Our Story

As a leading provider of high quality consultancy, training and development in areas of organisational change, leadership, mediation and conflict resolution and compliance with employment law, we will tailor our services to meet your needs. Our focus is to enable organisations to meet their legal responsibilities as employers and to facilitate developing their people to fulfil their potential thereby increasing team morale and adding value to your business. Understanding the importance of sharing, learning and networking, SEE provides a central hub for networks and partnerships. We gather and collate management information and data to share learning and benchmark to help you build on best practice. You don’t need to be a member of SEE to access our services but members do get discounted rates.
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We are a team of specialists offering independent employment and organisational development advice, support, consultancy services working with local authorities and public services in the South East.

Our Governance

SEE is one of the nine regional employers’ organisations which represent the interests of local authorities and public sector bodies in England. As the regional employers organisation for the South East, we are independent and not-for-profit. Through our wealth of local knowledge and professional expertise, we add value to our councils and communities and complement the work they do.

Any local authority in the south east can become a full member of SEE. Each full member may nominate between one and three* of their councillors to be their representative on our management board. From this our Executive Board is elected annually at our AGM.

* The number of representatives a council may nominate is determined by the tier and size of the organisation.

Our Mission

To support and enhance councils and communities.  We will achieve this by close working with our customers, partners and other stakeholders to identify current and future challenges and align our services to meet those needs.   

Our Vision

To be the first choice provider of support and advice regarding people and organisational development, good employment practice, business improvement, scrutiny and governance, and bespoke consultancy services to employers, managers, councillors and businesses in the South East. As the first point of contact, we will provide services either through our own expertise or through signposting to the most relevant and appropriate providers to meet those needs.  

Our Values

People – we promote the importance of people, as an employer and through our services 

Diversity – we exemplify best practice, champion diversity and a caring attitude, and challenge inappropriate behaviour 

Honesty – our actions are of the highest integrity and reflect ethical standards  

Social responsibility – we promote a socially-responsible approach to business   

Accountability – we are democratically accountable and customer-responsive  

The Team


Dr Ruth Adams

Chief Executive

Jennifer McNeill

Mark Palmer

Development Director

David Maycock

Employment Director

Michelle Biggs

Employment and People Insight Manager

Sarah Cope

Business Development Manager

Helen Power

Business Development Officer

Chelsea Duke

HR Business Partner

Regional employers’ organisations

SEE is one of nine regional employers’ organisations in England, with one each in Wales and Northern Ireland. Our sister organisations are:
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Yorkshire and Humber
Wales LGA
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Get In Touch

Any Questions? Let’s Chat!

If you want to get in touch about our services, or anything we can do to help you and your organisation just drop us a message using the form, and one of our team will be in touch.

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