The organisors like to thank the following organisations who have kindly agreed to sponsor the 2013 event.

We are still looking for more sponsors – please see our sponsorship page.

Venue Sponsors

British APCO (BAPCO)

British APCO (BAPCO) logoBritish APCO (BAPCO) is an independent user led, professional members association formed to promote, influence and advance the use and development of communications and information management for public safety professionals.

British APCO is a self-governing member of APCO Global Alliance which brings together like minded public safety professionals worldwide.

For further information about BAPCO, please visit

Main Sponsors


Muster PointMusterPoint is a fully integrated social media monitoring and management software platform that enables organisations to work collaboratively.

With a focus on emergency services and public sector, MusterPoint encourages different business areas to work across platform ensuring streamlined communications, customer services and investigative procedures.

It was created by Christine Townsend and Chris Smith, both Special Constables and experts in their field – police communications and coding.

MusterPoint seeks to join up the areas of corporate communication, neighbourhood policing, intelligence and investigation and public contact management.

The team have worked closely with police forces and public sector organisations to gather vital feedback on how they use existing social media monitoring platforms and have used this information to create a bespoke and smart solution that is collaborative in development, fit for purpose and affordable with no limit on users.


Christine Townsend @ceetownsend LinkedIn


HootSuite Logo

HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audiences, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences with geo-targeting functionality. Invite multiple collaborators to manage social networks securely, plus provide custom reports using the comprehensive social analytics tools for measurement.

Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and new Google+ Pages, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more.


Learning Pool

Learning Pool LogoImproving organisations and connecting people through e-learning Over 300 organisations use Learning Pool to train 700,000 people. They’ve saved over £60 million and delivered high quality relevant e-learning, proving a real return on investment.

Our customers include fire and rescue authorities and police associations as well as councils. Our products and services are used to develop the skills of staff, councillors, school governors and civil sector partners. At Learning Pool we are focused on helping our members collaborate together. We offer e-learning, online training and LMS solutions including a rich suite of off the shelf e-learning, bespoke development services and customisation. Our unique service allows our members to work together to create, share and access quality e-learning.

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Delib Logo Delib are a digital democracy company, which help organisations use the internet to connect people with decision making.  We are a relatively small company (there’s about 12 of us) but we have big ideas and a big vision to improve government:

We want  to connect more people directly with the decision making process, to create a more participatory democracy.

For further information about Delib, please visit


mz-multizone-logo260x180Multizone create engaging mobile applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry that use open and social data.

Our workshops help organisations understand how best to use social media to achieve desired outcomes, build a business case and establish an action plan.

Our Apps and services can be purchased by any UK public sector organisation without further tendering because we have already met these requirements as a supplier to the UK Government G-Cloud Store.

For further information about Multizone, please visit

Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI)

OCSI-Logo-HiRes-JPEGOxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) are a spin-out research consultancy from the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the University of Oxford. Since launching in 2003, we have worked with more than 100 public sector organisations at local, regional and national level to improve the evidence-base for making decisions.

OCSI develop and interpret the evidence base to help the public sector and other organisations deliver better services to the public. We are committed to improving social and economic outcomes by providing high quality rigorous research and analysis that meets the needs of our clients.


Public-iAt Public-i, we believe the social web can enhance the places where we live.  Our experience shows us that the best solutions are made co-productively through a trusted decision-making process which is both transparent and representative of the community it serves.  Valuing openness and innovation, we provide digitally-led solutions for effective public engagement.

To stay up to date with Public-i see: and!/public_i


blue-and-greyCrowdControlHQ is a risk management and monitoring platform that enables users to take control of their company’s entire social media activity across multiple sites. CrowdControlHQ provides a management, moderation, analytics and communications toolset, which helps organisations to mitigate the risk of social media and ensure compliance, while allowing users to communicate with customers and stakeholders. Clients include: financial institutions, local authorities, leisure and hospitality groups, police and fire services, ad agencies and major brands.

Marketing departments, customer services, IT and internal communication teams receive an easy-to-use, feature-rich suite, which allows them to create alerts and insights and plan campaigns. CrowdControlHQ makes multiple site, multi-user social media engagement more manageable, more efficient and safer.

View CrowdControlHQ’s Case Study: Police

For further information about CrowdControlHQ, please visit

Simpl Challenges

SIMP_logoSimpl Challenges is the challenge platform where organisations can kickstart and support brilliant ideas to make the world better.

Each Simpl Challenge is based around a question, typically about a social issue that an organisation wants to find a fresh solution. Local people, innovators and entrepreneurs then submit ideas in response to the challenge question. The best of these ideas are taken to a Simpl Challenges event where they are tested, prototyped and kick-started quickly, in a focused and exciting environment.

Simpl Challenges is run by FutureGov and was built in partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and CityCamp Coventry.

FutureGov is experienced in running successful Challenge events for organisations and can create event delivery packages tailored to your needs.
Find out more at or follow us on Twitter @simplco