Here are your Innovation Award Winners 2019

On Thursday 21st November at the Manchester Marriot Victoria & Albert Hotel, the winners of the iNetwork Innovation Awards were announced. Steven Pleasant, Chair of iNetwork opened the ceremony and set the scene for the evening.

After a lovely dinner and chocolate tart, the compere on the night John Watson welcomed everyone to the Award Ceremony. The room was filled with excitement and finally it became time to announce each category winner for the Innovation Awards 2019. To view all the winners from the night click here and to view the gallery images from the night click here.

The first category was for the iStandUK Award that recognises public sector innovation and achievement in data standards.  The award was presented by Paul Davidson, Director of iStandUK and the winner was:

London Borough of Hackney (APIs as Microservices) 

The second category was for the Connected Procurement & Commissioning (CPC) Award that celebrates success in public procurement and commissioning; in particular for delivering social value, cross sector benefits and whole supply chain improvements. The award was presented by Gavin Rimmington, Head of Public Sector at YPO and the winner was:

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (Greater Manchester Orthopaedics Project)

The third category was for the Effective Information Sharing & Security (EISS) Award, that identifies and shares secure information sharing and use of personal data to deliver effective and efficient services for service users. The award was presented by David Willis, Head of Cyber, Governance & Assurance at GMHSCP and the winner was:

 NAFN Data and Intelligence Services (Tameside MBC) (National Right to Buy Anti-Fraud Service)

The fourth category of the night was for the Transforming & Innovating Public Services (TIPS) Award. This award celebrates success in delivering improved outcomes through innovative citizen centred solutions that combine data, technology and culture change. The award was presented by Chris Woodhouse, Executive Officer at Bury Council and the winner was:

Tameside & Glossop CCG and Tameside MBC (Digital Health Centre)

After all our programme awards were announced, the night moved on to the Partner Excellence Award. This award exists to recognise outstanding partnership working with iNetwork member organisations. It celebrates innovation, collaboration, efficiency and going the extra mile. The award was presented by Christine Banks, NW Informatics Skills Development Manager at the NW Skills Development Network (NHS) and the winners were:

DWP & Merseyrail for their project Aspiring Instructors: Changing Lives Through Opportunity nominated by Sefton Council.

All shortlisted finalists who attended on the night submitted fantastic projects this year and alongside this were required to submit a short video on their project. View all of this year’s shortlisted finalists and all the video submissions.

All shortlisted finalists were then automatically entered in the next category for the Most Creative Video Award. This award recognises originality and ingenuity to create inspired, fun and/or impactful video content. The award was presented by Shelley Heckman Director of iNetwork and the winners were:

North Yorkshire County Council (Blue Badge Service Transformation)

After a fantastic night, the final, and most anticipated, award of the evening was announced the Outstanding Contribution Award. The Outstanding Contribution Award is the most prestigious innovation award. It recognises the extraordinary contribution that the iNetwork member organisation has done the most to promote learning and sharing of innovation and best practice. The award was presented by both Steven Pleasant, Chair of iNetwork and the winner was:

Manchester City Council

The evening ended with many happy faces and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported iNetwork and to all the Judges who have given up their time to help and support the Innovation Awards 2019.