GovNewsDirect Announces the Winners of the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2019

The winners of The Public Sector Paperless Awards 2019 have been announced! Last week’s Paperless Awards was a celebration of innovation and government digital transformation. In its 3rd year, the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2019 was supported by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Oliver Dowden, Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for Implementation at the Cabinet Office. 

We also had an incredible judging panel, including esteemed members from the Cabinet Office, NHS Digital, Local Government Association, Crown Commercial Service and the Government Digital Service. Everyone came together to recognise and uphold the organisations and individuals who have been making great strides towards digital change, improving efficiencies and radically redesigning public services. 

"It was an honour to be a Judge at the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2019. This prestigious event has grown year by year and the quality of entries is exemplary. There is so much digital innovation happening in the public sector - congratulations to all the winners!" Stuart Laws, Defence Innovation-Ideas at Ministry of Defence.

One finalist (a Chief Technology Officer from a large NHS Trust) commented, “With a champagne reception, a tour of Concorde, canapes, comedian, table wine, a lovely meal, awesome dancers, casino, live band and a coach to and from my hotel can you try a bit harder next time. As a very frequent attendee to award ceremonies, it was the best one I have ever been to!” 

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister in a statement to the HMRC on Twitter stated, “Really good to see Help to Save win another award.”

We were joined by some of the most exemplary government and private sector organisations, where there were great opportunities for businesses with parallel goals to network, share ideas and make plans to collaborate in the future. We also enjoyed being entertained by our eccentric comedian host, Milton Jones. The live band played party classics and kept the audience entertained throughout the evening. 

View the winners here:

After a night of success at the Paperless Awards, Mark Blanchard, Public Sector Director at GovNewsDirect said, “Now in its 3rd year and close to a total of 1000 nominations submitted, the Public Sector Paperless Awards has grown to become a unique celebration of outstanding public sector digital transformation.”

He further added, “The Awards programme continues to grow and receive recognition. It’s a unique opportunity for public sector organisations to network, share best practice and be recognised for their commitment to smarter working and digital excellence.”

Finally, in his closing speech, Blanchard announced that, in anticipation of our Awards 2020, “GovNewsDirect have officially partnered with the Government’s Smarter Working Programme. As part of an executive agency under the Cabinet Office, we are working jointly to ensure the categories for next year reflect the transformation seen and look to deliver another amazing programme. In addition to the Awards in 2020, we will also host a conference on the very same day, including keynote presentations in a plenary line-up and break-out workshops with an accompanying exhibition.”

For questions regarding the Public Sector Paperless Awards programme, please contact Natasha Ahmed – / 0161 697 3438 / #paperlessawards 

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