Tough times bring out innovation in public sector reward

Caroline Nugent explains how, in the face of major cutbacks, rewarding staff can drive them to be more engaged and driven

Solar: profit for your purpose [Brandon Court]

Leonie Greene explores the benefits of local government and the solar industry working together to accelerate progress towards smarter, solar energy

How should cities respond to urban vehicular attacks?

Martin Coward, of the University of Manchester, discusses the upturn in vehicle related attacks and how cities can respond to them

Breathe life into your events with expert knowledge

Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association, explores how event suppliers can help make public sector meetings a success

Providing insight into a World of Learning

World-renowned learning and development professionals are to provide insight at this year’s World of Learning Conference & Exhibition.

Winter road maintenance is a seasonal pursuit

The maxim ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ could not be more appropriate when it comes to road winter maintenance, writes Howard Robinson

RWM 2017 – where policy-makers meet

Bigger, better and more collaborative, RWM is tailor-made for policymakers from central and local government. Event director Nicola Meadows previews the show

Innovative ideas to combat the threat of flooding

Running on the 27-28 September, the he largest flood exhibition and conference in the world will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure reinventing the way that flooding across the globe is predicted, prevented and managed. GB looks ahead to the Flood Expo

Are you ready to lead the ULEV charge?

With UK ULEV registrations topping 100,000, perhaps now is the best time for public fleets to take the plunge, says Andy Eastlake

Procurement contingency plans beginning to form

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply expand upon the findings of its recent survey, which looks at business supplier trends amid Brexit talks

What next for local authority fire safety?

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire last month, GB looks at the safety regulations and what can be done to prevent future large-scale fires

Not letting recycling innovation go to waste

In the third of our Top 10 series, Government Business analyses local authority examples of efficient recycling and waste management

Hot air balloons and Banksy in Bristol

Innovative, sustainable and creative … Bristol delivers all three factors and more in a vibrant city where business and leisure collide in one accessible package

A fresh approach from the firework industry

Jon Wilson explains the importance of risk assessment when planning large scale firework or pyrotechnic displays, as well as the new PyroPass launch

The importance of effective events security

There has never been a more important time to stress the vital role that security products and personnel play in keeping events secure, says James Kelly.

The transformative power of the cloud

John Jackson shares his thoughts on the London SuperCloud which will save the public sector a potential £1 billion a year.

Birmingham City Council: From zero to hero

Paula Buckley, assistant director of customer services at Birmingham City Council, looks at the importance of creating immediate dialogue between authority and residents through an easily accessible and mobile responsive council website

Implication of GDPR on data processors

Steve Mellings looks at the implications of Brexit on data protection in the UK, and what local authorities should be aware of


Event Diary

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.