Are relationships the key to successful partnering?

By Michael Burton | 03 November 2014

The concept of ‘relational partnering’ may sound like a dating agency but in principle it is not hugely different. The idea is that instead of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on contracts, lowest costs and default clauses, PPPs can be founded on a relationship between public and private partners which is flexible and pro-active.

Funding is available for local authority property projects, especially where they relate to revenue-reducing or revenue-creating opportunities.

A joint venture is created through which financial benefits are mutually agreed to be shared. The funding is provided by a partnership of The William Pears Group and The Winston Group, which are major shareholders in Public Sector Plc (PSP).

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