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.

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“We won’t get a better opportunity to redesign services – we must seize it” Report on the Delivering Devolution event in Manchester (12th October)

To download the presentations from the event, scroll to the bottom of this page. Organisations delivering health and social care in the North West are optimistic about devolution –  that was the overwhelming sense from last week’s event in Manchester, Delivering Devolution – the role of new public service delivery models, co-hosted by Mutual Ventures…

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…


  • Devolution: "We won't get a better opportunity to redesign services" Report from our Unconvention
  • A huge thanks to everyone who attended our Unconvention yesterday in Manchester. @socadventures @nicktemple1 @AforChildren @poss_Abilities
  • RT @JAstle_blf: @aglaird @MutualVentures Will be sharing the learning with my colleagues @BigLotteryFund :-)
  • Hazel Blears : is the best opportunity we ever have to join up services
  • @nicktemple1 doing his thing at our Unconvention @aglaird @ScottDarraugh @SocialEnt_UK
  • Ian Dodds @AforChildren making the case for delivering children's services through a local authority trading company (CIC)
  • RT @spiralhealthcic: Great to hear some great and in the agenda @MutualVentures