Brighton and Hove council team recognised for driving economic growth

Posted On 12 Mar 2015 at 10:13 am

The growth in jobs and the local economy earned a team of Brighton and Hove City Council officials a prize at an awards ceremony last night (Wednesday 11 March).

The team picked up the prize for “driving growth” at the LGC Awards, having been on a shortlist of ten.

Nick Golding, the editor of LGC (Local Government Chronicle), said that the awards celebrated good practice and fantastic achievement in local government.

The prizes were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park Lane, London.

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The council was recognised for its work in a citation that said: “The Greater Brighton Investment Programme has been allocated £92 million of government investment over the past six months and is supporting Brighton’s transition to a high-growth, dynamic economy which generates new private sector jobs at a faster rate than anywhere in England.

“A programme of regeneration and investment in infrastructure, its activities include a £1.8 million business support programme, improvements to public transport, major regeneration of the high street area and the construction of the state-of-theart i360 observation tower.”

Council chief executive Penny Thompson said on Twitter that she was proud of the team.

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