A winning night at the LGC Awards

Barnsley Council is proud to announce a win and a commendation in the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards for 2020.

The awards are one of the most prestigious in the local government’s calendar. They identify, celebrate and help share the finest examples of innovation and quality delivered by councils on a daily basis. Barnsley received seven nominations in total.

Diane Lee, the council's Head of Public Health, took home the Rising Star award, while the Property Investment Fund 2 (PIF2) was highly commended in the Driving Growth category.

Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council, said: “I am incredibly proud to be able to say that we have won another Local Government Chronicle award and received a commendation in another.

“A massive congratulations to Diane Lee for winning the Rising Star award. Diane is a fantastic asset to the Council and the Public Health team who has worked tirelessly on our COVID-19 response through this year. This is deserved recognition for her efforts.

“It was fantastic for the Property Investment Fund 2 to be highly commended as it shows our commitment to developing a thriving and vibrant economy by encouraging more business start-ups, supporting new ideas and creating more job opportunities for local people.

“I would once again like to congratulate all of those who were nominated for an award and thank them for their hard work and the quality service they provide to make Barnsley a better place.”

View the full list of the award winners here.

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