Project Description

Negotiating & Managing Contracts Workshop – 26 May 2016

Venue :  CVS Cheshire East, 11 Hope Street,  Sandbach, CW11 1BA
Time : 10am to 1pm
Cost :  FREE
Mark will be delivering this half day workshop for CVS Cheshire East. Mark  will explore the ingredients for a successful contract and how to manage change during its lifetime.

In a tough funding environment marked by constant change and disruption, effective contracts can be the lifeblood of a charity or community enterprise.

Who’s it for?
Ideal for any community, voluntary organisation or charity as well as community enterprises/ CIC’s.

The session will cover:

  • Setting up a contract – essential features and requirements (when is a contract really ‘worth the paper it’s written on’?
  • Key commercial terms to get right (e.g. payment by results, indemnities, exit payments)
  • Traps and risks to watch out for (such as inflation risk, changes in the law, TUPE transfers, pension liabilities)
  • Open surgery session on your specific contract problems and questions.

For further information and to book your place please click here.

*We anticipate this session will be very popular – please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Cancellation – Please note that although the session is free non attendance with less than 3 working days’ notice will result a £20 administration fee being invoiced to your organisation.

If there are any queries about this or any other training course please contact Heidi Bibby
Development Officer on 01270 763100 or email:

Mark Johnson is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered company secretary with over 22 years’ experience of working with charities, social enterprises, as well as public sector commissioners, to set up and manage contracts for delivery of public services, including education, health & social care, probation and energy. In his spare time, he is trustee of two local charities and brings a wealth of practical experience and tips for success.


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