The Awards Presentation took place at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Manchester on Tuesday10th October 2006. A workshop was staged immediately prior to the event to share best practice allowing senior members of staff to hear how the NLPG and NSG are delivering real, demonstrable benefits to both local and central government. A key part of the workshop included a presentation of an independent report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research into the value of the efficiency savings offered by LLPGs and how they can help local authorities meet public sector efficiency targets under the Gershon Review as well as their obligations under Transformational Government.
The Exemplar Award Categories and Winners
NLPG Most creative use             London Borough of Brent Most improved                   Dartford Borough Council Best use internally             Sedgefield Borough Council Best use with partners      Huntingdonshire District Council NSG Most creative use          Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Best integration           Kent County Council Awards for exceptional performance         Halton Borough Council Each category has a winner and two highly commended awards. Full details follow.
The NLPG and NSG are two key initiatives to improve efficiency and service delivery. The sharing of accurate address information across local government departments, emergency services, the NHS, national and regional government is a vital component in the drive to facilitate and improve efficiency and service delivery. The NLPG makes this possible through linking local authorities' Local Land & Property Gazetteers. Similarly the NSG links local authorities' Local Street Gazetteers and is a key dataset supporting the NLPG and traffic management.
Michael Nicholson, Intelligent Addressing's Managing Director, said, "We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2006 NLPG and NSG Exemplar awards. We had a record number of entries this year for the NLPG awards which is a reflection of the changes and progress that have been made since the last awards were held in 2003. Now under the custodianship of IA, the NSG Exemplar Awards are new this year and recognise the importance of the NSG, with all Highways Authorities now committed to its upkeep. Raising the profile of the NLPG and the NSG through these awards acknowledges the hard work and vision of those working within Local Authorities to bring about e-Government. They will encourage others to learn by their example, to improve efficiency and deliver better services across the country".
Steve Brandwood, Programme Manager for the LGIH said, "Managing an authority's backoffice information infrastructure effectively is a vital part of the continuing drive to improve service delivery. It is an important part of the efficiency agenda especially where other parts of local government and across the public sector can share the same data. We are delighted to support the LLPG and LSG Awards, which highlight where best practice solutions have been introduced and reward their success".
Notes to Editors
Full list of winners:
Most creative use         London Borough of Brent
Most improved             Dartford Borough Council
Best use internally          Sedgefield Borough Council
Best use with partners    Huntingdonshire District Council
Most creative use    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Best integration       Kent County Council
Awards for exceptional performance in Halton Borough Council
contribution to the NSG North Somerset Borough Council
Most creative use Chorley Borough Council, South Somerset District Council
Most improved London Borough of Lambeth, Richmondshire District Council, South Hams District Council
Best use internally Leicester City Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Best use with partners Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, London Borough of Haringey
Best integration      Durham County Council, Swindon Borough Council
Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.
Intelligent Addressing Contact:
Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing | T: 0207 747 3500 | E-mail: [email protected]
www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk | www.nlpg.org.uk | www.thensg.org.uk
Editorial enquiries and colour separation requests:
William Allbrook | T: 01666 826641 | F: 01666 824668
The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole. IDeA has brokered the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with Intelligent Addressing to develop the NLPG and NSG, through the Local Government Information House (LGIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Agency.
Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.
The NLPG is a joint venture between the Information House and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Steve Brandwood, Programme Manager | T: 020 7296 6615 | E: [email protected]
Media: Paul Baile y| T:020 7296 6529