Effective, efficient and impactful government enables a thriving society and stronger economy. Continuing social and digital transformation has changed citizens’ and ministers’ expectations of government. Departments and public bodies are exploring new ways to organise themselves to meet and exceed these expectations.

We work with government to help it better serve and empower citizens. Our team combines a deep understanding of government – in the UK and abroad – with skills in strategy, organisational design, digital transformation, data and public policy.

We rapidly understand the context for departments and public bodies and develop tailored solutions for enduring positive influence. Our broad suite of work includes redesigning government structures and processes, supporting leadership development and sophisticated benchmarking.

Our consulting services include

Organisational design

Effective government needs the right team design and capabilities to meet ministerial priorities and deliver services for the public. We help set the strategic direction and support a transition to the most effective, efficient and appropriate structures. We work with leaders at all levels in an to give them the skills, processes, and ways of working to translate strategic into policy success.

Digital transformation and data

Rising public expectations, rapidly evolving digital technologies and changes to policy delivery mean approaches to service delivery need to adapt. Governments manage immense data assets that can help meet these expectations. This provides a foundation for benchmarking, accountability and improved services. We centre services around citizens’ needs to achieve substantial impact.


Departments and public bodies operate in a complex political and strategic environment. We collaboratively work with leaders and system participants to push for practical strategies that meet stakeholder needs and support whole-of-government priorities.

Public policy

Effective policy development, implementation and evaluation supports the best outcomes for citizens, businesses and government. It should not be something done to society and communities. We work with all groups to maximise the wider policy benefits.


We are an approved supplier to the UK Government Futures Framework, run by the Government Office for Science

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Helping government departments through benchmarking

CiviForum is a comprehensive resourcing diagnostic platform designed to help government departments and agencies understand who and what is efficient, and where they can save costs.

Making data strategy work in the public sector

In our new report, Delivering Data’s Promise, we have identified the five critical elements of successful data strategies in the public sector.

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For regulators, good outcomes hinge on a strong regulatory culture

We have found that good regulators manage risks in a way that minimises burden. Great regulators, however, promote a lifecycle approach to regulation, premised on strong regulatory culture.

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For public sector organisations looking to improve efficiency, start with the data

As many leading organisations have discovered, data allows executives to use hard evidence to make smarter choices, complementing experience and expertise.

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Masterclass series supports emerging CEOs of arm’s-length bodies

Each masterclass provided time and space for participants to explore ideas and challenges with their peers, supported by the provocations and frameworks developed by ACE and Nous.