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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West-Midlands devolution and the potential for public services

Writing for Huffpost, MV’s Andrew Laird reflects on the West-midlands devolution event held at the Beacon Centre for the Blind in Wolverhampton… The people of the West Midlands will vote for their first democratically elected “Metro Mayor” in May. This is all part of a devolution deal struck with the Government which will see powers…

2017: New Year, New Challenges

As we all adjust to the changes brought about over the last year, what does this mean for public services in 2017? John Copps looks forward to what might be in store for the year ahead. The past 12 months will live long in the memory. With the vote to leave the EU, the resignation…

What’s stopping genuine health and social care integration in England?

Writing for HuffPost, MV’s Andrew Laird discusses the barriers preventing NHS services and council run adult social care becoming a seamless experience for patients. Integrating health and social care make sense. It works from a service user perspective as they should spend less time being passed between acute, community and social care services and ultimately…

A different school of thought – what next for the government’s academies policy?

Compulsory conversion of community schools to academies has been dropped – but challenges remain for local authorities and small schools, write Ben Cahill. (A version of this article was published in the MJ on 8 December 2016 – click here.) The abandonment of the government’s academisation legislation was met with delight by many groups representing…


  • V.interesting session from @ChrisCEOHopson on trends in : each area is doing things differently but lots of common features
  • Cracking question as usual from @JeremyTaylorNV - what "hard" data is there on the impact on outcomes for people?
  • "Without the relationships and a shared vision it just doesn't work" says @SamanthaJNHS. Spot on!
  • Agree with @SamanthaJNHS that system wide governance & accountability for population health systems will be a key enabler of
  • Always good to hear from @SamanthaJNHS - personal experiences of using NHS remind us why are needed
  • Interested in the potential of - come speak to @aglaird and Alissa at the MV stand @TheKingsFund
  • Great to be @TheKingsFund event today - if you're at the event, speak to Andrew and Alissa about alt…