Exhibitors & Sponsors

Below are some of the exhibitors and sponsors for our 2018 Solace Summit. We will be adding to this list over the coming weeks, so make sure you visit again for the most up-to-date information.


Agilisys is one of the UK’s leading digital technology providers. Since 1998 they have been helping forward thinking organisations to transform services that make a difference to millions of people across the UK.

Visit them at stand no. 12

Arcus Global

Arcus Global is a Cloud Software and  Technology company- transforming how the public sector operates. We design and deliver disruptive technology solutions that enable local authorities to transform and improve their services.  This has enabled some public sector organisations to save as much as 40% of their total budgets.

Visit them at stand no. 27

Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson are a national law firm with a track record of helping over 200 local authorities and other public sector clients across England and Wales. Their teams work across all council service areas and are able to provide the expertise and resource sought by local authorities. Their goal is to deliver expert advice to support you in delivering your evolving roles and objectives.

Visit them at stand no. 6


Capita are the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions.

Visit them in the Innovation Zone.


Civica is a strong and trusted partner that provides the software, automation and technology solutions behind every day services. We help over 900 local authorities around the world to do more and achieve better outcomes through more connected and efficient ways of working.


Visit them at stand no. 4


Commonplace is an award-winning digital engagement and consultation platform for local authorities and developers. It dramatically reduces planning risks by providing robust data to inform decision-making. Using digital tools, Commonplace maximizes reach into communities, builds trust through transparency, and provides central, consistent information.

Visit them on stand no. 7

Confederation of Paper Industries

OUR PAPER supports local authorities in improving the performance and quality of their paper and card recycling collections while focusing on overall service costs, savings and efficiency.


Launched at the SOLACE Summit, OUR PAPER is delivered by the Confederation of Paper Industries and is supported by WRAP.


Visit them on Stand no. 1



Powering today, improving tomorrow

ENGIE helps to responsibly create more sustainable, efficient and vibrant communities through partnership & collaboration.

Our capabilities include energy, services and regeneration, enabling us to deliver place making and place shaping solutions that are truly focused on improving the environment that we live in.


Visit them at stand 5


Local authorities are continually seeking innovative answers to complex challenges as they strive to provide higher-quality, lower-cost services and ensure sustainable economic development, increased accountability and a better environment for their citizens.

Just like you, EY are passionate about better outcomes for citizens. |They work alongside Local Authorities to ensure more efficient public services, bringing the best thinking and practical experience to help deliver tangible, sustainable improvement.

EY are the Sponsor of “An Evening with Solace”

Future Cities Catapult

Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to help UK firms develop innovative products and services to meet the changing needs of cities, and to sell them to the world.  In doing so, they will support the emerging Advanced Urban Services sector in becoming an enabler of national productivity and a central plank of the UK economy.


FutureGov is a change agency, on a mission to design public services fit for the 21st century. Using digital tools and design approaches of the digital age, we support health and public sector organisations through digital transformation and service design, to deliver the highest quality, citizen-centred services that have a lasting impact for all.

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Over 31,000 Grant Thornton people, across 100 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Visit them in the Innovation Hub and at stand no. 3

Guardian News & Media

As a trusted news brand, The Guardian inspires their readers into action. Get your message in front of their highly-engaged professional audience, and reach the people that matter to you.

There’s no better place to tell your story or recruit quality candidates.

Email government_team@theguardian.com or 020 3353 2068 to discuss opportunities.

Visit them at stand no. 32

Knowledge Hub & PFIKS

Knowledge Hub, the digital public service community, helps your staff share knowledge, experience, insight and innovation, saving time and money. Connect and share with 160,000+ colleagues at www.khub.net

Accelerate your digital transformation journey with Digital Place, the digital platform designed by local government, for local government, offering market-leading digital solutions www.pfiks.com

Visit them at stand no. 22

Land Registry

HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for more than 85% of the land mass of England and Wales.

Visit them at stand no. 19

Local Government Chronicle

LGC offers business intelligence to help local government decision makers transform services. Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to our continually-updated digital information service LGCplus.com and magazine, which offer insight, jobs and best practice. LGC also brings key players together through the LGC Awards and events including the Chief Executives’ Summit.

Visit them at stand no. 17


MacMillan are here to help people find their best way through from diagnosis, so they’re are able to live life as fully as they can. MacMillan work locally, nationally and in partnership with others to deliver support. For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 08080000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk

Visit them at stand no. 28


MHR is a leading provider of talent management, HR, payroll and business analytics solutions, supporting over 5% of the total UK workforce. With over 30 years’ experience, their teams are dedicated to providing specialist knowledge, expertise, and the very latest modern, best-practice technology, helping customers to overcome their operational and strategic challenges with ease.

Visit them at stand no. 21


The MJ/MYB-Public Spend stand (number 15) will be demonstrating its new online analysis tool, MYB-Public Spend, which is the smart, simple way to track local authority spend.

Built using local authority spend data, MYB-Public Spend allows users access to an unprecedented suite of analysis tools that give unique insight into the supply chain. When used in the commissioning process, this data will allow you to ensure that you are minimising risk while ensuring that you are achieving the best possible value-for-money.

MYB Public Spend allows you to:
● Turn transparency on its head and see what a supplier charges other local authorities
● Work out how important your contract will be to a supplier
● Carry out a full examination of the health of an existing or potential supplier
● Benchmark your spending against other local authorities
● Make key commissioning decisions based on the strongest available evidence

Visit the MJ at stand no. 15 for a free demonstration of MYB Public Spend, throughout Solace.

Modern Democracy

Modern Democracy’s Modern™ platform is a suite of tools to make polling day easier to plan and easier to manage. Supporting democratic services leaders and their teams take control of the process for maximum optimal outcomes.

Visit them at stand no. 20

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald are  a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding their clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Visit them at stand no. 24


Newton work in partnership with public sector organisations to deliver lasting meaningful change that delivers improved outcomes and financial savings. Their people work alongside front-line teams to design and implement change from the ground up. They believe so strongly in this approach that they guarantee 100% of their fee against delivering real sustainable results

Newton are the Sponsor of pre-dinner drinks on 18/10.


Porge will be providing live demonstrations of its Illuminator and Collaborator subscription services throughout the three days at the Solace Summit. Local Authorities use Porge’s fully categorised public sector spend data in Illuminator to understand if they are achieving value for money, manage risk and identify organisations with which to collaborate. They also use Porge’s Collaborator insight services to identify councils that have already procured services, so that they can make contact and share specifications, business cases, knowledge and experiences.

Visit them at stand no. 25

Pulse Smart Hub

Pulse Smart Hub is the smartest of street furniture. A network of beautifully designed and engineered hubs that digitally enable their environment and deliver next generation connectivity and environmental sensing. Tailored to meet the specific needs of their locality, they promote the vitality of cities, well-being of residents and are free of charge for both user and tax payer.

Visit them at stand no. 9


Pythagoras is recognised as a leader in the Microsoft community for our expertise in delivering 21st century, customer-centric solutions for local authorities. Our platform, Evolve LRG, leverages Microsoft Dynamics 365 to accelerate cost reduction and digital service delivery for local government.

Visit them at stand no. 29


smartcrowds® is a Cloud-based Innovation Management solution that supports the 360˚ Innovation and Continuous Improvement Framework, providing a secure space for local government organisations to engage, innovate & improve: moving beyond feedback and idea gathering and onto measurable testing, implementation and successful outcomes for communities and citizens.

Visit them on stand no. 13

Social Finance

Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond.

Visit them at stand no. 23


Thoughtonomy, the leading Intelligent Automation platform provider, helps public and private organizations to improve efficiency and productivity, by combining the principles of Cloud Computing, Software Robotics and enhanced Artificial Intelligence functionality to provide a platform for the digitization and automation of processes. This advanced capability enables the technology to understand, interpret, translate and structure information, as well as interact with humans in natural language and optimize workflows, 24 hours a day, and without error. Thoughtonomy was founded in the UK in 2013 and now works with over 200 clients in 28 countries. With offices in London and Manchester in the UK, and New York and Austin in the US the company has significantly grown its workforce to nearly 100 employees globally. For further information on Thoughtonomy, please see http://thoughtonomy.com/

Thoughtonomy are the Sponsor of lunch and refreshments.

Visit them on stand no. 11

Virgin Media

Virgin Media’s ultrafast network serves 13.6 million premises covering approximately 50% of the UK.  They are now undertaking the single biggest private investment in UK internet infrastructure in over a decade and want to work with Local Authorities to maximise the benefits of their investment in your communities.

Virgin Media are also the Sponsor of our Charity Dinner on 18/10.

Visit them at stand no. 26

Zurich Municipal

Zurich Municipal are one of the leading providers of insurance and risk expertise to UK organisations in the public, education, health, housing and voluntary sectors.

Visit them at stand no. 8 & 10

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