To give you an idea of the types of events and seminars we hold, please browse our past events below:

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Housing seminar: Successfully resolving defects in new build construction

Many of our clients are discovering an increasing level of latent defects, partly arising from construction during the boom years of 2003 to 2007. Our seminar will focus on providing practical advice and encouraging discussion on best practice, including rectifying the defect, maximising cost recovery and contractual formalities

Tue 23 Apr 2013 Registration, coffee and networking 10:00am | Start 10:30am | Finish 12:00pm

Education Seminar: Sponsored Academies

The Department for Education recognises the huge contribution that sponsors can bring to the schools sector. As part of the drive to improve standards, a good sponsor can play a key role in turning round and under-performing schools.

Wed 13 Mar 2013 Registration: 10.00 | Start: 10.30 | Finish: 12.00 | Lunch and Networking: 12.30

Education Seminar: Managing Construction Projects and Resolving Disputes

While school building programmes bring many benefits to schools, the entire process can be difficult to manage and risky without the correct advice.

Wed 06 Mar 2013 Registration: 10.00 | Start: 10.30 | Finish: 12.00 | Lunch and Networking: 12.30

Education Seminar: Schools Funding – preparing for change

Everyone knows that school funding is in a state of flux at the moment and schools are understandably concerned about how this will impact on them in the future.

Thu 17 Jan 2013 Registration: 10.00 | Start: 10.30 | Lunch and Networking: 12.30

Fuelling Ambition - The Investor Perspective: Andrew Nelson, CBPE and John Notman-Watt, formerly of Stewart Group

What makes Private Equity investment work for companies? Join us to find out

Thu 06 Dec 2012 8.30-10.00am

Sixth Joint Local Authority Seminar - Winckworth Sherwood & 11KBW

Winckworth Sherwood are delighted to announce our sixth joint Local Authority Seminar in partnership with 11KBW, which will take place on Monday 19 November 2012.

Mon 19 Nov 2012 Registration - 10.30am Start - 12.30pm Lunch and Networking - 5:00pm Finish

Education Seminar: Preparing for Audit and Financial Risk Management for Academies – An explanation and lessons learnt

The focus will be on identifying and understanding the key financial risks affecting academies as well as looking at recent changes to accounting practices for academies, such as the new obligations on Headteachers in their role as Accounting Officer, financial risk management, audit requirements and best practice. We will also look at the strategic picture for academies and offer an analysis on what we think the future holds for the sector.

Thu 08 Nov 2012 10.00 Registration - 10:30 Start - 12.30 Lunch and Networking

Fuelling Ambition - The Ownership Perspective: Grant Gordon, Institute for Family Business and Emma Rogers, Little Bridge World

Grant Gordon, Director General of the Institute for Family Business will chair a panel of family business speakers, including Emma Rogers, Chief Executive of Little Bridge World, a transformational digital education business. They will be sharing their perspectives on how small and medium sized businesses successfully address risk, drive expansion and manage succession issues.

Thu 25 Oct 2012 Registration: 8.00am. Seminar: 8.30-10.00am

Education Seminar: Responsibilities of the Company Secretary

The role of Company Secretary is not clearly defined but nevertheless has an important function in the running of an Academy Trust Company.

Thu 11 Oct 2012 10.00 Registration - 10.30 Start - 12.30 Lunch and Networking

Housing Seminar: Asset management and commercial properties – how to extract best value from your non-housing assets and avoid management headaches

We will look at: How to optimise sales and lettings of commercial properties in mixed use developments, including the negotiation of lease terms and addressing management issues; How to get the most out of your commercial property portfolio and other non-housing assets, including dealing with rent reviews, protecting income streams, disputes and getting back possession.

Thu 27 Sep 2012 08.30 - 10.00

Fuelling Ambition - The Management Perspective: Hardeep Rai, Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners and Ian Muir, Consultant

Hardeep Rai, a business management professional with Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners, and Ian Muir, a former executive committee member of Charter International plc and now leading HR consultant, will share insights on how continuous performance improvement can help to rapidly accelerate business growth.

Tue 11 Sep 2012 8.30-10.00am

Housing Seminar: The National Planning Policy Framework – What difference will it make in practice?

What does the National Planning Policy Framework mean for developers and what action do you need to take to maximize your chances of gaining permission?

Thu 19 Jul 2012 08.30 - 10.00

Housing Seminar: Anti-Social Behaviour – How to successfully manage problem tenants

The session will see Jennifer Oscroft from Cornerstone Barristers talk about how to maximise your chances of successfully obtaining injunctions and possession orders in difficult tenant cases.

Thu 05 Jul 2012 16.00 - 17.30

Fuelling Ambition - The Political Perspective: Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna, Shadow Minister, is a strong advocate of SMEs, describing them as “the lifeblood of our economy”. He will share his perspectives on current opportunities and challenges, drivers for growth and sustainable development, touching on financing, incentives, tax, regulation and international markets.

Tue 03 Jul 2012 8.30-10.00am

Joint Local Authority Seminar - Winckworth Sherwood & 11KBW

Our next joint seminar with 11KBW, the fifth installment to date, will cover a number of topics in relation to local authorities.

Thu 28 Jun 2012 9.30am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking - 5:00pm Finish

Education Seminar: Admissions and Exclusions

A school converting to academy may for the first time be its own admissions authority. This seminar will explore what this means and how a school might manage its admissions appeals and develop an admissions policy in light of an evolving Admissions Code.

Thu 21 Jun 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Housing Seminar: Partnerships with the Public Sector – Avoiding the pitfalls

We highlight some of the legal pitfalls and key commercial issues associated with bidding for projects run by, and partnering with central and local government.

Thu 31 May 2012 08.30 - 10.00

Education Seminar: Data Protection and FOI

What are a school's obligations in relation to data protection and freedom of information requests? This seminar will answer this question and explore best practice.

Thu 10 May 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Impact of the Mayor’s Community Infrastructure Levy

The Mayor's Community Infrastructure Levy is in force. And most of the Boroughs are also preparing to introduce their own CIL charges.

Thu 03 May 2012 08.30 - 10.00

National Planning Policy - Half-day briefing

The National Planning Policy Framework has torn up vast amounts of planning guidance and reduced it to fifty pages.

Wed 02 May 2012 2.00 - 5.00pm

National Planning Policy breakfast briefing

What does the National Planning Policy Framework mean for developers and what action do you need to take to maximize your chances of gaining permission?

Fri 20 Apr 2012 8.30 - 10.30am

Housing Seminar: Frames of Mind - Challenging The Way We Look At Things

A joint event between Winckworth Sherwood and Salmagundi Films exploring innovative ways of working with often marginalised groups of people.

Thu 29 Mar 2012 16.00 - 17.30 followed by drinks and networking

Education Seminar: Employment Law Update

This seminar will explain recent developments in employment law and the impact for schools.

Thu 15 Mar 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Housing Seminar: Successfully resolving defects in new build construction

Many of our clients are discovering an increasing level of latent defects, partly arising from construction during the boom years of 2003 to 2007.

Thu 01 Mar 2012 8.15 Registration, 8.30 Start, 10.00 coffee and networking

Education Seminar: Outsourcing and Contract Procurement

Schools and academies are "contracting authorities" for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations and therefore must comply with the onerous obligations set out in the legislation. The seminar will look at what these obligations are and when the Regulations apply.

Tue 28 Feb 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Education Seminar: Traded Services

The focus on schools and academies rather than on LAs is resulting in a growing interest in schools setting up traded services companies as a way to generate additional income and get maximum use out of resources...

Thu 26 Jan 2012 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Changes to the Licensing Laws

Yes, it's official. The Licensing Act 2003 is to be amended and we want to tell you all about it.

Thu 15 Dec 2011 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Education Seminar: DfE Capital Strategy

As the DFE's capital strategy emerges, this seminar will look at policy objectives and funding criteria. We will explore what is needed for an effective estate management strategy and the use of capital reserves.

Tue 29 Nov 2011 10am Registration – 10.30am Start – 12.30pm Lunch and networking

Seminar: Alternative sources of funding following the new affordable rent regime

The funding landscape facing Registered Providers has changed significantly in the last couple of years. This seminar looks at the impact of the affordable rent regime and examines some of the concerns voiced by traditional lenders to the sector and how they are approaching the new regime and then considers some of the alternative funding arrangements which are available.

Wed 23 Nov 2011 15.00 - 16.00

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