About the LATCo Network

Who we are and what we do

The LATCo Network is the official representative body for Local Authority Trading Companies (LATCo’s) across the UK. We are proud to be the first membership organisation founded entirely by LATCo’s to provide a sector voice, and enable support to members delivering public services commercially.

Our Mission is to use our collective experience to help our members make the best decisions to innovate, thrive and find new collaborative ways of working using the LATCo model as an alternative to traditional outsourcing and direct delivery methods.

Our Services

Assessing optimum commercial model options for your Local Authority or LATCo to deliver maximum benefits


Enabling innovation in service delivery via expert advice, best practice and thought leadership

Value for money

Working with you to unlock service delivery savings and efficiency gains through a LATCo structure

Supportive of local communities

Helping you to deliver outstanding services which local residents and communities can be proud of

What some of our members think...

It is vital for Local Authority Trading Companies to have a membership body to represent them and the LATCo Network provides a vital platform to spread best practice and share opinions.
Simon Howick Managing Director, Oxford Direct Services
LATCo's are becoming an increasingly popular model for delivering public services - the Network provides a foundation for like-minded organisations to share ideas and help one another on their journey.
John Phillips Managing Director, HTS Group
When we establlished our LATCo there was no single body to consult with - the Network provides a much needed service and will deliver far reaching benefits.
Dave Ward Managing Director, Lampton 360

Join the LATCo Network

Multiple membership options to suit your needs

Recent Events

Insightful events for LATCo Network Members and non-members alike

How we can support you

Tailored services to support LATCo's across the UK
Corporate Governance
People & Culture
Safety, Health & Environment
Plan, Budget & Forecast
Strategic & Implementation
Social Enterprise
Audit & Support
Corporate Social Responsibility
Service Standards

News updates and blogs

Latest news and thought leadership opinions relevant to LATCo's
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Key priorities from our Away Day (17th Sept) – Action Planning for the future.

Last month the Board met to review the last 6 months of activity and identify our priorities for the next 6 months. There was a lot of […]

The Question of LATCo’s role in the UK post-Brexit

The Question of LATCo’s role in the UK post-Brexit

Thoughts from Michael Harrowven – Chair of the LATCo Network. It’s October! The air is getting crisp, the nights are drawing in and we’re on the home […]

Public Service Ethos

Public Service Ethos and Commercial Practices

“Public Service Ethos.” Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But what does it mean? As a Founder Member of the LATCo network and MD of Oxford Direct Services I […]