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Martin Cresswell

Martin Cresswell

Chief Executive & Vice Chairman

Martin began his career in local government, working in London, the Midlands and Merseyside. Qualifying as a CIPFA-accredited accountant in 1991, Martin spent nine years in the Big Four consulting firms leading large and politically sensitive turnaround and performance improvement programmes across local government and health. In 2007, Martin became CEO of IMPOWER, growing it into the market-leading independent SME supporting the transformation of local public services. Martin is a regular commentator and public speaker, and has been instrumental in designing a new consulting methodology for dealing with the complexity of modern public services – EDGEWORK.

When not on the road, Martin lives in Colchester (but remains a West Ham fan).

Recent Insights from Martin Cresswell

With half of all hospital admissions avoidable, discussing demand isn’t optional

Using demand management and behavioural science can delay, reduce or eliminate unnecessary demand, and deliver better outcomes that cost less.

May 15, 2019

It’s Time to Care!

The NHS Time for Care scheme will be fully rolled out over the next three years following a successful pilot, but what is the extent of avoidable demand? I share my views on this much needed scheme.

April 17, 2019

IMPOWER’S Jon Ainger named ‘Thought Leadership Consultant of the Year’

I am absolutely delighted that Jon Ainger, Director at IMPOWER, was named ‘Thought Leader Consultant of the Year’ at last night’s Management Consultancies Association Awards. In addition, two of our projects were Highly Commended.

March 29, 2019