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


Businesses should be learning from young people, not criticising them

Friday October 3 2014

Who’d want to be a young person in today’s job market? A recent British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey of 3,000 firms has found nine out of 10 businesses think that school leavers are not ready for employment, and more than half feel the same about graduates. As such, to employ a young person is… Read More

25th anniversary guest blog series: The challenges and opportunities facing public services

Thursday September 25 2014

Public services are undeniably facing a period of intense, unrelenting challenge. This is the reality felt by the front line and those who use services every day. The challenges are significant, but they are not without hope and opportunity, where there is political will to make things work. The challenges are not simple, and they… Read More

25th anniversary guest blog series: Contribution before Comparison

Monday September 15 2014

The drive for improved public services is critical to the progressive development of society. Public services can be improved in many ways. Top among these are relevance, effectiveness, responsiveness; cost; and empowerment. They can also be made more relevant – for needs are fluid while services often seem frozen and rigid. They can be made more effective –… Read More