Celebrate the stars of local government

Celebrate the stars of local government

Congratulations to our winners of 2024

Thank you to everyone who nominated to those who joined us on the day!

The MJ Awards are not just a celebration of success stories. They provide the people in local government with the recognition they deserve.

Winning an MJ Award acknowledges the tremendous effort of those in local government dedicating themselves to supporting local communities, facing challenge after challenge, but never giving up in the face of adversity.

The MJ Awards are an inspiring event, with people coming together to witness each other's achievements and gain the recognition that their hard work has made a difference in the communities they serve.

Celebrate the stars of local government

The MJ Awards is a day of celebrations, catching up with peers, networking and recognising the organisations, projects and people making the biggest impact in local government across the UK. 

Hear from 2024 winners Oxfordshire County Council who won the Innovation in Delivering Children's and Adults' Services category winners to discover what winning an MJ Award means to them and why being part of The MJ Awards matters!

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  • It is fantastic to attend an event that is all about celebrating what is best about local government.

    Sarah Norman Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • A wonderful event sharing all that is brilliant in our sector and our achievements on behalf of the people we are here to serve.

    Ann Workman Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • The event was excellent, from start to finish. The timings were right, as was the pace of the ceremony; the opportunity to celebrate with colleagues from across the Local Government sector. Also good to hold the event in the daytime, as it helped with travelling to/from the venue.

    Mark Hempshall Barnsley Council
  • An event befitting of the Market Leaders in reporting credible news and in highlighting key issues and challenges facing the local authority sector. Expertly organised at a comfortable venue within easy reach and fit for purpose. Hard to fault and a chance to celebrate excellence in the sector at all levels. Thanks to The MJ for everything they do.

    Matthew Jellings Equans UK
  • For Sandwell 12th most deprived authority in the UK, to have a programme nationally recognised for the positive work that we are doing to support children, young people and their families is an excellent achievement. Through our continued partnerships it shows us that we are continuing to be on a path that will make a difference and at each fork in the road, we reflect and continue on our journey as our programmes evolve.

    Claire Tate Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • A great experience in celebrating my own authority's achievements with colleagues whilst hearing of the amazing work undertaken by other councils.

    Rachel Connelly Salford City Council
  • Well worth taking time away from the office - really uplifting to see all the fantastic work

    Sarah Alldis Sefton Council
  • I thought it was really inspiring to see the passionate creative approach's that councils have, particularly during this time of austerity, it is really important to share our experiences and learn from each other.

    Sharon Burgess London Borough of Enfield
  • The MJ Achievement Awards provide an excellent opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best of local government work across the country. The ceremony itself was a fantastic event, extremely well hosted, with a range of award categories that allowed for both big and smaller initiatives to be recognised. I left feeling highly motivated and valued as a public sector worker.

    Paul Dempsey Dorset Council
  • Being a finalist has helped raise the profile of our service and broaden awareness of the work that we have been doing both internally and externally.

    Michelle Moubarak Canterbury City Council
  • The event is a tribute to all finalists and particularly to those who are judged to have made the greatest achievements. The excitement and enthusiasm of participants is tangible and the occasion rewarding for the hard work undertaken to become finalists.

    Jill Bayford Thanet District Council
  • I enjoyed attending The MJ Achievement Awards and interacting with other local authorities , I felt proud of the work that my council does and the work that everyone does to support individuals in the community. I would love to come again and celebrate the wonderful achievements of everyone around us

    Khadeja Farhat Lancashire County Council
  • Until you work in Local Government, you have no idea how hard people work to make the lives of the residents they serve better. I was so proud to be invited, our team was nominated for an award, my colleagues were highly commended for another award, and my fellow colleagues were recognised and won for their efforts. Icing on the cake for all our efforts.

    Neeta Kanagaratnam London Borough of Redbridge
  • Although we did not win in our category, we have a certificate for being nominated that we are very proud of.

    Gareth Richards Spelthorne Borough Council