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About the seminar

This year, APSE’s Annual Seminar and Service Awards Charity Dinner will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Bristol on Wednesday 11 to Thursday 12 September 2024. 

Reserve your place here. 

One of the biggest events in the local government calendar, APSE’s Annual Seminar offers frontline service providers the chance to learn from each other, network with sector experts and develop strategies for our vital local services. Delegates will get the opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts for across UK local government cover a wide range of topics. 


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Our speakers include: 


The future role of local government in Northern Ireland

Alison Allen, Chief Executive, NILGA


Responding to the Emission Trading Scheme: A resource system approach to reducing carbon emissions

Hattie Parke, Director – Climate, Local Partnerships


Eurovision – Delivering effective communications

Camilla Mankababy, Director of Communications, Liverpool City Council


Environmental protection and improvement through effective governance

Natalie Prosser. CEO, Office of Environmental Protection


Net Zero Neighbourhoods

Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Plus many more!


There will also be a panel session with local government experts focusing on the challenges of the frontline – chaired by Mo Baines, APSE Chief Executive.


Frontline roundtables

An opportunity for delegates to discuss how local authorirties are tackling the challenges to frontline service delivery, these include:

  • Refuse, recycling and street scene
  • Leisure, health and wellbeing
  • Parks, horticultural, cemeteries and crematoria
  • Tech services, highways, transport and fleet
  • Climate change and renewables


Book your place here 

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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