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


Breaking the link between disadvantage and achievement

Tuesday March 8 2011

The last ten years have seen significant improvements in overall achievement for 14-19 year olds, but there continues to be a strong link between disadvantage and low attainment. Severe public sector spending cuts, combined with the replacement of the Education Maintenance Allowance, tight budgets for schools and colleges, and expected increases in university tuition fees… Read More

Do GPs have the leadership skills to transform the NHS?

Monday March 7 2011

A modern maxim in healthcare is that patients get higher quality and more efficient care at specialised hospital units, such as stroke care, maternity, and A&E units. The corollary of this maxim is that hospital services are not organised optimally to provide the best care at best value. For years, the NHS has struggled with… Read More

Francis Maude launches new guide to setting up public sector mutuals

Friday March 4 2011

Last night we launched a ‘how to guide’ for public sector organisations looking to become employee–led mutuals, written by specialists at OPM, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, the Employee Ownership Association and Baxi Partnership. The guide ‘How to become an employee owned mutual – an action checklist for the public sector’ (available for free download here),… Read More