Principles met

  • We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • As a membership organisation, we will make this statement of our principles operational by: • Co-operation among members: Our members work together to help each other implement our values, sharing experiences and learning. • Openness of membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate Membership is open to any qualifying Council, organisation or individual who shares our values and is committed to putting them into action. • Co-production of the Network’s work: Members help shape the Network’s work programme and the content of events and written products. • Action-focused: The network is a vehicle for helping councils translate co-operative values and principles into policy and practice. •Membership-based: The network is majority funded by modest membership subscriptions from its member Councils, Associates and Affiliates. •Non-party-political: Members share the belief that working co-operatively within and across communities holds the key to tackling today’s challenges.

Value Match working with a Multi Academy Trust

In today’s fast-paced educational environment, schools and Multi Academy Trust (MAT) are facing increasing pressure to streamline their operations and find cost-effective solutions to manage their finances and find savings.

With the need to implement a new financial management system ahead of the 2022/23 academic year, the MAT required a provider that could offer a scalable solution with advanced reporting capabilities. The MAT turned to Value Match for strategic procurement and commercial support to achieve this. Value Match provided a comprehensive solution that met the MAT’s requirements and delivered cost savings and compliance with procurement legislation.

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