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APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2016

APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2016

We’re in Business! 
Building a successful future for local authority FM, Catering and Cleaning
A major two-day seminar at the York Marriott
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January 2016


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Seminar objectives

The pace of change never slows and local authority suppliers of FM, catering and cleaning services have to constantly adapt to the changing landscape. 

The Prime Minister has signalled an aim that all schools in England will become Academies or Free schools by 2020. 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 should be a confident driver of efficiency rather than a casualty. 

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 presentations:


Rob Bailey, Principal Advisor, APSE

Myles Bremner, Director of School Food Plan

Ian McGrady, Managing Director at Edsential Ltd

Brad Pearce, Managing Director at CATERed Limited

Jonathan Cowlan, Consultant, Pinsent Masons

Louise Harvey-Golding, PHD Student, Northumbria University

Anita Brown, Service Manager, Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Alan Mawson, Senior Manager FM, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Steve Gladwin, Director Nodus Solutions and Chair BIFM International Group

Julia Richardson, Head of Business Development, GS Plus Ltd.

Rudi Imhoof, Interim Catering Manager, Cambridgeshire Council & APSE Solutions Associate

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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