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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

The Zurich Municipal Future of Fire Safety conference will be taking place virtually on the 28th-29th April, featuring sessions drawing on the experience of our 900 risk engineering specialists, as well as being joined by several established subject matter experts from the field of fire safety and fire engineering. The conference is designed to support Zurich Municipal customers and those involved in fire safety specifically such as project teams, estates and premises managers and insurance teams. You can view an article on the topic from the organisers and Solace business partner Zurich Municipal here, and view details and register here.

Find out the latest news, analysis and insights for the public sector.

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:

Solace and Inner Circle Consulting Webinar

Join Solace and our Business Partner Inner Circle Consulting for a webinar where we will explore pertinent issues that are vital to the local economic recovery and how new policies and approaches to delivery can help prepare your local authority for change.

This webinar will be exploring the three points:

1) The pandemic’s acceleration of the transition to a digital economy, with the resulting profound impact on retail and office space and urban centres more broadly, and the knock on threats and opportunities for businesses, real estate, consumers, and communities.

2) Over 300 local authorities have now declared a climate emergency, and are now looking for new policies and tools to deliver on their vision of a healthier, cleaner, and better environment for all.

3) New innovations are taking place to reduce waste, encourage recyclable materials, and eliminate single-use products, and reduce the stress of public services.

For further information please click here.

Arcus Global

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.


Read the latest blogs from Solace Business Partner, Impower Consulting

There has never been a more challenging time to work in children’s services – but despite that, positive change is still happening across the sector.  Our new short report highlights how – in partnership with a group of forward-thinking councils – we have been able to positively influence local children’s services systems to help ensure that scarce resources are going to the right children at the right time

Reflections on Impowers virtual care webinar 

Rebalancing the High Needs system – what role can the SEND review play?  By Dame Christine Lenehan (Director of the Council for Disabled Children at the National Children’s Bureau) and Leo Jones (Director, IMPOWER)

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: