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

Combining the best of the public and private sectors: the case for Public Service Mutuals

Writing for the LSE politics and policy blog, MV’s Andrew Laird explores the case for public service mutuals in the current political environment… It’s difficult to say where we are on domestic public service reform right now. Brexit was always going to take up huge amounts of parliamentary and ministerial time – but with a narrow…

Welcoming Kelly Swaffield to the team!

We are delighted to welcome Kelly Swaffield to the MV team. Kelly joins us as a Managing Consultant and will lead our new Performance Improvement team. Prior to joining Mutual Ventures Kelly spent 20 years in local government children’s services departments, and has led on a number of major transformation and improvement programmes across Children’s…

We need devolution deals – and we need them now

Writing for HuffPost, MV’s Andrew Laird makes the case for more devolution against the backdrop of central government uncertainty… “Getting on with the job” is going to be challenging for the Ministers who make up this government. Firstly, the Brexit negotiations will overshadow domestic policy and public service reform. Secondly, in a hung parliament (our second…

Now the poetry is over: how metro mayors can govern in prose and deliver for citizens

MV’s Emmet Regan looks at how a close focus on delivery can help the new metro mayors meet their pledges to citizens. New ‘metro-mayors’ are now in place in Manchester, Liverpool, the West Midlands, the Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the West of England. The newly elected politicians have an ability to drive forward…