As Member Digital Champion, I know the amount of hard work that the digital team and colleagues from ICT and customer teams have put in to reach the goal of having one of the best websites in local government.
That is why it is particularly pleasing for Nottinghamshire to be honoured for a string of well-deserved national awards.
We won Digital Team of the Year in the UK Digital Experience Awards and an Excellence in User Experience win in the 2015 UXUK Awards – both of these were for the website development. In the UXUK Awards our new site was praised for being “exceptional” and a “benchmark for local government”.
Also, I am particularly pleased that our digital team leader, Sarah Lay, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Comms2point0 Unawards. I have to say she seems far too young to be picking up a lifetime achievement award! But, seriously, well done Sarah and well deserved!
We have also been shortlisted for Digital Council of the Year in the prestigious LGC Awards 2016.
While I it would be easy to see this as the end of the journey, I think we are at the start. Martin Done, our communication director who has overseen this digital transformation, is now looking how to take it to the next level which is really exciting and encouraging.
So watch this space!
Councillor Darren Langton
Member Digital Champion