YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 45; June 2016

Latest Consortium News

Its been a busy few months for your Consortium!

We’ve got a new Consortium website!

The new website has the look and feel of the previous version but has a new ‘back office’ which has brought in new features for users – have you had a look? Read more about our new website providers below.

Instructions relating to the use of the new website are available in the secure area of the website too.

If you are an authorised user and you do not think you have received your new website log in details then do get in touch with either Brian Gibson on or Beryl Heath at and we’ll do all we can to assist you.

Your 2016 Annual Training Event will take place at the Langtree Stadium in St Helens on Tuesday 20th September. Working with Geldards we are planning another stimulating day – look out for updates on the website and in future bulletins but please note your diaries and book your place today- via the courses page of the website of course-

Annual Training Programme

Our congratulations go to Jemma Jones from Knowsley Council, the lucky winner of the £25 Marks and Spencers voucher for participating in the NWLC Annual Training Survey.

Thanks to all who offered their views and feedback. Our partner firms are now busy filling the next Annual Training programme- we’ll be publishing the new programme to the website over the coming weeks.


Don’t forget to let us know when you have new colleagues joining your organisation
(and leaving too of course)

All you need to do is drop a quick e-mail to or with the detail of the staff changes and we’ll take it from there!

Free Consortium healthchecks are available to member authorities to spread the word about the benefits of membership of the Consortium, explain how the website can be used and basically do a bit of a healthcheck as to what each authority uses the Consortium for etc
and how best we can assist.

An introduction to our new web providers Destin Solutions

As you know we have recently appointed a new company to provide our website, its hosting and the workflow technology which sits behind it. In a bid to ensure we have access to the very latest technology for automating the process of commissioning legal services, booking training courses and more, we partnered with Destin Solutions.

Over the last ten years, Destin Solutions have helped Councils generate more revenue and improve performance through development of bespoke technology to help make sense of data and processes to provide more actionable insights and accountability of Council resources. A key part of what they provide is the delivery of workflow applications which simplify and accelerate repetitive, time-consuming processes. Following our very own web and workflow implementation, we will benefit from having a more resilient process in place for delivering incremental changes, capable of helping us adapt quicker as the Consortium develops.

Clients who have worked with Destin Solutions include; Dumfries & Galloway Council, Preston and Lancaster Shared Service, Bury Council, Tameside Council, Wigan Council, South Lakeland Council and many others, you can view some of these case studies in greater detail here.

Jayne Hammond, Chair of the NWLC Management Board said ‘The Board are very grateful for the hard work undertaken by Destin Solutions who have developed and mobilised the website in such a short timescale and within budget and we are very much looking forward to working with them in the future.’

You can meet Destin Solutions at our Annual Training Event in September.

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