2018 Conference Programme

The Conference will take place over two days. Running in parallel over both days will be the AGSM National Exhibition, featuring suppliers to the industry from the safety and compliance sectors, and other important relevant organisations.


Tuesday 24th April 2018

– Afternoon Golf Competition at the prestigious Belfry Hotel PGA golf course


Wednesday 25th April 2018

– Conference including the AGSM National Exhibition

Awards Dinner with drinks reception.
The Awards recognise the achievement of individuals and organisations in gas and electrical safety and compliance


Thursday 26th April 2018

– Conference and exhibition continues

Download the full conference programme by clicking on the image below, or read on for an overview of the conference. 


Speakers and topics

Day 1 – Wednesday 25th April 2018

Morning Sessions

  • Welcome! Claire Heyes FCCA, CEO of AGSM, AESM & ASCP
  • Power to the people – a post Grenfell legacy Alan Keers, Political Correspondent, AGSM, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Business and Innovation, Red Kite Community Housing
  • Silent voices: The lived experience of carbon monoxide poisoning  Julie Connolly, Senior Lecturer and CO Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Launch – National Campaign “Are You Listening” Michelle Allsop, HSE / Claire Heyes, CEO, ASCP
  • Gas safety downgrade, compliance and redemption at RBH Peter McHugh, Repairs Manager, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Mid-morning networking and refreshments

  • Fire Sprinklers – Case studies & Myth-busting: drowning, illness, flooding, electrocution, what next? Keith MacGillivray, Chief Executive, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA)
  • Creating and maintaining an effective servicing policy Kevin Winship, Technical Safety Manager, CORGI Technical Services
  • HEADLINE SPEAKER: Overcoming challenges with a new mindset Pen Hadow, Inspirational Speaker, World-Class Explorer


Networking & Lunch

Women in Compliance Networking Lunch (Meeting continues into afternoon session)


Afternoon Sessions (Choose from the following sessions)

1. Main Conference Hall – AESM Live!

  • BS7671 18th EditionAn impact to future compliance Steve Martin, Director of Technical, ECA
  • Practical steps to mitigating electrical safety risk Martyn Allen, Technical Director, Electrical Safety First
  • Qualifications versus competence Kevin Sparrow, Electrical Product Specialist, EAL
  • Panel Q&A session Electrical expert panel answer your questions


2. Triumph Bar – Women in Compliance

  • Supporting career progression for women in social housing Elly Hoult, Business Improvement Director, Notting Hill Housing
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring scheme Stephanie Smith, Professional Coach
  • Group networking and support


3. Lakeside Suite –Membership

  • Major membership announcement
  • Join us to hear important news about membership – members and non-members welcome!


Afternoon Networking & Refreshments

  • New Regulation 36A implementation, April 2018 – flexible LGSR case study Fleur Whittingham, Gas Operations Manager and Becky Salter, Gas Operations Team Leader, Wrekin Housing Trust
  • Managing the risks from asbestos Steve Sadley, Chief Executive, Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)
  • Making compliance with ‘Boiler Plus’ legislation business as usual Paul Honeyman, Head of Product Development, Vaillant
  • Asset compliance priorities in the current climate John Fisher, Director, Ark Consultancy
  • Day 1 Closing comments


Day 2 – Thursday 26th April 2018

Morning Sessions

  • Welcome! Bill Paton, Executive Chairman, CORGI Technical Services
  • Managing risk in health & safety Joe Murphy, Head of Health, Safety and Security, Southern Area, High Speed 2
  • New Regulation 36A flexible MOT-style LGSR: what the changes mean for you and panel discussion Kim Morris, CORGI Technical Services / Steve Cooper, Nottingham City Homes / David Riley, Servicesoft / Scott Maddocks, Regenda / Steve Parker, Phoenix Gas
  • Legionella compliance: responsibility, risk assessments and control methods Matthew Morse, Chairman, Legionella Control Association
  • Applying the correct domestic and commercial gas standards Jamie Cooper, Technical Manager, Omegaflex


Mid Morning Networking & Refreshments

  • Fire safety post-Grenfell; lessons learnt and the new normal Brent O’Halloran, Director of Asset Management, Hyde Housing
  • SAP vs ERP. Which & when? Andrew Keyworth, Assistant Product Manager, Groupe Atlantic UK & ROI
  • AESM: Responsibilities of the Electrical Duty Holder Kim Morris, Head of Training & Membership, CORGI Technical Services / Gary Gundry, Electrical Technical Manager, AESM
  • Responsibilities for gas installations in multi-occupancy and commercial properties Trevor Batt, Technical Safety Manager, CORGI Technical Services
  • Free communal / district heating for RSL’s Charlie Lamb, Director, Windhager
  • Document compliance: working smarter to be fit for this ever-challenging market! Lee Woods, Head of Compliance, Your Housing Group
  • Day 2 Closing Comments


Networking & lunch

AGSM National Conference & Exhibition Close

Programme subject to change. Keep an eye on this web page for the latest programme updates.


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