Solace Scotland Annual Conference "Raising the Bar" 15-16 May 2014


15 May 2014


Hilton Grosvenor Hotel
1-9 Grosvenor Terrace
G12 0TA



This event is sponsored by

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In 2014, local authorities face continuous, ongoing financial challenges and, as a result, have reduced their staffing numbers considerably over recent years. Naturally, this has led to increased demands on staff development with an onus on nurturing strong leadership. With the overarching aim of ensuring that we continue to successfully deliver and refresh our services, we need to invest in and encourage our staff by providing them with clear leadership, opportunities and experience.

Raising the Bar will encourage everyone to think about how we can improve our services by looking at new ways to lead and develop our staff to suit future needs. The conference will hear from challenging and innovative speakers from business and sporting backgrounds and includes:

• John Boothman, Head of BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs
• Steve Cram MBE, BBC Chief Athletics Commentator, Olympic silver medallist and World Champion
• Craig Clark MBE, CEO/CTO, Clyde Space
• Dr Katherine J Grainger CBE, Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist and World Champion 
• Angela Leitch, Chief Executive, East Lothian Council

Conference Programme

To download the Conference Programme, please click here


Residential places are now sold out. Please choose a non residential delegate rate, please click here for a list of alternative accommodation. 

£350.00 + vat – Two Day Non Residential Solace Member Delegate
£400.00 + vat - Two Day Non Residential Public Sector Non Member Delegate
(Includes conference sessions and refreshments on both days, the Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception & Charity Dinner on 15th May)

£175.00 + vat - One day Solace Member Delegate
£225.00 + vat - One day Public Sector Non Member Delegate
(Includes the conference sessions only and refreshments for one day either 15th or 16th May)

£300.00 + vat - SPECIAL RATE for SENIOR MANAGER SOLACE MEMBER'S ONLY -Two Day NON Residential Delegate, including dinner,
(Includes conference sessions and refreshments on both days, the Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception & Charity Dinner on 15 May - it does not include B&B at the venue - a list of alternative accommodation can be found here)

£95.00 + vat – Dinner only


To book your place at this event please download the booking form here, or send an email to

Payment can be made via invoice or credit card, please note that to pay by invoice with or without a Purchase Order incurs an invoice admin fee of £25.00+vat. Payments by credit card will receive a VAT Receipt. Click here to see the Terms and Conditions of Registration.

PRIVATE SECTOR: To find out more about opportunities for private sector organisations to become involved in this event, including delegate places, please click here, or email

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