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3 Jul 2018

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ATCM Announces the Winners of the Town and City Management Industry Awards

Bournemouth Town Centre BID took the award for Best Event with their fabulous Metropole Market (we are clearly not the only ones to use fire eaters at our events). The city which hosted Summer School 2018 achieved a double success with the Coastal BID being shortlisted for Digital High Street of the Year.


ATCM would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the 2018 Town and City Management Industry Awards. The awards this year have been shaped to showcase best practice on key issues from our network across the UK and Ireland and identify successful projects that we think local and national government and other key stakeholders should be aware of. This clearly hit a chord with members.

CityCo scooped the award for Best Safety, Security and Resilience Scheme due to the strength of their partnership and support for the business community following the bombing of the Manchester arena.


Despite adding limits to the number of categories our members
can apply for, we received nearly 50 submissions in total making this year one of the most competitive ever. The response had been of such a high quality that there were fantastic submissions that did not even make the shortlist. It demonstrates the excellent work happening across the town and city management industry.

Team London Bridge won the award for Best Arts and Culture Scheme for leading on an ambitious culture strategy for the centre of the capital.

The winners are:
Best Business Support Scheme (Sponsored by Meercat Associates)
Enniskillen BID (Experience Enniskillen Gift Card)
Best Event (Sponsored by PinPointer and Maynineteen)
Bournemouth Town Centre BID (The Metropole Market)
Best Safety, Security and Resilience Scheme (Sponsored by B-Cam)
CityCo (Counter Terrorism response to the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing)
Best Social & Community Contribution (Sponsored by Local Alcohol Partnerships Group)
Glasgow City Council (Autism Aware)
Best Digital High Street Scheme (Sponsored by Elephant WiFi)
Marketing Gloucester (The GL Card and the UK Digital Retail Innovation Centre)
Best Marketing & Branding Scheme (Sponsored by Small Back Room)
FOR Cardiff (Give DIFFerently)
Best Culture & Arts Scheme (Sponsored by Culture24)
Team London Bridge (London Bridge Culture Strategy)
Best Accessibility Scheme (Sponsored by Greener Journeys)
Cross River Partnership (Improving London’s air quality)
Best Environmental Contribution (Sponsored by Plantscape)
Aberdeen Inspired (Trade Waste Scheme)

Glasgow City Council took the top prize for Best Social and Community Contribution with the excellent Autism Aware Scheme, allowing Glasgow to pitch itself as the UK's most inclusive city.


Best Ambassador, Ranger or Warden (Sponsored by Storecheckers)
Ed Vince, Love Newmarket BID
Inspirational Leader of the Year (Sponsored by The Institute of Place Management)
Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID 
Partnership of the Year (Sponsored by The Means)
Aberdeen Inspired

Adrian Watson's Aberdeen Inspired, followed up last year's award successes by being shortlisted for Inspirational Leader of the Year with night-time guru, Nicola Marie Johnston, winning Best Environmental Scheme of the Year, and the big one, Partnership of the Year.

We have already started to identify great practice from all contributors to understand how we can drive the industry forward through our programme of knowledge exchange.

Thank You!

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who participated in the awards. We have been overwhelmed by the number of fantastic submissions received. Our gratitude also goes to our award sponsors. We would not be able to host such a great event without them.

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