Private Sector

  • View from the Hill

    By Greg Hayes | November 29, 2023

    By partnering with a search firm that prioritises exceptional candidate experience councils can ultimately achieving their recruitment goals and enhancing their overall effectiveness, says Greg Hayes.

  • Penna announces new managing director

    By Martin Ford | November 24, 2023

    Kathryn Kempster will take the reins from Julie Towers, who will step down as managing director next month.

  • A Faer Point

    By Dawn Faulkner | November 21, 2023

    Partner at Faerfield Dawn Faulkner says: 'There’s a popular assumption that ‘the more you know about me, the better we can do business together’ – but what if the opposite were true?'

  • Elevating ambitions through co-production

    By Sean Hanson | November 20, 2023

    Chief executive officer at IMPOWER Sean Hanson looks forward to the National Children and Adult Services Conference. As gold sponsor, IMPOWER will focus on elevating ambitions and developing effective co-production for better outcomes.

  • Launch of the CEO Commercial Blueprint

    By Adele Gritten | November 20, 2023

    Adele Gritten of Local Partnerships says her organisation's CEO blueprint is intended to take council chief executives through a 'need-to-know, structured, risk-aware and financially sustainable approach to developing commercial initiatives'.

  • Partnership may provide the answer to scarce net zero resources

    By Daniella Barrow | November 8, 2023

    Daniella Barrow warns that achieving net zero is not going to be easy, and councils risk resources not being available to the meet the challenge.

  • Councils to bring services in-house

    By Dan Peters | October 25, 2023

    Four neighbouring councils are expected to take greater control of services after an independent review of their jointly-owned firm Publica.

  • A Faer Point

    By Martin Tucker | October 25, 2023

    Martin Tucker looks at how a chief executive can approach dealing with 'a conflict seemingly beyond their remit or power to resolve, but which could have a devastating effect on their organisation' - and protect their resilience.


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