Saving Money Through The NLPG: Hot Topic At This Year’s Everything Happens Somewhere Conference

At this year’s Everything Happens Somewhere conference on 20th October in Sheffield, efficiency savings and how to save money with the NLPG will be the hot topic of the day.

During the Solution Stream being held in the Main Banqueting Hall, gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets will be chairing a forum in which all delegates will be able to hear three presentations on how they can make very real savings through the better use of the NLPG.

The first presentation will be from Stephen Gray of AXESS West Sussex, a partnership of county, district and borough councils, which has seen a streamlining of the process by which street cleaning service requests are received, processed and responded to. The work that Stephen and his team have done has seen an estimated saving of £20,000 per annum.

The second presentation will be from Richard Healy, GIS Manager at Monmouthshire Council, who will be focusing on specific ways in which the NLPG can be used to save money in the public sector. He will be discussing ways that NLPG data can be integrated throughout an organisation, looking at cashable savings that will be available to all.

The final presentation will be from Shaun Powell, who is the Access Transformation Delivery Manager at the Welsh Assembly Government. Shaun will be discussing efficiency savings across the public sector and primary to his presentation will be the ways in which joint working can receive very tangible savings and how these can underpin both regional and national initiatives.

Chairing the Stream will be Director of Aligned Assets, Phil Gee, who said of the event, “Everything Happens Somewhere is the premier event in the NLPG/NSG calendar and is a ‘must-attend’ for anyone involved with gazetteers in the public sector.”

“Finding ways to save money and develop greater efficiency in working practices is now an essential component for local government and the emergency services. This Solution Stream will provide a wealth of practical ideas that all attendees can take away with them to aid their own organisations.”