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It was probably inevitable given the interest in public sector mutuals and social enterprises in recent months that there would be some awards that recognise employees’ efforts in creating a mutual.
The Philip Baxendale Awards for Excellence in Employee Ownership, co-sponsored by the Baxi Partnership and the Employee Ownership Association, will feature a category, the Public Sector ELMO Award, which celebrates “the most impressive group of employees to have spun out of the public sector into an Employee-Led Mutual Organisation (ELMO), and who are showing progress in transforming the service to improve outcomes for their users.”
The closing date for nominations is 19th September 2011. You can read more about the awards here
By David Bicknell
There’s an illuminating piece written by Will Tanner from Reform on Conservative Home Comment all about mutualisation and why the development of new vehicles for public service delivery and the proliferation of employee ownership models of organisation promises a step-change in the productivity, efficiency and user satisfaction of public services.
But for mutuals to revolutionise the way in which services are delivered, says Tanner, there needs to be direction and support around the frameworks, culture and expertise needed for their success and clarity over commissioning and competition in the public service landscape.