Strengthening the bond between the Public and Private sectors
As the leading members’ network in the UK for local authority and public sector professionals, a strategic partnership with Solace offers a variety of benefits.
Our key relationships within the private sector and non-profits enable us to build a stronger and more innovative public service sector through networking and knowledge-sharing.
From annual partnerships to one-off sponsorship packages, we offer a range of possibilities to ensure your organisation is visible to our member network.
As one of the most influential membership organisations for public sector professionals in the UK, a strategic partnership with Solace offers many benefits including:
- The chance to build relationships with leaders and key stakeholders from across the sector
- Greater insight into how best to engage and interact with local government
- The option to communicate with our members via blogs and newsletters on a regular basis
- An array of development opportunities including shadowing and breakfast briefings
- Full access to Solace member benefits
For more information about partnering with Solace, contact our Business Partner Programme Manager Jenny Clack via email at email@example.com and she’ll be able to discuss your company’s objectives and advise the best package for you.
Working with Solace provides an opportunity for a select number of partners to get involved with our ever-popular events programme, either on an event-by-event basis or across a programme of events.
Our events, training programmes, and masterclasses are highly regarded, and allow sponsors to develop key relationships with senior staff working across local government and the public sector, providing a platform for you to profile your organisation.
Get in touch to find out how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the latest blogs from our Business Partners
Zurich Municipal are hosting a virtual conference focusing on safeguarding within the Housing sector. You can find our more information here.
Zurich Municipal latest whitepaper, Sustainability in a changing built environment: Rethinking sustainable construction and development, discusses some of the challenges of balancing delivery of homes, workplaces, services and amenities that meet community needs now and in the future while also meeting sustainability targets. Importantly, it also outlines steps organisations can take to help get this balance right. This includes practical measures, such as fire and flood mitigation, and strategic suggestions, such as working with partners to address common sustainability goals. The whitepaper can be found and downloaded from here
Finding the balance between risk and reward? This article looks at the balance between risk and reward and how this holds parallel with sport. Join our conversation with Nicola Adams, OBE to find out.
Find out the latest news, analysis and insights for the public sector.
Sustainability – how to make buildings more sustainable
Next step ideas With buildings accounting for 30% of UK emissions, the path to net zero for any local authority requires the issue to be taken seriously. Solace were recently approached by business partners Lloyds Bank and Bevan Brittan with some ideas and solutions they wished to share. This resulted in a workshop hosted by [Sustainability and Net Zero] policy lead, Sharon Kemp, chief executive of Rotherham MBC, and supported by the UK Green Building Council.
How empathetic leadership can help local authorities chart the future of work. Authors: Georgina Cox, Ashley Harshak, Kate Lafferty
Local government has been on the front lines of COVID-19 relief, nimbly evolving processes to help struggling communities and meet increased service demands. And even before the pandemic, the business of government was changing faster than ever as public expectations, cost pressures and innovation refocused missions and service delivery models. Read more here.
This article was first published in The MJ.
Oracle recently asked the MIT Technology Review to outline how organisations are rebuilding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, where they are investing in ‘big moves’ and the hurdles they need to overcome to become more resilient.
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On Tuesday 15th December a roundtable was held with members of Solace and business partner Grant Thornton UK LLP to discuss financial sustainability and economic recovery in the context of COVID-19, following the Spending Review announcement, but prior to the provisional financial settlement for 2021/22 being confirmed. View the write-up via our website here.
How local authorities can prepare for coming challenges:
Tackling debt with data: Smart technologies help councils address tax arrears in a sustainable way. Paul Rudd, Director of Service Design, discusses the three step approach local authorities should consider when dealing with COVID’s impact on council tax arrears.
Recently, Solace and our business partner Civica held a virtual roundtable with some of the digital leaders in local government to discuss how they’re using digital to help tackle local challenges and how they’re thinking about the associated issues around staffing, data standards and ethics. You can read the eight key transformation takeaways from the conversation here.
Discussion on building on the momentum of multi-agency working experienced during COVID-19. Discover why we need a joined up effort to make a sustained and affordable difference to our communities.
Listen to the discussion and you’ll hear how public services are working with partners in public, private and charitable sectors, to tackle issues related to social care, homelessness and crime prevention.
Solace in Business are pleased to announce our new Business Partner, Arcus Global. Arcus Global is a market-leading GovTech cloud company, delivering mission-critical technology solutions that enable public sector organisations to transform their service delivery.
Arcus Global, formed in 2009 and based in Cambridge UK, is a market-leading GovTech cloud company, delivering mission-critical technology solutions that enable public sector organisations to transform their service delivery.
Arcus has developed a platform-based suite of Applications for Local and Central Government. Addressing the challenges in Citizen Digital interaction, Citizen relationship management and through specific platform-based case management solutions for Planning, Building Control, Licensing and Environmental Health.
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Click here to read the Solace and Inner Circle Consulting post event report on Leading the Recover: Getting high streets and town centres back on track.
Inner Circle Consulting have highlighted a vital issue facing local authorities: the lack of sufficient delivery of Independent Living (or elderly care) housing resulting in a tragic lack of housing supply for our oldest generations. There is opportunity from local authorities to fill the gap in a number of ways to ensure need is met where the market is not delivering.
This is getting on the radar of government – Homes England are looking at what more they can do to bring about more specialist housing, including providing new funding pots and grants. To respond to the need, local authorities can read our report and get up-to-speed on the strategy, critical elements, and delivery plan to increase their supply of Independent Living homes. Visit their site and download the PDF to read what you can do to build Independent Living homes for your oldest generations.
Click here to view the latest Solace and Inner Circle Consulting webinar that discusses the local economic recovery and how new policies and approaches to delivery can help prepare your local authority for change.
Our current business partners include the following organisations: