Osborne Thomas is a bright, innovative provider of recruitment solutions to the public and private sector. These include local government, housing associations, healthcare and emergency services, as well as blue chip private sector companies such as the BBC and FTSE 100-listed Capita plc. Our clients say that we stand out both through sheer competence and the rare distinction of being fun to work with!
We are driven by our purpose: to create better outcomes – for our employees, clients and customers, suppliers and partners, investors, and society.
We are committed to being a responsible business – in how we operate, serve society, respect our people and the environment, and deliver attractive returns to our investors.
Every day we help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens.
We partner with clients and provide them with the insight and cutting-edge technologies that give time back, allowing them to focus on what they do best and making people’s lives easier and simpler.
We operate in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa – and across six divisions: Software; Technology Solutions; People Solutions; Customer Management; Government Services and Specialist Services.
Iken is the knowledge management platform that brings everyone and everything together to enable teams to work more effectively.
Founded in 1992 on the commitment to create a flexible software solution to support knowledge workers, Iken has grown from strength-to-strength. From the foundations set out by co-founders Andrew Chester and Elizabeth Miles, we have built a robust solution, a loyal customer base and international recognition.
Iken is a proudly independent software house and an ethical tech business. We believe in making work a fair and enjoyable place to be and maintain our family-run business ethos. We are proud to be based in Bristol and work to give back to the community around us.
The must-attend national event for delivering smarter, better and more efficient public services. In a challenging environment of budget cuts, political uncertainty, and an ever-growing population, PSS empowers those responsible to deliver smarter, better and more efficient publicservices.
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.
Since we were formed nearly 20 years ago, we have been deliberately different in focusing on the contribution of behaviour to performance, rather than personality. This enables us to get closer to predicting what will increase effectiveness, and reduces the guesswork in how personality will translate to success in a given role. Our research and approach to leadership is deliberately inclusive, which we have shown enables organisations using our self-assessment or 360-degree feedback tools to also enhance diversity and inclusion through their application.
Whether you are working within an organisation or as an independent consultant, we can upskill you to apply our ground-breaking assessments for individuals, teams, Boards, and whole organisations. This will build your own capacity and potential now and into the future.
Local Government Association
We are a political organisation because it is our elected representatives from all different political parties that direct the organisation through our boards and panels. However, we always strive to agree a common cross-party position on issues and to speak with one voice on behalf of local government.
We aim to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members. The LG Group covers every part of England and Wales and includes county and district councils, metropolitan and unitary councils, London boroughs, Welsh unitary councils, fire, police, national park and passenger transport authorities.
We also work with the individual political parties through the political group offices.