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Virtual (Teams)

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Date & time

  1. 9 February 2023 10:30 - 12:30


  1. Online


Theme – Leadership, Diversity and Skills

Location – Online via Microsoft Teams

Our meeting will be virtual and will be focused on one of Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.



  1. 10:30 Welcome and opening remarks

    Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Chair

  2. 10:35 West Midlands ADASS Update

    Pete Jackson, Improvement Director, West Midlands ADASS

  3. 10:45 Partner Elevator Pitch

    Mark Ashman, CEO, Fignum 

  4. 10:50 Reflections on Level 7 Apprenticeship

    Andrew Tromans, Future Council Business Re-Engineering Lead, Dudley Council

  5. 11:00 Partner Elevator Pitch

    James King, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Iron Mountain

  6. 11:05 Socitm Update – Part 1

    Georgia Thwaites, Head of Organisational Design and Change, Socitm Advisory| Emma Leeming, Client Services Director, Socitm Advisory

  7. 11:15 Partner Elevator Pitch

    Danny Pearson, Account Executive – Public Sector, Rubrik

  8. 11:20 cOMFORT B


  9. 11:30 Open Discussion: Skills and recruitment

    Facilitated by Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Manager, Socitm

  10. 12:00 Chair’s closing remarks

    Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Chair

  11. 12:05 Socitm Update – Part 2 - EGM (Members Only)

    Dave Sanderson, Director of Member Services, Socitm

  12. 12:25 Close



Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see individual event registration details for more information.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.