THE NEW COMMERCIALISM

NLGN Fringe Event LGA 2017

Dinner, Monday 3rd July, 19:00
Birmingham City Centre
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A new commercialism is evolving within the local government sector. In the search for financial sustainability, councils are increasingly looking to grow their commercial functions and develop an entrepreneurial culture. Some authorities have begun leveraging their existing assets or developing a council company model – or both, in cases such as Bristol’s own renewable energy company to tackle fuel poverty.

At this private dinner, alongside fellow prominent figures, you will consider what the new commercialism looks like and what impact it might have on factors including:

  • Political accountability & public expectations
  • New skills required of councils’ workforce
  • Public service ethos
This private dinner is a fringe event of the LGA Conference 2017 in Birmingham city centre and provides an excellent opportunity for networking with peers. We will also hear contributions from key stakeholders to be confirmed soon.

Speakers:

Gavin Jones
Chief Executive, Essex County Council
David Carter
Joint Managing Director, Warwickshire County Council

This event is invitation-only and places are limited. You do not have to be a delegate at the LGA Conference to attend. Please contact rsvp@nlgn.org.uk to request a space.