We help the North West’s public sector thrive.

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We believe the North West deserves well-governed , high-quality services, with leaders who create cultures that bring the best out of people and places. So, we help our members build them. Whatever you and your partners are working towards – from innovation, to stronger partnerships, to specialist employer support – we strive to deliver the tailored advice and interventions that get you there.

We connect the public sector

We are a not-for-profit organisation connecting learning across the region and sharing innovation with those who need it. We work with all 41 local authorities, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and a number of joint boards. We also deliver services and build partnerships beyond the public sector, sharing with and learning from many sectors. Built by, for and with the North West, we are here for you.

We are employment specialists

We formally represent our member organisations as employers, providing them with specialist employment and workforce advice and support. We also have a formal role with the region’s trade unions, acting as the employers’ organisation for all of the North West’s local authorities.

We help organisations be more effective

We help organisations develop exceptional people and practices, focused on the citizens and places they serve. Our services, networks and events bring people together so they can connect, try new ideas and share best practice. We also carry out complex and sensitive reviews and consultancy assignments, and have built a reputation for providing independent and balanced advice.

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