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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.

Vote for Solace in Business in the 2022 IIM Interim Management Survey

Every year the Institute of Interim Management (IIM) carries out a detailed survey of the interim market and service provider community, which provides invaluable data for the sector.

2022 is the 13th year of this survey and as always if you have worked with our Interim team, we would encourage you to participate. The team at the IIM spend a great deal of time preparing the survey and analysing and presenting the data, which we are then able to use all year round to inform our conversations with clients, as well as with our community of existing (and new) interim managers.

Please click on the arrow below to access the survey where you can vote for Solace in Business and our consultants in the Interim Service Provider and Leading Consultant categories.

Solace Blog

Innovation in Local Public Services
Thu, 26 May 2022 01:58 PM

Solace policy spokesperson for Digital Leadership Alison McKenzie-Folan penned the foreword to techUK’s new paper ‘Local Public Services Innovation: Creating a Catalyst for Change’, published this week. In that Alison stressed the need for collaboration to drive digital innovation in order to seize opportunities and meet the challenges that lie ahead, while the paper makes […]

Being an Apprentice: Understanding the value of apprenticeships to employees and employers
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 10:00 AM

As a leading apprenticeship provider to the sector, Solace are keen to explore the benefits of apprenticeships to both organisations and individuals, which is why as part of National Apprenticeship week this year, we asked our current apprentices to share their experiences of being an apprentice. The following piece was written by Nikki Gambrill from […]

Stress, Performance and Productivity: The role of Leadership
Mon, 07 Feb 2022 09:59 AM

‘What tools and techniques can I give to my staff to help them better manage stress?’ This is one of the most common requests that I get as a Psychologist. And it’s a perfectly reasonable request in view of the fact that last year UK employees were found to be working an extra 2 hours […]