Events

A Key Benefit for Our Members

Members are invited to attend our own high-quality face to face and online events throughout the year, included as part of their membership. This includes our flagship Annual Conference, three Leaders’ Meetings and quarterly Network Meetings for our seven active Practitioner Networks.

We want our members to leave each event feeling motivated and inspired to achieve greater success, with a clear roadmap to change, think differently and/or to improve themselves and their organisation.

This year we are celebrating 10 years of Shared Services Forum UK, so we want to incorporate that into all our events throughout 2020!!!!

A one-stop shop for Event information

We also promote and pass on information for events, exhibitions and conferences organised by third parties we think you might be interested in. Always be in the know.

Event locations

Our events are held online and face to face at prestigious locations nationwide and have included Aintree Racecourse, The Houses of Parliament, The Chester Grosvenor, The Lowry Hotel, Rudding Park Hotel & Conference Centre Harrogate, The Lowry Arts Centre, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, and the Boardroom at Manchester United Football Club.  We aim to be fair geographically and hold events throughout the UK. If you know of a great venue, or would like to host an SSFUK event then we would love to hear from you.

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Shared Services Forum UK’s flagship annual event, giving our members the opportunity to hear outstanding speakers, learn and share best practice, participate in quality networking, meet exhibitors and enjoy first-class hospitality. 

Each year our Conference attracts over 300 leading SSC professionals, and showcases a select number of key industry suppliers and business partners.

The FutureVision Awards Dinner is a big part of the annual conference. The awards honour those in our membership who have exemplified our Forum’s core values of ‘Community’, ‘Leadership’ and ‘Evolution’ over the year. 

This year we added a 4th award category based on our conference theme.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES: 

Community – someone who, either through their work or extra-curricular activities, had introduced, developed or contributed to a sense of community within their workplace, the shared services industry or the community in which their business operates.

Leadership – someone who has shown exceptional leadership qualities, that have made a significant positive impact and difference to their team.

Evolution – someone who has embraced change, technology or other opportunities to create transformation and helped show others the way, through their vision. 

The top 3 candidates in each category are invited to attend the Annual Conference Awards Dinner, along with all the Leaders from each of our member organisations, where the winners are then announced!!!!

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LEADERS MEETINGS

We host three Leaders’ Meetings per year, including our ever popular Summer Social. Each member organisation’s SSC Leader is invited to attend, alongside selected Sponsors, Partners and Associates. 

Meeting venues have included the House of Commons, the Imperial War Museum North, and Haydock Racecourse. We have had the pleasure of welcoming guest speakers such as Jeffrey Archer and Lord Paddy Ashdown. 

These are not events to be missed.

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NETWORK EVENTS

The lifeblood of Shared Services Forum UK. We have seven practitioner networks, all of which have been set up by members who have identified topics or work functions, with a shared appetite to come together on a regular basis to discuss key issues and best practice. 

  • Purchase to Pay
  • Order to Cash
  • FA&R
  • HR
  • Payroll
  • Digital
  • Operational Excellence

These events are hosted online and also at member organisation’s SSCs, the face to face meetings are held quarterly for each Network and all networks are voluntarily chaired by a member.

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Shared Services Forum UK offers an extensive package of member benefits including the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, whose passion is the pursuit and deployment of business excellence in Shared Services. 

Member Benefits

  • Share, explore ideas and get best practice advice and news with unlimited access to our curated Network Hub and exclusive members only website.
  • Receive a limited number of delegate places to our flagship Annual Conference.
  • Invitations to three Leaders’ Meetings per year for learning, debate, and high-level networking in first-class surroundings.
  • Become part of our 7 Practitioner Networks and attend quarterly Network Meetings with your team. Network with industry leaders and organise valuable and informative site visits.

If you’re passionate about the pursuit of business excellence and are eager to join in and engage with our lively community, then we want to hear from you. 

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