MacKay Hannah

Managing Scottish Public Sector Budgets: Ideas for challenging times


0900-0945 Registration
0945-0950 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session 1 - The Public Finance Big Picture
0950-1010 Keynote Speaker
Fiona Kordiak, Director of Audit Services, Audit Scotland
1010-1030 Scotland's Public Finances: What the future looks like
John McLaren, Independent Economist, Researcher and Honorary Professor of Public Policy at the University of Glasgow Business School
1030-1045 Q & A and Discussion
1045-1100 Refreshment Break
Session 2 - Case Studies in Efficiencies and Savings - Group One
1100-1120 HR and Payroll Shared Services - Do YOU need to achieve these savings?
Kenny Dick, Head of Finance and Corporate Governance, Care Inspectorate and Eira Hammond, HR and Payroll Expert, BT
1120-1140 The Green Loan - Replace street lighting, make substanial savings and reinvest in new services
Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director - Energy Efficiency, UK Green Investment Bank
1140-1200 How Integrating All Your Communications Makes Significant Savings: Reduce costs, improve quality and create effective communications between services and consumers
Allan Doyle, Managing Director, APS Group Scotland
1200-1220 Intelligent Fleet Scheduling - Save on fuel costs, save on staff time and reduce your carbon footprint
Colin Ferguson, Chief Executive, RouteMonkey
1220-1235 Q&A and Panel Discussion
1235-1325 Lunch and Networking
Session 3 - Case Studies in Efficiencies and Savings - Group Two
1330-1350 Water, the forgotten utility: How strategic partnerships can help you identify opportunities to make significant savings across your estate - in the most unexpected places.
Johanna Dow, Financial Director, Business Stream
1350-1410 Resource efficiency opportunities for the public sector
Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland
1410-1430 100% interest-free capital to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and reduce carbon emissions: Scottish case study
Sam Illsley, Programme manager, Salix Finance Limited
1430-1445 Q & A and Discussion
1445  Chair's closing remarks

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As a regular attender, this event did not disappoint. It was well organised and informative with exceptional speakers, especially John (Curtis) and Gilly (MacMorran). An enjoyable day all round. Delegate feedback form, ACES 2015

Jackie McLaren, Inverclyde Council,
Delegate at ACES 2015

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