Transforming and Innovating Public Services


Welcome to our Transforming and Innovating Public Services (TIPS) Programme 2021/2022. Our updated programme has been co-produced with members and is designed to engage professionals at various levels of the organisation in the public, private, community voluntary and faith sectors. Our key aim in establishing this programme is to support high impact systemic change for people and places and remain a relevant member led programme. It is 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 an opportunity 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 encourage you to take an active part in TIPS, to make the most of discussions, networking and other opportunities.

Priorities and Objectives for 2021-22

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

Digital Innovation: This priority supports iNetwork’s 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 Wellbeing: This priority supports iNetwork’s 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

Alex Grundy, Plus Dane Housing

Chris Hart, Bolton Council

Chris Twomey, West Lancashire BC

Chris Woodhouse, Bury Council

Christopher Lewis, Oldham Council (Co-Chair)

Delphine Fitouri, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Gemma Dickinson, North Yorkshire County Council

Rahna Riley, Rochdale BC (Co-Chair)

Rosie Rees-Bann, Manchester City Council

Sharon Winn, Trafford Council

Simon Haworth, Wigan Council

Stephen Curtis, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Tara Scott, Sefton Council

Victoria Clark, Bury Council

Rahna Riley

TIPS Co-Chair, Rochdale Borough Council

Chris Lewis

TIPS Co-Chair, Oldham Council

Programme Co-ordinator

Tom Hindmarch

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.