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IMPOWER is an organisation driven by a social purpose. We are a values led consultancy dedicated to the reform of the public sector.


According to legend, King Canute put his throne on the beach and commanded the tide to halt and not wet…

November 1, 2013

Understanding Social Workers – Max Wilde in The Guardian

In 2006, Eileen Munro, the author of the Information Commissioner’s report into the children’s database, asked: “When looking for a…

October 29, 2013

Beyond Nudge to Managing Demand report

RSA in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council, Local Government Association and IMPOWER Public services are seeing a…

July 31, 2013

If I could change one thing about local government….

It would be its timidity and institutional conservatism, okay that’s two things, but you know what I mean. In my…

July 2, 2013

Hello from David White ex Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council who joins the IMPOWER team

I recently joined IMPOWER as a health advisor following my retirement as Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council, so part…

May 31, 2013

Policing From a Different Perspective…

I find myself in a period of adjustment as I start working with IMPOWER after seven years working as Chief…

May 27, 2013

Staffordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire beat best of private sector at customer engagement – MCA Awards 2013

The management Consulting industry recognises public sector innovation. The three pioneering councils, Staffordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, responded to local demand…

May 26, 2013

DfE, IMPOWER and Fostering Network join forces

The Department of Education have funded the Fostering Network who has enlisted the support of IMPOWER to help councils better…

May 26, 2013

The Paradox of Integration Reform

There are some questions in public policy which have good answers. We can be pretty clear about how to pave…

May 25, 2013

MCA Award 2013 winners…second consecutive year!

IMPOWER are delighted to have won the 2013 MCA award for ‘Customer Engagement’ for a pioneering approach to recruiting foster…

May 24, 2013

IMPOWER at ADSW Conference 2013

As part of its Home Truths programme, IMPOWER Consulting will release the results of the first dedicated Scottish GP survey…

May 18, 2013

IMPOWER Shortlisted for the 2013 MCA Award Customer Engagement category

We are delighted to announce that IMPOWER has been shortlisted for the MCA Award 2013 category ‘Customer Engagement’ for our…

March 9, 2013

IMPOWER join Pro5 National Consultancy Services Framework

IMPOWER is pleased to announce that they have formally been awarded a position on the Pro5 National Consultancy Services Framework….

February 28, 2013

Sandwell MBC are looking beyond the ‘adequate’ with IMPOWER

A recent article by Jan Britton, Sandwell MBC’s Chief Executive, in The MJ outlined why they asked IMPOWER & Penna…

February 27, 2013

A shift in mind-set, behaviour and responsibility

Like many people I was shocked by the findings and stories emerging from the Mid Staffordshire hospital trust review published…

February 26, 2013


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