Ethos (magazine)

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Frequency Biannual
Company Sunday Publishing for Serco
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English

Ethos is a biannual magazine published by the Serco Group. The stated aim of Ethos is to "stimulate thought and provoke reaction to the big issues shaping the world of public services". Ethos is published both online every month and in print twice a year.


Ethos aims to capture a diversity of viewpoints from across the political spectrum including journalists, academics, politicians, experts, think tanks and industry leaders. Past contributors include Jane Dudman, Mark Easton, Hugh Orde, Christian Wolmar, Polly Toynbee and John Rentoul. Ethos has also featured UK think tank leaders, including ResPublica's director Phillip Blond and Andrew Haldenby, director of Reform (think tank).


Ethos covers the wide range of issues surrounding public services, from health to local government and justice to transport, with a UK focus but bringing in relevant insights and perspectives from overseas. During 2012/13 a special series of articles have been produced examining the structure, design, challenges and successes of different models of public service delivery. Joint venture, government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) and mutuals are amongst the models covered.


In both 2011 and 2012, Ethos Journal was awarded ‘Best public sector/government title’ at the International Content Marketing Awards, the customer publishing industry’s annual awards ceremony. Judges at the 2012 awards were impressed both by the quality of content and the high-class contributors, saying “It doesn’t just pay lip service to key issues; it tries to achieve real change.”[1][2]

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  1. ^ [1], ICMA 2012 winners
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