LGA Productivity Programme
Brian started running the Local Government Association’s Productivity Programme in August 2011, having set up one part of it – the Capital & Asset Pathfinder Programme (CAP) for the Department for Communities & Local Government – the previous year.
The programme looks at the big spend areas of local government – Adult Social Care, Procurement, capital & assets, shared services, etc – and develops or supports innovative measures of driving productivity and efficiency. One programme, driving efficiencies in Adult Social Care services received unprecedented support from the sector and obtained match funding from the Department of Health. Working with 50 councils the programme seeks at least £50m savings in 2012/13. For more:
He has also devised efficiency programmes in waste innovation, and procurement, and is working with DCLG’s Troubled Families Team helping councils reconfigure services on the ground to provide better outcomes for the estimated 120,000 families with complex needs and inter-generational dependence.
Strategic Adviser to Camberley Town Centre Regeneration
Brian is Strategic Adviser to Surrey Heath BC’s Camberley Town Centre Regeneration Board.
Camberley is situated 30 miles south west of central London in the Blackwater Valley, part of the M3/M4 corridor. It has a generally affluent population with above average incomes and proportions of the A and B social group (40%, against a national average of 25% – 2001 Census).
Surrey Heath is out to consultation on an ambitious Area Action Plan for the town:
which seeks to achieve some 40,000m2 of new retail space, and over 200 new homes.
Brian works with CBRE as a housing consultant especially in the fields of HRA reform, asset management, and new housing tenures.