Frequently Asked Questions

'Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise’ (iESE) originally operated as one of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs). In 2012, at the request of many UK local authorities, iESE became a social enterprise with the objective of identifying, fostering and delivering improvements and efficiencies across the public sector.

iESE is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and it is made up of members and directors in local authorities across the UK.

We are passionate about public sector service improvement because we are run by the public sector, for the public sector.

We are a social enterprise, not a consultancy, meaning we are motivated by making meaningful improvement across the sector. Any surplus we generate is re-invested into projects which benefit the whole sector. 

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iESE have been supporting public sector organisations to help meet the challenges they face for over 10 years, and in that time, have delivered over £600m of savings. 

iESE provide a range of tools, services and partnerships to help local authorities and other public sector bodies do more with less. 

We transform all aspects of public service from leadership and corporate management to both back office and front line services. 

To find out more take a look at our products or contact us on 08434 878 026

iESE Membership is not essential, and non-members are able to use our services just the same.

However, if you are looking for a quick solution or a sustainable way to engage with an external partner then iESE membership could provide great savings.

Becoming a member of iESE allows you to access considerable resource, data, advice and expertise. Rather than researching and accessing expensive private sector advice, the best public sector knowledge can be harnessed for as little as one pound.

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We have a nationwide user base and over 75% of authorities have used our services.

We pride ourselves that not only do local authorities want to work with us, they also want to become part of iESE. To find out about our members click here