National Contractors Forum at IoG Saltex 2011 - Maintaining Quality

This is a summary of the presentation by NCF chair Bob Ivison at IoG Saltex on Thursday 8th September 2011.

‘Next Steps’

NCF should operate on two levels with the primary focus and main drive to be Strategic and a secondary focus to be Operational

NCF Strategic role

To be voice that can represent the sector at places that matter and recognises current  and developing trends such as the emphasis on community engagement implicit in the notion of ‘Big Society’  ‘localism ‘ etc. and the impact such changes will have on the structure of contracts and delivery of service

Strategic actions:

  •     Nominate a Steering Group to develop the aims and objectives of the Forum and make arrangements for a formally constituted committee to be elected.
  •     The present administration will continue and will represent the Group at external meetings.
  •     Identify high level representative bodies where the Forum input might be a valuable contribution.
  •     Identify other professional/trade bodies and to open discussions as part of the continued search for potential partnering. Best fit solution.
  •     Respond to National consultations specific to or impacting upon the grounds maintenance sector.



Operational role:

The delivery of events, seminars, workshops etc. relevant to the topics and issues of interest to the Grounds Maintenance sector.

Operational actions:

  • Widen participation and understanding
  • Develop a programme of open meetings, training days and seminars



Contact details



Bob Ivison
bob@ivisonconsulting.co.uk
07908 806754

Mike Fitt
mike14@tiscali.co.uk
07973 402810


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