techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.
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Cityforum provides bespoke advice and strategic consultancy for both public and private sector clients. The organisation also acts as a ‘candid friend’ to senior public sector executives, providing sound impartial advice and specialist judgement to assist them in meeting the enormous challenges faced by the public service today.
With respect to policing, over the past 10 years Cityforum has developed a sound, practical understanding of the issues facing the police and has forged close links with key stakeholders within the local and national policing landscape, who recognise the important role Cityforum has played in testing, challenging and developing their thinking.
The organisation comprises a small, trusted and independent group of experienced individuals, respected for their intellectual honesty, knowledge and extensive high-level contacts spanning the private, public and not for profit sectors at all levels. This knowledge is complemented by a large network of associates, who provide depth, breadth and profound subject matter expertise.
After 25 years shaping strategic thinking, building understanding and adding value within and between diverse groups, the organisation has a proven track record. Its highly regarded round table discussions and smaller conclaves are well-known, both for bringing together an enviable mix of decision makers and practitioners and for stimulating new thinking in response to some of the most difficult contemporary public policy challenges.
The College is the professional body for policing. It is working to find the best ways to deliver policing in an age of austerity. The police service faces a series of challenges – from the transformational change that police forces must make to deliver savings and reduce crime, to the increasing complexity of the threats to national security, public safety and public order. The College is helping to meet these challenges.
Operating in the public interest, it is an authoritative voice in policing, continually reviewing how it supports the police service. The College intends to be a not-for-profit membership organisation, and will aim to achieve chartered status. Members will be fully involved in all aspects of College work. It will have a mandate to set standards in professional development, including codes of practice and regulations, to ensure consistency across the 43 forces in England and Wales.
It is also responsible for the development of knowledge and research in policing and co-ordinates the commissioning of research and setting up regional networks, so that universities, further education colleges and police forces can work together to learn from best practice.