Commercialisation Master Class 2017

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: The Moller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE
Event Fees:Member local authorities - FREE
Non-members - £95.00 (Ex VAT)

Now in its third successful year, this is a must-attend FREE event for East of England local authority officers and members with an interest in commercialisation.

The East of England LGA is once again helping local authorities in the East access the skills to pursue a more commercial path to improve resilience by generating additional funds to support the delivery of core service priorities.  

The Master Class will focus on opportunities for raising income and consider how local authorities will need to adapt in order to realise these opportunities, including a need to develop in-house commercial skills and culture.  

Objectives for the event are to bring together partners from across the system to:

  • To showcase current thinking and delivery around developing commercial services in local government
  • To develop thinking and plans for raising revenue in the climate of financial challenge
  • To provide a platform for the East of England’s authorities to share and debate the issues surrounding this agenda

Audience: This event is ideal for elected members and senior officers with an interest in commercialisation and a desire to improve their own knowledge and skills. It is also a great opportunity to network with peers from across the East of England on this topical agenda. Please note: If the event is oversubscribed priority will be given to Local Authorities in the East of England.

The East of England LGA welcomes approaches from those who would like to showcase their own great practice at our events. If you are interested in this opportunity, then please contact our Senior Manager, Hannah Shah, for an informal conversation in the first instance - call 01284 758300 or e-mail

Event Downloads

Councils Mean Business: The rise of entrepreneurialism in local governmentstephen_hughes_ppt.pdf433KB
Commercial Skills Development - The ‘Business Accelerator’ (Essex County Council and South Cambs District Council)caroline_adlem_and_myles_bebbington_ppt.pdf706KB
Marketing a Traded Service (Essex County Council)andy_allsopp_and_karen_yates_ppt.pdf1MB
Developing Commercial Practice Across the East of England (East of England LGA Talent Bank)gilli_galloway_ppt.pdf630KB
WORKSHOP: Broxbourne Borough Councilsandra_beck_ppt.pdf1000KB
WORKSHOP: West Suffolk Councilsmark_christie_ppt.pdf3MB
WORKSHOP: Local Authority Charging and Trading Powersrob_hann_and_anja_beriro_ppt.pdf832KB
WORKSHOP: Innovative Approaches to Developing Commercial Skills craig_tubbs_ppt.pdf544KB
WORKSHOP: ‘LGSS Law Ltd, A Local Authority Owned Law Firm’ - The Pros and Cons of Local Authority Tradingquentin_baker_and_catherine_wilson_ppt.pdf2MB

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Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

Please note: cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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