CIPFA SW Countdown to Commerciality


Event summary

This half-day interactive training event will cover key areas of understanding needed in setting out on a commercial venture. Topics include understanding commercial awareness and contestability as a driver for effective service delivery, as well as analysis & strategies around business, commerciality, risk and assets.


09 October 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:00


Grant Thornton
2 Glass Wharf
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Standard price

£95.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend

This event is for anyone who is due to set out on a commercial venture and are in the planning stages or require some expert public sector advice.

How you will benefit

Delegates will learn about the following key areas:

  • understanding the idea of commercial awareness
  • considering the scope of internal and external relationships
  • factors effecting your organisation
  • understanding the idea of contestability as a driver for effective service delivery
  • business, commercial, risk and asset strategies
  • analysing the current organisation and its cultural preparedness for a commercial approach
  • developing a change management strategy.

CPD hours

Four hours.


  • Commercialisation
  • / Leadership
  • / Professional development
  • / Risk management

Speaker - Gareth Batterbee

Gareth Batterbee

Gareth is a Facilitator and Coach with over 15 years of experience training across private and public sector around the world. He specialises in finance and interpersonal skills training, helping individuals and teams to improve their communication and the effectiveness of their teams and organisations. He enjoys demystifying finance and helping people to understand how financial awareness is vital for every business decision.

He has delivered finance training for non-finance professionals with a number of central and local government organisations and across a range of private sector industries. Gareth was a senior audit manager with Deloitte and brings this commercial awareness to all of his training delivery.