Our Premium Sponsors

Matrix is a leading provider of innovative solutions for effective workforce management. With our market-leading workforce technology, deep expertise in people management, and streamlined processes, we help employers attract, recruit, and manage their indirect workforce.

We understand the challenges that come with managing a diverse and constantly changing workforce, and we are committed to providing customised solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our approach is focused on ensuring regulatory compliance, optimising information flow, and enabling efficient and effective workforce management. This approach provides our clients with greater visibility and control, which leads to industry-leading fulfilment rates. At Matrix, we are dedicated to delivering superior outcomes for our clients, and our proven track record of success makes us the trusted partner for employers looking to optimise their workforce management.

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

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.

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.

Commercial Services Group (CSG) is wholly owned by Kent County Council. Our award winning recruitment services are focused on providing technology-enabled agile sourcing and people management solutions to the our Local Government clients through a number of operating models including and innovative Joint Venture (in-sourcing) Managed Services Provision and Contingent Workforce solutions, Specialist Interim & Executive Search, and Social Care staffing teams, that leverage our deep public sector heritage, sector expertise and candidate networks to find engaged talent for our direct and framework clients, and our joint venture partnerships.   This expertise is supported by the best-in-class back-office functions that drive efficiencies for our clients and partners while providing unrivalled compliance driven by public sector heritage.

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.

Our Prime Partners

jobsgopublicInnovative recruitment, designed for the public sector. Specialist job board advertising, recruitment marketing, candidate sourcing, and software – we’ve been a trusted partner to local authorities, charities, schools, and housing associations for almost 25 years.

We specialise in hard-to-fill roles – let us take care of them.

Our Commercial Partners

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.

At Starfish we use our integrity and insight to bring leaders – and aspiring leaders – together with organisations who share their values.

We don’t shy away from difficult conversations or less predictable choices; we tell it how it is and we recruit across a range of sectors to access diverse talent. Wherever your search with us takes you, you can be sure the journey will be inspiring… and worthwhile.

Find out more at www.starfishsearch.com

One software to turn customers to fanatics, employees to ambassadors, products to obsessions, & brands to religions. Together it’s Experience Management.

Over 8,500 enterprises worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools, rely on Qualtrics. To learn more, and for a free account, please visit www.qualtrics.com

Our Strategic Partners

Real World Group are internationally respected experts in the field of leadership. Best known for their ground-breaking work on engaging and inclusive leadership. Their externally validated, leadership diagnostic tools enable organisations to maximise performance and well-being through enhancing Engaging Leadership, team working and organisational culture. Their expertise in creating published research with proven real-world practical applications, has led them to be renowned in understanding what individuals and teams either in person or hybrid can do to achieve inclusive, sustainable and transformational changes in performance.

Find out more at www.realworld-group.com

The UK Public Sector represents the single largest market in the UK. Government Business, now in its 21st year of publication, is published bi-monthly by PSI and deals with the ‘business end’ of government’s requirements. GB’s pages contain need-to-know features, news and case studies that explain the commercial issues affecting local and central government.

High Priority is given to ensure each issue contains need to know information. Topical contributions are regularly carried from Government Ministers, Public Sector Analysts, Conference Speakers and Industry Experts on a wide range of subjects that are of specific interest to public sector executives.

The magazine supports several high profile exhibitions – coverage of which is always timed for maximum impact. Topics regularly addressed in GB include Facilities Management, Security, Energy, Transport, Procurement and Money Matters – a regular supplement on public sector finance, insurance and risk management.

Let’s Improve Workplace Wellbeing was created in March 2020 and is the fastest growing community supporting HR Managers and Wellbeing Leads at employers of all sizes across the UK, while also facilitating the learning, sharing and implementing of best practice.

The community has a leadership team with extensive experience in all aspects of wellbeing, over twenty collaborative partners and more than one hundred wellbeing ambassadors from the likes of Aviva, Bank of England, The Crown Estate, Deloitte, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Facebook, Hays, Randstad, Sky, National Grid and Unilever.

At The MJ, we believe in helping local government chief executives and directors deliver and sustain the council services tasked with improving the lives of millions across the nation.

We do this by providing news, views and jobs you can trust. Whether it is through our weekly magazine, website or events, The MJ provides an insider’s view of what’s taking place in local government and shares best practices from councils across the UK on how to navigate the ever-changing world of local politics.

Our Conference Sponsors

Our MOU Partners

We’re the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, we’ve been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. www.cipd.org.uk

HPMA – With you, for you. The Healthcare People Management Association is the professional voice of people professionals in health and care.

Established nearly 50 years ago, we now have over 5,000 members ranging from HR directors and deputy directors through to trusts and CCGs.

Our aim is to support and develop the people profession to improve the people management contribution in healthcare and ultimately improve patient care.

We have a strong branch network that covers the whole of the UK, and we set and promote the highest standards in People Practices. www.hpma.org.uk

UHR Provides top quality development networking and communication to support Human Resources and Professionals in Higher Education in the UK. We have built a reputation for well-researched innovation and informed opinion, and we contribute to policy formulation and debate at the highest levels of the sector. www.uhr.ac.uk

At WM Employers, we advocate for our members, building a resilient public sector workforce and championing the West Midlands. We are a close-knit team and a not-for-profit organisation, bringing our membership together as a family of organisations. We collaborate to create solutions that no single organisation could deliver. Our services are used across the region, in all employment matters.

WME acts as the Regional Employers Organisation for the West Midlands, reporting to the Certification Office in accordance with the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour relations (Consolidation) Act (1992). www.wmemployers.org.uk