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21st March 2013
Transition Institute joins Guardian’s ‘City Deals’ Discussion Panel
Allison Ogden-Newton, the Institute’s Chair, yesterday joined a panel of experts to contribute to the Guardian’s Live Panel Discussion. The focus of the dicussion concerned how cities make the most of new powers over transport, education and infrastructure.
27th July 2012
Transition Institute’s third spin-out camp, hosted and sponsored by The University of Northampton
The Transition Institute held yesterday (26th July) the last of the series of three spin-out camps that have taken place across the UK this year, where those managers and practitioners who wish to spin out of the public sector or to bid for new service contracts can learn from market leaders and industry experts and share their experience.
The event was kindly hosted and sponsored by The University of Northampton, an institution which is to become a strategic partner for the Transition Institute as it was announced at the event. Professor Simon Denny, the man charged with enabling Northampton to become the UK’s first social enterprise university, will be joining our Board soon.
25th May 2012
Transition Institute’s second spin-out camp (Hull, North East)
“The journey of a spin-out service is an interesting one and by no means one without obstacles”, so said Antonio Rizzo, Head of Library Services at Lewisham Council, spin-out veteran and speaker at yesterday’s event.
This was the second of a series of three regional spin-out camp events taking place across the UK in the North West, North East and the Midlands (visit our Events page for further details).
The event was held at Health Central facilities in Hull, sponsored by City Health Care Partnership.
30th March 2012
Transition Institute’s first spin-out camp (Manchester, North West)
The Transition Institute held yesterday (29th March) the first of a series of three regional spin-out camp events taking place across the UK in the North West, North East and the Midlands over the coming months.
The North West event was held at Hempsons Solicitors offices in Manchester – an associate partner of the Transition Institute with a well-established social enterprise and not-for-profit practice and reputation, including support to public sector staff groups considering establishing themselves as social enterprises.
22nd November 2011
Transition Institute launches “Social Value Ethos”
Ahead of the report stage of the Public Services (Social Value) Bill in parliament on Friday 25th November 2011, the Transition Institute yesterday (21st November) published its first publication: ‘Social value ethos’.
The report, also marking six months since the soft launch of the Transition Institute concept, outlines the potential of a positive future for public services, despite the economic climate and downward pressure on budgets.
11th July 2011
Transition Institute responds to the Open Public Services White Paper
Dom Potter, Director of the Transition Institute, comments:
Value in public services
“We here at the Transition Institute have repeatedly been making the point to the Cabinet Office that councils should have the flexibility and freedom to consider overall value rather than only cost in their spending decisions.
This is a part of the White Paper which will probably be overlooked by most people, but which will potentially have the biggest impact on commissioning and the future of public services if we get it right.”