Project: LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards 2016


LGiU & CCLA’s annual C’llr Achievement Awards -As councillors from across the UK are to celebrate their achievements and to network with others in similar roles.

Date: Tuesday 1st November; Where: Livery Hall at Guildhall, London; Time: 6.30 – 9pm


Councillor Phil Bateman – Makes the Shortlist for the LGIU’s national competition. Judging takes place 13th October 2016

The shortlist has been announced!

Member’s Choice: Communicator of the Year

  • Cllr Karen Lee Duffy, North Tyneside Council
  • Cllr Tunde Ojetola, Thurrock Council
  • Cllr Phil Bateman, City of Wolverhampton Council


Judging will take place on 13th October.

Our panel:

  • Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE – Directly Elected Mayor of Watford
  • Cllr Tudor Evans – Plymouth City Council
  • Cllr Nick Forbes – Leader of Newcastle City Council
  • Cllr David Hodge – Leader of Surrey County Council
  • Cllr Elizabeth Shenton – Leader of Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council
  • Cllr Michael Payne – Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council
  • Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE – Chief Executive of Oldham Council
  • Jim McMahon MP – MP for Oldham West and Royton
  • Dr Patrick Diamond – Lecturer at Queen Mary University, School of Politics and International Relations
  • Sam Smethers – Chief Executive of Fawcett Society

The winner will be announced on the evening of the awards, 1st November.

About the Awards

Every year we celebrate the amazing work being done by councillors at our awards ceremony. Guests in previous years have told us how much they enjoy the light-hearted tone of the evening, so we’ll be doing the same this time around. We are upping the scale this year – there will be over 200 councillors from across the country joining for an evening of celebration and networking. It will be a standing reception, with food and drink provided, and the dress code is smart but not black tie. Tickets will be free of charge.

About CCLA

This year’s awards are possible thanks to the generous support of our founding sponsors CCLA, who are partnering with us for the 6th year in a row.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities.  When they began sponsoring the C’llr Achievement Awards they had 22 local authority accounts.  Today they have 426 and this number is growing every month.  They are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more