The purpose of the ADEPT Midlands Board
Attending the ADEPT Midlands Board is an opportunity to take some time out of the office and be inspired by a range of interesting speakers and topics:
- Sharing intelligence
- Engaging with the Midlands Engine and Midlands Connect
- Being recognised as the voice of the sector with a focus on regional body engagement
- Safe place to have dialogue on wider place agenda
- Peer support
- Assisting those individuals on a learning and development journey such as those on the ADEPT Aspiring Place Directors Programme and Deputies
- Focusing on key themes and bringing subject group expertise around place
- Emphasis on key cross themes important to us all
Who is represented on the ADEPT Midlands Board
Many of the local authorities from across the Midlands are represented on the Board. New members are always welcome.
“Really useful to be able to network and share some of our challenges, hear that colleagues are similarly challenged and benefit from those where progress has been made.” Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport, Leicestershire County Council
“A really engaging, thought provoking session providing information and insight on a wide range of place-based services. There was opportunity for debate and for sharing common issues and best practice. An afternoon well spent with supportive colleagues.” Claire Brailsford, Interim Assistant Director of Environment, Derbyshire County Council
“It was my first ADEPT Midlands meeting and hopefully the first of many as it clearly highlighted the benefit of collaborative working given that we have so many shared interests and objectives in creating a 'Place' legacy. We will be better for working together and being more than the sum of our individual parts.” Andy Gutherson, Executive Director of Place, Lincolnshire County Council
“Working in your own silo can be a lonely and difficult experience – especially with the increasing challenges we face – but coming together with others tackling the same problems provides real strength and support. I find the ADEPT network a powerful way to share and learn – making work less lonely and solutions easier to find.” Rachel North, Strategic Director for Communities & Place, Derby City Council
Two Midlands Place Directors act as Chair and vice chair on a rotating basis. The current Chair is Adrian Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council) and the Vice-Chair is Louise Clayton (Staffordshire County Council).
Contact: Adrian Smith, Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director Place
Nottinghamshire County Council
0115 977 3680
The board's full terms of reference can be found here.