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About Us

At the heart of our work is respect for the users of public services and the staff who work in them, and a belief in the importance of unlocking their contributions to positive change.

IMPOWER holds a profound belief in the innate value of public services; a better public sector is the cornerstone of a better society​.  We exist because public services can be – and should be – improved. For us, improving public services is fundamentally about improving the lives of citizens.

We were founded in 2000 by a local authority Chief Executive and are staffed by people from both the public and private sectors. Everyone who works for us is deeply committed to enhancing the pivotal role that public services play in our communities and society.

We start with the recognition that the problems we want to tackle are complex problems. By this we mean that the challenges are not easily contained, and necessitate working with diverse populations with conflicting agendas. To address these challenges, we have developed a unique capability in working with complexity. We have consistently demonstrated that performance can be improved – but more importantly, that this improved performance can be sustained, citizens’ lives made noticeably better and public services left more resilient to manage future challenges.

Our team

Our team of EDGEWORK experts uses applied behavioural science, insight, creativity and a talent for building strong relationships to transform public service delivery. If you have a passion for improving public services alongside the energy and motivation to tackle some of our clients’ most difficult challenges, email us at


What does working at IMPOWER involve?

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to ensuring that our culture prioritises diversity and inclusion; this is the right thing to do. It will also ensure our client work is more creative, more insightful and of higher quality.

Join the team

We are looking for staff at all levels and welcome applicants with either a public or private sector background.

Current Vacancies

MCA consulting excellence

IMPOWER is a member of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK.

We are a signatory to the MCA’s Consulting Excellence scheme, which is a hallmark of quality in the consultancy industry.

The scheme is made up of nine principles on ethical behaviour, client service and value, and professional development, all of which are closely aligned to IMPOWER’s own values and ways of working.


Work with us

Get in touch if you’d like to discuss the challenges your organisation is facing.

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