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Rolling out the big guns in Leeds!

Spoke at an APSE Northern Region seminar on shared services today at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The session I was involved in was with two good friends Steve Cirell from Eversheds and Cllr Ron Scrimgour from Angus.

I opened the session with a context setting slot and despite having delivered this presentation before felt a bit flat. However Steve, who is going through a divorce at present, picked the mood up by telling delegates how he had taken his 9 year old daughter shopping at the weekend for a Barbie Doll. The sales assistant offered him a Showjumping Barbie at £39.99, an Outdoor Barbie at £39.99 or a Divorced Barbie at £399.99. When Steve enquired why the Divorced Barbie was so dear the sales assistant replied that it came with Ken's car, Ken's boat and Ken's house..................boom,boom! Ron closed the session with a valiant attempt to get through 37 slides in 20 minutes.

Overall the event appeared to go well with plenty of good discussion in the workshops in the afternoon.

 
 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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