Civicance has been shortlisted for another award!

iESE Awards 2017: Showcasing the best in public service reform

27 March 2017


Civicance has received some more great news; we’ve been notified of our shortlisting in to the top 3 within the category of ‘Remodelling Local Services’.

The iESE Awards are open to any public body in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and their partners in the voluntary, community and private sector.

The ‘remodelling Local Service’ award submissions demonstrate the greatest impact in reducing the overall cost of public service whether this is through delivering more for less, generating income or a combination of the two. This includes dealing with the root cause of service demand and shaping the provision to manage long-term public dependence on the service.  The outcome is a service that is more sustainable as a result.

The judges are looking at the following criteria when assessing submissions

  • How the initiative, project or organisation has demonstrated innovation?
  • What impact the initiative, project or organisation has demonstrated?
  • How the initiative, project or organisation has improved the skills and capabilities?
  • The quality of delivery of the initiative, project or organisation and how was this managed?
  • How the initiative, project or organisation made a contribution to the sector?

More than 30 projects - ranging from police and fire to local council services - will be highlighted for the way they are helping the public sector, despite cuts in funding, to thrive and deliver even better outcomes for communities throughout the UK.

From 157 entries the nominees – 33 in total – have been shortlisted for a range of transformation projects ranging from crowd funding community projects and events, to waste reduction campaigns and preventing the need for care services.

One of those projects shortlisted for the national award is “Civicance Limited”, a wholly owned company created by Cheshire East Council to ensure the continued efficient provision of statutory functions including Building Control, Local Land & Property Searches, Planning support and Street naming.

At iESE we believe that the achievements of the public sector deserve to be recognised and that the sector needs to hear from those with good practice to share.

Some of the most innovative projects in the public sector are to be showcased this month at the annual iESE Awards.

The awards – now in their eighth year – will recognise partnerships between public services, the use of new technology to improve customer access, culture change, transformation in waste and social care, and service re-design. The awards will be held at Church House in London on 4 April 2017.