The award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2015. The Awards celebrated excellence in service delivery through local government address and street information.
The Gold Performance Award for Address Data is given to authorities which have reached and maintained the highest standard in national tests on data excellence, and supply of regular updates to the national hub which manages receipt of address data from all authorities in England and Wales.
GeoPlace is the centre of excellence for the management of spatial address information and street data for Great Britain, and manages the National Address Gazetteer which contains information about addresses from every local authority in England and Wales.
The quality of the data from local authorities is very important as more than 75% of public sector organisations across Great Britain also use it in the form of the AddressBase range of products, made available nationally by Ordnance Survey.
National projects include: Tell Us Once; rural payments; flood risk; Beyond Census 2011, Registration of land and title ownership; TV license revenue collections; fraud analysis; school admissions; and passport applications.
The award was presented to Tamworth Borough Council’s Corporate Geographic Information System Manage Jon McDevitt. In presenting the award, Neil Silley, Senior National Address Data Manager, said, “Jon has achieved the highest standard of address information data management. Achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits.”
Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said,: “A lot of hard work has gone into reaching the standard required for this award. We are really thrilled to be recognised and I would personally extent my thanks for the hardworking staff who achieved this award.”