Spend a couple of days in London speaking at two different housing conferences and meeting up with some colleagues.
Had a busy few days of meetings with colleagues based in the North East and North West of England, in order to keep in touch with what is happening on the ground in these troubled times.
There has been a lot of trade journal speculation recently about the state of the outsourcing market in public services and I have been asked to give several press comments on this, therefore hopefully it's worthwhile posting these views here.
Made a mad dash across to Sheffield tonight to present APSE's apprentice awards for Housing and Building Maintenance. It's always an event I look forward too, as this is the area I started out in when I joined local government 25 years ago.