Sharpe Pritchard is working with CommercialGov to provide a commercial governance masterclass for the Local Government Association.
The masterclass will be given by Rob Hann, Head of Local Government at Sharpe Pritchard, and Peter Collins, a partner at the firm and expert in corporate governance law and practice, alongside CommercialGov.
It is part of a wider masterclass training programme designed to support councils as they refocus commercial activity impacted by COVID-19 and investment guidance changes from CIPFA and central government.
The masterclass delivered by Hann and Collins will focus on the increasing use of separate but local authority-controlled trading companies and explore governance within the context of establishing corporate vehicles for a variety of trading purposes.
Hann, who is also the author of several local government law books including Guides to charging and trading and companies and partnerships, said: “I am delighted to be working with the LGA and Commercialgov to promote the work of local authorities in this sometimes-complex area and to help with the roll out best practice across the local authority environment on the subject of governance in the commercial context.”