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APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2020

Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January 2020

The Nottingham Belfry Hotel

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About the seminar

Change within local authority FM, catering and cleaning services is a constant and organisations are continually adapting and innovating 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 is 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.


Challenges and opportunities in FM, Catering and cleaning

Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Coordination, APSE

A fundamental transformation in the way we work

Peter Brogan, Head of Research and Insight, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

Sustainable procurement in School Food –comparing the UK with Denmark and Sweden

Mark Stein, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Salford

Transformation and service delivery models

Andrew Uprichard, APSE Associate

The Journey to insourcing a catering service

Gail Witchell, Catering Services Lead, Oxfordshire County Council

Delivering a holiday food provision

Brian Keilty, Neighbourhood Management and Volunteering Team, Gateshead Council

Ensuring legionella compliance in schools

Rob Bottomley, Asset Maintenance Officer (mechanical), Kirklees Council

The Building Cleaning Workforce – Key findings of the APSE research

Vickie Hacking, Principal Advisor, APSE

How robots are helping to map the future of the NHS

Paul Jenkin, Acting Head of Operational Facilities, North Bristol NHS Trust

Driving Demand for Sustainable Products, Services and Packaging through Green Public Procurement

Bettina Gilbert, Programme Manager, WRAP Wales

Subsidies, school finance and the role of local authority provider

Mo Baines, Head of Communication and Co-ordination, APSE

Selling Services to Schools

James Holmes, Operations & Development Manager, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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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