Cllr Achievement Awards 2019

LGiU and CCLA’s Cllr Achievement Awards are the only awards celebrating the important work of councillors. This year’s shortlist will be published October 9th.

About the Awards

The awards will take place on Tuesday, 5th November at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Westminster and are a uniquely important way of celebrating the fantastic work that local councillors do for their community. Now in its tenth year, LGiU’s Cllr Achievement Awards brings together the brightest and best councillors from across the country, as well as council leaders, other senior local government figures and MPs, for an evening of celebration and networking.

Shortlist 2019

We’re proud to unveil the shortlist for the 10th annual LGiU & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards! Congratulations to all those councillors shortlisted! Winners will be announced on 5th November.

Community Champion

  • Cllr Raushan Ara – Thanet District Council
  • Cllr Lilian Dodd – Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Cllr Mimi Harker OBE – Chiltern District Council
  • Cllr Samata Khatoon – London Borough of Camden
  • Cllr James Mustoe – Cornwall Council
  • Cllr Jacky Smith – South Kesteven District Council

Finance and Economic Development

  • Cllr Mike Appleyard – Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Cllr Mete Coban – London Borough of Hackney
  • Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz – London Borough of Islington
  • Cllr Kelham Cooke – South Kesteven District Council
  • Cllr Keith Onslow – London Borough of Bromley

Innovation and Service Transformation

  • Cllr Shrobona Bhattacharya – South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Cllr Janet Gardner – London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Cllr James Halden – Thurrock Council
  • Cllr Chris Penberthy – Plymouth City Council
  • Cllr Rob Rotchell – Cornwall Council
  • Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed – London Borough of Croydon

Leader of the Year

  • Cllr Nesil Caliskan – London Borough of Enfield
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe – Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Cllr Barry Lewis – Derbyshire County Council
  • Cllr Darren Rodwell – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Cllr Vikki Slade – Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Cllr Martin Tett – Buckinghamshire County Council

Environment and Sustainability Pioneer

  • Cllr Carla Denyer – Bristol City Council
  • Cllr Brenda Burgess – Crawley Borough Council
  • Cllr Clyde Loakes – London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Cllr Sally Longford – Nottingham City Council
  • Cllr Simon Pickering – Stroud District Council
  • Cllr Sandra Squire – Norfolk County Council

Lifetime Achievement

  • Cllr Philip Broadbank – Harrogate Borough Council
  • Cllr Noel Brown – Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Cllr Helen Holland – Bristol City Council
  • Cllr Mohammed Khan OBE – Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Cllr Lord Peter Smith – Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Cllr Colin Spence – Suffolk County Council

Young Councillor of the Year

  • Cllr David Beaney – Dover District Council
  • Cllr Mariam Dawood – London Borough of Newham
  • Cllr Harry Doyle – Liverpool City Council
  • Cllr Beverley Momenabadi – City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Cllr Roberto Weeden-Sanz – London Borough of Barnet
Image by Christine Aubé from Pixabay

Our sponsors

This year’s awards are possible thanks to the generous support of our founding sponsors CCLA, who are partnering with us for the 10th year in a row.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities.  When they began sponsoring the Cllr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts.  Today they have over 400 and this number is growing every month.  They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.


The winner in each category will be chosen by our esteemed judging panel, comprised of senior councillors and officers as well as external stakeholders, and the winners will be announced at the awards event on 5th November.

Useful information


Cllr Awards 2018

Past winners

Nominations are now closed for 2019; winners will be announced on Tuesday 5th November.