The Solace Group of companies contains a membership organisation, a commercial services arm and a charitable trust.
Solace (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) is the representative body for senior strategic managers working in the public sector. We are committed to public sector excellence. We provide our members with opportunities for personal and professional development and seek to influence the debate about the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation reflect the experience and expertise of our members.
Whilst the vast majority of our members work in local government, some occupy senior positions in health and social care organisations, police and fire authorities and central government departments. SOLACE is a non-political, pan-public sector, UK wide representative body.
Solace In Business (formally Solace Enterprises) is wholly owned by the Society and operates, in effect, as a "not for profit" public sector company. It provides high-quality customer-focused and practical support to local government, the public sector and the voluntary sector, both in the UK and internationally.
The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers(Solace Group) Ltd carries out educational and other work which falls within the charitable aspects of the Society's own objectives. Its trustees include Society nominees.
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Our Strategic Objectives
The Society’s strategic objectives are set out in our annual business plan.
Read the Solace Business Plan 2013/14 February 2013
Our strategic objectives for 2013/14 are to:
- Provide excellent opportunities for our members to learn, share and to network with each other and with leaders from other areas of public life
- Influence the debate about the future of public services and to ensure that policy is informed by the experience and expertise of our members
- Build the integrity and reputation of public service management
Our strategic priorities for 2013/14 are to:
- Develop members’ skills in managing leadership
- Promote sector sustainability and the reputation of the profession
- Enable members to more effectively promote local economic growth and manage the impact of recession