Our Premium Sponsors

With decades of industry expertise, an obsession with customer success and a holistic AI-powered Talent Experience Platform, we’re here to help you unleash the limitless potential of your workforce and streamline how you do it.

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.

Penna is the market leading people management business with an exceptional track record of working in partnership with the public and private sector, and we are a proud PPMA premium sponsor. We are part of the Adecco Group (UK and Ireland), the largest recruitment organisation in the UK.

Our rich portfolio of services support clients to develop employer value propositions (EVP) and branding, design and deliver attraction strategies and a huge part of our business is to manage the recruitment and selection of top talent for interim and permanent executive roles for the public sector.

 We’re your expert global partner who’ll find, excite and secure exceptional people who will bring you success. We live our values to inspire, collaborate, support and be accountable and we pride ourselves on our diversity outcomes in ensuring that your workforces become more representative of the communities they serve.

Our Prime Partners

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.

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.

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.

Our Commercial & Network Partners

Our purpose is to deliver results that matter, putting people first, doing the right thing and at all times forward thinking.

We aim to be the firm of choice for organisations who work to make a difference. Whether you provide health or social care, develop or manage social housing, deliver emergency services, or regulate complex professions, we’re able to help you to deliver services to your communities.

With over 40 years’ experience across the full range of legal services, we have resolved some of the most ground-breaking, high-value and politically sensitive cases in the UK. We deliver commercial, market-driven solutions that reflect the unique pressures faced by our chosen sectors.

Our lawyers are the go-to advisers in your markets, aiming to be the teams that you want by your side, to help you and your communities thrive. We work as one team and share ideas, so you’ll get the help you need quickly. We aren’t afraid of challenging ourselves or learning from mistakes, always striving to do the right thing for our clients.

Like the organisations we represent, making a positive impact on people’s lives is important to us, and the work we do means just that, speaking up for fairness and inclusion; and treating all clients, employees and stakeholders with kindness and respect.

At EY, our purpose is building a better working world. The insights and services we provide help to create long-term value for clients, people and society, and to build trust in the capital markets.

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

We’re thrilled to announce a partnership between PPMA and CIPD HR-inform, facilitated by Croner-i. As part of this collaboration, we’re committed to supporting HR practitioners by providing the latest updates on employment law and HR best practices through the CIPD HR-inform Pro platform.

For PPMA Members:

  • Enjoy complimentary access to CIPD HR-inform Lite, offering in-depth articles, key updates, practical insights, and more. Register here.
  • PPMA members also receive an exclusive 50% discount on CIPD HR-inform Pro. Click here to explore its features, including:
    • 24/7 unlimited advice line
    • Functional tools for holiday pay calculations and job evaluations
    • Comprehensive salary benchmarking tool
    • 2000+ employment law resources
    • 1500+ customisable HR templates
    • 200+ practical guides and case law articles
    • Strategic HR resources and international employment law coverage

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.

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.

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