May
02

Innovation

posted on May 2nd 2006 in CampaignCreator & Democracy & Gallomanor with 0 Comments

Congratulations to Stephen Hilton from Bristol City Council consultation team who won BT Innovator of the Year in the Government Computing Awards.

A Gallomanor project, CampaignCreator, seemed to feature as part of the reason for winning, but overall I imagine it’s Stephen’s attitude of "Do it until someone tells you not to" rather than seeking permission for everything, that really got him the award.

It’s also rather touching that the success that Bristol have had hasn’t turned into arrogance.  I spoke to Carol Hayward, one of Stephen’s team, just as she was leaving for the awards ceremony.  "I think we’re just making up the numbers. I don’t think he’s won anything.", she said as she contemplated the first round of drinks in her mind.

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