Steve Atkinson has a background as CEO of 2 UK local councils (for 17 years) and a Director of Social Services for 5 years in a Unitary Council. He has also been contributing to the District Councils’ Network since 2009.According to others, his strengths include inspirational leadership and relationship management; achieving results through partnership; clear communication; honesty, openness, integrity and resilience.
Qualifications: MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics – Oxford University; MBA – Lancaster University – Business School
Fluent Languages: English
Business Issues: Led and coordinated the development of an effective multi-agency training programme for the two Safeguarding Children Boards; Resolved the serious dysfunctionalities at senior Member / Management level in local council; set up a new Social Services Department; addressed serious budget shortfalls; development of long-term strategies for financial stability and growth; supported the engagement of potential partners in a significant Public Services Hub; personal responsibility for ensuring that a major town centre regeneration (around £100m) was secured
Organizations worked with: Borough Councils; City Councils; District Councils; County Councils; District Councils’ Network; DragonGate Market Intelligence; Colleges; Police Services; Probation Services; Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP); Department for Communities and Local Government; HM Treasury; Professional Institutes