APSE performance networks is the largest voluntary public sector benchmarking service in the UK. It enables more than 200 local authorities and other organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to share information, manage performance, improve, innovate and excel. Performance networks has been collecting performance data on key indicators for frontline service areas since 1999.
Benefits of performance networks membership
Members of performance networks find knowledge from our unique peer comparator benchmarking system invaluable in meeting challenges faced by local government. They receive regular reports on their service areas including; personalised performance indicator reports; performance and profile information on other councils; summary reports on topics including data ranges, case studies on good performance, direction of travel reports and trend analysis. They benefit from specialist support including; access to our members' only web portal; free data completion and validator training; peer support visits; one-to-one training from APSE advisors; and dedicated data completion helpline assistance. They also take part in special benchmarking meetings run by APSE advisors and process benchmarking meetings on cost reduction and service improvement.
Services covered by performance networks:
Building cleaning; building maintenance; cemeteries and crematoria; education catering; environmental health; highways and winter maintenance; land audit management system (LAMS); other (civic and commercial) catering; parks, open spaces and horticultural services; refuse collection; sports and leisure facility management; street cleansing; street lighting; trading standards and transport operations and vehicle maintenance.
Data completion training
If you have recently joined Performance Networks and need some help completing data templates, we offer free data completion training, download a flyer here to find out more.