Association for Public Service Excellence
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Who we are
What we do

Advantages of membership

A national voice for local authority service providers.

Whole authority membership with advice available to any officer or member.

Easily accessible advice on all matters affecting service delivery from Principal Advisors.

Nationwide structure of six geographic areas who meet on a quarterly basis with presentations from local councils on a range of service issues, advice on best practice and local networking opportunities.

12 advisory groups meeting on a quarterly basis offering expert speakers and networking opportunities.

Over 70 briefing and guidance papers on new legislation or key developments emailed directly to members’ desktops.

Six editions of APSE’s magazine Direct News per annum.

Research into areas of concern to Local Authorities. Recent publications include:

  • The role and value of local authority assets in town centres
  • The road to 2020: A manifesto for the Ensuring Council
  • Innovation on the frontline
  • Stronger resource efficiency for desirable communities

Subsidised prices for our seminar programme.

Access to an APSE library of all briefingspress releasespublications and service specific query requests for the year.

Access to website and the UK’s largest email query networking service.

Subsidised membership of Performance Networks, the UK’s largest public sector benchmarking model.

Preferential rates and priority for APSE Solutions, our in-house provider of consultancy and interim management.

Preferential rates and priority for courses and master classes with APSE Training.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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