Best Practice

A genuine champion for Calderdale

By Ann McGauran | January 19, 2022

Mark Broadbent joined Calderdale MBC as a 16-year-old digital apprentice. His passion for the local area and stellar performance, particularly in response to the pandemic, led to his win in the Rising Star category in The MJ Awards 2021.

  • Narrowing the digital divide

    By Andrea Watts | January 19, 2022

    Andrea Watts explains how Sefton’s partnership with Digital Advantage delivers innovative work experiences to young people and is helping to tackle the inequalities exacerbated by COVID.

  • Achieving great things for Kingston

    By Ian Thomas | January 11, 2022

    Kingston RLBC won the senior leadership team of the year category of The MJ Awards 2021. Great staff have come together to collectively own the budget and quickly transform lives, writes Ian Thomas.

  • Pride in Plymouth puts the city on top

    By Michael Burton | January 11, 2022

    Plymouth City Council’s ambition, community engagement and effective partnership working earned it The MJ’s Local Authority of the Year award. Michael Burton reports.

  • Tackling our next big governance challenge

    By Ed Hammond | January 11, 2022

    As the changes that need to be made to local services become more profound, we must involve a wider range of councillors in how to use information about risk. Ed Hammond explains.


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