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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.

Supporting Sector Development

Sector development is one of our core goals here at Solace, which is why we’re pleased to share our newest event with you: Trailblazers.

Taking place immediately prior to the Solace Summit on 11th October, Trailblazers has been designed to support the next generation of leaders within the sector. The day will include a series of interactive skills-focused sessions, speakers and breakouts, as well as sessions specifically designed for senior leaders attending alongside a Trailblazer. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities for networking ahead of the Solace Summit. So, if you’re a local government leader and you’re attending the Solace Summit, why not consider supporting a rising star from your local authority by inviting them to Trailblazers?

Find out more and book your free place by clicking the arrow below.

Solace Blog

MJ Article: Re-stitching a brighter future, Robin Tuddenham
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:01 AM

The importance of re-stitching our social fabric – the networks and institutions that bind people and communities together – in order to address the myriad challenges we as a country face was the focus of a recent national conference held in Halifax, in my district of Calderdale, and at which I spoke… Click here to […]

LGA Conference Events with Solace Policy Board members
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 04:39 PM

Along with the rest of local government, Solace is eagerly looking forward to the LGA Conference taking place 28-30 June. Solace President Joanne Roney OBE and Solace Chair Gavin Jones, along with Solace policy spokespeople including Ian Thomas, Jon McGinty, Kersten England, Matt Prosser and Robin Tuddenham are due to be speaking at the following […]

LGC Article: The costs of children’s services inaction are too high, Ade Adetosoye
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:10 PM

Rarely, if ever, can there have been as much pressure on children’s services departments as now. The reality is there is only so much councils, working with local partners, can do to curb spending at a time when demand is increasing and there just aren’t the resources available given levels of cen­tral funding. Click here […]