Best of Britain Award 2023



This award, inspired by Will Britain, the founder of LCRIG, was introduced in 2022 to celebrate a public sector individual that works on the officer or Manager side of a local authority. We know there a number of people in these roles that often have to balance, public, political, financial and community challenges but regardless of this they try and find the best solutions for their local community and do so with a passion to make things better. We want to celebrate those that have gone above and beyond to engage with their local community, improve local services, change local perceptions or play a key part in the sector.

This special award works with the Sponsor to consider people across the industry that either LCRIG or others have seen that truly go above and beyond. There are many lifetime achievement awards across the industry and private sector awards but with this award we celebrate a public sector employee within the Officer/Manager side of a local authority, whatever their grade.

How is the award selected?

– Suggestions with evidence from the LCRIG Team of individuals across the sector
– Suggestions with evidence made by DfT Colleagues (Highways Maintenance and Traffic Technology teams)
– Suggestions with evidence from anyone in the sector (individual or organisation) using the nomination form

What evidence might help to suggest an individual?

Evidence might include working within deprived areas, working with diverse communities that don’t traditionally engage with councils, working with elected members, going above and beyond to push for collaboration across public and private sector, someone who drives to be inclusive in their work.

The individual does not need to be in a senior officer role and may well be the type of person that works hard behind the scenes to deliver a good service.

Tips – The judges are looking for evidence or other examples that demonstrate an exceptional person that may have had:

– Positive impact on theirs and others work areas
– Involvement in external community groups or suggested ways to do this more effectively
– Commitment to Highways and how it can help local groups, economy (businesses or tourism)
– Other ways that demonstrate the impact this person has had

Eligibility: Officer or Manager within a Local Authority

Response limit: Minimum characters: 2,500 Maximum characters: 5,000

The DfT Special Recognition Awards are open to all. Please note that the nominated person will be required to be represented at the awards ceremony on the evening of 04 October. Public sector and private sector individual delegate places at the awards evening are still available, please contact us if the nominated person is not already registered to attend the event.

If you require assistance with uploading your submission, please email or call 01254 945250.

Deadline for submissions – 17:00hrs, 15 September 2023.