Achieving inclusive growth for Scotland

Central Glasgow
Tuesday 27 June 2017 -
09:30 to 16:30

What will it take for inclusive growth to benefit people and places left behind by previous approaches?

This was a one-day conference sharing innovative policies and practices.

Keynote speaker: Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities.

Chair: Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster

JRF in collaboration with Business in the Community Scotland, The RSA and NHS Health Scotland hosted this conference to discuss how inclusive growth can contribute to solving poverty in Scotland.

The enhanced powers of devolution and the development of City-Region and growth deals means that Scotland has the opportunity to deliver a more inclusive economy where everyone benefits.

Following recent Scottish Council elections and the UK General Election this one-day conference convened a range of people and organisations to share learning on how inclusive growth can become a reality through policy development and integrated working.

The conference had over 30 speakers who shared their skills, knowledge and ideas. 

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Programme

Programme of events
10.00am Chair’s opening remarks
Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster
10.05am Welcome
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
10.15am Importance of Inclusive growth
Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland and Dean, Public Policy and Knowledge Exchange and Dr. David Waite, Research Associate - Urban Studies and Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow
10.30am Panel discussion and Q and A
Des McNulty, Deputy Director, Policy Scotland and Dean, Public Policy and Knowledge Exchange, University of Glasgow
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation  
Dr. David Waite, Research Associate - Urban Studies and Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow
10.50am Sandra Collins, Poverty Leadership Panel 
10.55am Brian Scott, Poverty Truth Commission
11.05am Coffee break
11.20am Making growth more inclusive
Chair: Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster
Dr. Gary Gillespie, Director and Chief Economist, Scottish Government
Jane Wood, Executive Director of Membership and Nations, Business in the Community
Klaas Folkerts, Strategic Adviser on Work and Income, Government of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Andrew Fraser, Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland
12.15pm Keynote address
Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities
12.40pm Lunch
1.20pm Workshops
Room: Main room 5th floor Workshop 1: Employability and skills
Chair: Katie Schmuecker, Head of Policy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Oumar Akram, Development and Engagement Officer - Employability and Apprenticeship programme, BEMIS
David Coyne, Senior Policy Advisor on Employability, Fair Work and Labour Market Strategy, Skills Development Scotland
Allan Watt, Director, The Prince's Trust Scotland
Room: Café
5th floor
Workshop 2: Anchor organisations
 Chair: Mike Hawking, Partnerships Manager (Cities), Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Mark McAllister, Organisational Lead of Strategic Development, NHS Health Scotland 
Lorraine McLaren, Partnership and Growth Manager, Wheatley Group
Room: Conference suite breakout 3rd floor Workshop 3: Progression and productivity
Chair: Louise Woodruff, Policy and Research Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
David Hindmarsh, Head of People - Retail and Supply Operations, Greggs
Martin Wight, Strategy Team Leader, Scottish Enterprise
Alison McCrae, Economic Development Manager - Adult Employment, Development and Regeneration Services, Irene Holding and Karen Fotheringham, Business Advisers, Business Services, Economic Development, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council
Room: Conference suite 3rd floor Workshop 4: Data, analysis and impact
Chair: Dave Innes, Policy and Research Manager – Economics, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Ceri Hughes, Research Associate - Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit, University of Manchester
 Uzma Khan, Acting Deputy Director for Scotland's Economic Strategy, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government 
Dr. David Waite, Research Associate - Urban Studies & Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow
Room: Gallery 4 4th floor Workshop 5: (Dis) connections - neighbourhoods and local economy
Chair: Dr. Emma Stone, Director of Policy and Research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Tressa Burke, Chief Executive and Brian Scott, Development Manager, Glasgow Disability Alliance
Sharon McAulay, Project Manager and Emma Richardson, Head of Programmes, STAR project
Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland
Tony Quinn, Chief Executive, GEMAP Scotland
2.30pm Making inclusive growth happen
Chair: Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster
Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council
David Littlejohn, Head, Tay Cities Deal
Elma Murray, Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council
Cllr Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader, Newcastle City Council
3.15pm Coffee break
3.30pm In conversation: Achieving inclusive growth - what next for Scotland
Chair: Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster
Charlotte Alldritt, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA
Prof. Patricia Findlay, Director, Scottish Centre for Employment Research & Professor of Work and Employment Relations, University of Strathclyde Business School
Fraser McKinlay, Controller of Audit and Director of Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland
4:25pm Closing remarks
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
4.30pm End of event 

Booking information

Audience: local government leaders and senior officials, businesses, government and civic leaders.

If you would like to know more about the event please email [email protected]