ACES National Conference 2023


The ACES flagship event of the year took place on Thursday 21st September 2023 with  excellent speakers and great networking opportunities for ACES members and others working in or for the public sector.

The Presentations

Theme: Health & the Public Sector Working Together


Click on the names of the presenters below to open the slides:


Session 1- Leadership and Governance / NHS Explainer


Andrew Strange (NHS Property Services)  Estate Strategy Lead
Session 2 – ICB Estates Strategy


Stephanie Porter (Hull and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board)  Assistant Director – Estates Infrastructure and Sustainability
Session 3 – Planning for health


Rowan Gilbert (NHS Property Services)  Senior Town Planner
Session 4 – Finance / Landlord and Tenant


Rob Hearle (Avison Young)  Principal, Health Care, Sales and Leasing


Andrew Sutherland (Avison Young)  Associate Director, Health Care

Bryan Wootten (Wootten Dean Chartered Surveyors)

Session 5 –Delivery


Dr Steven Norris (Lambert Smith Hampton)  Executive Director, and National Head of Planning, Regeneration & Infrastructure


Jon Pinkerton (Carter Jonas)  Partner

Case Study – Castleford Emma Bolton (Community Ventures)  Acting Chief Executive Officer
Case Study – CDC Stockton High Street Steven Taylor (North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust)  Assistant Director of Estates & Capital/Deputy MD
Case Study – GP Development Stephanie Porter (Hull and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board)  Assistant Director – Estates Infrastructure and Sustainability


Martin Eades (Priory Medical Group)  Managing Partner

Case Study – Catterick – MOD and NHS Major Capital Scheme Karina Dare (NHS Property Services)  Primary Care Estates Strategy Lead
RICS Valuation Update Jonathan Fothergill (RICS)  Investment and Valuation Advisory, Global Valuation Team
Legal Update Antony Phillips (Fieldfisher)  Partner
Property Update & SAM Diploma (CIPFA) Marc Poppy (CIPFA)  Property Training Manager


Donna Best (CIPFA)  Property Advisor



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