Quest NBS Conference Report 2018 - day 1

Quest NBS Conference Report 2018 - day 1

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Thank you to all those who attended the 3rd annual joint Quest NBS and CIMSPA Conference and the 8th annual Quest NBS conference at Chesford Grange on 20 & 21 February 2018. A big thank you must be said as well to all of our Event Sponsors and Speakers who without the support of the Conference wouldn’t be able to go ahead on the same scale it does now.

The 2018 Conference took place over 2 days with a networking event bridging the daytime events, sponsored by Myzone and included the Annual Quest NBS Awards Presentation, a full list of winners can be found here.

The focus for this years’ Conference was ‘Our sector’s challenges – practical solutions for front-line decision makers’. For the first year the Quest conference focused on best practice across the whole industry and the programme designed for both FM and AC to attend with specific workshops relating to each.

The Conference opened with a Welcome from Caroline Constantine, Quest Director and Keynote Presentation from Andy Couves of Sport England, who provided an update on the current Sport England Strategy and also the Strategic Facilities Fund and the role Quest and NBS plays.

The rest of the Day looked at aspects of operational challenges with a focus on lessons learnt, getting the inactive active and how we can engage in new ways including presentations from Public Health England, a discussion on Brexit and the impact and implications for our industry and a Keynote Presentation from Natalie Summers, Fitness Entrepreneur, Mentor, Author and Bear Grylls’ Personal Trainer who provided her thoughts on the current fitness industry and how we can engage more people in physical activity.

The day also included workshop sessions from Everyone Active and Westminster City Council on their joint approach to both AC & FM and insight from Matt Charles, Age UK Hertfordshire on the value of the Silver Pound

Copies of the Presentations from the Conference can be found by clicking the links below, for copies of the presentations from the CIMSPA day please visit: www.cimspa-conference.org

Morning Keynote Presentations

SPORT ENGLAND UPDATE - Andy Couves, Sport England 

HEALTH OF THE NATION - Nigel Smith, Public Health England 

BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS AND IMPACT - Dominic Watkins, DWF LLP

Morning Workshops 

DATA PROTECTION: IMPLICATIONS - Chris Phillips, 4global & Rafael Bloom, Salvatore, Ltd

SENTENCING GUIDELINES - Dominic Watkins, DWF LLP

WHAT'S IN THE WATER - Luke Griffiths, STA

THE WESTMINSTER WAY - Eugene Minogue, Westminster City Council & Andy Davidson, Everyone Active 

THE POWER OF THE SILVER POUND - Matt Charles, Age UK Hertfordshire 

Afternoon Keynote Presentations 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Natalie Summers 

QUEST & NBS UPDATE - Caroline Constantine & Paul Brivio, Quest, Mike Hill & Simon Shibli, NBS

MARKET INTELLIGENCE - Chris Phillips, 4global 

DELIVERING INCLUSIVE FACILITIES AND SERVICES - Dawn Hughes & Steve Town EFDS and Hilary Farmiloe, Instructability (link to additional resource here) 

GETTING GREATER MANCHESTER MOVING - Louise Robbins, Greater Sport