Woking, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 16, 2013 -- Aligned Assets customers have once again had a day to remember after collecting three of the major awards at the 2013 Local Government Exemplar Awards.
The big winners of the day were Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council who won the Local Government Association sponsored Improvement and Efficiency Award. The winning project involved a review of their internal business processes to ensure that they were maximising revenues ahead of the implementation of the Business Rates Retention Scheme that sees local authorities directly retaining up to 50% of all business rates revenue.
A key component of the project was the introduction of the Aligned Asset Business database, which they used to identify potentially unbilled properties, which could then be sent to the Business Rates team for investigation.
Also picking up major awards were Martin Laker of Bath and North East Somerset Council who won the Custodian of Year Award and Keith MacBean of Inverclyde Council who collected the Scottish equivalent.
Both Martin and Keith were nominated by their fellow Authority Address and/or Street Custodians and were recognised for their contributions to the community and achievements within their respective local authorities.
In addition to the major awards, Aligned Assets customers received 45% of the 'Best in Region' Awards and over one quarter of all councils awarded Gold Status were users of the Aligned Assets gazetteer management system.
Speaking of the success, Andy Hird, Managing Director of Aligned Assets said, "We provide market leading gazetteer management software, but these awards reflect the hard work and determination by the users of that software."
"I'd like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate each and every winner and thank them for continuing to show what those in the public sector can achieve."
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Aligned Assets are an industry leader in AddressBase, gazetteer and address management solutions. They supply software across the public and private sectors including over 100 Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services and Police Forces. In addition to software and data solutions, they offer a complete range of consultancy, training, bespoke development and project management.