July 12th 2016 |

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

KPMG

KPMGs UK Government and Public Sector team comprises a cross functional network of professionals providing Tax, Audit and Advisory services which operate from 22 offices across the UK. The team is made up of specialist individuals who understand how to streamline services around citizen needs: whether it’s to join up back office and front line services, deliver a step change in digital transformation or to harness the power of the workforce – including developing civil service capability and talent. Our capabilities are based on our leading record of client delivery, and applied insight having delivered pragmatic approach to government departments around the world on complex projects to deliver meaningful outcomes and real results. 

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Academi Wales

Academi Wales is the centre for excellence in leadership and management for public services in Wales. Established in September 2012.

Academi Wales seeks to build a future for Wales where leadership of our public services is visionary, collaborative, cutting edge and successful in driving improvement in the lives of people living in Wales. Academi Wales provides an environment for leaders to work together to further develop strategic thinking, systems leadership capabilities and to identify adaptive solutions to pan-sector and community-based issues.

Research suggests that future leaders will need to be adaptive, be able to think and plan at a systemic level and be personally and passionately resilient. Our leaders will need to be optimistic in the face of change and brutally realistic about the scale and bravery needed for success.

Academi Wales continues to help harness the talent of leaders across a wide range of professional areas and disciplines and is proud to work across all sectors in Wales.

 

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AECOM

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies had annual revenue of approximately US$18 billion. 

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Agilisys

Agilisys delivers success through innovation, working across the public sector to transform services that make a difference to millions of people across the UK. We will be presenting our thoughts for input and discussion on how to deploy a Digital Workforce using Artificial Intelligence to improve citizen experience whilst reducing cycle times and cost. 

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Be-IT

Launched in 2013, Be-IT are professional recruiters whose growth is underpinned by a judicious mixture of innovation, insights and efficiency, increasing staff numbers, turnover and revenue.  We are leaders across the full spectrum of IT recruitment, PMO, Project/Change Management and Development & Communications specialisms, with a strong focus on the public-sector.

We are a Crown Commercial Supplier with both G-Cloud v6 and v7 status.  To date, we have traded £1M+ through these frameworks and as the need to reduce public-sector costs dovetails with the increasing need for digital and data transformation, we anticipate continuing growth in this strategically important sector.

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Blackthorn

Blackthorn GRC provides a web-based, Case Management solution to both the Public and Private sectors offered as SaaS or in-house hosting. Blackthorn can be delivered pre-configured or user-configured. It combines powerful automated Workflow, Feeds, Surveys, Data Management, Dashboards and Reporting processes with Full Auditing capabilities. This ensures your department collaborates effectively and compliantly, driving efficiency and productivity throughout your organisation.

 

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Boomerang

Boomerang provides automated digital communications over SMS, e-mail and voice, enabling management of time critical alerts and notifications.  The suite of Boomerang products, underpinned by patented technology, also facilitates sending SMS from an e-mail client, sorting and sending bulk messages and allowing control and management of multiple notifications over various communications media.

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BCE

  • BCE is an independent and impartial advisory public body, which reviews the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies in England.
  • BCE is currently conducting the 2018 review of parliamentary constituencies in England, which they are required to report to Parliament in September 2018. In advance of that report BCE would like to raise awareness about this work at the Civil Service Live Coventry.
  • In February 2016, BCE announced a review of parliamentary constituencies in England – called the 2018 review. This will be completed in September 2018.
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Boundless by CSMA

Boundless by CSMA, is a membership club for Civil Service and Public Sector workers who are looking to get the most out of their free time. With a heritage dating back more than 90 years, Boundless offers members deals on hundreds of unique experiences, events, volunteer activities and things to do. It’s also mutual, so all profits go straight back into the club to benefit members.

Azeus Convene

Azeus Convene is a highly secure and intuitive paperless meeting solution for any device that streamlines the entire meeting process whilst ensuring accountability and good corporate governance for all levels of the organisation. With two-factor authentication, access rights control, remote data wipe and other stringent security features, Convene is used and trusted by government organisations globally to deliver a secure and efficient meeting experience.

Centres of Excellence

The cross government ‘Centres of Excellence’ (CoE) will support the drive for a more coherent, unified and collaborative government finance function enabling a more effective service for all.

Tax was identified as one of the first CoEs and was launched on April 1st, where the creation of a centralised resource of specialists would lead to an improvement in quality, resilience and efficiencies.

CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest IT and business process services providers in the world, delivering high-quality business consulting, systems integration and managed services. With a deep commitment to providing innovative services and solutions, CGI has an industry-leading track record of delivering 95% of projects on time and within budget, aligning our teams with clients’ business strategies to achieve top-to-bottom line results.

CIPS

CIPS is s membership organisation and global network. We have the largest membership of
procurement and supply professionals in the world, covering all industries,
sectors and job activities and have a global community of over 115,000 in 150 countries.

A commercial organisation, CIPS helps businesses around the world to excel in procurement and supply,
supporting them to improve and deliver results, and raise standards.

A professional institute. The world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not for-
profit organisation that exists for the public good.

An awarding body - We set the Global Standard in procurement and supply management
and are the awarding body regulated by OFQUAL in the UK for procurement and
supply management qualifications.

City & Guilds

The City & Guilds Group is a leader in global skills development. We exist to help people develop the skills they need to progress into a job, on the job, and onto the next job. We do this in collaboration with education providers, employers and governments around the world. Backed by a Royal Charter, we reinvest the money we make into the future of learning. 

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CITEX (Customs International Trade and Excise)

CITEX is part of HMRC and is a diverse business which operates across the UK

CITEX is accountable for:

  • Collection of import charges – (e.g. customs/excise duties and import VAT).
  • Working with businesses involved with excise duties (alcohol, tobacco, betting and gaming, Mineral Oil, Environmental taxes and Holding and Movement).
  • Enforcement of safety & security in the supply chain.
  • Control of goods entering/transiting/leaving the EU.
  • Collection of trade statistics.
  • Facilitation of economic markets through authorisation & control of duty relief and simplified declarations/processes.
  • Carrying out pre and post clearance controls at the National Clearance Hub.

Community 10,000

Launched in February 2011, Community 10.000 is DWP’s employer-supported volunteering programme. DWP is committed to delivering 10,000 volunteer days per year and over the past five years has delivered almost 52,000 days.

The scheme provides:

  • Staff with a rewarding volunteering experience and opportunities for personal development, often in teams working in new and challenging environments.
  • External organisations with a useful contribution to their work, a chance to learn from volunteers, and an opportunity to build a lasting relationship with DWP.
  • DWP with customer insight, awareness of service issues, opportunities to up-skill staff, improved perception of DWP, and support for the social justice agenda.

Community 10,000 Volunteering

Welcome to the Community 10000 Volunteering

A voluntary programme to make volunteering culturally normal across the whole of DWP where our staff make a positive contribution to their communities and social justice.

The Civil Service Disability Inclusion Team

The Civil Service Disability Inclusion Team (DIT) is part of the Civil Service Employee Policy Expert Service based in the Cabinet Office. The purpose of the team is to remove inclusion barriers preventing colleagues with disabilities and long term health conditions from realising their full potential. The Team also supports the Civil Service Disability Champion Philip Rutnam in delivering his 5 disability priorities.

Visitors to the stand at Civil Service Live will be able to find out more about the 5 priorities and the key disability initiatives to improve the working environment of disabled employees. There will be interactive elements to test visitors knowledge of disability issues and raise their awareness of how they can support disabled colleagues.

The Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. We work closely with the Government Commercial Function (GCF); a cross-government network of senior civil servants with commercial expertise, procuring goods and services for the government.

Civil Service Healthcare

CS Healthcare is a health insurance specialist for those who work or have worked for the civil service, the public sector, charitable or not-for-profit organisations.

They stand apart from many of their competitors as a mutual friendly society, established to protect their members. They pride themselves on providing a high level of personal service that gives their members access to experienced UK based staff dedicated to helping members at every stage of a claim.

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Civil Service Local

Civil Service Local is part of Cabinet Office but based in our regions. Our purpose is to bring together departments and agencies within each locality to deliver actions and opportunities that will bring our vision for the Civil Service to life and encourage more of us to be part of it. 

Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance

The Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance (CSPA) is a membership organisation that  lobbies on behalf of pensioners from Civil Service and related pension schemes.  We are an independent, non-party political organisation.  CSPA is  recognised by the Cabinet Office, other Government Departments and Agencies as the body  mandated to speak on behalf of Civil Service pensioners.

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

We are a charity dedicated to supporting all retired Civil Servants, partners and their dependants. We provide a range of services including befriending schemes (National Visitors Network and Phone Buddy), information, advice and lots more. Come along to our stand to find out more or contact us via email or by phone.

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CSSC

Get more out of life with CSSC Sports & Leisure. Become a member for as little as £3.80/month and start enjoying all the benefits on offer. We want to help you to have fun, get active, try out new hobbies or activities, make savings, and so much more.

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Contracted Employment Provision Directorate (CEPD)

Contracted Employment Provision Directorate (CEPD) is part of DWP Finance Group and our purpose is to manage the performance of our contracted providers and deliver payments by results.

Customer Service Excellence, The Department for Work Pension

On the Customer Service Excellence stand, we will share with you how the Cabinet Office’s rigorous national standard has helped improve customer service in Mercia District Jobcentre Plus.

We will have customer insight examples on display detailing how we have managed to reach our most vulnerable customers to gain valuable insight which has helped transform the way in which we communicate and implement change in our Jobcentres.

Mercia has retained the accreditation for seven years and we have sold the benefits of our journey to our wider Central England Group and other arms of the business, who now too are embarking on the CSE journey.

We will talk to you about how we measure customer satisfaction using surveys and complaint and compliment analysis.

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Devolution and You

Devolution and You is a learning campaign aimed at improving intergovernmental learning and devolution capability across the Civil Service.  One Civil Service supports multiple governments and all civil servants need to understand the changes that are taking place as more powers are devolved.

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DESIGN102

DESIGN102, the GCS Design Centre, is a government shared service which provides a wide range of creative design and filmmaking services across the public sector. We work with communication, policy, operations and corporate services teams delivering intelligent creative solutions. Our aim is to:

- Enhance creative communications in the public sector

- Deliver savings for government by providing a world-class shared design service

- Provide an agile and responsive client service

Visit the stand to find out more about how you can benefit from the high quality, value for money creative services DESIGN102 provides.

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DVLA Business Services

Our team is designed to maximise the productivity of DVLA assets to ultimately benefit the taxpayer. Use of our facilities, skills and capabilities will improve efficiency across Government. Our aspiration is to become a preferred Service Provider to Public Sector Bodies and a centre of digital excellence.

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DVSA

We improve road safety in Great Britain by setting standards for driving and motorcycling, and making sure drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages follow roadworthiness standards. We also provide a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.

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DSTL

The Transformation Directorate within Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is responsible for delivery and direct leadership of major cross-cutting corporate change programmes.  We promote a people focused approach to change in an effort to create a self-sustaining change management culture supported by effective and competent change leadership capability so that Dstl is able to meet the challenges of the future.  In partnership with the Cabinet Office we manage the Cross Government Change Leaders Network.

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Envitia

Envitia is a UK SME geospatial software and solutions provider, serving government and industry customers around the world. Envitia are pioneers of the ‘mixed economy’ approach of combining specialised commercial software with fully supported open source GIS components to deliver cost-effective performance. Envitia is an accredited Cyber-Essentials and G-Cloud supplier.

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EQworks

EQworks.co.uk is a leading specialist in providing Emotional Intelligence based leadership & performance coaching, training and assessments. They are a trusted partner across many Government departments and private sector organisations.

“We put emotional mastery at the centre of people, team and culture development because that’s where it belongs. With increasing pressures on people and organisations to do more for less, our resilient leadership models, grounded in EQ, are becoming imperative.  

We combine the best of EQ assessments, NLP and Positive Psychology to unlock people’s potential, because EQ works.”

FDA

The FDA is the union for senior managers and professionals in public service. 

We act as a powerful voice for public services and the people who deliver them. As well as our core offer of representation, the FDA also provides skills and development opportunities through our training arm, FDA Learn, and offers assistance and advice though our members services with FDA Portfolio.

Flexiform

Flexiform and Orangebox manufacture high quality office furniture and seating for the modern agile working environments encompassed by the TW3 strategy for the UK Public Sector. Made in the UK to an accredited specification, the products can be designed and configured to your exact needs. Please contact Nick Saunders at nicks@flexiform.co.uk

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Fraud and Error Function, Cabinet Office

Fraud and Error Function, Cabinet Office

It is estimated that between £20bn and £50bn worth of taxpayers money is lost to fraud and error every year. Much of this loss goes unrecognised and unreported. The more Government can deal with this potential loss, the easier it will be for Government to make the spending reductions that are necessary to reduce the defecit.

The Fraud and Error team is leading the UK Government's response to identify and prevent fraud. It does this through activity with departments where systematic loss has been identified to reduce it and working with other areas of the public sector to better understand, identify and reduce loss. Initiatives developed to help identify loss include our Random Sampling (fraud measurement) program.

A key part of this response is increasing the professionalization of the activity in this area through the development of standards for the delivery of key counter-fraud activities and creating a framework to help individuals and organisations meet these standards. This will increase capability in counter-fraud across Government and help better identify and deal with fraud.

Fraud and Error Department, The Department Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department Work and Pensions (DWP), Fraud and Error department have secured a ‘stall’ at Civil Service Live.

Our aim is to 

  • give delegates an overview of Fraud and Error Service (FES)
  • Promote/showcase skills and technology used  to combat fraud
  • Make delegates aware of  fraud and error referrals process
  • Highlight savings
  • Promote good news stories & successes
  • Showcase an interactive and informative product to delegates
  • Raise the profile of DWP FES
  • Raise awareness of fraud, how to identify it and make effective referrals (Hotline).

Defra

Come and find out what Defra’s data can do for you!  We will show you the many diverse ways data is being used from tracking our changing eating habits to observing the changes on our planet’s surface and using this data to help protect the environment and plan for the future.

There’s lots to learn and our data is used daily by people and organisations in every sector.  Defra plays a critical role in the  prosperity and the wellbeing of everyone in the country and the future is in our digital hands #opendefra.

Government Communication Service

The GCS is the professional body for people working in communication roles across government. Our aim is to deliver world-class communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public service.

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The Government Internal Audit Agency

The Government Internal Audit Agency is the UK government’s internal audit service, providing internal audit and assurance services across a wide range of central government customers. We strive to help accounting officers and management in our customers to understand and manage their risks and to ensure exemplary standards of governance.

Government Legal Department

We are the government’s principal legal advisers. Our core purpose is to help the government to govern well, within the rule of law. We provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, and we represent the government in court. 

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC aims to be the most mature continuous improvement organisation in the public sector and destination for those wanting to see how continuous improvement tools and techniques can be used to maximum effect. Assurance is crucial to sustaining continuous improvement. We have developed a Workplace Assessment (WPA) approach for all managers in the organisation from Tier 7 (Frontline manager) up to Tier 2 (Director General). It works by managers answering a series of questions on a regular basis. Our exhibition will demonstrate how this can be achieved without creating a burden & bureaucracy. WPA allows leaders planned time to reflect on the performance of their business, identify areas where it can be improved and share and celebrate their successes. The process has strong links to the Civil Service Competency Framework & Civil Service Leadership Statement providing an effective platform to improve:

  • Performance
  • Quality
  • Engagement
  • Communication
  • Leadership Capability
  • Sharing best practice

There is a direct link between the CS Competency framework and the effective use of WPA which complements the CS leadership model: Setting Direction; Engaging People and Delivering Results. It provides an opportunity for senior leaders to bring to life the CS Leadership Statement and be role models. The process is currently used by 4k managers. We have a suite of professional templates and supporting materials and will display examples to prove how effective this approach has been in our organisation. The WPA approach can easily be adapted for wider use across any Civil Service department.

Home Office Better Leadership

A look at the total leadership offer within the Home Office.  From first line managers to SCS learn how we are raising capability to equip our managers and supporting Home Office Transformation

 

  • Management Fundamentals – our programme supporting first time and inexperienced managers
  • Lead with Confidence – our programme to develop the supportive leadership skills
  • Ambassadors – role modelling strong leadership behaviours at the heart of the business
  • Discover – our extended, blended learning approach to SCS

IACCM

IACCM is a non-profit association helping organizations around the globe realize value and optimal outcomes from their business relationships. Our membership is over 34,000 strong and uniquely represents both the buy- and sell-side: Procurement/Sourcing, Contracting, Commercial, Project Management and Legal professionals from over 13,900 organizations across nearly 160 countries.

IACCM equips members to achieve long-term value through commercial excellence by:

- Improving contract performance and reducing value leakage

- Realizing better balance between risk and opportunity

- Simplifying the contracts and commercial process

- Advancing contract execution governance and (supplier) relationship management practices

 

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IMB

IMB members are independent, unpaid and from all backgrounds, volunteering for an average of 2-3 days per month. Their role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison or Immigration Removal Centre and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.

Invotra, The Digital Workspace

Invotra is the intranet used by over 40% of central government end users. Over the last four years, Home Office, DWP and DfT have chosen Invotra to deliver their intranets, people directories & social collaboration applications. HMRC also use the Invotra technology code base to deliver their intranet and people directory.

G-Cloud supplier Invotra has been working with UK Government since 2010 when, as part of parent company iO1, the team behind Invotra were called in to the Cabinet Office to help support the data.gov.uk project.

Invotra's digital workspace helps communications teams, HR departments and technology teams deliver powerful content, communications and knowledge management tools in a highly collaborative and cost effective way. 

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Kahootz

Available via the Government CloudStore, and pan-government security accredited, Kahootz provides secure online workspaces allowing you to work collaboratively across both organisations and geographies. From as little as £2/user/month, G-Cloud clients include: Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice, Dept. of Health, Land Registry, Parliament, Dept. of Communities and Local Government and Dept. of Work and Pensions. Why not try out our FREE 30-day trial and get into Kahootz with your staff and stakeholders?

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Keystone

The FDA is the union representing senior managers and professionals in the civil service and related bodies. The FDA launched its newest section Keystone last year to promote the role of middle managers delivering today’s public services and help HEOs and SEOs across the civil service to progress their career. In addition to offering middle managers all the benefits of membership of the FDA, with Keystone we are extending our learning and development offer to staff in HEO and SEO grades who aspire to be the next generation of senior leaders. Keystone's professional development offer, Keyskills,  provides masterclasses, workshops and events to help staff enhance their existing skill-set, as well as developing new skills to progress in today’s civil service

Keytree

Keytree presents Matrix Booking, the leading cloud-based room and resource booking system. With it’s award winning design and outstanding user experience, Matrix Booking is enabling organisations such as the Ministry of Justice, Department of Health, Local Councils, HS2 and the NHS improve resource usage and champion flexible working practices

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Midland Software Limited

MHR’s software solutions specialises in helping you to embrace the operational and strategic challenges facing  your business, covering talent management, HR, payroll and business analytics. Our award winning iTrent software can move your organisation forward.

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MOD Education Outreach Programme

Under the strap line of ‘giving students a start’, the award-winning MOD Education Outreach Programme has for 15 years been working with Colleges, Academies and Schools across the UK, where diversity is often > 60%, over 100 nationalities and languages are present, and many students are ‘at risk’ with curriculum, personal development and employability skills support. Over 2,500 students every year benefit from support, either in the classroom through mentoring, specialist talks, and mock interviews, or linked in with a ‘taster’ visit to Whitehall. This is in order to give students a flavour of the workplace, many of whom have never visited an employer before and have no one in their family in work.

Orangebox

Flexiform and Orangebox manufacture high quality office furniture and seating for the modern agile working environments encompassed by the TW3 strategy for the UK Public Sector. Made in the UK to an accredited specification, the products can be designed and configured to your exact needs. Please contact Nick Saunders at nicks@flexiform.co.uk

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Public and Commercial Services Union

Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is one of the UK’s major trade unions with around 200,000 members. Recognised in the civil service and government organisations to negotiate on pay and conditions PCS is a democratic campaigning organisation offering civil servants a voice at work and supporting equal opportunity and continuing professional development.  

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Premier Partnership

As a long standing and leading provider of learning design and delivery, Premier Partnership will be introducing and discussing our apprenticeship and qualifications in Operational Delivery.

The Operational Delivery apprenticeship and qualifications are aimed at those employees who are working on the front line of public facing environments, which involve dealing with different types of customers and delivering a range of public services. The Operational Delivery programmes will allow your organisation to nurture your own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Join us to find out more about the training and development opportunities that Premier Partnership can offer. 

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​Prospect

Prospect represents professionals, managers and specialists across the public and private sector. As a professional union, we provide members with support, advice and representation and act as a powerful collective voice in the workplace. Prospect champions the professionalism and skills of our members and the areas in which they work.

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SalaryFinance

SalaryFinance.com is one of the UK’s fastest growing free employee benefits.  We improve the financial health of middle-to-lower income employees by helping them to pay off their existing debt faster and save towards their financial goals. 

We were featured first in the Forbes list of socially responsible British start-ups, recommended in the FT by columnist Mrs Moneypenny, and included as one of KPMG's Global FinTech 100.  Our platform help employees to boost their savings by paying off their existing debts faster, by reducing the interest they pay. We do this by consolidating existing debt into a single low cost loan, with repayments made from salary deduction. 

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SmartSurvey

SmartSurvey is a UK-based provider of digital survey solutions. Launched in 2010, the company has rapidly grown into one of the leading online survey software suppliers, trusted by a large number of government and public sector organisations.

SmartSurvey is an official provider of digital survey services to HM Government under the G-Cloud framework, making us widely available to public sector organisations under the Software as a Service (SaaS) category. The company is ISO27001 certified, registered under the Data Protection Act and fully compliant with EU Privacy Laws.

 

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Scottish Government: Planning & Architecture Division

Planning & Architecture Division lead on Scottish Government policies relating to the planning system, architecture and urban design. We aim to support the practical needs of Scotland around housing and other activities, but also to improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland. Our stand at Civil Service Live is specifically to publicise the Place Standard Tool to a range of public sector colleagues.

The Place Standard tool was developed by Scottish Government in partnership with NHS Health Scotland and Architecture & Design Scotland. The aim of the Place Standard is to support the delivery of high quality places in Scotland and to maximise the potential of the physical and social environment in supporting health, wellbeing and a high quality of life. The tool was launched in December 2015 and is available to use as an online resource or can be downloaded and used as a hard copy. Members of the Place Standard project team will be in attendance and happy to discuss further.  

The CPD Standards Office

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office works to improve the standard of CPD provision across all industry sectors. It forms part of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), respected by regulators, professional bodies and trade associations for its work with organisations undertaking research and accreditation services.

With a rich history of working with private, public and voluntary sectors, the CPD Standards Office is unique in delivering research based CPD accreditation. Overseen by an Expert Advisory Board comprising of CPD experts, academics, employers and professional bodies to ensure its assessment processes are mandated against current legislation and regulations. The Office assesses training courses, events, digital and online learning provided by organisations and individuals.  

As a member of the House of Lords All Parliamentary Political Group for Skills and Education (APPGSE), the Office meets with a wide selection of public and private representatives to identify positive learning opportunities, and actively campaigns to raise the standard of lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.  

Having accredited thousands of CPD training activities, delivered in all corners of the globe, the CPD Standards Office has providers across 22 countries. 

The Government Property Unit (GPU)

The Government Property Unit (GPU) was established in 2010 to work with central government departments to drive savings across the government estate. It also now works with a range of local authorities to support them in achieving a public sector estate in a locality, which is cost-effective, which supports the delivery of better integrated public services, and which exploits surplus land and property for growth.

Delivering this agenda requires developing coherent policies for the future of the estate as detailed within the Government Estate Strategy. This requires working in collaboration with departments (who currently look after their own individual property portfolios) and HM Treasury to make the case for a broader Exchequer-level perspective. GPU also administers National Property Controls, which require departments to consolidate within the existing central civil estate, assisting continuing reductions in property expenditure.

The success and benefits of the government’s property policies since 2010 have resulted in reduction of the size of the estate by nearly a quarter, raising nearly £1.8 billion in capital receipts.

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The Communications and Public Service Lifeboat Fund

The Communications and Public Service Lifeboat Fund (The Lifeboat Fund) is a fundraising charity which exists solely to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s work to save lives at sea.  The Fund was established in 1866 and, since then, has provided the RNLI with 52 boats and significant extra assistance.

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The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom provides professional development for defence and wider government. Its 480+ courses cover transferable skills in leadership and management, encompassing business skills, including project and programme management, finance and commercial; equality, diversity and inclusion; international engagement; languages; stress and resilience; technology, including cyber and simulation.

In 2015/16, the Defence Academy trained 25,000 students from over 98 countries. With over 394,000 training days delivered last year, it’s the number one training provider choice for the UK armed forces, civil servants across government, industry and the private sector. 

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.

HSE’s work ranges from shaping regulations and policy, delivering world class science and research, supporting and enabling behaviour change and enforcing the law.

Great Britain’s health and safety record is the envy of much of the world. Central to this is protecting people by managing risk in a proportionate way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity. HSE launched a new strategy earlier this year – Helping Great Britain Work Well - to improve further on this impressive record.

 

 

The National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub

The National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub is provided and supported by Education Scotland. It provides an easy to use, professional, online learning community for practitioners across Scotland. It offers innovative, rich CLPL (Career Long Professional Learning) in different aspects of numeracy and mathematics via dialogue, sharing resources, interactive Glow TV broadcasts (accessed via the Scottish school’s intranet, Glow) and access to research summaries with reflective tasks and questions. This innovative approach to online collaboration was launched in 2015 and thousands of teachers across Scotland access it to develop their professional learning in a wide variety of areas related to learning and teaching in numeracy and mathematics. 

The Open University

The Open University (OU) specialises in combining academic excellence with industry insight and technological expertise to deliver engaging, flexible and results-driven staff training solutions. Tailoring solutions to suit organisation’s needs, the OU regularly supports over 1,300 employers, including local authorities, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS, to develop skilled and high performing workforces.

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The Scottish Government

We are working in partnership with the Scottish Volunteering Forum to deliver the stand at Civil Service Live.

The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make the nation a better place in which to live and work. 

The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires the Welsh Government, working with other specified public bodies in Wales to work towards seven well-being goals for Wales. In doing so they need to think more about the long-term, work better with people, communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.

Commenting on the Act, the UN has said: ‘what Wales is doing today the world will do tomorrow’

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Transforming Child Benefit

HMRC are introducing a digital Child Benefit claim service that's going  to make it quicker and easier for people to make claims to Child Benefit and report changes at a time that suits them

​UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service

UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service aims to increase knowledge, understanding and participation with the Houses of Parliament at Westminster by delivering workshops and presentations to voluntary, civic and social groups.

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