More than 1,150 local authority professionals gathered on 4 November 2021 to celebrate the very best in local government.
The LGC Awards is the premier event of the year in the local government calendar. The event exists to identify, celebrate and help spread the finest example of innovation and quality delivered by councils on a daily basis.
Plymouth City Council was awarded the 'Highly Commended' award for the Partnership (Public Private) category for the work on Resurgam, Plymouth’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programme, a partnership between Plymouth City Council and the private sector.
We collaborated and co-designed our response to the pandemic with the private sector, firstly with lead officers from three key organisations: the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and Plymouth Manufacturing Group. This enabled the sharing of expertise and intelligence during the emerging situation.
We also give a special thanks to the Sector Hub leads for their support and involvement not only in the award application but in the recovery programme itself.
Whilst first delivered as an emergency business response; the sector led approach has galvanised the Plymouth business community, who came together behind actions and recovery plan, to build back a fairer and greener way.