Date: -Thursday 25 and 26 January 2024
Location:- Oulton Hall, Leeds, LS26 8HN
Service heads have demonstrated remarkable energy and tenacity in making their services efficient, cost effective and have risen to the considerable challenges presented over the last few years including the pandemic, mitigating the impact of the cost of living crisis, grappling with workforce and retention issues, sustainability and adapting to the changes in the workplace.
Policy changes in Scotland and Wales have seen the increase in the eligibility for free school meals and London and other councils across England are implementing local arrangements to increase the provision to children within their communities in the absence of a change in government policy, presenting new challenges and opportunities for local authorities across the UK.
Looking to the future, Soft FM services need to continue to adapt and innovate against the backdrop of budget pressures. 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.
The two days are crafted to give delegates the opportunity to refresh their knowledge, learn new skills, give practical advice, discuss strategic and policy issues.
Who Should attend
This unique seminar is designed to give service directors, managers, elected members and trade union representatives in the service areas of catering, cleaning and facilities management the opportunity to gain knowledge
from experts in the sector and to discuss strategic and policy issues with colleagues.
Oulton Hall offers a calming escape from the daily grind – in a blissful 300 acres of landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Leeds.