To consider the report of the Chief Officer
Consideration was given to the report of the Chief Officer Commercial.
At the invitation of the Leader, the Chief Officer Commercial presented the report and outlined the critical themes to being like a commercial organisation. Focussing on the customer experience for existing and new services and to reduce inefficiencies in the system for customers. Delivering quality services and ensure that the supply chain worked effectively to help control costs and enhance the Council’s reputation.
From a commercial perspective there was a need to explore new opportunities, commission the right services in the right way to ensure value for money and delivering better outcomes for the benefit of communities.
With regard to reviewing and monitoring arrangements the Chief Officer Commercial made a correction to paragraph 2.6 of the report and confirmed that reporting on delivery of the work programme would be presented to the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee on a quarterly basis and not on an annual basis as stated in the report.
The Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development welcomed the report and said that it was good to see the Commercial Strategy come to fruition with focus on an efficient Council and shaping the investment portfolio.
RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the Executive Committee agrees the Commercial Strategy and associated work programme (Option 1).