Chaired APSE's Innovation forum at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds today on income generation opportunities for local authorities.
With over 80 attending I new it was a highly topical issue and the level of interest shown on the day didn't disappoint.
Judith Barnes from Eversheds set the scene with an overview of the law in this area. APSE's Andy Mudd talked through some of the potential approaches that authorities could take in this area.
Nick Cox of Solutions SK spoke about the success of Stockports wholly owned arms length trading company, whilst Owen Jenkins from South Gloucestershire spoke about some of the initiatives they are pursuing to raise income and Paul Wright from Halton spoke of the Council's joint work with the local health authority, which has generated additional funding for playparks.