We are a Financial Times top-ranked management consultancy and specialists in commercialism in local government. We have worked with more than 140 local authorities to transform their strategies and operations to be more commercial and entrepreneurial in order to achieve financial sustainability and improved outcomes for local people and communities.
We combine leading knowledge of commercial best practice with deep subject matter expertise in local public services and experience of having actually led and delivered these services. Our team includes former local government Commercial Directors and public sector Finance Directors. The difference between our offer and that of many other consultancy firms is our experience of practical, hands-on delivery - we understand what works in practice, not just on paper.
In 2019 we launched a public sector Commercial Academy, helping public sector employees develop the commercial skills needed for managing modern public services. More than 400 people have attended one of our training courses, workshops or webinars.
In October 2020 we hosted a webinar series on Commercialism in the Public Sector, attended by 200 public sector leaders with a mandate for this agenda. We also host a network for local authority Commercial Directors which provides a forum to share national best practice.
We are currently writing our latest report, The Commercial Edge, making the case for entrepreneurialism in local government. This is in partnership with leading local government think tank Localis.
A small selection of who we’ve worked with:
Human Engine is a Financial Times top-ranked management consultancy with specialisms in strategy, people and performance.
It was founded by a group of former local government officers who think the public sector deserves better than it gets from traditional consulting firms – more human, more personal and more knowledgeable of the reality of delivering modern public services.
We have worked with dozens of public sector organisations to help transform their strategies, operations and cultures to be more agile, commercial and entrepreneurial in order to achieve financial sustainability and improved outcomes for local people and communities.
We are currently writing our latest report, The Commercial Edge, in partnership with leading think tank Localis, making the case for entrepreneurialism in public services and local investment as a catalyst for economic recovery and growth.