We’re really pleased to have been shortlisted in the annual APSE – Association for Public Service Excellence Awards in the Best Public/Private Partnership Working initiative category.

Exeter City Futures, a partnership between Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, Exeter College, University of Exeter, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Global City Futures, is at the forefront of the city’s ambitious bid to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

The awards, which recognise best practice in the public sector, attracted more than 320 entries from across the UK.  The winners will be revealed in September.

Cllr Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Net Zero Carbon, said: “It is recognition of the hard work that is taking place by so many people who are trying to ensure that Exeter’s ambitious carbon emissions target can become a reality.”

Our founder Glenn Woodcock points out that “We’ve got a long way to go, and the relationship with Exeter City Council is evidence of the ability collaborations have to deliver the radical solutions needed if Exeter is to meet its target to be net zero in just a little over eight years.”

A huge thank you to everyone who has played a part in our partnership with Exeter City Council. News like this is always welcome as we work towards our ambitious goals.

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