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APSE Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2021

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Service heads have demonstrated remarkable energy and tenacity in making their services efficient, cost effective and have risen to the considerable challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now time to ensure that local authority services in catering, cleaning and FM services, are resilient and in the position to lead the way in providing high quality services to existing and new customers whilst retaining the wider community service.

The future challenges lay ahead, from continued budget pressures and wider austerity to climate change. This seminar brings together expert speakers from facilities management, catering and cleaning and the organisations that impact on them to chart the future and case study examples of how local authorities taking a fresh approach and adapting their services to meet future challenges.


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APSE State of the Market - Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive, APSE

The impact of Universal Infant Free School Meal Policy - Dr Birgitta Rabe, Co-Investigator ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) and Understanding Society, University of Essex

Are you contracts fit for purpose in the post COVID-19 era - Andrew Uprichard, APSE Associate

Front liners are now the last defence! - Delia Cannings, Director, Environmental Excellence

The impact of climate change on pests - Dr Cyril Caminade, Tenure Track Fellow, Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool

The Redwood School partnership - Intern cleaning work placement programme - Peter Gurney, Facilities Manager, Rochdale 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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