Member Benefits
  • Opportunities to influence national agendas and initiatives.
  • Access to ‘Safe Spaces’ to confidentially raise and discuss issues or concerns.
  • ICT threat awareness and briefings via our Warning Advice & Reporting Point.
  • Eligibility to enter the Annual iNetwork Innovation Awards.

To find out more information or to become a member

Who We Are

iNetwork is a membership organisation based in Greater Manchester and proudly hosted by Tameside Council. With over 120 members across the North West and Yorkshire and Humberside we have a strong collective voice empowered to confront the most pressing challenges in the local public sector.

At iNetwork, we are committed to supporting the public sector to drive innovation and change to enhance service delivery for citizens. What sets us apart is our commitment to providing a secure and collaborative spaces for public sector professionals to engage in candid conversations, share ideas, and collectively tackle organisational challenges. In doing so, we foster an environment where innovation and progress thrive, leading to better outcomes for the communities we serve.

Want to get involved

Come to an event to experience the usefulness of iNetwork or contact one of the team directly. This is a public sector partnership that is looking to help and enable the public sector. Membership is available to any local public service organisation in the UK and it gives access to a range of benefits including service redesign training, expert intelligence and advice, network and peer support, sector-led workshops and briefings on key policies.

Why collaborate

Collaborating in peer communities is more relevant than ever. Innovations spread faster through peer networks than through media. Almost all good ideas come from the meetings of minds. Inwardly facing organisations are destined to develop more slowly than those that are outwardly facing.

iNetwork helps by running over 50+ events a year that are managed as “safe spaces for difficult conversation”. We also source solutions to problems (contact us at to ask!) and engage with Government Departments on behalf of the membership to, a) ask them to explain what they’re doing b) ask them to do it differently.

Who owns iNetwork

iNetwork is hosted by Tameside Council on behalf of the partnership. The allocation of resources within iNetwork is governed by the iNetwork Executive Board. iNetwork also hosts iStandUK.