Business case development, data science and simulation modelling for engagement and evidence based decisions

Building the business case

Decision making

Detailed process simulation

Understanding the data that drives improvment

Engagement and Consensus Building

Putting the evidence into policing domestic abuse

As most people know domestic abuse has an appalling and devastating impact on the lives of too many men, women and children. In response, we’ve been lucky enough to be asked to provide detailed problem profiles for some of the UK’s largest police forces and have been working away on this for the last two years. We can’t share too much about this for obvious reasons but suffice to say, it turns out that much of what we thought we knew about this terrible crime turns out to be wrong. Its a lot more complex and subtle than many of us feared and the emerging threats and trends are not what anyone would want to see. A series of academic papers describing some of this work will be published in the near(ish) future and we’ll be sure to post more details as soon as we are able to. We’re very sure this will be of substantial interest to those working in the field as its already winning awards for innovation. Meanwhile, its been an enormous privilege to be working with some incredible, dedicated public servants who are among the brightest and most inspiring people its been our joy to work with.  More importantly we are absolutely sure that this work has already saved substantial distress, fear, injury and even lives among those impacted by domestic abuse. It also happens to be saving police large amounts of resources, (which is very nice but somehow does that really feel like it’s the... read more

Development Management Insights for delivering the customer experience while meeting the financial challenges

Finding the little extras that can transform Development Management What do you do to improve the efficiency and customer experience from Development Management when you’ve already looked in all the usual places? Look in some new ones of course! We’ve been working hard with a number of LPAs recently looking to improve the Development Management (DM) process in local authorities and a few things have struck us. This short series of mini insights highlights just a few points that we hope might help others looking at improving efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes from DM. If you have any comments or ideas please let us know, we’d love to highlight them here for others to learn from. Insight 1 – How to get better results for your customers and residents by improving agent performance Insight 2 – If you aren’t blessed with high quality applications are you destined to under achieve? Insight 3 – Is the planning portal costing you and your applicants more than they realise? Insight 4 – Are you one of the top fastest improving authorities? Insight 5 – Which authorities have the greatest challenge with planning enforcement and what IS it about London?   For more information about our range of services to support Development Management including our unique on-line DM process simulation tool and data insights packages please contact us via the link below. Name(required) Email(required) Comment(required)... read more