News and Comment


Lucy Farrow has been named as Employee Owner of the Year

Tuesday November 28 2017

News release Tuesday November 28 Lucy Farrow has been named as Employee Owner of the Year Lucy Farrow of OPM Group is delighted to be announced as winner in the Employee Owner of the Year category in the UK Employee Ownership Awards. The awards run by the EOA and sponsored by Baxendale were held at… Read More

OPM Group support and services now available across the UK public sector through pan-government framework agreement

Thursday November 9 2017

OPM Group are delighted to announce that, as part of a new cross-sector collaboration, we have been awarded places on the Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3745 for Management Consultancy in Lots 5, 6, and 8. The award follows an extensive evaluation of hundreds of potential suppliers, and gives UK public sector organisations direct access to… Read More

Social Impact Bonds are not a magic bullet, but they can be useful

Wednesday July 12 2017

On 6 July 2017, we delivered a webinar on the Life Chances Fund (LCF) and Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) timed to raise awareness of the latest LCF call-out. As an independent public interest organisation, we are not in the market to “sell SIBs”. Instead, our mission is squarely on working with public services to enhance… Read More


25th anniversary guest blog series: Think function, not form when it comes to public service reform

Monday October 13 2014

‘Public Service Reform’ is a phrase on everyone’s lips. Accompanied by buzzwordy encouragements to be radical, innovative, creative, etc. All part of an essential lexicon for the modern day, thrusting public sector progressive looking to impress. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with nurturing ambitions to be forward thinking for our citizens –  not least… Read More

Fighting over scraps: immigration and the economy

Friday October 10 2014

There’s an interesting blog post from Sam Bowman of the Adam Smith Institute about the reasons why people oppose immigration. It’s based on a poll by Ipsos Mori which asked opponents of immigration to detail their reasons for wishing to reduce the number of people coming to Britain. Sam’s point is that the top 5… Read More

25th anniversary guest blog series: Challenges for services to the public over the coming five years

Monday October 6 2014

OPM’s silver anniversary gives us a chance to reflect.  Where were we – and public services – in 1989? What’s happened in the 25 years since OPM was established which might give pointers for the next five? As a teacher I was waiting, full of doubt and trepidation, to implement the National Curriculum.  Science alone… Read More