There are a number of reasons why APSE can provide the support you are looking for, and why we pride ourselves on being different to private sector consultancy houses. APSE is unique in that it brings together elected members, officers and local authority trade unions in an equal relationship. We are trusted by all stakeholders to bring experience, expertise and transparency to a project; because we are part of local government we care about the legacy we leave you with.
APSE is an ethical organisation offering consultancy, survey work and interim management solutions. We are owned by our members, which are local authorities across the UK. As a local government organisation we have unprecedented hands on experience and knowledge of the sector.
APSE is not-for-profit, meaning that our first concern is you the client, not our shareholders.
All our consultants are experienced practitioners with extensive knowledge of their service area. They are supported through the APSE network with access to seminars, advisory groups and briefings for up-to-date knowledge of key issues and good practice in the field. We have a dedicated Principal Adviser resource for all the various service areas, meaning that our project knowledge is based on cutting edge local government thinking.
We have 12 years of benchmarking data through our Performance Networks service, and our experience in using this to undertake baseline assessments of services is unavailable to other consultancies.
We offer good value for money. In most projects, our fees are more than recovered by the first year savings through the implementation of our proposed strategies and recommendations. We have a proven track record with 100% of clients surveyed this year rating the completed project as excellent or good.