Stockport Council shortlisted for three top digital awards

The Digital by Design Programme at Stockport Council has been shortlisted for three awards in the 2018 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

Stockport Council shortlisted for three top digital awards

The Digital by Design Programme at Stockport Council has been shortlisted for three awards in the 2018 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards: Driving Efficiency through Technology, Business Transformation and the strongly contested top award, Digital Council of the Year.

The LGC Awards recognise the greatest achievements across local government. In order to be shortlisted, Stockport’s submissions had to demonstrate evidence of a clear vision for the digital future of the council and how the digital programme has helped to drive the improvement of service delivery for residents.

“It is great news for Stockport Council and for the residents,” says Councillor David Sedgwick, Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance at Stockport Council. “Being shortlisted demonstrates that other councils recognise Stockport as leading the way in digital innovation.”

“We have listened to what our users wanted and introduced a range of new self-serve websites, digital tools and ‘My Account’ for residents. We have transformed the way we work, creating new tools that help us to manage complex issues more efficiently and tackle issues before they escalate and we have devised new processes and equipment that make it easier for our staff to work in the community.”

Stockport Council has also recently received the Granicus Digital Achievement Award 2017 for leading the way in public sector digital outreach and engagement with citizens.

Stockport’s entry for Digital Council of the Year is up against six other local authorities. There will be another round of judging in January 2018 and all finalists will find out if they have won in late March.