This practical masterclass is designed to provide delegates with the essential tools to reinvigorate local authority companies. Led by Helen Randall, a leading national expert in local government with more than thirty years’ experience of local authority companies, the course will focus on some of the key lessons to be learned from the inspections of Liverpool, Nottingham and Croydon. It will include:
Key factors for success
The signs of impending failure and why Council-owned companies can go wrong
The roles, risks and legal responsibilities of the shareholder, investor, company director and commissioner
What many local authorities typically neglect when setting up companies
Methods to get your company's performance back on track
What companies need to think about when they start trading
The course will be highly participatory, and delegates are encouraged to bring and be ready to discuss their own example of a local authority company (using information that is appropriate to disclose or already in the public domain).
Consultant, Trowers & Hamlins
Helen is a leading national expert in local government, procurement, PPPs, public and administrative law.
She advises public and private sector clients on how to achieve success when procuring, bidding for and negotiating joint ventures, strategic partnerships, trading and regeneration vehicles, shared services, outsourcings and PPPs. She specialises in helping clients navigate complex vires, governance and devolution issues.
Helen's work has been at the forefront of public/private innovation: Kings Cross regeneration, the Rio Earth Summit, Europe's largest energy from waste recovery facility, numerous PFI Pathfinder projects, One Barnet outsourcing, advised the European Medicines Agency on Brexit, the London Business Rates Pool MOU and the London Cancer Hub.
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Rebecca has specialised in employment law for 20 years. She is known for her down to earth and solution driven approach. Rebecca advises daily on the wide range of employment issues that arise. Rebecca acts for a wide range of clients including those in the public, private and third sector.
Rebecca has particular experience in advising on TUPE; large scale redundancies and new restructures; changing terms and conditions of employment; dealing with unions; equal pay issues; regulatory issues such as HMRC and senior executive departures. Rebecca regularly advises and represents clients in respect of employment tribunal claims and has recently dealt with complex claims involving whistleblowing and discrimination.