Sponsors & Exhibitors

For all enquiries around sponsorship and/or exhibition space for Solace Summit 2019 (16th-18th October) please contact; eventsponsorship@solace.org.uk

The MJ

Our 2019 Media Partner

The MJ is the UK’s leading weekly magazine for council chief executives and their teams of decision-makers in local authorities and allied sectors. It offers an insider’s view of what’s going on and what people are thinking in today’s ever-changing world of local politics – the latest news, comments, in-depth features and interviews, business analysis and the top recruitment vacancies.

Our website themj.co.uk provides the latest news, analysis, informed opinion and comment on all aspects of UK local government, from policy to service delivery.


Agilisys, an employee owned organisation, is one of the UK’s fastest growing and innovative cloud and digital transformation specialists, enabling organisations to adopt technologies, platforms and processes that promote new ways of working. An established partner for the public sector for nearly two decades, we have earned a strong reputation and hold deep domain expertise delivering change and innovation, particularly within local government and healthcare.

Come and meet our team at stand number 23.

Association of Electoral Administrators

The Association of Electoral Administrators is the foremost professional body representing electoral administrators in the UK, respected for its high-quality training portfolio, qualification and range of professional services.  A non-governmental, non-partisan organisation, the AEA also provides expert guidance, assistance and support to Government, the Electoral Commission and other key stakeholders

Come and meet our team at stand number 4.


At Capita we have many close, long-standing relationships with local authorities, supporting them in the challenges they face by delivering a range of specialist services all with the same focus, to deliver better outcomes for their organisation, workforce, place & local communities.

Come and meet our team at stand number 18 or our advertised speaker corner sessions to find out how we can help your organisation.

Connected Places Catapult

Connected Places Catapult

Formed in April 2019 from the merger of the Future Cities and Transport Systems Catapults, the Connected Places Catapult helps business and place leaders to address the Grand Challenges of today and create ‘connected places’ which are fit for the future. We operate at the intersection between public and private sectors, and between local government and transport authorities to convene the disparate parts of the market and help pioneering place leaders harness innovative technologies to deliver new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness in their areas, with benefits for local productivity, wellbeing and public service delivery.

Come and meet our team at the Connected Places Catapult Hub.


Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications and training are both a foundation for a career in public finance and support professionals throughout their career pathway. As well as our benchmark Professional Qualification we also champion our and support public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services, helping local authorities with best practice and guidance in resilience, financial management and much more.


Come and meet our team at stand number 16.



Civica provides the systems and technology know-how to help our customers excel, working with them to make a difference for the lives of millions of people and the teams who serve them. We help organisations use digital technology and automation to sustain and improve vital services , achieving key outcomes in response to rising social, demographic and economic pressures.


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.


Fairstone is a full-service wealth management house delivering intelligent solutions to clients across a lifetime financial journey.

One of the UK’s largest Chartered financial planning firms, Fairstone offers independent financial advice, investment management and estate planning to over 53,000 clients.

Clients are at the centre of everything we do making us the number one-rated wealth management house on TrustPilot.


Faithful+Gould have been working with the public sector for over 65 years, successfully delivering construction related professional services that enhance the built environment and the local communities they serve. Our experts inform and support public sector clients to realise their aspirations ranging from refurbishment to estate wide rationalisation and regeneration projects.

Come and meet our team at stand number 10.


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.

For over a decade, we’ve worked with over 80 local authorities from Essex to Aberdeen, half of all London boroughs, three state governments and 20 councils in Australia, as well as leading innovation projects for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) around the world. We’re proud transformation partners with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Homes England, helping build capacity to support 21st-century needs.


Homes England

Homes England is the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. By releasing more land to developers who want to make a difference, we’re making possible the new homes England needs, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities.


iESE is the public sectors transformation partner with a track record for innovation. Created in 2004 by local authorities as a shared resource to transform and reinvent public services and retain experience within the sector, iESE has supported a wide range of transformations throughout the UK.


IMPOWER is an award-winning independent consultancy focussed exclusively on improving public services. Since 2000, we have developed innovative solutions with our clients in the local government and health sectors, helping them to deliver better public services that are more effective, more affordable and sustainable. The key is understanding complex systems. Our unique approach to complexity combines insight, innovation, a discovery mindset and a genuine commitment to finding better outcomes with and for our clients. It is called EDGEWORK®. EDGEWORK enables us and our clients to move beyond the conventional ways of seeing a problem. Using EDGEWORK, we have changed behaviours,  shaped public demand and improved outcomes while reducing costs.

Inland Waterways Association

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is a charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers through its network of volunteers and branches.  IWA also provides practical and technical support to restoration projects through its expert Waterway Recovery Group. Visit www.waterways.org.uk for more information.

Come and meet our team at stand number 20.

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK LLP is a leading adviser to local government. Our work is underpinned by our national insight, data and analytics capabilities, helping to shape organisational and place-based strategies, make commercial decisions and drive financial performance improvement. We have a collaborative approach, and work effectively across systems with the public, private and third sectors.

Come and meet our team at stand number 15.

Local Government Chronicle

Local Government Chronicle offers business intelligence to help local government decision makers transform services. Our growing subscriber base enjoys unlimited access to our continually-updated digital information service LGCplus.com and magazine providing insight, jobs and best practice. Local Government Chronicle brings key players together through the LGC Awards and events including the Chief Executive’s Summit

Come and meet our team at stand number 8.


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

Come and meet our team at stand number 27.


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.

Come and meet our team at stand number 22.

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.

Come and meet our team at stand number 9

Oxygen Finance

Founded in 2004, Oxygen Finance is a specialist payments business and the principal provider of early payment programmes in the UK. Our client base includes the largest local authorities in the UK as well as NHS and FTSE100 businesses and we have offices in both the US and UK. Our Group includes insight business, Porge Research, specialising in detailed public sector spend analysis for public and private sector organisations.

For more information, visit our website: www.oxygen-finance.com

Come and visit us on stand 29 and let us demonstrate how we can unlock value through progressive payment solutions and insight.


Placecube makes digital government more affordable by re-using well-designed services already co-created with councils and users. Our Digital Place software-as-a-service offers a fast way for local public services, health, housing and communities to adopt open standards and open source-based digital services in sustainable partnerships designed to connect places and communities.

Come and meet our team at stand number 7

Policy in Practice

Policy in Practice is a data analytics company working with 100+ councils across the UK.

They track the impact of policy and the effectiveness of interventions to understand what’s working, what can be improved, and how. Councils can pinpoint vulnerable households to target tailored preventative support that engages people to improve their financial resilience.

Come and meet our team at stand number 1.


SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. SAP turns customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improves people’s lives.

Website: SAP

Come and meet our team at stand number 11.

Twitter: @SAPUKIreland

LinkedIn: SAP UK LI


Thoughtonomy, a Blue Prism company, delivers an artificial intelligence (AI) driven automation platform that enables organizations and the people they employ to do more and achieve more. A leading provider of intelligent, cloud-based automation; the company’s award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) platform gives companies access to a pool of cloud based intelligent digital workers that can perform the repetitive, time-intensive tasks that slow people down. By integrating this digital workforce with their human teams, companies can accelerate growth and achieve a step change in efficiency. Thoughtonomy has grown at a rapid rate since being founded in 2013, with more than 200 customers using its platform in 29 countries spread across four continents. In 2019, Blue Prism acquired Thoughtonomy, to add the SaaS offeringinto its wider Connected-RPA portfolio. Visit www.thoughtonomy.com to learn more

Meet the team at stand number 3.

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.

Come and meet our team at stand number 25.

Zurich Municipal

As an insurer that has helped to cover the public sector for over 25 years, we understand the importance of everything you do. Our full end to end, in-house team gives you everything you need – from experts who can help you prevent problems before they can occur, to claims and major loss specialists who will get you back up and running, should an incident interrupt your vital work.

For more information, visit our website:   http://www.zurich.co.uk/municipal/


Come and meet our team at stand number 19/24.

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