Money is always front of mind for councillors, particularly with the ongoing financial squeeze on local government. But we know that many councils are transforming their services by taking new and challenging approaches to efficiency.
This award will recognise a councillor who has shown vision in maximising the resources available to the council to deliver outstanding services to residents. This could take many forms, including: making smart investment decisions and leveraging funds; pursuing new commercial projects; championing sustainable financial practices; encouraging lean and efficient practices; breaking down internal silos; or transforming whole systems to focus on the service user.
This award will go to a councillor who has either:
- Championed innovative and sustainable financial strategies within their council
- Pursued visionary transformation programmes that have improved the quality of services
- Contributed to an efficient, entrepreneurial and lean work culture within the council