Uplifting diverse talent

Mark Lawrence and Angela Carr of Stroud DC explain what they have gained from Solace’s AMPlify development programme supporting the progression of diverse talent in local government leadership.

How it started

Mark: I am the ICT service and operations manager at Stroud DC (SDC), which involves managing day-to-day IT incidents, IT disaster recovery and cyber issues. I am approaching my fourth year at SDC and joining the council was one of the best decisions I have made. I have worked my way up to this level by starting as an apprentice at a neighbouring authority just over 20 years ago.


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