Public sector partnerships and collaborations
Empower innovation in public services through a partnership with Solace, the UK’s premier network for local authority professionals.
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.
Reach Your Market
Leverage our network to access new markets, expanding your reach and influence with the support of a trusted public sector ally.
Secure revenue opportunities through strategic alliances, government contracts, and partnerships, propelling your financial success while contributing to the public good.
Propel innovation by joining forces on groundbreaking projects by sharing your expertise, cutting-edge technologies, and enhancing service delivery.
Partner with Solace, the leading UK organisation for public sector professionals, for exclusive benefits:
- Roundtable sessions with Solace members
- Test market propositions with influential Solace members
- Boost brand visibility in the local authority marketplace
- Monthly Business Partner webinars with sector chief executives
- Co-branding opportunities at public sector events
- Delegate places at key events
Contact Jenny Clack, our Business Partner Programme Coordinator, for more information.
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.
Read the latest blogs from our Business Partners
PA Consulting have recently launched a new cross-sector sustainability report, Waste: The commodity of the future, with client stories and industry examples of companies successfully transforming waste into value.
The report highlights the unexpected opportunities that arise when we start to reimagine waste, and take important steps towards a circular economy.
“We’ve all felt the financial impact of rising energy bills and increasing costs over the last couple of years, but the consequences for the leisure sector, which faces particular energy demands, are threatening the survival of facilities which are vital to community health and wellbeing.” William Benson, Chief Executive of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Solace deputy finance spokesperson.
More legal updates and articles can be found here:
Upcoming events can be found here:
Solace are very excited to have contributed to our business partner, Zurich Municipal latest whitepaper.
We know that the public and voluntary sectors face many of the same challenges, from workforce resilience to embedding sustainability into their community.
In this whitepaper, Zurich Municipal take a look at some of those key issues and hear from other partner and customer organisations on what they’re doing to help overcome these obstacles.
You can read the article here.
Find out the latest news, analysis and insights for the public sector here.
Achieving net zero sometimes feels like a task akin to touching the sky…but in our role as local leaders, we clearly have a significant role to play” John Henderson, @Staffordshire Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council and Solace business partner Amey.
Read the article published in the MJ from the joint roundtable held with Amey earlier this year and chaired by John Henderson, Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council.
Join Salesforce and AWS to address the digital imperative for Scottish Public Sector. Read more here.
Addressing capacity, the skills gap and the ability to deliver social infrastructure at a pace
As councils prepare for a winter of difficult decisions, Solace’s business partner Norse Group has published a thought piece that examines how local government and the wider public sector can respond to rising demands on property services while grappling with a lack of capacity within their organisations. You can read the article here.
BT has launched immersive spaces for business and public sector customers – creating the UK market’s first 5G-enabled interactive simulation experience. Read more here.
BT is working with the UK charity AbilityNet to deliver more than 1,000 group and 121 training sessions to improve digital skills among older people. Read more here.
The Future of Local Government: Together with Solace, we’re talking to current and aspiring leaders about their 10-year vision and challenges they’ll face. We’re exploring the emerging megatrends to identify what councils need to do now, next and later to be future-ready. Want to get involved?
Citizen data plays an increasing role in transforming public services – but how do local authorities optimise this opportunity? Read what current and aspiring leaders discussed at a recent Solace and Civica workshop including three ways to support service personalisation.
Putting community participation at the heart of your decisions. Hear what Matthew Gatehouse, Head of Policy Performance and Scrutiny, at Monmouthshire Council says on successful community engagement. Read more in our insight from a roundtable discussion with local government leaders.
Hear what Donna Ball, Executive Director at Bury Council thinks about the changing workforce. In a roundtable discussion, we uncovered four ways to address the workforce challenge, including being bolder about purpose and focusing on multiskilled roles. Read more.
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.
The UK’s chronic housing shortage is one of the country’s biggest challenges. Zencity, Solace business partner and community insights and analytics platform, has published a report titled “The UK Housing Crisis – a Snapshot of Resident Discourse”. The paper looks at the online conversations happening in local communities in the UK to gauge how residents are talking about housing, how prominent the topic is, what is driving positive and negative attitudes, and “where” online the conversation is taking place. You can read the report here.
A Snapshot of Online Discourse – Zencity has recently created a report based on data from 4 UK local authorities, giving a snapshot of online discourse in UK cities and counties to learn what are the leading topics capturing resident attention and driving sentiment in May-June. You can read the report here.
Zencity have put together 5 best practices for increasing digital survey effectiveness and engagement to help local government to make decisions on residents expressed needs and priorities. You can read the tips here.
Our current business partners include the following organisations: