From its inception, Socitm Consulting has been heavily involved in helping individual local authorities and partnerships with strategic advice, effective change management and performance and efficiency improvement. The majority of local authorities across the UK have used our services and we are the leading consultancy in this sector for e-government support, ICT strategy, benchmarking, Best Value reviews, partnership development and procurement.
Many of our consultants come from senior management positions in local authorities. As an organisation, we understand the drivers, the culture, the challenges and the opportunities facing local authorities as they seek to become ever more efficient and effective. In every project we seek always to transfer skills to enable our clients to become ‘transformational’ organisations, building the internal capacity to sustain change.
We can also bring to bear our experience in other sectors, including the commercial sector, in advising local government on business change. However, we remain acutely aware of the special strength of the public service ethos and the specific circumstances of each individual authority. Our advice is therefore often challenging but always pragmatic, and based on a real understanding of how local authorities work.
Within local government, we provide strategic advice and programme and project management to corporate services and to specific work areas such as housing, planning, education, social services etc. Our priority is to help clients become ever more customer-focused, whether the customer is the citizen or other departments within the organisation. We see information management as a key element – enabling organisations to leverage their key assets and to share information internally and externally.
If you would like to discuss how we may be able to help you in this area, please call us on 0845 450 0904 or email email@example.com.