Academy and Awards

The Public Service Communications Academy

The Public Service Communications Academy (Academy) is a well-established annual event providing a unique opportunity for communicators from across the country to come together, develop key skills and share ideas. Organised by LGcomms and the Government Communication Service (GCS), the event offers a mix of learning, expert speakers, networking, practical training and interactive sessions for communications professionals at all career levels. 

Find out more about Academy 2021.

Testimonials from speakers at Academy 2021

“Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience on fostering resilience on behalf of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It was a pleasure to speak at the Public Service Communications Academy 2021 in the virtual presence of so many inspiring public sector communicators.” Olivia Lerche

“I think these events are so important to share best practice, swap ideas, get inspired and importantly, continue lifting comms up as a profession and raising those standards, something I am very passionate about.” Carly Davis

“It was super connecting with the other panellists. Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Public Service Communications Academy.  Hearing our varied experiences yet realising the many commonalities across them, I was certainly inspired – hope the delegates found it as enriching.” Phillipa Clayre

“This year’s Comms Academy was a highlights reel of the profession at its very best – inclusive, collaborative and striving to push each other to become the best we can be. After successfully delivering two-days of shared knowledge and best practice, now’s our turn to get out there and start putting that learning into practice.” Shaun Gibbons

“As a proud supporter of LGcomms, we at JCDecaux UK were delighted to join the Public Service Communications Academy once again this year.  Our business model is built on the provision of amenities and information to the communities we serve, so the themes of this year’s Academy really resonated with our work and our values. We were pleased therefore to have the chance to share how we believe we can help public sector organisations communicate effectively with their communities, delivering real value to them.” JCDecaux

The Public Service Communications Awards 

The Public Service Communications Awards has a proud history of recognising the achievements of communicators across the public sector, staged jointly by LGcomms and GCS.

Each year, the Awards celebrate teams and individuals who have delivered innovative and impactful communications, to support policy delivery at a national, regional and local level. 

Find out who the winners were at the 2021 Awards.