Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Change within local authority FM, catering and cleaning services is a constant and organisations have to constantly adapt and innovate to remain competitive and commercially successful in a fragmented marketplace. Whilst the wholesale move to Academy schools is no longer Government policy, the relationship with schools will necessarily move to a contractual one and in-house teams must ensure that their commercial and tendering skills meet the challenge. At the same time, Councils continue to seek budget savings and FM is increasingly the beneficiary of this strategy as ever more services are bundled within the FM umbrella.
School food policy across UK is increasingly divergent, reflecting the priorities of the devolved governments and funding for Universal Infant Free School Meals and Breakfasts in not protected and therefore uncertain into the future. Opportunities to add value to the core service, thorough links to the curriculum and public health should be seized and built into the package of services offered.
This seminar brings together speakers from facilities management, catering and cleaning and the organisations that impact on them to chart the future and highlight some of the many challenges facing service providers. The 2 days are crafted to give delegates the opportunity to refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and give practical advice on implementing some exciting new ideas back in the workplace.
Speaker: Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, APSE
Speaker: Tim Blowers, Chair of LACA and Head mof County Catering Service at Derbyshire County Council
Speaker: Delia Cannings, Director, Environmental Excellence Training and Development Ltd
Speaker: Glyn Jenkins, Head of Pensions, UNISON
Speaker: Simon Hollingbery, Chairman ABCD, BCC Director on the EFCI Main Board
Speaker: Philip Valentine, Environment Strategic Business Manager, Trafford Council
Speaker: Dale Wild, Head of Service, Cityserve
Speaker: Alex Dawson, Emergency Planning and Property Services Manager, Sevenoaks District Council
Speaker: Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions
Speakers: Phil Dixon and Stephanie Warne, South Tyneside Council
Speaker: Sarah Duley, Food for Life Served Here Development Manager (Scotland) Soil Association