The AoC Annual Finance Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for all finance professionals in the college sector. The conference will address the key challenges facing the sector including the incoming insolvency regime, the new regulatory framework for higher education, changes to the adult education budget and a look ahead to the future changes to apprenticeship funding. Through a range of keynote speakers and practical breakout sessions the conference will ensure that you gain the insights your college needs to adapt and thrive in the current education landscape.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insight on the direction of travel for college funding and an update on Government policy so your college can plan accordingly
  • Leave with practical ideas for how you can make cost savings within your college
  • Meet innovative and dynamic exhibitors showcasing their latest products which can help your organisation perform better
  • Share experiences with colleagues, benchmark against other organisations and learn from their best practice at the largest networking event in the college finance calendar

What did past delegates say?

“As a first-time attendee I found the conference extremely useful, both the formal content which was current and thought provoking, and the opportunity to discuss it with colleagues in very pleasant and relaxed surroundings. Thanks, AoC!”
Tom Barlow, Finance Director, Eastleigh College

“I found the whole Conference an excellent way of finding out important information about the Sector and an invaluable way of meeting and networking with other colleagues and exhibitors.”Paul Ashley, Head of Finance, Farnborough College of Technology

“Excellent speakers and well put together selection of exhibitors. This is now on my annual list of must-attend events.”
Elaine French, Business Director, Varndean College

Date

15-05-2019

Venue

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre
Beeston Lane
The University of Nottingham
NG7 2RJ

Fees

Full fee *

AoC Member Colleges: £475  + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £550 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £585 + VAT
Non-Member (Commercial): £950 + VAT

*Full fee includes a pass to the conference, lunch and refreshments on both days, conference dinner and accommodation on the night of Wednesday 15 May at the Orchard Hotel.

Day fee

AoC Member Colleges: £299  + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
Non-Member (Commercial): £750 + VAT

All day fees include: Lunch and refreshments but not conference dinner or accommodation

Extras

Conference dinner on Wednesday 15 May: £50+VAT
Accommodation on either Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 May at the Orchard Hotel: £80+VAT

Accommodation

*De Vere Orchard Hotel

Beeston Ln
Nottingham
NG7 2RJ

*Accommodation at the De Vere Orchard Hotel is provided on a first come first serve basis. An alternative hotel has been reserved once all rooms at the De Vere Orchard Hotel are taken. 

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Contact

Registration enquiries:
events@aoc-create.co.uk
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
finance@aoc.co.uk
020 7034 9908

Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, get in touch with our sponsorship team or call 02070 349 678

Programme

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Speakers

Jonathan Childs

Deputy Director, Apprenticeship Funding and Strategy

Jonathan has recently joined the Education and Skills Funding Agency as Deputy Director for Apprenticeships Funding and Strategy. His team have responsibility for policy on how they fund apprenticeships, including leading work for the Department on their future strategy for apprenticeships and the forthcoming spending review.
Jonathan has previously spent a number of years in the Ministry of Justice working on youth justice policy, reform of the probation system and, most recently, EU exit. He joined the civil service in 2002.

Maggie Galliers

Chair

Maggie is Chair of the Learning and Work Institute Board. She is also a Council Member of the Open University, a member of the Teaching Excellence Framework Review Advisory Panel and Vice Chair of the Learning Without Limits Multi Academy Trust. A past President of the Association of Colleges, a college Principal for 16 years and more recently a college Chair steering a college out of intervention and into merger, she has broad and deep experience of colleges and their delivery partners. As a former member of the boards of various national funders, regulators and improvement bodies she also has a keen interest in policy and its impact. Maggie was made CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to local and national further education.

Peter Marsh

Managing Director

Peter is an exceptionally experienced client and project manager. As a previous Deputy Principal at Fareham College and City & Islington College, as the previous Deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation, and through his own company, PMc, Peter has led:
• the delivery of over £350 millions of building projects;
• secured nearly £100 millions of LSC / SFS and LEP grant funding;
• the creation of over 600 homes on surplus education land; and,
• the funding of tens of thousands of new affordable homes.

Peter works with Dr Grace Kenny in the assessment of space need and, with his team of analysts and project managers, helps assess space requirements with a detailed understanding of the practical constraints of delivering an FE curriculum offer.

Peter and his team have led the production of estates strategies for a wide range of education clients including University of Chichester, Lambeth College, Fareham College, Capital City Colleges Group, London South East
Colleges, Buckinghamshire College Group, Birmingham Metropolitan College, The Henley College, Havant & South Downs College, City College Southampton and the States of Guernsey.

Ian Pryce CBE

Principal & Chief Executive

Ian Pryce has been Principal & Chief Executive of Bedford College since 1998, having joined the College in 1996 as Finance Director. He was previously a regional Finance Director at the Further Education Funding Council and has also worked as a Director or Senior Manager in retail, electricity generation and local government in Liverpool, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Northamptonshire. He is a fellow of the accountancy body CIPFA and a Syndic of the University of Cambridge. He was one of the founder members of the 157 Group, founding Chair of the Bedford Free School and was awarded a CBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In August 2017 the College merged with Tresham College to form The Bedford College Group.

Kevin Street

Head of 16-19 Funding Development

Kevin Street currently leads the 16-19 New Programmes and Funding Development Team in the ESFA’s Further Education Directorate. He joined the sector in 1992 following a successful career in the Royal Engineers. During this time he has been responsible for a number of major projects from the introduction of E2E through to the current 16-19 National Funding Formula. Current projects are the funding changes and provider selection to support the introduction of T Levels and the Transition Framework.

Jonathan Childs

Jonathan has recently joined the Education and Skills Funding Agency as Deputy Director for Apprenticeships Funding and Strategy. His team have responsibility for policy on how they fund apprenticeships, including leading work for the Department on their future strategy for apprenticeships and the forthcoming spending review.
Jonathan has previously spent a number of years in the Ministry of Justice working on youth justice policy, reform of the probation system and, most recently, EU exit. He joined the civil service in 2002.

Maggie Galliers

Maggie is Chair of the Learning and Work Institute Board. She is also a Council Member of the Open University, a member of the Teaching Excellence Framework Review Advisory Panel and Vice Chair of the Learning Without Limits Multi Academy Trust. A past President of the Association of Colleges, a college Principal for 16 years and more recently a college Chair steering a college out of intervention and into merger, she has broad and deep experience of colleges and their delivery partners. As a former member of the boards of various national funders, regulators and improvement bodies she also has a keen interest in policy and its impact. Maggie was made CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to local and national further education.

Peter Marsh

Peter is an exceptionally experienced client and project manager. As a previous Deputy Principal at Fareham College and City & Islington College, as the previous Deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation, and through his own company, PMc, Peter has led:
• the delivery of over £350 millions of building projects;
• secured nearly £100 millions of LSC / SFS and LEP grant funding;
• the creation of over 600 homes on surplus education land; and,
• the funding of tens of thousands of new affordable homes.

Peter works with Dr Grace Kenny in the assessment of space need and, with his team of analysts and project managers, helps assess space requirements with a detailed understanding of the practical constraints of delivering an FE curriculum offer.

Peter and his team have led the production of estates strategies for a wide range of education clients including University of Chichester, Lambeth College, Fareham College, Capital City Colleges Group, London South East
Colleges, Buckinghamshire College Group, Birmingham Metropolitan College, The Henley College, Havant & South Downs College, City College Southampton and the States of Guernsey.

Ian Pryce CBE

Ian Pryce has been Principal & Chief Executive of Bedford College since 1998, having joined the College in 1996 as Finance Director. He was previously a regional Finance Director at the Further Education Funding Council and has also worked as a Director or Senior Manager in retail, electricity generation and local government in Liverpool, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Northamptonshire. He is a fellow of the accountancy body CIPFA and a Syndic of the University of Cambridge. He was one of the founder members of the 157 Group, founding Chair of the Bedford Free School and was awarded a CBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In August 2017 the College merged with Tresham College to form The Bedford College Group.

Kevin Street

Kevin Street currently leads the 16-19 New Programmes and Funding Development Team in the ESFA’s Further Education Directorate. He joined the sector in 1992 following a successful career in the Royal Engineers. During this time he has been responsible for a number of major projects from the introduction of E2E through to the current 16-19 National Funding Formula. Current projects are the funding changes and provider selection to support the introduction of T Levels and the Transition Framework.

Exhibitors

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Software Providers

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Specialising in software solutions, training and consultancy for the further education sector we provide software to project income, increase efficiency and maximise funding. Our 4CAST software is the market leader in curriculum planning and costing. Our PRIME software models the latest apprenticeship funding arrangements. Our SCORE software maximises funding claims whilst minimising audit risks. If you’re struggling to make falling income go further it’s likely we could help. We already work with the majority of colleges in England and with decades of experience behind us we are experts in helping establish long-term financial security. www.drakelane.co.uk – Email: enquiries@drakelane.co.uk – Call: 01756 797211 – Twitter: @drake_lane

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Risk/Insurance

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FE Protect Limited are insurance brokers on the CPC Framework. We add value via reduced Prince insurance, increased Cover and excellent Service. Come and see us to explain what we can do for your college. Champagne prizes on offer.

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Frontier Software is a leading provider of integrated HR and payroll software solutions to a wide variety of organisations around the world. ichris is an international comprehensive human resource integrated solution that allows users to maintain extensive HR information, whilst delivering an opportunity to create a centralised, virtual HR office. The ichris payroll management module offers a flexible and comprehensive approach to payroll administration and ensures that employees are paid accurately, on time and in accordance with legislation.

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Funding Information Solutions + Consultancy

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The UK’s only complete funding tool for colleges. At GRANTfinder, we understand the increasing pressures placed on colleges to diversify funding strategies and think more innovatively when it comes to financial security. We are committed to helping the sector access more sustainable forms of income. We do this by reflecting the evolving funding landscape with quality-assured, up-to-date and accurate content, as well as offering support services to maximise the funding success.

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Travel

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Key Travel is an award-winning international Travel Management Company specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors. We have been helping our clients overcome the complexities of their unique travel requirements since 1980 and are proud to offer access to the widest range of travel products, enabling our clients to maximise their travel budgets and effectively manage their duty of care responsibilities. Visit our stand to talk to us about your travel programme.

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Financial Services

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Easy payments and a flexible eShop with Pay360. Pay360 provides a range of global, fully modular, secure payment solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiency. From telephone, online and over-the-counter payments, to our user-friendly, fully mobile responsive eShop, we make it simple for students to pay however they want. Contact us on 0333 313 7160, email pay360digitalsales@capita.co.uk or visit www.pay360.com/further-education

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Student Group Travel Management Service

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StudyLink are the UK’s leading worldwide group travel experts for further education establishments, working with over 400 colleges. We provide group travel packages and subject linked itineraries tailored to each group’s individual needs. We’re a complete travel service that’s easy, convenient, great value and offers the utmost reassurance. We know it can be time consuming to co-ordinate your group travel plans, and we’re committed to simplifying student group travel through our knowledge, expertise and personal service.

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Software Providers

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WPM Education’s unique service offering has been developed specifically for the higher and further education sectors, enabling institutions to deliver great online payment experiences and make confident decisions about how they accept payments now and in the future. For nearly 20 years we have been working in partnership with the sector to analyse and benchmark how they are currently accepting payments, and collect and process payments through our Payment Platform.

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Risk/Insurance

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Zurich Municipal is one of the leading providers of risk and insurance solutions to further education establishments across the UK, with over 100 years’ experience in the education sector. Don’t let insurance and risk worries get in the way of you running your college, talk to us, as experts in our field we are as passionate about education as you are. We can offer your organisation specialist services and products tailored to meet your needs and help you build greater resilience across your organisation.

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