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

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Leadership Podcasts

Shared insights for the LATCo Network

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 4

Leaders Insights – Pursuing a Commercial Journey The 4th in a brand new series of podcasts which engages leaders from the LATCo sector in conversation to share […]

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 3

A Council Leader’s Perspective The 3rd episode of a new series of podcasts bringing together leaders from local authorities and LATCo’s engaging in conversation, sharing and learning […]

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Leader’s Podcast Episode 2

Innovating During Times of Challenge The 2nd of a brand new series of podcasts, which brings together leaders from Local Authorities and LATCo’s engaging in conversation, sharing […]


Leader’s Podcast Episode 1

Leading a Key Service in a Crisis Situation In this, the first-ever episode of the Leaders Podcast Farooq Mohammed will be in conversation with LATCo member Chris […]

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
Working From Home

Guidance for Employers on Staff Working From Home

It has now been over a week since government advice for non-essential staff working from home. As an Employer, you will continue to have a duty of […]

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Tricuro – Member Spotlight

Introduction Tricuro is a local authority trading company wholly owned by Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. Launched as a joint venture in July 2015, […]

LATCo Conference 2019

LATCo Summit 2019 – Highlights

It’s finally here. The highlights of our hugely successful 2019 summit from this summer hosted in London. Our sector’s inaugural and biggest LATCo conference. It was a […]