1st May 2019

Wed, 1 May 2019, 10:00 – 3:30pm at Philanthropy House

Premises management can be complicated, especially for charities who can be more focused on successfully delivering their social mission than the difference between a licence and a lease. However, nearly all Charities are staffed by people in a building making your premises a key factor in your success.

The Community Foundation is pleased to be able to host the Ethical Property Foundation’s ‘Successful Premises Management’ training which will help you understand how to choose the right premises for your organisation, how to save money through effective management and everything in-between.

This workshop for charities and community groups is free to participants and consists of:

  • a half-day’s training from 10am-1pm, followed by
  • a networking lunch from 1-1.30pm and
  • a confidential 1:1 advice clinic from 1.30-3.30pm with property professionals. Places for the 1:1 advice clinics are limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Your time slot will be confirmed nearer the date.

Who is it suitable for?

Trustees and senior managers of not-for-profit organisations with a property they manage. It can be beneficial to attend with colleagues so feel free to book up to 2 places per organisation.

The workshop programme will cover:

  • Your trustee responsibilities in the management of Land and Buildings
  • Understanding your asset
  • Applying the principles of effective maintenance management
  • Managing all risks involved in managing property
  • Letting premises, manage tenants and negotiate with your own landlords
  • Identifying opportunities to save money and generate income
  • About compliance and legal issues


About the Trainer

Gordon Ludlow, Senior Property Adviser at the Ethical Property Foundation has the benefit of over 30 years’ senior property and FM profession experience within industry, higher education, local government and the charity sectors. Gordon has also worked as a consultant and been the MD of a small FM contracting company. As a volunteer Gordon has served as a Non-Exec Director for the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and chaired their Sustainability special interest group. Expertise includes formulating & implementing strategies that provide effective sustainable working environments. Gordon also has a long track record of successful capital, relocation and procurement project management.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please note there are NO parking spaces available at the Community Foundation.

You can find directions and travel connections on the Community Foundation website here

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