Land DataLand Data, the National Land Information Service (NLIS) regulator, has revealed the shortlist for the 2018 Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence.  The Awards celebrate the successes of Local Authority Local Land Charges departments across England and Wales during the past year.

This year the shortlist showcases 49 local authorities and 17 individuals who have all demonstrated excellence, adaptability to change and a willingness to improve despite cost pressures and continued upheaval in the market.

The shortlist has been drawn from 268 entries & nominations submitted by a mixture of people including solicitors, conveyancers and local land charges personnel. The sponsors and judging panel is made up of representatives from the Local Land Charges Institute, the NLIS Hub, Index, SearchFlow and Land Data.

The overall winners will be announced at an awards dinner on 5th March 2018 in Bristol.

The categories are:

  • Customer Satisfaction Award for Local Authority searches, sponsored by Land Data
  • Local Land Charges Officer of the Year, sponsored by the Local Land Charges Institute
  • Most Improved NLIS services, sponsored by Land Data
  • Best Performing NLIS Local Land Charges Department (level 2 & level 3), sponsored by NLIS Hub
  • Best Customer Experience Award, sponsored by SearchFlow
  • The Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by the NLIS Hub Helpdesk
  • The Local Authority Searches Team of the Year sponsored by Index

Jan Boothroyd, Chief Executive of Land Data, comments: “We have been really impressed by the quality of entries this year and it’s great to see so much interest. The final shortlisted local authorities can be justly proud to have reached this stage and we wish them all the very best of luck!”

The shortlisted finalists (listed alphabetically):

Customer Satisfaction for Local Authority Searchessponsored by Land Data

  • Arun District Council
  • Barnet London Borough Council
  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Merton London Borough Council
  • Mid Devon Council
  • Newham London Borough Council
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • West Berkshire Council

Local Land Charges Officer of the Year – sponsored by the Local Land Charges Institute

  • Rebekah Giubarelli, Thurrock Council
  • Lucinda Handsford,  Dorset County Council
  • Ibrahim Hayat,  Rossendale Borough council
  • Maggie Judd, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Katarzyna Korostynska,  Westminster City Council
  • Rowan Pilkington,  Preston Borough Council
  • Janice Senior, Selby District Council

Most improved NLIS (National Land Information Service) services – sponsored by Land Data

  • Blaby District Council in partnership with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • Gravesham Borough Council
  • Harrogate Borough Council
  • Newham London Borough Council
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • Wakefield Council
  • Waltham Forest London Borough Council
  • Wycombe District Council

Best performing NLIS Level 3 Local Land Charges Department – sponsored by the NLIS Hub

  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • East Dorset District Council
  • Elmbridge Borough Council
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • Poole Borough Council
  • Westminster City Council
  • Windsor & Maidenhead Royal Borough

Best performing NLIS Level 2 Local Land Charges Department – sponsored by the NLIS Hub

  • Bromley London Borough Council
  • Camden London Borough Council
  • Ealing London Borough Council
  • East Devon District Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Lambeth London Borough Council
  • Lewisham London Borough Council
  • Newham London Borough Council
  • North Devon Council
  • South Bucks District Council

Best Customer Experience Award – sponsored by SearchFlow

  • Arun District Council
  • Havering London Borough Council
  • Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Mid Sussex District Council
  • Preston City Council
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Wealden District Council

       Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by the NLIS Hub Helpdesk Team

  • Simon Brazil, Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
  • Sue Dixon, Wakefield Council
  • Denise Durham, Barnet Barnet London Borough Council
  • Caroline Horne, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
  • Sandy Holz, Cornwall Council
  • Lorna Jones, Gwynedd Council
  • Kasia Korostynska, Westminster City Council
  • The Local Land Charges team at Camden London Borough Council
  • Tina Norton, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Beverley Reid, Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council
  • Claire Scott-Jones, Conwy County Borough Council

Local Authority Searches Team of the Year Award –  sponsored by Index

  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council
  • Havering London Borough Council
  • North Devon Council
  • Preston City Council
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Stoke-on Trent City Council
  • Three Rivers District Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Wakefield Council

For further information please contact:

Fiona Barron T: 07770 855 337 / 020 7251 8385, E: fiona.barron@land-data.org.uk, www.land-data.org.uk

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