Martin Reeves

Martin Reeves chief executive of Coventry City Council
  • Leading the charge

    19 September 2018

    As the sector prepares to make its case with Whitehall about the future of local services at the forthcoming Society of Local Authority Chief Executives’ annual Summit next month, Dr Martin Reeves puts forward his vision for the future.

  • Embracing the digital age

    01 August 2018

    Martin Reeves explains how Coventry’s fibre infrastructure investment strategy is beginning to pay back ‘digital-age’ dividends.

  • Funding reform – or bust?

    04 April 2018

    Councils are leading the way in modernising public services as a response to the ongoing challenges of austerity, but local government is fast reaching breaking point. Martin Reeves calls for urgent steps to be taken by central government to make the most of this opportunity.

  • Martin Reeves: What I learned from my time as a twin hatter

    03 October 2017

    Reflecting on his time leading the West Midlands Combined Authority, Martin Reeves reveals what he learned about trust, identity and leadership.

  • Building foundations for growth

    19 January 2015

    A recent report on how West Midlands councils are using their assets for growth shows how authorities have stepped up to the challenge of being catalysts for economic growth and regeneration. Martin Reeves, chief executive of Coventry City Council, Judith Atkinson and Jenny Coombs, project directors at Local Partnerships, examine how the results were achieved

  • Demand management

    13 October 2014

    Dr Martin Reeves believes demand management should be filled by a new contract between the local state and local communities

  • SoapBOX by Martin Reeves

    04 December 2013

    Councils must find new ways to engage public over annual budget settlements, argues Coventry City chief executive.

  • SoapBOX by Martin Reeves

    06 November 2013

    Coventry City Council chief executive reflects on his presidency of SOLACE.

  • SoapBOX by Martin Reeves

    15 October 2013

    Partnerships are key to driving welfare reform and local growth, writes SOLACE president.

  • SoapBOX by Martin Reeves

    11 September 2013

    Council chiefs must lead by example in setting the tone for successful peer reviews and sector-led improvement, argues SOLACE president.

  • SoapBOX Martin Reeves

    06 August 2013

    Coventry City Council chief executive outlines the social media perils, pitfalls and opportunities of embracing the Twittersphere.

  • SoapBOX by Martin Reeves

    12 July 2013

    Coventry City Council chief executive writes on why the sector should be more bullish around pay for senior managers.

  • Size isn't everything

    13 June 2013

    UK plc needs all the help it can get as the country continues to battle through the tough economic terrain, says Martin Reeves.

  • The incompatibility of the NHS and local government

    15 May 2013

    Martin Reeves says it is difficult to deny the differences that have characterised both sectors in the past, but a powerful revolution is coming.

  • The reality of change in local government

    17 April 2013

    How ready are we for honest conversations with our residents about the reality of change in local government? Asks Martin Reeves.

  • Working together

    25 March 2013

    Up and down the country councils are finding new ways to work with the private sector, says Martin Reeves

  • Communities require leadership

    21 February 2013

    Local government has strong leadership. That has been proved time and time again,says Martin Reeves.

  • A year of bold and innovative action

    23 January 2013

    Martin Reeves looks at how 2013 could be a year of bold and innovative action within local government.