Dear PPMA members and friends

You may have already seen through your twitter feeds that PPMA is again supporting the Public Sector Show (PSS).  We will be in Manchester on November 21st supporting the workforce, recruitment and skills theme.  I will be participating in a main stage panel discussion on Fostering talent, expertise and leadership across the public sector workforce.  Additionally I will be chairing a further 2 sessions, one on Public sector leadership in challenging times and the other on Public sector recruitment and retention: opportunities and things to consider.  I am really pleased to say that PPMA stalwarts, Joanne Hyde, Justine Brooksbank and Sue Dunkley will be supporting these discussions.

Our involvement with Public Sector Show is really bearing fruit for us.  It is a very welcome opportunity to talk to professionals across Local, Central Government and 3rd Sector.  We supported events in November 2016, in London earlier this June and we are already signed up to support our PSS colleagues throughout 2018.  PSS is free to delegates.  If you are interested in networking more widely across Public Service the show is well worth a visit.

For the first time this year we will have an exhibition stand as well as running the 3 sessions.  Member colleagues from Leeds and Trafford will be help us support that, but if you want to help too, we would be delighted to hear from you.  You can let us know on [email protected].  Please put PSS Manchester in the subject line of your email.

Unfortunately, Caroline is unable to attend the Manchester event so I am afraid you are stuck with me!  However, please come along, I’d be delighted to see you.  In the meantime, you can read a Q & A spot here.  I’d also recommend that you download the PSS Report on the State of  the Public Sector 2017 here:

You can follow the show on twitter at #PSSMCR and on the web at  @PPMA_HR will be tweeting in the run up to the event and on the day too, so keep an eye on our feed.