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Thursday, 30th November 2006

Kettering Borough Council recognised for their excellence in e-Government

The e-Government National Awards recognise outstanding achievement in service delivery enhancing citizen and business transactions with councils, central government departments and other organisations within the public sector.

The annual e-Government National Awards have become the UK's highest level commendation for the best e-Government services - services which, through innovative online delivery or IT implementation, have positively transformed the lives of citizens, local communities, business and stakeholder groups.

Finalists include a great diversity and spread of excellence in e-Government and public sector IT right across the UK - Councils, central government departments, non-departmental public bodies and voluntary organisations are all represented in this 'best of the best'.

Organisations and services among the finalists include Kettering Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, Department for Education and Skills, the Highways Agency, Environment Agency, the NHS, Shelter, and many more across the UK.

Kettering Borough Council, Jadu partners since 2004, are finalists in the category for e-Government excellence: Shared Services (sponsored by O2), along with Transport for London, Welsh Assembly Government and The Warwickshire Direct Partnership. This category recognises proven shared services which have delivered effective services and efficiency gains.

Jadu products and services play a central role in the delivery of Kettering Borough Council's e-Government agenda.

The Awards are a yardstick for excellence in innovative government services in the UK, including those enabling local communities to transact with their councils, national online government services for citizens or businesses, specific services for vertical industry sectors, and government services delivered online through intermediaries and the voluntary sector.

Christopher Histed, founder of the e-Government National Awards and CEO of

This year's finalists have been chosen from among the record 345 nominations that were submitted by senior professionals working across the public sector.

Winners will be announced at a black-tie ministerial dinner at the Savoy in London on 17th January 2007.