LSCT Conference

London Strategic CT (LSCT) Conference 2018
at Butlin’s Bognor Regis

Here you will find more information as well as booking and payment facilities for the LSCT Conference 2018, due to take place at Butlin’s Bognor Regis on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018.

Westway CT is coordinating and organising the conference again on behalf of members of the London Strategic CT Forum. This annual event is specifically for Community Transport providers.

Following on from previous very successful conferences, this will be the 5th two-day residential event with the option to attend as a daily delegate on either of the days. We know there will be a core of CTs that will not only want to take advantage of this opportunity for self-development, learning and networking but also enjoy the social side of the conference and stay overnight. This year, we are hoping to widen our invitation to attract smaller and local CT groups that might like to attend, and the Day Entrance option may be more affordable.

We are all keen to welcome new and repeat delegates, and we realise that many CT organisations may want to join us to discuss the recently proposed changes to the guidance in CT section 19 permit operations that will impact on most organisations. Every year we aim to offer relevant and stimulating discussions. Topics in previous years include Social Value, Electric Vehicles, The Olympic Collaboration, Zero Hours Contracts, Governance, Economic Cost of Loneliness, Risk Registers, Diversity, Partnership Working, Succession Planning and How to make politics work for you. Most of our discussions are of a general nature and relate to all CTs in the UK, but it should be noted that although some conversation will be London focused, the issues discussed will be strategic and will have relevance to CTs in general.

The final agenda has not been put together yet as it will depend on the timetable for the DfT Consultation. Last year we did some fascinating work around Measuring Social Value. A year has passed now, and we have data that we have analysed. We are still piloting the formula, but we look forward to sharing our results of the pilot with you.

Our central theme for the conference this year will be; How CT delivers Social Value and how this can be recognised in a meaningful way. We also need to have a debate about what a new CT operating permit system may look like and what differentiates us from commercial operators.

Our exhibition of suppliers relevant to the CT Sector will be supported again by various companies; the exhibition will give you a chance to talk with Minibus Converters, Insurance Brokers, Solicitors, Booking Software Developers and many more.

For those of you who have attended in previous years, you will know that Butlins at Bognor Regis do have excellent accommodation and conference facilities and are prepared to do us a deal again for a mid-week term-time 2-day conference on the 21st & 22nd March.

We will be putting the agenda together over the next few weeks and firming up speakers and will update the website as things are finalised. It may be helpful to you to know that, while there will be a full and packed agenda for both days the main conference day will be Thursday 22nd March.

To book your place just click the yellow button and follow the instructions.

Please note that this event is specifically for Community Transport operators.