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Solace blog

22nd September 2023

MJ Article: Shaping the future at the Summit, Matt Prosser

“My role and responsibilities have changed considerably since I started my career in marketing, sport and leisure development in the early 1990s. But, having worked at district, shared services partnerships, and unitary councils, I can confidently say the operating environment for all of us in the sector is more complex and more challenging than it has ever been.

Reflecting on the past triggers thoughts of the future, and how we might collectively overcome challenges, both immediate and impending. If there is one lesson I have learned during my career it is to never underestimate the power of people – and in local government we have some amazing people. But with financial and physical resources under severe strain for the foreseeable future, successfully navigating what lies ahead will require us to come together and draw on each other’s skills, ideas, and innovations more often than we have done in the past…”

Click here to read the full article by Matt Prosser, Solace President, in the MJ.