Exhibitors and sponsors at the CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Conference 2016

The CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Conference is a forum you can use to achieve your objectives, whether it's generating new business leads, influencing economic and technical buyers, or positioning your company in the public services market segment.

2016 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Our exhibitors and sponsors explain their expertise.

Aphility - The Affordability Assessment Centre - Exhibitor


Aphility - The Affordability Assessment Centre provides a comprehensive online and verified affordability assessment portal for both our clients and individual customers. Completed reports are made available to the consumer as a tool to assist their financial health; and to our clients and business partners to determine the next best course of action.

The AA service extends the customer journey and provides benefits in a way that is Independent, cost effective, compliant and resource saving.

The FCA have made it clear that understanding a customer’s propensity to pay by conducting an in depth investigation into their financial position is a requirement at every stage of the lifecycle of a customer’s account.

Our Affordability Assessment service is free to individual customers and priceless to our Clients.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - Exhibitor


The AAT work across the globe with around 125,000 members in more than 90 countries. Their members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.

Baillie Gifford - Sponsor of the CIPFA Student and Young Leaders Stream

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford & Co is an independent investment partnership based in Edinburgh. We have managed investments globally since 1909 and for Local Government Pension Scheme clients since 1987. We are proud to have been sponsors of the Scottish CIPFA Students and Young Leaders Stream for over 20 years.

brightsolid - Exhibitor and Sponsor

brightsolidbrightsolid is a digital services provider that specialises in secure private cloud, delivered from our Tier III, Uptime Institute accredited, data centres in Aberdeen and Dundee.

We provide end to end IT solutions, all under one partnership, that enables our customers to focus on strategy and innovation. Our mission is to deliver technical innovation with personal service and we do this by saving on cost and enabling businesses of all sizes to live and work in agile, collaborative environments that achieve enhanced customers experiences.

Crowned Scotland’s Best Employer 2015 by Business Insider, brightsolid lives and breathes its values of knowledge sharing and thinking outside the cube to surpass expectations.

Collaboration, cost saving and operational efficiency have emerged as key themes for improvement across all industries we work in. Our promise is to help our customers excel in these areas through true collaboration and a partnership measured on intelligence, ability, ownership, quick response, flexibility and consistency.

Capita Treasury solutions Ltd - Exhibitor

Capita Asset Services

In Scotland we provide an extensive range of services to the public sector. We are the largest provider of treasury management services, asset finance, and technical accounting guidance, which includes specialist areas such due diligence reports and financial modelling.

Our client base includes local authorities, colleges, leisure trusts, housing associations and health services, as well as other bodies such as Scottish Water and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.  We also provide a wide range of support to many Police and Crime Commissioners, Police Authorities and Fire Authorities across other parts of the UK.

A key aspect of delivery of these services is our approach to training. We run specific local training for officers and elected/board members, which supports in building long-standing successful working relationships. 

We have a local presence through our Capita offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which enable us to meet our clients on a regular basis without the need for extensive travel.

Capita Integrated business solutions - Exhibitor

Capita Integrated Business SolutionsCapita Integrated business solutions (part of Capita plc) provides world-class financial management software, e-procurement and bespoke solutions to service-centric organisations helping them to realise strategic cost savings and modernisation objectives.

With our portfolio of products, cloud and consultancy services we help local authorities to improve the efficiency, raise the quality and reduce the cost of services to the public.

Now more than ever, we are supporting local authorities through major changes in the way they deliver services, making sure they achieve what’s required of them, but also helping them make the most out of the opportunities that arise from change. Today, over 400 clients use our innovative solutions.

CCLA Investment Management Limited - Exhibitor

CCLACCLA has managed local authority and charitable funds for 50 years.

The Public Sector Deposit Fund - a simple, low risk solution for cash.  

The Local Authorities' Property Fund - increasing your income, diversifying your risk.

CCLA Investment Management Limited and CCLA Fund Managers Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

CGI - Exhibitor and Sponsor of the drinks reception

CGICGI is a global business with 65,000 professionals in 40 countries across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe who provide end-to-end IT and business process services that facilitate the ongoing evolution of our clients’ businesses.

CIPFA - Exhibitor

CIPFACIPFA champions the performance of public services across the world by driving effective and efficient use of the public's money. Across CIPFA we tackle the challenges facing the public sector by shaping the big picture and the detail of how to make things work, through theory and practice.

We show the way in public services globally with strong principles and standards and build on our insight to influence the legislation and frameworks that drive decision making. We use the policy and technical information available within CIPFA to design and deliver effective, relevant and thought-leading training courses.

CIVICA - Exhibitor

Civica supplies over 900 local government organisations around the world. In Scotland our clients include Dundee City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, East Ayrshire Council, Argyll and Bute Council and Western Isles Council.

Our web-based financial and procurement solutions can be delivered on-premise, in the cloud and/or as a shared service. Civica Financials helps local authorities drive savings and efficiencies through automation e.g. ‘straight-through’ AP invoice processing and an increased focus on self-service across the authority.

Visit us on stand 17 for more information www.civica.co.uk

ERPaaS - Exhibitor and Sponsor

ERPaaSNewly arrived in Inverness with our Scottish Development Centre, ERPaaS specialises in delivering ERP as Cloud based applications.

With specific focus on the personalisation of Cloud ERP, and digital mobile self-service enablement for back office applications, ERPaaS aims to take a leading role in helping to establish a digital Scotland.

Our Managing Director Simon Robinson will be speaking at the event and posing some challenging questions around the impact of digital mobile self-service on the future of Shared-Services and Public Services organisational structures.

Simon will be talking about some of the leadership challenges posed by these technologies. Simon last spoke at CIFA Scotland in 2010 where he talked about the future of Shared-Services and the London Shared-Service.

Federated Investors (UK) LLP - Exhibitor


Federated Investors (UK) LLP is a specialist manager of AAA-rated money market funds and other cash portfolios.  We are a member of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association (“IMMFA”).  We are part of Federated Investors, a leading global investment manager founded in 1955, with £237bn in assets under management as of 31/12/2014.

The Federated Short-Term Prime Funds are “Qualifying Money Market Funds” (QMMFs), specifically designed for the secure investment of short term cash.  The Short-Term Sterling Prime Fund carries AAA ratings from Fitch, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, and has consistently produced a top quartile yield performance (2008-2014 according to the IMMFA Money Fund Report).  Our Sterling and Euro Short-Term Prime Funds are the only IMMFA-member QMMFs domiciled in the UK and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We are honoured and delighted that half of the local authorities in Scotland are now money market fund clients of Federated Investors (UK) LLP.

Grant Thornton - Sponsor of the CIPFA Scotland Public Finance Awards

Grant ThorntonGrant Thornton is the leading firm in the public sector audit market in the UK, providing services to over 300 local government, health and central government clients. We employ over 400 staff in our Public Sector Assurance Practice and are the largest employer of CIPFA members and students.

This depth of experience ensures that our solutions draw on best practice from across the UK and are grounded in a deep understanding of our clients and the sectors they operate in. Through proactive, client-focused relationships, our teams deliver solutions in a distinctive and personal way, not pre-packaged products and services. It is this approach that makes us the first choice provider of audit and advisory services to the public sector.

Hays Recruitment - Exhibitor


At Hays Specialist Recruitment, we provide employers within the public sector with cost-effective permanent and temporary recruitment services.

We make it our business to understand your world. Through our network of offices across Scotland, our consultants focus on specific professional sectors and disciplines.

Hymans Robertson - Exhibitor and Sponsor

Hymans RobertsonFounded in 1921, we’re one of the longest established independent actuarial firms in the UK. We deliver a full range of services including actuarial, investment consulting, enterprise risk management, third party pensions administration and communications consulting.

Our client base includes FTSE 100, FTSE 250, privately owned firms and financial institutions. We are also the market leaders for LGPS, advising more than half of all plans. We have the largest and most experienced team dedicated to the public sector in the marketplace.

Neyber - Sponsor

neyberNeyber is a provider of financial employee benefits. We enable employees to reduce borrowing costs with access to affordable loans integrated with payroll - all at no cost to the employer.

Our mission is to pioneer the creation of workplace communities that will enable employees to borrow and save together at fairer rates and to cut credit costs.

As Neyber’s technology integrates with payroll, employers can offer an easy-to-implement workplace financial solution that acts as a key driver for employee engagement, productivity and to reduce stress-related absenteeism.

Through our affordable rates, we have delivered an effective 5% pay rise to the majority of existing Neyber borrowers, by enabling them to consolidate their debts, saving them up to 20% on monthly debt repayments.

Oxygen Finance Limited - Exhibitor

Oxygen FinanceA technology and professional services solution that enables you to unlock value within the supply chain through paying suppliers ahead of contracted terms.

Our clients consistently achieve excellent results through deploying industrialised Supplier Incentive Programmes, built around three fully resourced work streams.

Councils are able to increase and sustain P2P process efficiencies and also mitigate risk by addressing existing and new legislation.

At the same time, the programme ensures the Council builds important relationships with local businesses and suppliers, helping them to grow, whilst also generating income for the local authority to contribute to the vital services their community needs.

Already proven and successful across multiple Local Authorities across the UK, Oxygen’s solution delivers a win-win for buyers and suppliers.

Call Gareth Kentish on 0207 167 2918 or Simon Whittle on 0161 785 4658 for further information.
Please also visit our website www.oxygen-finance.com

Scotland Excel - Exhibitor and Sponsor

Scotland ExcelScotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector. Established in 2008, we are a leading non-profit shared service funded by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

Our services are designed to help councils meet the twin challenges of reducing budgets at a time of increasing demand. Collaborative procurement increases efficiency and ensures money is saved to protect front line services.

Our £700m contract portfolio supports the delivery of social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT services. Our contracts achieve annual savings of c. £17m, and encourage innovation, facilitate policy, support local economies and generate social value for communities.

Scotland Excel offers award-winning training and provides assessment, consultancy and improvement services to help councils transform their procurement capability. We represent the sector at a national level on all matters relating to public procurement, and provide support for sector initiatives such as Local Government Digital Transformation.

TechnologyOne - Exhibitor and Sponsor

Technology One

TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is one of the Commonwealth’s largest publicly listed software companies, with offices in Australia,  United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Pacific and Asia. For 26 years, we have provided powerful integrated enterprise software solutions used by more than 1000 organisations.

An enterprise vision
Experience the power of an integrated enterprise solution built on a single platform with a consistent look and feel.

Market focus and commitment
By understanding our markets, including Local Government, we deliver integrated, preconfigured solutions, provide proven practice, streamlined implementations, which reduce time, cost and risk. 

The power of one
We take complete responsibility for building, marketing, selling, implementing and supporting our enterprise solution for each customer. 

The power of evolution
Substantial investment in R&D each year means we provide our customers with a strong, continuing advantage by embracing new technologies, concepts and innovation.

Simplicity, not complexity
Software that meets consumer expectations, delivers solutions which are incredibly easy to use, removing complexity.

Zurich Municipal - Exhibitor and Sponsor

Zurich Municipal

As a leading provider of risk and insurance solutions to Britain’s public sector, Zurich Municipal is experienced in helping customers identify and manage the risks they face. 

We fully understand the challenges organisations are facing in these times of change and our unique insight allows us to work with our customers to implement risk solutions that will help deliver long term resilience. 

We are experts in continuity planning as well as dealing with major incidents and are committed to supporting our customers when it matters. 

For more information and to discuss how we can support you and your organisation, visit us at stand  7.