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APSE Catering, cleaning and facilities management seminar 2014

APSE Catering, cleaning and facilities management seminar 2014

Crowne Plaza, Chester, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2014

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Seminar objectives

The sun has come out again on catering and cleaning. By next September, all infants will be entitled to free school meals putting over £600 million back into the service with additional funding via the Health and Wellbeing route.

Service heads have demonstrated remarkable energy and tenacity in making their services efficient and cost effective, able to compete and win new business in existing and new markets. It’s now time to ensure that local authority services are setting the pace in catering, cleaning and FM services, providing high quality services to existing and new customers whilst retaining the wider community service ethic of the Ensuring Council.

This seminar brings together speakers from facilities management, catering and cleaning and the central government agencies 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.



Douglas Cooke , Chairman, Principle Cleaning Services Ltd/ British Cleaning Council

Paul Wyton Senior Lecturer in Facilities Management, Sheffield Hallam University

Judith Barnes Partner - Head of Local Government, Frank Suttie, Partner, Commercial Services Department, DAC Beachcroft

Richard Short - Heath, Safety & Environment Manager, Accor Hotels Group

Debbie Clarke, Property Maintenance and Facilities Group Manager, Wigan Council

James Williams, Employer Account Manager, National Apprenticeship Service

Maria Kelly- Trainer - APSE Solutions Associate

Andrew Kennedy - Head of FM, East Ayrshire Council

Laura Street, UK and ROI Nutritionist, Kellogg

Andrew Johnson -Senior HMI at Ofsted

Dale Robson, Services Director, - Facilities and Transport Services, Gateshead Council

Andy Mudd, Principal Consultant, APSE Solutions











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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