Northern Conference 2013

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013, 08:45 - 17:00

Overview

The Northern Conference returns in 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel, Manchester, on 13 June.

  • Michael O'Toole, Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector
  • Panel session on the independence of the sector with Simon Teasdale, Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, Caroline Slocock, Independence Panel and Jay Kennedy, Head of Policy, Directory of Social Change
  • Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council
  • Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, NAVCA

The 2013 Northern Conference brings together six session speakers from the corporate and charity world - covering topics including social investments, auto-enrolment, tax, gift aid and the latest updates in accountancy. With the two streams the conference provides a stimulating and thought provoking set of sessions for you to choose from, giving you updates and information you need for the year ahead.

Once again we have a brilliant line up of speakers and a relevant and interesting programme. With four plenaries this year we are thrilled to welcome Michael O'Toole, Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector to open the day, Sue Murphy, Deputy leader of Manchester City Council will discuss public service delivery in the North and Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, NAVCA, will be looking at the challenges of mergers within the sector. There will also be a panel discussion debating the independence of the charity sector with Simon Teasdale, Third Sector Research Centre, Caroline Slocock, Independence Panel and Jay Kennedy, Directory of Social Change.

There will also be a lunchtime workshop from our sponsor Thomas Miller Investment on 'What you should know about your investment manager', looking at necessary questions that trustees should ask of their investment manager, understanding the different Fund Managers' business models, and breaking down total expense ratios.

During the day there is ample time to discuss issues and share experiences with other finance professionals who are facing similar challenges. The conference can also support your professional development with over 4 hours of CPD.

This conference is kindly sponsored by:

Thomas Miller

The Exhibition

There will be an exhibition alongside the conference programme. The informal setting is an excellent opportunity to find products and service suppliers who can assist in tackling your charities' problems and who can help to make the management of your charity more efficient. The conference timetable allows delegates plenty of opportunity to browse the exhibition and networking during breaks.

The following companies are exhibiting at this year's conference:

Access - www.theaccessgroup.com

Baker Tilly - www.bakertilly.co.uk

BDO - www.bdo.uk.com

Brewin Dolphin - www.brewin.co.uk

CCLA - www.ccla.co.uk

Charities Aid Foundation - www.cafonline.org

CFG - www.cfg.org.uk

GAM - www.gam.com

Grant Thornton - www.grant-thornton.co.uk  

Jupiter Asset Management - www.jupiteronline.com

Lake Financial Systems - www.lake.co.uk/notforprofit

M&G Investments - www.mandg.co.uk

Rathbone Investment Management - www.rathbones.com

RCS London - www.rcs-london.com

The Co-operative Bank - www.co-operativebank.co.uk/charitybanking

Thomas Miller Investment - www.tminvestment.com

Programmes/Presentations

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Speakers

  • Michael O'Toole , Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector
  • Panel session on the independence of the sector with Simon Teasdale, Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, Caroline Slocock, Independence Panel and Jay Kennedy, Head of Policy, Directory of Social Change
  • Geoff Little, Deputy Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Joe Irvin , Chief Executive, NAVCA 
  • Lesley Jones , Senior Tax Manager, Sandra McLean, Senior VAT Manager and Alex Shear, Tax Manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
  • Prof. Gareth Morgan , Leader - Centre for Voluntary Sector Research & Professor of Charity Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Timothy Parker , Employee Benefits Consultant, Barclays & David Roberts, NSPCC
  • Julie Brailsford , Deputy Chief Executive & Head of Finance, & Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive, Nottingham Hospitals Charity
  • Nigel Kershaw, CEO, Big Issue Invest
  • Mark Skyes , Partner and Elisabeth Carr, Senior Manager, BDO LLP
  • Andrew Herberts, Deputy Head of Private Investment Management (UK), Thomas Miller Investment

Venue Details

Location

Renaissance Hotel, Blackfriars Street, MANCHESTER, M3 2EQ

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Bookings & Prices

Prices

  • CFG Member - £130.00;
  • CFG Member Colleague - £142.00;
  • Non CFG Member - £149.00;
  • Student - £50.00;
  • CFG Subscriber - £210.00;
  • Other Corporate - £278.00; 

 


Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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