Our Premium Sponsors


Matrix SCM specialises in the provision of tailored supply chain management solutions
to the public sector. Through a combination of our people, process and technology, we streamline the process of recruiting agency staff.


We’re your expert global partner who’ll find, excite and secure the people (from students to executives), who will bring you success.

Crown Commercial Services

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.

CCS is an executive agency, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.


Emerging technologies are disrupting old paradigms and unleashing new opportunities. Oracle has embedded innovative technologies in every aspect of our cloud, enabling companies to reimagine their businesses, processes, and experiences.

With the introduction of Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s only self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing database, Oracle is again revolutionizing how data is managed. Oracle is the #1 provider of business software, with a broad portfolio of solutions for companies of all sizes. Today, 430,000 customers in 175 countries use Oracle technologies to seize business opportunities and solve real, tangible challenges.

Salary Finance

Salary Finance exists to make money simple and fair. We partner with employers to help their people take control of their money, rather than have it control them. Founded in 2015, we combined our passion for social purpose with expertise in disruptive fintech.

We offer organisations a holistic workforce financial wellbeing platform and service covering financial education, communications, payroll saving, debt consolidation, access to pay on demand, responsible, affordable lending and more. Everything we provide is free of charge to employers and we’re proud to partner with over 170 public sector organisations across the UK already, including many PPMA members.


Tribepad provides the most configurable Applicant Tracking System and Video Interviewing platforms on the market. Tribepad’s Applicant Tracking System, Video Interviewing, Onboarding and Job Board solutions are used by more than 21 million people, in 15 languages worldwide.

Commercial Services Group

The Commercial Services Group has Public Sector at our core, being wholly owned by Kent County Council.

Having operated as the Temporary and Interim Staffing Managed Service Provider for our shareholder since 2008, we now work with colleagues at other Public Sector Bodies, to offer a partnership approach, to enable our partners to insource the provision through a sharing of knowledge, technology and investment, to lower risk and deliver success.


greater.jobs really is the place to look for public sector roles in Greater Manchester and beyond… we are home to every job vacancy for 12 local authorities and key services in the North West!

Schools, colleges and academies advertise their vacancies here. As do the NHS, Transport for Greater Manchester, third sector organisations and other customers from outside the region.

Our Prime Sponsors


We are driven by our purpose: to create better outcomes – for our employees, clients and customers, suppliers and partners, investors, and society.


Veredus is a leader in executive search and selection and interim placements, research and insight, providing recruitment expertise that enables businesses to meet the workplace demands of today and tomorrow. 

Our Strategic Partners

Real World Group

At Real World Group we enable organisations to achieve superior, sustainable performance through harnessing their people’s full potential. We conduct research of publishable quality that identifies exactly what day-to-day behaviours differentiate the most effective individuals and teams in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world.

We use this knowledge to create uniquely proven assessment tools that have been shown to enhance performance, motivation, innovation, wellbeing and many other positive outcomes. Our research and assessments are respected worldwide, and distributed in multiple countries and languages.

Performance Associates

Performance Associates design and deliver training programmes that are aimed at companies, organisations and individuals who are committed to maximising their potential. We specialise in Leadership, Coaching, Sales, Change, Key Account Management, Optimism and Resilience, Corporate Athlete and Advanced Presentation Skills.

We use tools that are both easy to understand and possibly more importantly, easy to apply. They are taken from a number of disciplines including Positive Psychology, Sports Psychology, Accelerated Learning, Emotional Intelligence as well as mainstream business school research. The net result is tailored courses designed to fully meet the performance needs of our clients.


InnerProfessional curates a catalog of leadership development services to educate, empower and inspire professionals to their highest level of conscious, authentic contribution. At the core of InnerProfessional program design is evidence-based online training like none you’ve experienced before.

We combine peer-group communities of practice, direct engagement with leading experts, and compelling, bite-sized on-demand content to receive the highest scores on life/career enhancement and participant satisfaction. In addition to online training, we also offer assessment consulting plus individual and group coaching.

The MJ

The MJ is the leading weekly news magazine for UK local government and the market leader for senior local government recruitment advertising, read by senior council executives, leading councillors and their suppliers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Calvin Niles

Calvin Niles is a communication coach known as The Mindful Storyteller, making a positive impact on the lives of leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches and wider society through his services and products. Through his experience in public speaking, coaching and business, he empowers others to be authentic and impactful in their communication. Calvin has worked with hundreds of people from leaders in large corporates to SMEs, and from solopreneurs to charities.


Scott often describes himself as a Creator, Baker and Randomator due to the diversity of roles and areas he works in. He encourages people to find the best version of themselves at work and indeed in life. An established a reputation for making the often-complex feel simple, practical and memorable.

He has provided support and creative spark for 100’s of different organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors over the last 13 years through his own businesses and partnership with multiple learning specialists, and has worked in the personal and management development space for over 25 years.

Working with Scott is a journey of positivity, playfulness, curation, creation and kindness.

Working Families

We want to achieve a society in which everyone can fully meet their work and caring responsibilities, where all parents and carers have an equal opportunity to find and progress in secure, paid work.

Our mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace. We drive positive change by supporting and advocating for working parents and carers, collaborating with employers to build flexible and family-friendly cultures, and influencing government policy.

Our Conference Sponsors