Winners of the ATCM National Awards 2016 announced at ceremony in Westminster

8th March 2016
 
The Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) has announced the winners of their national awards 2016, which are a showcase for the achievements of Town Centre Managers, Local Authorities, Business Improvement Districts, community organisations, and place-making partnerships of all shapes and sizes across the UK & Ireland.
 
The winners of the seven awards categories are displayed below:
  • Developing the Evening and Night-Time Economy : Sheffield City Council.
  • Building a Sustainable Town or City Centre Community : Bloxwich Sustainable City orchard, Walsall Council.
  • Business Improvement District of the Year : Cathedral Quarter BID, Derby.
  • Campaigner of the Year : Simon Pitkeathley, Camden Town Unlimited.
  • Digital Engagement : Mill Road Traders Association, supported by Cambridge City Council.
  • Diversifying the Business Mix : The Independent Alternative, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year : Diane Mansell, Walsall Council.
 Rotherham were also named the ATCM National Partnership of the Year 2016.


Rotherham receiving the ATCM National Partnership of the Year Award from ATCM Chairman Alexander Nicoll and ATCM CEO (Interim) Shanaaz Carroll.

 Shanaaz Carroll, Interim CEO of the ATCM said:
“The ATCM National Awards are instrumental in providing recognition for the valuable programmes and projects that are being delivered by dedicated professionals to improve our high streets and town and city centres. The overall standard of the entries this year was really high and has once again highlighted the quality and variety of projects that are being undertaken. To win an ATCM National Award is a great achievement and 
recognition for the hard work, dedication and creativity that each person and each partnership has put in.”
 
Alexander Nicoll, Chairman of ATCM said:
“It is fantastic to see ATCM members making a hugely positive contribution to towns and cities. Partnerships come in many shapes and sizes, but the underlying truth is that communities are stronger when people with ambition, talent and passion for their local area come together to make a difference. This year we have once again seen that town and city management has a huge role to play in the success of our communities, and the new ideas and inspiration demonstrated will be collated and promoted across the ATCM network to ensure our towns and cities remain vibrant.