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 2019-20

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 Lancs Borough Council
Chris Woodhouse, Bury Council
Christopher Lewis, Oldham Council (Co-Chair)
Naomi Smith, North Yorkshire County Council
Rahna Riley, Rochdale Borough Council (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
Toni Bosworth, Wirral Council
Victoria Clark, Manchester City Council
Wendy Moss, Liverpool City 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.

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