01 Dec

Year Ahead Conference

In partnership with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Two-day online conference: 1 and 2 December 2022 

You can register for the FREE event via BigMarker. Please note that CTSI are taking bookings for 2022. 

Online (BigMarker)


The 2022 Year Ahead Conference, a partnership between Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), will play host to key policy discussions, examining the current and foreseeable challenges to the regulatory services landscape and sharing insights into protecting consumers through sustainable services. With consideration to the cost-of-living crisis, influence on policy strategies from government departments, and a look at collaboration and partnership successes.   

This not to be missed event will reinforce the significant role regulatory services have in public protection offering thought provoking debate on how to structure your service to best deliver.


CPD: 8 hours

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Civica is the market-leading partner for public protection teams. With over thirty years of sector experience, we support over two hundred UK public sector organisations. Cx, our digital platform for regulatory services supports councils and their shared service arrangements to accelerate their digital agenda. Using cloud and mobile technology, Cx supports Environmental Health & Trading Standards teams to streamline service requests and inspections management. It helps local authorities meet evolving legislative and citizen demands to deliver better responsive services and improve community outcomes today, and in the future. www.civica.com

Dr Amanda Sara

Dr Amanda Sara FRSPH, Director of Qualifications at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Amanda is responsible for the RSPH Awarding Organisation. Staff in this area develop and maintain RSPH’s extensive suite of public health qualifications. Amanda is also RSPH’s designated Responsible Officer and is accountable to the UK qualification regulators: Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). Amanda joined RSPH from the Royal College of Physicians. She is an education and assessment specialist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and published author. She has held numerous senior leadership roles within education and been involved with both national and international assessments, including work-related qualifications.

Anthony Baldock CEnvH MCIEH

Anthony Baldock CEnvH MCIEH, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Ashford Borough Council. As an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) since 1987, Anthony gained experience undertaking food inspections in the meat industry, training Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Veterinarians. At Hastings Borough Council, he was responsible for the fish market and overseeing the largest shore-based fishing fleet in the UK. He gained extensive experience in Port Health, as the strategic lead at Crawley Borough Council where he was responsible for operations at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). This included managing the implementation of controls concerning imported food not of animal origin in 2009 along with products of animal origin and infectious disease controls related to Swine, Ebola and COVID. While at LGW, Anthony was also part of the team that linked the EU Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) to the UK Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, speeding up customs clearances via the National Clearance Hub. Anthony then worked as a Head of Service in London Borough Council prior to joining Ashford Borough Council in June 2021 and setting up the new Port Health Service.

Carol Archibald

Carol Archibald, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Team Manager at Tendring District Council. Carol trained at Middlesex and works as a Team Manager for food health and safety, port health and animal and beauty licensing at Tendring District Council. She is a fellow of CIEH, the chair of the Essex Food Liaison Group, and a member of the Food Hygiene Focus Group. Carol is known for her work on Scores on the Doors that lead to the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). She is also co-creator of the Essex TuckIN making food better project which seeks to encourage small businesses to pledge to reduce salt, fat sugar and calories.

David Smith

David Smith, Solicitor at JMW Solicitors LLP. David specialises in residential property litigation and regulation. He has advised landlords and agents of all sizes as well as a number of local authorities and the Welsh Government. As former Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and the Legal Advisor for the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), David has been closely involved in policy making for the residential property sector.

Emily Miles

Emily Miles, Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The FSA supports UK, Welsh and Northern Irish Ministers to ensure the public have food they can trust. Emily joined the FSA in 2019. She was previously the acting Director General for EU Exit Delivery in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). She joined Defra as their Group Director of Strategy in 2015 and coordinated Defra’s domestic preparation work for EU Exit from 2016. Over 22 years as a civil servant, she has worked in Defra, the Home Office, Cabinet Office and Downing Street on immigration, policing, home affairs, business compliance and EU Exit, largely in policy roles but with some stints in operational delivery and programme management.

Graeme Mitchell

Graeme Mitchell, Environmental Health Programme Leader at Liverpool John Moores University. After qualifying as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) in 1992, Graeme spent the next 15 years working for various local authorities across Northwest England. In 2007, he joined Liverpool John Moores University as the programme leader for their new BSc (Hons) Environmental Health (EH) programme. This CIEH accredited programme is the first step on the journey for those who wish to gain professional registration as an EHP. Graeme’s research interests have resulted in publications and presentations in the UK and internationally on a number of topics: food safety, food allergens, risk management, pest control and managing student exceptions. Since the start of the pandemic, he has been a regular guest on various BBC and local radio stations to discuss the public health impacts of COVID-19.

Janet Russell

Janet Russell, Trustee of the Safer Tourism Foundation. Janet is also supporting the establishment of the Association of Chief Environmental Health Officers (ACEHO). She worked with the Department of Health and Social Care during the COVID-19 pandemic, initially helping to link the Test and Trace system in England with regional contact tracing infrastructure in Yorkshire and Humber. Janet then worked on environmental health capacity issues in English local authorities, including setting up the Environmental Health Together recruitment register. Janet has also worked with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on regulatory delivery. Previously CIEH President from 2012-14, Janet also has extensive experience at local authority level having worked at Kirklees Council as Strategic Director accountable for corporate management and the delivery of a range of services including environmental services.

Jim McManus

Jim McManus, ADPH President and Executive Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire. He has worked in local government, the third sector, the NHS and commercial sector. Jim is a visiting Professor and D.Sc (Hon) at the University of Hertfordshire and an Honorary Vice-President of CIEH. Jim is a chartered psychologist, chartered scientist, fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, registered public health specialist, fellow of the British Psychological Society, and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has been policy lead for ADPH on drugs and alcohol, public mental health and sexual health. On behalf of ADPH he is a member of the steering group for the NIHR Policy Research Unit at the University of Newcastle, a member of the advisory group for the Public Mental Health Implementation Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the Oversight Group for the National HIV Action Plan.

Professor Martin Reeves

Professor Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council. Martin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He was the Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority from March 2016 to September 2017. Previously, Martin was Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Executive of Bedfordshire County Council. He has held senior leadership roles in a district and an outer London Borough and was Programme Director for WorkSmart, Westminster City Council’s flagship transformation programme. Spending much of his early career as a lecturer and researcher, Martin has a PhD in applied economics. He is a Professor at Coventry University, the first Honorary President of the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA), and he is on the board of the Centre for Cities. Martin is President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and is currently its national spokesperson on local government finance and future funding. He is the Local Government Association (LGA) National Procurement Champion. He is also on the King’s Fund General Advisory Council and chairs the Net Zero Health and Care Committee.

Stephanie Appiah-Anderson

Stephanie Appiah-Anderson, Environmental Health Officer at Ealing Borough Council. Stephanie is currently serving on the CIEH board of trustees while working as a graduate environmental health officer at a local authority in West London focusing on food safety. She is in the process of completing her Competency Development Portfolio (CDP) and the chartered practitioner programme. Stephanie has previously worked in the private sector as a food safety advisor and trainer, providing guidance and advice to several businesses within hospitality and retail.

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