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Understanding Local Authorities Govern-IT models a local authority. Teams play services, members and external partners, together they need to improve the local authority. The members team have to show leadership and, along with corporate team, steer strategy. Efficiency savings have to be made and quality improved while managing risk. Govern-IT brings clarity to a complex problem [...]


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... Big Picture Thinking | Collaborative Working | Joined-up Thinking | Behavioural Change | Strategic Decision Making ... Understanding How Universities Work sim-uni is a computer-based collaborative learning simulation (resource management game) that is used as a training aid within an interactive workshop. It has [...]

Environmental Management

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Raising awareness of environmental management 10 module e-Learning course was developed for use by new employees and contractors. Need Hanson Aggregates and Tarmac needed to educate its workforce about the importance of environmental management issues. The issues were wide ranging and included noise, dust, oil storage, land management and visual impact. To complicate matters further the workforce [...]

Successful Introverts

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Helping introverts to succeed and add more value Some individuals and teams have a tendency towards introversion, particularly IT, finance and other ‘back office’ functions. Being introverted can be a very positive attribute for these functions because introverts are good at focussing on a task, analysis & problem solving and they are self-motivated. But those with [...]

Defra and MWDA

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Raising awareness of waste management across Merseyside Defra and Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority engaged Pixel Fountain to deliver a programme of workshops using our Planit Waste learning simulation. Need With all local authorities facing stringent targets for increasing the volume of waste that can be recycled and reducing the amount that goes to landfill sites, many are [...]

Planit Young People

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Understanding young people issues Planit-YP deals with the complex issues surrounding young people. IT models the life of a community. Teams play the role of key decision makers including education, health sector, emergency services and targeted youth support. Teams need to work together to sort problems such as teenage pregnancy, anti-social behaviour, worklessness, and drugs in [...]

East Riding Council Away Day

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Building capacity in East Riding Council On the back of a regional programme delivered across Yorkshire & Humber, Pixel Fountain were asked to deliver an away for managers in East Riding Council. Need The council has a strong commitment to the training of its management team, which is why we were pleased to assist in delivering the [...]

Planit Sefton

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Raising awareness of sustainability in Sefton Council Sefton MBC had attended a workshop on the PlanitNW programme and they were impressed with the way the workshop developed a holistic understanding of sustainable development and got everybody involved. Gary Mahoney was a key advocate of Planit-Sefton among many other environmental projects and causes - he is [...]


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Raising awareness of sustainability across the NW of England In 2003, pixelfountain approached the NWRA with the opportunity to develop a learning simulation to educate decision makers about the importance of sustainable development. Need The Regional Assembly and Government Office for the North West were keen to find an interesting way to promote sustainable development [...]