Put your nomination where your mouth is

I regularly hear complaints that we never hear any publicity for stories of success in the use of ICT products and services to improve the quality of public service delivery to those in most need, when and where they need it most. The e-Government National Awards provide an opportunity to redress the balance. Use the opportunity to nominate those who you think deserve the oxygen of publicity when they will most need it – while the axe is falling all around them during the public spending review.  I reproduce the press release in full below:

RELEASE: Nominations for UK public sector technology Awards close 6 October

Time is running out for digital teams across the public sector to gain praise and recognition for their innovative and diligent contributions to e-Government, as the nomination window for the e-Government National Awards draws to a close.


The deadline for nominations in Britain’s most closely watched public sector technology Awards is Wednesday 6 October.


Covering eleven categories, the awards recognise the teams and organisations deploying excellence and technological innovation in the way they communicate and interact with citizens and businesses. The Awards ceremony will be held at the City of London Guildhall in January.


Nominations are open to public organisations in local and national government, the NHS, education and the third sector. Projects can also be nominated by ICT suppliers, however only public sector bodies can win the awards. To download a nomination pack, please visit:


The Awards cover the following categories:


          Building a fairer society with e-Government services – sponsored by KPMG

          Central e-Government excellence: Take-up & usage growth

          Central e-Government excellence: Team

          e-Government excellence: Leadership & Professionalism

          e-Government excellence: Shared Services

          e-Government excellence: Innovation in strategy on a national level- sponsored by Vodafone

          e-Government excellence: Innovation in strategy at a local level- sponsored by Pitney Bowes

          Local e-Government excellence: Take-up & usage growth

          Local e-Government excellence: Team

          e-Government excellence in Learning & Skills

          e-Government excellence: For sustainable, ‘green IT’ or ‘carbon-efficient’ services


This year’s panel of expert judges is now finalised:

          John Suffolk, Government CIO – Cabinet Office e-Government Unit

          Keith Bannister, Partner IT Advisory (Public Sector), KPMG

          Steve Palmer,  CIO at London Borough of Hillingdon

          Jos Creese, Head of IT at Hampshire County Council and Socitm President

          Phil Coppard, OBE – Chief Executive, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council & representing Solace.

          Donald Graham, Chief Executive, Hertsmere Borough Council & representing Solace.

          Chris Histed, founder, PublicTechnology.net

          Ben Heald, Chief Executive, Sift Media

          Ian Cunningham, Head of Public Sector Sales, Vodafone



Notes for editors:


The e-Government National Awards are sponsored by KPMG, Vodafone, Pitney Bowes and K2 Advisory. They are supported by The Cabinet Office, SOLACE and SOCITM.


The charitable beneficiary for the event is The Information Technologists’ Company.


The e-Government National Awards are run by Sift Media

Sift Media is a leading business-to-business publisher specialising in online professional communities and face-to-face business events.


With a range of services including websites, email publications, industry awards and exhibitions, Sift Media delivers original, branded content to over half a million professionals every month, across finance, accounting, HR and training, IT, marketing, customer management and knowledge management.


Related web links:
e-Government National Awards:
Cabinet Office:
H20 Networks:
Sift Media:


For press information:
Matt Henkes, commercial editor, Sift Media
0117 915 8654
mob 07967 396 858
[email protected]


For awards enquiries:
Darren Falkingham, head of marketing, Sift Media
[email protected]
0117 915 8632