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

Moving care out of hospital – how far have we come?

To achieve the NHS’s ambition to move care closer to the home, focus needs to shift from commissioning reform to supporting providers to do things differently, says John Copps. Over the last decade, ‘moving care closer to home’ is a mantra that has moved from the side-lines to being part of mainstream thinking in the…

The fix? Improving public services through design thinking

Sneh Jani argues that public service providers need to embrace ‘design thinking’ to improve experiences, outcomes and make services more efficient. Traditional approaches to designing services have failed to achieve the step-change in outcomes demanded by the public. Taking a more radical approach to design, borrowing from the creative industry’s fascination with ‘user experience’, could…

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…