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APSE Northern Ireland regional meeting - Economic development, job creation and sustainable communities - what impact can councils have

The state of the economy of NI
Andrew Webb, Senior Advisor, Economic Policy Centre, Ulster University

Generating employment – the answer to many of our problems
Cllr Gerard Diver, Derry City and Strabane District Council

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – keeping the magic and removing the mystery’!
David Smith, Managing Director, ACORN Environmental Solutions and Gordon Boyd, GB

Trends in economic development
Adrian Nolan, Associate Director, Centre for Local Economic Strategies

Jobs and economic development - a Scottish View
Pamela Smith, Employment and Training Manager, Falkirk Council and Deputy Chair, SLAED

Lessons from Dublin – a case study
Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise, Dublin City Council

Belfast Case Study – The Big Investment programme
Catherine Christy, Human Resources Manager, Belfast City Council

Derry and Strabane Case Study
Tina Gillespie, Programme Manager, Derry City and Strabane District Council

The transition from school to work
Hazel Mackie, Principal Employment and Training Officer, Falkirk Council

‘Where will growth coming from?
Clare McKeown, Sustainable Development Manager, Belfast City Council

Sustainability - where does economic development fit in?
Mike Reardon, Interim Startegic Director (People), Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon 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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