E-newsletter - May 2016

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Welcome to our May e newsletter. We have launched our new website – please visit us at We’re delighted to announce that our new Chief Executive, Sean Hanson has taken up the reins following the retirement of Judith Armitt and we invite you to read our interview with him as he reflects on his first week at Local Partnerships. There are a few places still available for our interactive Contract Management training course on 2 June 2016 which takes place in Nottingham. Delivery of new housing is a key area for councils and we’re sharing our intellectual capital at a number of forthcoming conferences to which we invite you. To find out more about how Local Partnerships can help you, please read on.
National Infrastructure Conference 28 June 2016

National Infrastructure Conference 28 June 2016

“Infrastructure boils down to the stuff of everyday life… so we have to start getting that right” Lord Adonis – Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission – Modern Gov magazine – March Addition. Local Partnerships are taking part in this new conference bringing together Local Government and their LEP partners, Central Government and the Private Sector to discuss the key challenges that must be overcome to develop this new plan moving forward. Places are free, but they are limited and by invitation only...

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PFI contract management training event

PFI contract management training
event 2 June

Public sector managers need to make savings from their PFI contracts whilst preserving services. Delegates spoke highly of our recent one-day course helping contract managers keep up to date on how to make PFI efficiencies. The next course takes place on Thursday 2 June 2016 in Nottingham. For more information or to book your place, please email

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Sean Hanson

Interview with Sean Hanson

Sean Hanson talks to Caroline Hampden-White about his first week at Local Partnerships, his aspirations and his hopes at the end of the football season...

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Simon Bandy

Housing Fringe at LGA conference

Join Local Partnerships for a business breakfast focused on housing on Wednesday 6 July in the Bryanston Suite of the Marriott hotel...

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Launch of the Re:fit framework

Launch of the new Re:fit framework

Re:fit the national energy efficiency programme for the public sector, has set up a new framework of 16 suppliers that will provide retrofit solutions to the public sector – to make their buildings more energy efficient and cut bills. The new framework will help public sector organisations to save time and money by avoiding lengthy procurement processes...

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Ready, steady… build!

Local Partnerships, in partnership with Dentons, invites you to a seminar focused on the race to deliver new housing units and how new approaches to delivery can help...

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An Urban Observatory for Cardiff

An Urban Observatory for Cardiff: Urban systems and public service delivery in austerity Britain

On 12 April, a seminar was hosted in City Hall Cardiff to consider the proposed Urban Observatory. The event was designed to develop upon previous work produced for the Foresight project, and to integrate with the Urban Transformations (UT) programme, with a view to creating an ongoing platform across urban futures-focused universities...

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One day conference - Public Service Mutuals

One day conference: Public Service Mutuals

Local Partnerships are supporting a one-day conference – Public Service Mutuals: How to grow, diversify and compete on the 6th July at Local Government House, Smith Square, London. It will help ambitious, employee owned or employee led public service mutuals and other businesses in the social economy to learn more about business growth, diversification and competition...

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Simon Bandy

London Brownfield Summit

On 13th April Simon Bandy, Local Partnerships’ programme director for Growth and Sustainability, took part in a panel discussion at the London Brownfield Summit. Opened by the Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, the summit looked at the opportunities and challenges that Brownfield Development provides for London and the strategies that can be developed to ensure these opportunities are delivered…

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Give and Gain day

Give and Gain day

For the eighth year in a row, a team from Local Partnerships is taking part in the national Give and Gain day organised by Business in the Community. Their members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future...

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