Weekly message from John Austin, Chair

Another conference, AGM and awards ceremony has come to an end. Our first remote conference went off successfully and the awards were an amazing celebration of everything good about our profession. It’s great to see that feedback is already positive. The AGM re-elected the ADSO Directors as follows: John Austin – Chair Peter Sass – … Continued

Weekly message from John Austin, Chair

Time flies so quickly and our annual conference, awards and AGM are almost upon us. Even though Covid restrictions have been lifted to a large extent (what happened to all the mask wearing though?), I think we made the right decision to hold the events remotely.  We are all looking forward to a great conference … Continued

Weekly message from Joanna Boaler, Director of Communications

We are really flying through November, the Conference and Awards are now so close; I am really looking forward to them both. We have dress rehearsals and practices planned so hopefully those of you who attend will enjoy the event. Please look out for the joining instructions if you are attending the conference and please … Continued

Weekly message from Peter Sass, Vice-Chair

Conference, AGM and Awards At ADSO HQ, we are very much looking forward to our first virtual conference, together with our 2021 AGM and the awards ceremony. Bookings for the conference on 25th and 26th November can still be made here: ADSO Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony 2021 – ADSO. We look forward to seeing … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

Autumn is here, with the change of colour on the trees and the mornings and evenings getting darker for longer, I hope you remembered to put your clocks back to get that extra hour in bed. Our Annual Conference and Awards is almost here so if you haven’t booked your place, please do so as soon as … Continued

Weekly message from Colin Copus, Non-Executive Director

As the half-term break is coming up we wish all those going away a very relaxing time; for those not going away, keep up the good work! Hybrid/Remote meetings – update and survey results The new Secretary of State at the rebranded Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (local government having been dropped from … Continued

Weekly message from Priya Patel, Company Secretary (Joint)

I hope you are all managing to steadily work through the busy autumnal committee cycles. At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils we seem to be experiencing a spike in school admission appeals which is keeping us on our toes. Hopefully this will settle down for us and anyone else who is experiencing the same as the … Continued

Weekly message from John Austin, ADSO Chair

Hi everyone Well the weather has certainly taken a turn for the worse here in the North West. It’s very wet and much cooler. I’m resisting putting the heating on as it’s a sign of Autumn arriving (which I do not want to think about just yet) but I don’t think it will be long … Continued

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