The Centre for Public Innovation exists to help public and voluntary sector organisations improve the lives of their clients. Read more
What we do
We help organisations to develop innovative services that deliver improved outcomes for their clients and save money. Read more
With our support, organisations have seen the lives of their clients transformed at a time of intense pressure on budgets. Read more
Meet the team
Our team combines public, voluntary and private sector experience with a strong commitment to our social mission. Read more
We’re proud to have helped more than 200 organisations achieve their goals since we started work in the year 2000. Read more
Our mission is simple
The Centre for Public Innovation exists to help public and voluntary sector organisations improve the lives of their clients. We work predominantly in health, social care, criminal justice and substance misuse, embedding a culture of continuous improvement and ensuring our clients can cope with the changing funding landscape.
With a focus on continuous improvement, measuring outcomes and innovation, we help our clients to improve the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Over the last decade we have earned a reputation as one of the most forward thinking social enterprises in the UK.
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What we do and more
We help organisations to develop innovative services that deliver improved outcomes for their clients and save money.
We’ve been in business since 2000 and during that time have helped more than 200 organisations to improve their services and make a positive difference to the lives of their service users.
We specialise in health, social care –adults and young people - and criminal justice.
We work with our clients, enabling them to find ways of working that have measurable, tangible and positive results.
Contact us today to see how we
can help you.
Why use CPI?
With our support, organisations have seen the lives of their clients transformed at a time of intense pressure on budgets.
The changing funding landscape has seen public sector budgets facing the biggest squeeze for a generation and the voluntary sector competing for limited funds.
We believe that an organisation that truly
embraces continuous improvement is well placed to cope with almost anything.
We don’t have huge overheads, but have a small core team of directors, backed by a larger group of associates who bring their expertise depending upon the nature of the issue, problem or sector we’re engaged in.
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Meet the team
Mark Napier - Managing Director
Mark is a leading advocate for innovation in the public and voluntary sectors. As Managing Director, he leads CPI’s strategic development. Mark is widely published and has contributed to a number of policy and strategy papers for the Cabinet Office, Treasury, Audit Commission and other government departments as well as participating in international discussions around issues regarding public innovation.He believes strongly in the power of local communities and users of services to help drive improved outcomes and has applied grass roots innovation models with great success.
Richard Tamlyn - Chair
Richard is a pioneer of prison-based drug treatment and has almost 25 years experience in health and social care, with particular expertise in young people, criminal justice, housing, substance misuse and dual diagnosis.
A sought after trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant, he was Chief Executive of the Exeter Drugs Project before working for the prison Drug Strategy Unit and the National Probation Service.
Richard has spoken at and facilitated national and international conferences and was the only third sector representative at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
Mark Davison - Director
Mark has wide-ranging experience of Helping public services deliver more effectively, bringing an insider’s view to the public and voluntary sectors where he has held senior roles in children's services, housing and community safety. An insightful facilitator, trainer and long term advocate of innovation in public services. He also specialises in outcome based commissioning training and support, developing a model that has been used by Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Children’s Partnerships to commission services worth more than £10 million.
Gary Ward - Director
Gary is a communications specialist who helps companies and organisations to get their message across. His experience includes cause-related social marketing campaigns and policy initiatives in the areas of alcohol, mental health, drugs, cancer, crime, race relations, housing and education. As a board member, Gary provides support and advice on marketing-communications for CPI. He is a strong advocate of the role of effective communications in driving change and providing excellent customer service.
Monica Fenwick - Operations Manager
Monica manages CPI’s office systems and logistics, co-ordinating our events and training programmes and liaising with our associates. She also has day-to-day operational responsibility for our marketing and communications and acts as company secretary. Monica has an extensive background in the voluntary sector.
Will Pierce – Head of Strategy
An experienced business leader with a track record of delivering clearly defined strategic goals in the private sector. Will has taken organisations through the full company life-cycle: from successfully executing start-ups, consolidations, management buy-outs, fundraising (both with banks and private equity) and ultimately leading trade sales and integration into large international corporations. Will has extensive experience in developing and operating quality management systems, while using Continuous Improvement to drive company development.
Andrew Cook - Accountant
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years experience in international commerce, including spells in Singapore, Dubai and Australia. He manages CPI’s accountancy systems.
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