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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.

Business Partnerships

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 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

Read the latest blogs from Solace Business Partner- Zurich

Have you visited the new News and Insights hub from Zurich Municipal? The content hub (formerly News & Views) has recently been upgraded and can now be found on the Zurich UK website. On the site you can find the latest news, analysis and insights in for the public sector.

We’re excited to have launched our latest special report today – The Future of Work.  The report looks at opportunities we now have to re-imagine our organisations and the ways in which they work.   The Future of Work report can be downloaded here: Read here 

Fire continues to be a significant risk for organisations, and something that must be treated with the severity it deserves. Zurich Municipal have created a series of videos to raise awareness and increase understanding of this important topic. Find out the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of Arson.  Watch here: 

Protecting your organisation from the threat of fire is imperative as fire continues to be a huge problem in the UK. In Zurich Municipal’s Fire Risk video series they bring you tips to protect your organization from the risks associated with hot work. Watch here:

For other articles and updates please click here to read:


Read the latest articles from Solace Business Partner, Grant Thornton

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:

Read the latest blogs from Solace Business Partner, Inner Circle Consulting

Inner Circle Consulting support local authorities to define and tackle knotty problems with a relentless focus on delivery. They help prepare organisations and project teams for change and help them implement it. How have they applied their values and transformation management principles to respond to Covid-19? Founding Director Chris Twigg shares his insights on empowering teams to perform at their best whilst supporting their mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic and beyond. Read more here.

A new edition of the Inner Circle Sunday Edit, a fortnightly newsletter on insights and ideas, will be sent this coming weekend. This week’s issue features the company’s insights of Black History Month and the contributions of black British people to the built environment and management consulting sector, alongside helpful advice on delivering key projects in regeneration, housing, asset management, town centres, and alternative energy.  Click here to sign up.


Read the latest report from Solace Business Partner, PA Consulting

According to a new report, the coronavirus pandemic raised the prominence of technology in care, meaning many workers now have direct experience of how it can help them do their jobs better, faster and with reduced risk. The pandemic has, for example, “led social care workers to facilitate virtual engagement between family and care home residents and capitalise on technology to protect those shielding by reducing the need for physical visits.” Read more here.


Read the latest blogs from Solace Business Partner, Impower Consulting

Solace Virtual Learning Week: impact of Covid on the workforce

Let’s see the social care opportunity rather than the social care crisis.

Now is the right time to drive the role of the VCS forward’. Impower Consulting new publication sets out why – and how:

Impower Consulting applauds councils who have resolved to prioritise transformation as well as COVID-19:




Partner Directory

Our current business partners include the following organisations: