WIG is supporting the drive to improve public service commissioning to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government and create innovative partnerships with the private and voluntary sectors. 

We improve the skills of public sector leaders so their teams can design service provision, influence and collaborate with external parties as well as shape and manage markets.

We also help develop practical skills and judgement, offer access to the latest thinking and give confidence and courage to deliver radical change.

As founding members of the social enterprise Public Services Transformation Academy:

  • we run the highly rated Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy development programme for commissioners of public services
  • we offer our private and voluntary sector WIG members the opportunity to get involved in the Commissioning Academy programmes (speaking, hosting and sponsoring)
  • we offer tailored programmes to support the development of regional approaches to commissioning, following devolution deals
  • we provide support to organisations making the move to becoming commissioning organisations


Other opportunities you may be interested in

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Resources of interest

Podcast: Local Government Briefing with Mark Lloyd, LGA & Conrad Smewing, HM Treasury


12 December 2018

Podcast: Barney Smith, Interim CEO, Bristol is Open, WIG Smart Cities Forum


01 March 2017

Podcast: Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth at DCLG


22 March 2016

Listen to a podcast by Simon Ridley, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth at DCLG.

Workshop Report: Devolution and collaboration

Document (pdf)

11 February 2016

Download the write-up of the workshop on Devolution and Collaboration. which WIG ran in partnership with Northgate Public Services.

Article: Commercialism in Local Councils

External resource

29 September 2015

Capita has undertaken a survey on council commercialism to examine whether councils still regard it as important, and – for those that do – why it is important, what they want to achieve with it, and how they will do so.