Transforming and Innovating Public Services


Welcome to our Transforming and Innovating Public Services (TIPS) Programme. The key aim of this programme is to support high impact systemic change for people and places. We are focused on delivering improved outcomes through innovative citizen centred solutions that combine data, technology and culture change. We offer a selection of plenary sessions, round table discussions, leading speakers, opportunities to discuss regional and national challenges and more. It provides excellent opportunities to meet with colleagues and to informally discuss priorities and generally embrace the nature of this group. With the intention of continuing to develop the momentum and enthusiasm already gained we do encourage you to take an active part in TIPS, to make the most of discussions, networking and other opportunities that present themselves.

Priorities and Objectives for 2020-21

People and Place:  This priority supports iNetwork’s members to creatively find people-centred solutions and approaches to navigate and access local public assets.

Data & Technology: This priority supports iNetwork members to deliver the intelligence and prevention agenda by developing capabilities to make better informed decisions and utilising digital technology to improve lives.

Culture and Leadership: This priority supports iNetwork members to develop organisational change to achieve successful outcomes in the things that matter most to people, organisations and communities.



iNetwork allows you to share challenges and opportunities, making your working practices more efficient whilst developing a great support network from across the public sector

Sarah Bullock

St. Helens Council

The TIPS Network Leadership Group

Each iNetwork programme has a Network Leadership Group (NLG) which consists of iNetwork members who are leading practitioners in their field. The NLGs serve as both a programme board and a leadership forum for collaboration across the local public sector. The network leaders for the Transforming & Innovating Public Sector Programme are:

TIPS Network Leadership Group Members

Chris Hart, Bolton Council

Chris Twomey, West Lancashire BC

Chris Woodhouse, Bury Council

Christopher Lewis, Oldham Council (Co-Chair)

Gemma Dickinson, North Yorkshire County Council

Rahna Riley, Rochdale BC (Co-Chair)

Rosie Rees-Bann, Manchester City Council

Sarah Bullock, St Helens Council

Sharon Winn, Trafford Council

Simon Haworth, Wigan Council

Tanya Wilcock, Sefton Council

Victoria Clark, Bury Council

Rahna Riley

TIPS Co-Chair, Rochdale Borough Council

Chris Lewis

TIPS Co-Chair, Oldham Council

Programme Co-ordinator

Catherine O’Neill

TIPS Programme Co-ordinator

Go ON Digital Inclusion Partnership Co-ordinator


For advice, guidance and support in this area, please contact the lead for the Transforming and Innovating Public Services programme.