This course is proposed for Sheffield in late 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
All authorities are operating in a challenging environment. Public sector austerity is set to continue for years and Brexit will add to uncertainty. Realistically, core funding for public rights of way and access work will not grow and is likely to decrease further. There is an increasing and pressing need to be able to think more commercially if services are to be sustained in a difficult financial climate.
This course looks at what can be done to ease financial pressures and take some control over the destiny of public rights of way and access service. It also offers opportunities to consider whether becoming more commercial as a service can help you to survive.
No prior knowledge required. The course is designed for rights of way officers, team leaders and service managers with any need to consider charging, cost recovery and commercial opportunities.
- Ingredients of a successful business
- Tools for planning , controlling and monitoring activity
- Influences on price and understanding your costs (including the regulatory framework for PRoW)
- Understanding the differences between price and cost
- Influences on price and common strategies for setting price
- Types of cost
- Using cost as a basis for decision making
- Thinking commercially
- Specific powers to charge or trade
- Clear understanding of the application of commercial business principles to public rights of way work
- Awareness and the use of simple tools for business planning
- The ability to accurately establish costs and where appropriate to introduce a pricing strategy
- Appreciation of the opportunities and limitations to charging for services
Emma Feakins Chief Accountant, Commercial Finance, Kent County Council
Graham Rusling Public Rights of Way and Access Service Manager, Kent County Council
Book a Place
£245.00 (exc VAT) members
£340.00 (exc VAT ) non-members
includes refreshments and lunch
Start 10, finish 16.30. Registration from 9.30.
To book a place, contact Geri Coop email@example.com