We have now returned from the CIPFA 2017 conference after a successful couple of days.
In particular, it was great to see such a high level of interest in our Quality Assessment Reviews and in our Combined Assurance and Healthy Organisation Approach to auditing, for which we won the Public Finance Innovation Award (Innovation in Internal Audit Category).
SWAP has grown over the last 12 years from 2 partners to 24 and are 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 12 years we have been operating. 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 8 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.
Should you wish to talk to us about our services, please get in touch – We would be delighted to speak to you.