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About Solutions

APSE Solutions provides consultancy and interim management services to both APSE members and non-member authorities. As a not-for-profit organisation, all surplus generated by our Solutions service is reinvested into the company for the benefit of our local authority members.

Solutions offers unrivalled expertise in the latest public service management theory and practice. Our experienced in-house team is complemented by a network of carefully selected associates, which means we can offer support in all aspects of local government service delivery, efficiency, performance and cost reduction.


APSE's consultants have a strong track record in delivering effective solutions that reduce costs and improve performance for council services across the UK. Our team of experts combine a unique understanding of direct local authority service provision with the application of latest management techniques. Our consultancy procedure includes a diagnostics review, followed by an options appraisal and practicable recommendations. The consultancy is enhanced by our ability to draw upon the association's policy knowledge, training capabilities and performance networks data, something which is unique to APSE.

In addition to experience in key topics and services, solutions offers expertise in:

  • Income generation

APSE's place at the forefront of thinking on income generation gives our solutions team an excellent understanding of commercial opportunities, and of legislative and practical aspects of trading and charging. Our experts conduct regular workshops, coaching and service reviews to identify any possibilities for income generation.

  • Demand management

APSE has pioneered demand management approaches in response to financial pressures facing local authorities.

  • Interim management

APSE Solution's interim management service draws upon decades of experience, ensuring that we offer local authorities a safe pair of hands during sensitive times of transition, manager absence, or when a special skill-set is required.

APSE interim managers are highly qualified, and are experts in their field. As a result, they will be able to step into an appropriate role immediately. An interim manager will become embedded within the council or organisation, working as part of the management team for a set period of time, usually between three to twelve months. Our interim managers can provide a fresh perspective, implement effective strategies on-site and mentor existing staff.

APSE Solutions wants to make sure that the Interim Management service it provides is the best it can be for APSE members.   To do this we need to understand what it happening in the interim management market.  The survey that can be reached by clicking on this link APSE Solutions Interim Market Survey is designed to help APSE Solutions tailor the service to meet your needs.  It should not take more than five minutes to complete.  

Coaching and mentoring!

As its commonly known, with the ongoing pressure of budget restraints and the loss of valuable knowledge and experience through redundancies and retirement, many authorities with limited resources have steered more towards our coaching and mentoring packages. We can offer a specialist consultant for any service area to come along and help train and mentor any new staff or aspiring employees to pass on key and valuable knowledge.  We offer packages to suit with ongoing support and contact where necessary, a valuable solution for any authority.


To find out how APSE Solutions can help you, contact: solutions@apse.org.uk

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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