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Ep45. The importance of innovation in the Public Sector

In this episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast, host Dan Benn is joined by Martin Cresswell (Chair of the Lampton Group) and Shantanu Rajawat (Leader of London Borough of Hounslow Council) as they discuss the importance of innovation in the public sector.

Shantanu, Martin and Dan also touch on the topic of Local Authority Trading Companies, their effectiveness, and how they support innovation and development. Talking about positives and negatives of working alongside private companies, Shantanu said:

“From my perspective, it all comes down to relationships doesn’t it? Where you you’ve got a relationship with the private sector, where there’s open collaboration and you can really build things into contracts, it works really well. But that rarely happens.

“So actually, from a member point of view, there’s always that slight distrust in the back of your mind, is that contract doing enough?”

To listen to full episode and gain key insight, make sure you listen to the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

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