NALC is hugely grateful for the support of our commercial partners. They play a vital role in supporting our work, providing specialist products and services to save our members time and money. Like us, our partners are committed to improving local areas and helping communities help themselves.
Our current partners include:
BHIB Councils Insurance
NALC is pleased to partner with BHIB Councils Insurance, which provides tailor-made support to local councils. With local councils providing an ever-growing range of services in the current climate, it is more critical to have sector experts we can rely on and be partnered with to support us and arrange the right protection for councils delivering services and representing communities.
With regular meetings and working closely together, both NALC and BHIB Councils Insurance will seek deep insight into the challenges and issues councillors, councils and clerks face and then deliver insurance solutions that meet the needs of the local council sector.
BHIB Councils Insurance is part of BHIB Insurance Brokers, one of the UK’s leading independent commercial insurance brokers with a proud history dating back 50 years. During this time, BHIB has delivered bespoke insurance programmes and advice to the public, private and charity sectors and membership organisations. BHIB Insurance Brokers are also the founders of the Brokerbility Network, a group of circa-30 Independent Insurance Brokers across the country, meaning that local advice is always just around the corner.
NALC is an introducer appointed representative of BHIB Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Find out more about BHIB Councils Insurance, or call their dedicated team on 03300 130 036.
Their latest catalogue is fully new and exciting LED designs ideal for decorating your town. They are the world’s market leader for Christmas and decorative lighting and are NALC’s corporate. Their services include design, manufacture, installation, maintenance, dismantling and storage.
CCLA is one of the UK's largest charity fund managers, according to the latest Charity Finance Survey. Managing investments for charities, religious organisations and the public sector. Based in London, with an office in Edinburgh, they are largely owned by their clients' funds. CCLA is one of the UK's largest charity fund managers, according to the latest Charity Finance Survey.
Their products and services have a solid long-term performance record, are fairly priced, managed responsibly, and their investment solutions for clients are flexible. They understand the particular needs and challenges facing charity investors.
NALC is pleased to partner with Breakthrough Communications, which are NALC's National Partners, for advice, guidance and services on parish and town council communications and engagement, Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information. The experienced team at Breakthrough Communications understand what good communication and effective compliance look like. As a team of communications professionals, including councillors and clerks, Breakthrough Communications also has insight into the unique world of parish and town councils.
Communications and engagement
Breakthrough Communications helps councils with all aspects of their communications. From developing effective communication strategies to social media support and designing Residents Surveys and Neighbourhood Plan consultations, Breakthrough Communications have the experience and knowledge to help parish and town councils of all sizes. They also provide councils with access to Council Connect, which gives local councils on-demand access to a growing range of communications how-to guides, tools, templates and resources, in-depth masterclasses, best practice examples and more.
Data Protection, GDPR & FOI
As well as providing data protection advice to NALC and several county associations, Breakthrough Communications also helps parish and town councils comply with data protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information. Through their Compliant Councils Hub service, councils can access on-demand, bitesize data protection training, walkthrough guides, resources and templates, and access to data protection experts when they need it most, and a range of live masterclasses.
Find out more about how Breakthrough Communications can help your council by visiting their website or calling the team on 01273 282 111.
NALC is delighted to partner with Geoxphere Ltd, whose Parish Online digital mapping system is designed to equip parish and town councils with the knowledge and tools necessary to take on the growing challenges of council management. These challenges include asset management, devolution, climate change, energy efficiency, neighbourhood planning and resilience.
At NALC, we believe that maps and mapping technology should be part of the standard toolkit for every local council – alongside email, word processing, spreadsheets and accounts. We are pleased to support Parish Online as a highly cost-effective tool to help parish and town councils, and we are delighted that Parish Online is now used by over 1,700 councils.
For further information about Parish Online and to arrange a free trial, please visit www.parish-online.co.uk.
Geoxphere also works in partnership with Pear Technology, a company specialising in bespoke mapping projects (particularly for cemeteries and allotments). For more information, see www.peartechnology.co.uk.
WorkNest is a powerhouse of employment law, HR and health & safety services. Headquartered in Chester with hubs throughout the UK, its 400-strong team help local councils proactively overcome their employment, safety and wellbeing challenges, working alongside internal teams or providing a fully outsourced solution.
From advice and policy creation to annual health and safety audits, WorkNest’s proactive and personalised services are delivered by dedicated professionals with set-price subscription models for cost certainty and peace of mind. With specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of your named advisers, who support many other local councils that will be facing similar challenges to you.
To find out why 40,000+ employers choose WorkNest and arrange a free consultation, please visit www.worknest.com.