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APSE Annual Seminar 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

Wednesday 12 September - Thursday 13 September


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The APSE Annual Seminar 2018 and the APSE Service Awards will take place in the historical and cultural city of Edinburgh. Exploring excellence in frontline services, our programme of events will commence with a welcome reception for exhibitors and delegates on Tuesday 11 September at 7.30pm, with an opportunity for delegates and suppliers to network and share ideas in an informal setting.

The seminar itself starts on Wednesday 12 September, and continues into Thursday 13 September at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms, where an exciting trade show will showcase the latest in local government developments. Delegates will get the opportunity to hear industry-leading speakers from across UK local government covering topics like:

Frontline services 

  • Refuse, recycling, and street scene
  • Highways, winter maintenance and street lighting
  • Housing and Building Maintenance
  • Leisure, health and wellbeing
  • Catering, cleaning and FM

Policy developments

  • Income generation and commercialisation
  • Assets for investment
  • International perspectives on local government
  • Green energy, flooding and climate change
  • Digitisation and demand management

APSE will also host a vibrant night of excellent food, live music, and entertainment. On this night, we will also announce and celebrate the winners of the APSE Service Awards 2018. This is a night not to be missed, so make sure you confirm your place today. Click on the link and complete the booking form. 

The Service Awards will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR on Thursday 13 September. Click here to download directions. 

Check out the video highlights of last year's Annual Service Awards.





Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association 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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