MJ Awards for its innovative approach to creating quality education, health and care plans. Cllr Lisa Evans reflects on the achievement.

  • A collaborative approach reaps rewards

    04 December 2023

    Robin Heap outlines how the new BCP Council’s Bike Share cycle scheme has benefited the city region in a short space of time – and in the process became a big winner at this year’s The MJ Awards.

  • Putting health first across the council

    20 November 2023

    With entries now open for The MJ Achievement Awards 2024, there is a great chance to celebrate the work councils are doing to create healthy places, say Katherine Merrifield and Gwen Nightingale.

  • Celebrating positive action on health

    18 September 2023

    St Helens BC’s drive and adaptability in addressing feedback from the community made it a worthy winner at The MJ Awards, say Katherine Merrifield and Gwen Nightingale.

  • How we became Local Authority of the Year

    26 August 2023

    Barnsley’s successful transformation of its town centre, focused on The Glass Works, won the council the accolade it deserved in The MJ Awards 2023, says Sarah Norman

  • A leader of great integrity

    24 July 2023

    Jo Roney, who worked with Lord Bob Kerslake, pays tribute to his host of accomplishments and his unerring belief in local government as a driver for positive change.

  • Celebrating excellence

    17 July 2023

    Penna’s Dawar Hashmi reflects back on this year’s edition of The MJ Achievement Awards and explains why recognition plays such an important part in any working environment – especially within local government

  • Revealing excellence

    26 June 2023

    The MJ Achievement Awards were an opportunity to put the energy, hard work and creativity of local government’s brightest and best in the spotlight. Heather Jameson reflects on the highlights of a remarkable day.

  • Local Authority of the Year revealed at The MJ Achievement Awards

    22 June 2023

    Barnsley MBC has taken the coveted title of Local Authority of the Year at The MJ Achievement Awards.

  • Pride (In The Name of Local)

    13 June 2023

    Neil Lupin talks about the importance of pride in local government.

  • The secret of our succession

    21 March 2023

    Neil Lupin looks at the increasing importance of succession planning in local government.

  • Review of 2022

    14 December 2022

    As 2022 draws to a close, Martin Ford looks back on the ups and downs of a year that was dominated by political drama and financial challenges.

  • The secret to Telford and Wrekin’s success

    14 December 2022

    The success story that led to Telford and Wrekin winning The MJ’s Local Authority of the Year Award 2022 is down to leadership, members and staff, as Michael Burton reports.

  • An award-winning chief

    14 December 2022

    The MJ Awards’ Chief Executive of the Year, Monica Fogarty, tells Heather Jameson she was thrilled to win – but adulation is not what it is all about.

  • London borough chief announces retirement

    01 December 2022

    Former MJ local authority of the year award winner, Martin Esom, is set to retire.

  • Roretti joins awards sponsors

    16 November 2022

    Public services consultancy Roretti has joined the list of sponsors for The MJ Awards.

  • Putting health equity first

    08 November 2022

    Newham LBC’s winning nomination in the Place Based Approaches to Health Equity category at The MJ Awards this year showed the clear rewards of taking a system-wide approach, say Katherine Merrifield and Gwen Nightingale

  • Stepping up for the health of Newham

    08 November 2022

    With nominations now open for The MJ Achievement Awards 2023, Jason Strelitz sets out the thinking behind Newham LBC’s 50 Steps strategy – an approach that made the council the winner of the Place Based Approaches to Health Equity in The MJ Awards 2022

  • Councils urged to apply for MJ Awards

    13 October 2022

    Councils that are proud of their services and have made a difference to people’s lives have been urged to apply for The MJ Awards.