Mutual Ventures

We are passionate about better delivery models for better public services.

Mutual Ventures support public service commissioners, organisational leaders and front-line staff who are seeking to identify, develop and grow the right delivery model for their services. Increasingly, this is in response to the challenges of devolution and integration.

We support our clients to become public service entrepreneurs – combining a strong public service ethos with commercial discipline to create organisations that have the right systems and culture, empower staff to innovate and deliver high quality services.

Latest News

Are Elected Mayors An Opportunity Or Threat For Social Enterprise?

Writing for HuffPost, MV’s Andrew Laird looks into the potential unintended consequences of devolution and elected mayors… Over the last five years, the government has put the country on a devolution course with increasing spending powers going to local areas. In many places, such as Manchester and Liverpool, devolution deals are tied to an elected…

For integration to work, local authorities and the NHS must be equal partners

Integrating health and social care means creating a coherent system out of the existing muddle of local government and NHS structures, writes John Copps. (A version of this article was published in the HSJ on 22 September 2016 – click here.) The formidable challenge of how to integrate two divergent systems – the health service…

Public Sector Focus article – Brexit mustn’t be allowed to stall public service reform

Writing for Public Sector Focus, MV’s Andrew Laird discusses the potential implications of Brexit for public service reform. “A widely held fear following the EU referendum is that for the next three to four years the Brexit process will totally monopolise government time and energy. This is doubly troubling as we are only now emerging…

Building from rejection: Learning from your bidding mistakes

2016 and 2017 sees many public service spin-outs face the prospect of re-tendering for their core contracts. To mark this milestone, we are publishing a series of articles on bid writing and business development. Read the eighth in the series below. There’s almost nothing more crushing than the news that you’ve missed out on a…


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  • For integration to work, Councils must be equal partners in STPs - great piece from MV's John Copps @HSJnews
  • MV's John Copps @HSJnews - for integration to work, local authorities must be equal partners in STPs @LGALocalism
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  • Delivering Devolution – The Role of New Public Service Delivery Models 12 Oct 2016 @LGACons @LGALocalism @LGAcomms