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Annual Conference | Lancashire CRN
  • Lancashire CRN 10th Anniversary Conference 2013

    Lancashire CRN 10th Anniversary Conference 2013

    Environmental Education Centre | Leyland on 21st February 2013

  • All About You - Our Annual Conference for 2012

    All About You - Our Annual Conference for 2012

    Environmental Education Centre | Leyland on 14th February 2012

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2011 conference: Provide, Prove and Prosper!

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2011 conference: Provide, Prove and Prosper!

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2010 Conference - Strengthen, Survive & Thrive! The recession-beating conference for 2010

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2010 Conference: Strengthen, Survive & Thrive! The recession-beating conference for 2010

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2009 Conference: "Waste – Let’s Make It Our Business"

  • Our Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference

    2009 Conference: "Waste – Let’s Make It Our Business"

Our Annual Conference

Lancashire CRN’s Conference is an annual event combines expert speakers, case studies and workshops in a welcoming and informal setting. It is a great opportunity to meet people from other groups, gain best practice advice and network.

Working Better Together 2015

This year our Working Better Together annual conference was held on Thursday 28th May 2015 at the Recycling Lives HQ in Preston, in partnership with One Lancashire, who held their Building Better Opportunities stakeholder session after our conference. Speakers included:

Our annual conference was followed by Lancashire CRN's AGM and facility tours of Recycling Lives HQ.

Thinking Outside the Bin 2014

Our 2014 Annual Conference "Thinking Outside the Bin!" was held on 20th February in Leyland. Speakers included:

Our annual conference included a networking buffet lunch and free tour of the Farington Waste Recovery Park.

Lancashire CRN's AGM followed the conference - visit the About Us tab for more about Lancashire CRN's Management Committee.

Our 10th Anniversary Conference

Lancashire CRN was established in 2003 so at our 2013 annual conference we celebrated our 10th Anniversary!

As one of the strongest CRNs in the UK, Lancashire has a proud history of supporting community groups, most recently through the Lancashire Waste PFI Project. Some groups have been members of Lancashire CRN from the start, and others have started up since or diversified and joined us along the way. This year our conference allowed us to look back at what has been achieved so far and to look ahead to the future.

Delegates were welcomed to the conference by Clare Atkinson from Lancashire County Council's Waste Management Group, who was involved in setting up the Network ten years ago. Throughout the morning we heard from a variety of guest speakers about important issues and opportunities for Network members. After a lunch of networking and hotpot we held our AGM and closed with a presentation from WRAP, launching their new reuse communications.

Our speakers included:

  • 10 Years of Lanashire CRN: History and Future... – Dawn Welham, GRL
  • One Lancashire: Transforming Local Infrastructure update – Liz Tapner, Selnet
  • Being a Safe Trader – Tracey Weston, Carmen Charnley, Trading Standards
  • Social Return On Investment in Action – Tracy Hopkins, Emmaus Preston
  • Changes to the Social Fund – Jim Dickson, Lancashire County Council
  • Reprocessing WEEE: What we can offer – Kate Jackson, AWB Ltd
  • SAMS case study – Jan Calderbank and Joanne Mason, SAMS
  • Starter Packs Glasgow case study – Sarah Findlay, Starter Packs Glasgow
  • Bulky Waste Reuse Potential & Opportunities – Jenny Robinson, WRAP

Presentations are available at the end of this page for you to download. For information from Advantage Waste Brokers, SAMS and Starter Packs Glasgow, please visit their websites or contact them directly.

Our 10th Anniversary Conference is sponsored by Recresco and Advantage Waste Brokers. Lancashire CRN receives on-going support from Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council and is facilitated by Global Renewables on the Authorities' behalf.

In 2012, our Annual Conference was All About You!

In 2012, our Annual Conference was held on 14th February in the Environmental Education Centre in Leyland and it was All About You!  What better theme for a conference held on Valentine’s Day and designed around the needs and interests of our community sector?

Our speakers included:

  • Lancashire CRN update – Dawn Welham, GRL
  • Transforming Local Infrastructure – Liz Tapner, Selnet
  • Help Direct and You – Lynn Quigley, Help Direct
  • Community Waste Solutions – Dawn Welham & Jayne Kimberley, GRL
  • Uncomplicating Legislation and Compliance – Sarah Henderson, Environment Agency
  • “Wood Bee Good” Project update – Phill Dewhurst, Offshoots
  • ReLoved” Project – Louise Chicot, Agapao International
  • Meet the Buyer/Supplier ‘speed date’ afternoon networking session featuring Repic (WEEE), Avanti Environmental Services (Plastics), EMR (Metals) and SAICA (Paper/card)

We have had some wonderful feedback about our annual conference this year, thanks to the variety of presentations and the afternoon session which gave members a chance to meet four different reprocessors, discuss the materials they have and how to get the most from them. A tour of the Waste Recovery Facility was also conducted for members and speakers after the event.

Our 2012 Annual Conference was kindly sponsored by EMR, supported by Envirolink, Lancashire County and Blackpool Councils and organised by Global Renewables Lancashire.
 

2011: Provide, Prove and Prosper

Lancashire CRN recognises our members' experience, and your passion and commitment to provide the best services to your clients and customers. With an increased pressure to evidence achievements, the Provide, Prove and Prosper conference was designed to support Lancashire CRN members prove achievements and prosper into the future.

The conference featured expert speakers, inspiring case studies, workshop sessions, networking opportunities - all based around evidencing outcomes and promoting achievements. Tours of the waste technology facilities showing the UR-3R Process® in action was provided by members of Global Renewables' Education Team.

Presentations from our speakers have been made available through the Members Area of our website, and for more on our guest speakers, just click on the links below.

Past conferences

Each annual conference has a theme, and previous themes have included:

  • 2010: Strengthen, Survive & Thrive! The recession-beating conference for 2010
  • 2009: Waste – Let’s Make It Our Business
  • 2006: Getting Upbeat about Recycling
  • 2005: Aim High for 2005

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