Capita named finalists in three LGC award nominations with Barnet, Blackburn with Darwen and Salford partnerships

Capita Local Public Services has been named finalist in three categories at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards, which showcase excellence across the sector. 

The shortlisted categories include:

  • Team of the year – for the planning team at Re Ltd, our joint venture between the London Borough of Barnet. The team has delivered the planning service on behalf of the Council since 2013 and despite being one of the busiest planning departments in the country (and receiving the second highest volume of planning applications in London) the service is exceeding DCLG targets and delivering innovative ways to offer premium services to residents which is driving service improvements, generating revenue streams for the Council and supporting Barnet’s corporate priorities of transforming local services and delivering growth, regeneration and investment.

 

  • Driving growth – for our partnership with Blackburn with Darwen. In 2016 the Council and Capita formed an innovative place-based partnership providing a blend of services and business cases to deliver savings, income and growth for the borough. The partnership is already creating new opportunities around the development of land, local assets and skills, which is generating income and transforming the area. It is also supported by an integrated growth team who create feasible and financially viable development pipelines

 

  • Best public/private partnership – for Urban Vision, our joint venture with Salford City Council & Galliford Try. Since its formation in 2005, Urban Vision has generated over £20m worth of revenue for the Council and together with efficiency savings is enabling the Council to reinvest monies into more affordable housing, education, better infrastructure and green space to support the regeneration of Salford.

 

Jonathan Prew, Head of Capita Local Public Services said:

” We are delighted that together with our local authority partnerships, we have been recognised in the prestigious LGC awards. Not only is it testament to the hard work of our people in transforming services for our customers but also demonstrates how we are working collaboratively with our partnerships to ensure we are responsive and flexible to ensure we achieve local objectives, whether that is achieving efficiency savings, driving growth and investment or supporting regeneration of local places to deliver better outcomes for our partners and their local communities. Good luck to all the finalists!”

Winners will be announced at the LGC Awards ceremony on 21st March.

Triple award win recognising operational excellence

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Capita Local Public Services has now set the bar for operational excellence and have been recognised as ‘best practice company’ by eg solutions plc

Jake Lashford, Programme Director at Capita Local Public Services

One Public Estate

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The One Public Estate programme is a pioneering initiative delivered in partnership by the LGA and the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU). £3.6 million has been allocated to councils across new and existing partnerships on the programme.

Blackburn with Darwen Council

Volunteering at Birchfield Library Birmingham

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’Service Birmingham make a vital contribution to the operation of community libraries by providing the hardware and on-going support to enable libraries to offer free internet access to residents as well as to manage the book stock

Richard Davies, Head of Service for Birmingham Community Libraries