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: Glasnost and Realism

Thursday October 30 2014

Since its establishment in 1989 OPM has made an invaluable contribution to stakeholder engagement, organisational development, leadership development and coaching across the UK’s public services. OPM’s 25th anniversary is a great excuse to reflect on what we have learned about public services in the UK, whether delivered in house or on an outsourced basis, since… Read More

Looking to the local: place-based approaches to change

Tuesday October 21 2014

In a blog for the Guardian, Rachel Wharton from NPC outlines ‘10 ways that philanthropists are changing the world’. The innovative ways of working includes philanthropists coming together to share data and pool resources, thinking like a start-up and learning from failure. Each of these 10 approaches are illustrated through the example of an organisation… Read More

25th anniversary guest blog series: The future of public services

Wednesday October 15 2014

If I am lucky, I will be 90 years old in 25 years’ time. It concentrates the mind to think about future public services in that context. I will be one of the (by then) declining baby-boomer bulge who have benefitted so much from the post war commitment to reforming and improving public services in… Read More