Tuesday 26th September 2017 : Client Log In : SWCFP Log In
South West Audit Partnership

CIPFA And LGA Conferences

We have now returned from the CIPFA and LGA Conferences after a very successful few days.

In particular, it was great to see such a high level of interest in partnership working. Maintaining a resilient service, with access to specialist resources, shared knowledge and best practice at a competitive cost was high on the agendas of most people we spoke to, and close to our own heart at SWAP.

SWAP has grown over the last 11 years from 2 partners to 14 and are now the largest partnership of its type in the UK. Our success speaks for itself and we haven’t raised our costs to partners in the 11 years we have been operating. As a not for profit organisation, we are proud to be owned by the public sector for the benefit of the public sector. Our partnership base means we also have valuable access to shared information and benchmarking data which helps add value to the work that we do. Many of our staff transferred to SWAP under TUPE arrangements, having worked in local government for many years. We therefore have a diverse but extensive understanding of local government and the issues faced in that sector.

Our growth has meant that we now cover 6 counties and have established working practices that enable us to work remotely from one another, using technology. Whilst being proud of our South West origins, we are no longer bound by geography and would be very happy to speak to you about providing (or supplementing) your internal audit service wherever you are.

Should you already be part of an established partnership arrangement, we would be very happy to collaborate with you for mutual benefit. Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to us about this.

We are also happy to provide Quality Assessment Reviews of Internal Audit Services to demonstrate conformance to Professional Standards (as required every 5 years). If this is of interest to you, please let us know and we would be very happy to discuss this further.


Following the conference, we also have some FREE Health Check questionnaires to distribute to you so that you can self-assess your need for internal audit services in a choice of 8 different areas:

• Corporate Governance
• Risk Management
• Performance Management
• Commissioning and Procurement
• Project Management
• Financial Management
• Information Management
• People and Asset Management

Should you wish to receive a self-assessment questionnaire for any (or all) of the above areas please let us know.

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