‘Barnet Council not for sale’ Conference
UNISON along with Barnet Alliance are hosting ‘Barnet Council not for Sale’ Conference
Saturday 7 July 12 – 3pm
Greek Cypriot Centre, Britannia Road, Britannia Road, North Finchley, London N12 9RU
Professor Dexter Whitfield
Andy Mudd APSE Consultant
John Dix aka Mr Reasonable (local resident & Blogger)
Details of other speakers to follow
Dexter Whitfield is Director of the European Services Strategy Unit (continuing the work of the Centre for Public Services founded in 1973) and Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, University of Adelaide.
He has carried out extensive research and policy analysis of regional/city economies and public sector provision, jobs and employment strategies, impact assessment and evaluation, marketisation and privatisation, public private partnerships, modernisation and public management (www.european-services-strategy.org.uk).
He is the author of In Place of Austerity: Reconstructing the economy, state and public services (2012); Global Auction of Public Assets: Public sector alternatives to the infrastructure market & Public Private Partnerships (2010); Public Services or Corporate Welfare: The Future of the Nation State in the Global Economy (2001) and several other books on privatisation. He has published articles in journals, delivered papers and advised public bodies and trade unions in Europe, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Andy Mudd Consultant for Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority front line services, hosting a network for front line service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.
APSE provides services specifically designed for local authorities, such as benchmarking, consultancy, seminars, research, briefings and training. Through its consultancy arm APSE delivers expert assistance to councils with the overt aim of driving service improvement and value for money through service review and redesign. APSE delivers in excess of 100 projects a year and clients benefit from the consultancy’s not for profit ethical approach to consultancy services.