News Archive

The Catalyst - Winter 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Seeking common sense on the 3Cs – commercialisation, commissioning and contract management. Ken Cole’s reaction to events at crisis hit Northamptonshire County Council. An interview with Claire Dove, the VCSE Crown Representative. An amusing look at relationship management and more.
The Catalyst - Autumn 2018
Oct 17, 2018
An interview with Paul Uppal, Small Business Commissioner on the impact of late payments to small businesses and what his office is doing to support them. Success for Newport City Homes as they save £600K on insurance and Insourcing or Outsourcing – no place for political ideology.
The Catalyst - Summer 2018
Jul 21, 2018
The Avoidance of Unintended Consequences; NPS 2018 – The launch of a living strategy; Publication reviews and new SPS guidance papers.
The Catalyst - Spring 2018
May 02, 2018
“Putting all the commentary and axe grinding to one side, what are the lessons that we should be learning from yet another spectacular failure?” Read Ken’s views on how to be better prepared for the next Carillion-like contract failure.
The Catalyst - Winter 2018
Jan 25, 2018
Make yourself invaluable by your actions - Keeping a low profile is not an option. An interview with Dr Martin Reeves. Read this and more.