The Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, has been announced by the LGiU and CCLA as one of their shortlisted candidates for the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards in the Leader of the Year category.
The sixth annual Awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country that often goes unrecognised.
With nearly 200 nominations, a record amount for the Awards, competition was extremely tight this year and Cllr Beattie is extremely pleased to be in the running for the Leader of the Year.
Tom Beattie has been a councillor in Corby since 2003 and has been Leader of the Council since December 2011. He is Chair of East Midlands Councils Regional Employers Board, board member of the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and plays an active role within the LGA as a member of the ‘important’ Resources Board.
The leader of the council is fundamental to the strategic direction of the council – in setting the vision and priorities and making sure that they are delivered. The LGiU and CCLA are looking for a Leader of the Year that demonstrates:
- Outstanding commitment to their role as a councillor and council leader
- Clear vision for the council and community that addresses significant concerns of the community
- Evidence of successfully leading the council towards achieving the vision
- Strong relationships with community groups and council partners
- Commitment to accountability and scrutiny
- How they have overcome splits and fractions within the group, successfully uniting them to deliver outcomes for the community
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Monday 2nd March at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, Westminster City Council.
The winners will be selected by a group of judges made up of local government experts and councillors.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said: “After receiving a record number of nominations for the 2015 C’llr Achievement Awards we are delighted to unveil our shortlist of councillors and showcase their outstanding efforts.”
“In a time of austerity, these councillors are in the trenches, innovating and improving the way local government works. We are delighted to recognise their work and look forward to announcing the winners next month.”
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘I am very pleased to be shortlisted as Leader of the Year although this is recognition of the hard work that is put in by all members and officers at the council. I find it a great privilege to be able to work representing the people of Corby and leading the Borough forward in its growth and regeneration plans. Corby is an amazing place and I will continue to work hard on its progress for our residents’.
The full shortlist is available at www.lgiu.org.uk/home/cllrawards
Notes to editors
The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is a think tank and membership body with 200 councils subscribing to our networks. We work to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives, communities and local services. For more information, visit www.lgiu.org.uk.
CCLA has a 50 year heritage of managing funds for local authorities and has recently launched the Public Sector Deposit Fund. Designed with guidance from the Local Government Association (LGA), the fund offers local authorities a highly competitive, easy access, low risk cash management solution. For more information, visit http://www.psdf.co.uk.