Commercial Mini MBA - North East


Event summary

A five-day programme designed to help you develop a commercial approach to planning, designing and delivering services.


09 Apr 2019 09:30
03 Oct 2019 16:30


TBA Newcastle

Standard price

£2,200.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The public sector is becoming more commercial in its outlook and practices, driven largely by continuing budget pressures, the need to generate extra revenue and to effectively manage an increasing number of partnership arrangements, joint ventures and private sector contracts.

CIPFA’s Commercial Mini MBA is designed to help you meet these challenges head-on while retaining your public sector ethos.

Download the course brochure for full details.

Course structure and dates

  • Workshop 1 - Strategies for Commercialism: 9 and 10 April 2019 (two days) - Durham Leadership Academy, DL16 6YP
  • Workshop 2 - Finance for Commercialism: 22 May 2019 (one day) - Gateshead Civic Centre, NE8 1HH
  • Workshop 3 - Marketing a Commercial Service: 26 June 2019 (one day) - Sunderland Software Centre, SR1 1PB
  • Workshop 4 - Implementing a Commercial Approach: 3rd October 2019 (one day) - North Tyneside Council, NE27 0BY


  • Commercialisation
  • / Leadership
  • / Local government
  • / Transformation

Speaker - Brendan McCarron: CIPFA Training Director

Brendan McCaron

Brendan is CIPFA’s Training Director, tasked with designing and delivering a number of major CIPFA programmes. He leads CIPFA’s CFO Leadership Academy in the UK and for the Government of Canada. He is also heavily involved in CIPFA’s finance business partnering work and in change management assignments in the UK and in Europe. He can be contacted on E:, T:07810 547 226.

Speaker - Paul Gillion

Paul Gillion

Paul Gillion has been training finance to delegates of all levels from both the private and the public sector for the last 20 years. With over a decade of global experience as both an external auditor and a financial controller he brings his subject to life with an engaging and practical approach.

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant, working as an external auditor in England and France on audits of some of Europe’s largest companies. He then moved to work as a financial controller with a FTSE 100 company before becoming a training consultant in 1997.

Speaker - Adrian Priddle

Adrian Priddle

Adrian helps his clients grow their people in the fields of business development and leadership. His passion is for the power of networking and relationships in driving business and people forward, to achieve this Adrian delivers classroom based learning, group and one to one coaching and has published a book of his networking tips ‘Now Network’.

Adrian has worked with FTSE 100 organisations, top-20 professional service firms, top-30 law firms and financial service providers. He also has experience in the manufacturing and leisure sectors and with regulatory bodies.

He gained a fantastic grounding in business, people management and relationship development through his prior career as a senior audit manager with Deloitte. Adrian spent 12 years auditing football clubs, high street retail clients and manufacturers, these ranged from listed organisations through to owner managed businesses.