Exhibitors and sponsors

Sponsors for Public Finance Live Scotland 2023

Baillie Gifford

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Baillie Gifford was established as an investment management partnership over 110 years ago and manages £223bn. Our partners and employees remain single-minded about our clients’ requirements, allowing us to attract and retain the best investment talent, creating a distinctive and enduring culture. 

We believe that fundamental analysis and proprietary research are core to a successful, long-term, bottom-up investment approach. From our head office in Edinburgh, we are able to harness this intellectually curious and rigorous approach – where the sharing of ideas and robust debate between our investment teams are central to our investment process. 

DWS

DWS LogoDWS Group with EUR 841bn of assets under management aspires to be one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability, and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.

Hays

Hays logoTo help you meet ever-changing customer demands, we bring the people, the technology and the partnership you need to achieve your goals, now and in the future. We’re ready to deliver against your immediate hiring needs in accountancy and finance, but also have the scale, insight and understanding needed to shape your future workforce management strategy. Whether you’re navigating the digital skills gap, the increasing precedence of AI-based accounting software or the mitigation of risks associated with new processes, we can secure the people you need to meet the challenge. Using a customer-first and insight-led approach to meet your business needs, we make it easy for you to deliver against the complex talent and recruitment landscape you need to navigate. At Hays we’re working for your tomorrow to help your business succeed.

Link Group 

Link group logoLink Treasury Services: the best resourced and most experienced treasury advisor in the UK. 

Link Treasury Services is the market leading provider of independent treasury and capital finance (including asset finance) advisory services to UK public sector organisations. Our team is drawn from both the public and private sectors, combining extensive skills and deep industry knowledge with a strong public service ethos.

Moore Optima

Moore Optima logoMoore Optima is a niche consultancy that specialises in providing public sector organisations with tailored finance and business solutions.  

With over 30 years of experience in the public sector, we have helped countless local and central government departments optimise efficiency, optimise effectiveness, optimise value. Directed by seasoned CIPFA member, Graham Oliver, our team consists of skilled personnel, qualified accountants, and graduate consultants - all of whom hold sector-specific knowledge. 

Munix 

Munix logoOur ambition is to digitise the money market borrowing and lending arena. We offer Local Authorities the opportunity to join an online platform where they gain complete market transparency with live pricing as well as the opportunity to identify, connect and deal with new counterparties.  

Munix. Smart. Disruptive. Efficient.

Oxygen Finance

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Oxygen Finance help organisations thrive and deliver economic and social value. We specialise in payments control, the procurement process and public sector market insight. Oxygen is the UK’s leading provider of Early Payment programmes. Our FreePay programme has accelerated over £1bn to local small & micro suppliers free of charge. 

 

RSPB

RSPB logoThe RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, carrying out conservation work that you can see from space, built from the ground up. We protect habitats, save species, and work to help to end the nature and climate emergency. We do this through five main work areas: science, species, places, people and policy.

 

Scotland Excel

Scotland Excel logoScotland Excel is the centre of procurement expertise for the local government sector.  Over the past 15 years, we have worked collaboratively with our council members to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits of procurement.  Our 2bn contract portfolio is used in the delivery of essential public services including care, construction, transport, environment, education, ICT and corporate.  We also provide a range of services to help members improve their procurement capability, including learning and development programmes delivered by the Scotland Excel Academy. Scotland Excel also provides services to over 150 associate members from across the public and third sectors including housing associations, government bodies, health organisations, universities and colleges, and charities. 

TechnologyOne

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TechnologyOne is Australia’s largest enterprise software company, with locations across six countries. We provide a global SaaS ERP solution that transforms business and makes life simple for our customers. Our deeply integrated OneCouncil SaaS solution is available on any device, anywhere and any time and is incredibly easy to use. Our integrated approach to SaaS ERP enables you to consolidate your technology stack, simplify council business systems in one platform and transform your digital experience. With over 30 years’ experience working with local government across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, TechnologyOne is best placed to help your council adapt to the changing landscape and reduce your administrative burden.

Zurich Municipal

Zurich Municipal logoZurich understand the importance of everything you do. At Zurich Municipal, they are committed to protecting the public sector and to keeping promises. With over 25 years' experience, their full end to end, in-house team gives you everything you need – from experts who can help you prevent problems before they can occur, to claims and major loss specialists who will get you back up and running, should an incident interrupt your vital work. They know how important it is for you not to let the public down. In 2018, they paid out 99% of claims made by you, so you can rely on them not to let you down.