Virtual Series

The HEFMA Virtual Series

Our exciting new digital webinar series.
Each event will be a fast-paced 90-minute power session tackling a single topic. 

Our programme includes:

  • JUN - Hospital Food Review in association with the Hospital Caterers Association
  • JUL - Sustainability
  • SEP - Digitisation
  • OCT - Workforce
  • NOV - Construction & Compliance


Speaker & Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for companies wanting to engage with our delegates, including a coveted speaking opportunity.

For details of how your company can be involved, please call Louise Fuller on 01474 520240 or email [email protected]


Exciting new Virtual Series for 2021

The first four events in HEFMA's series of digital seminars, focusing on the recommendations of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food, Sustainability, Digitisation and the Workforce were hugely successful. 

Logged-in members can watch recordings of all of these events in the My Region section of this website.

The remaining event will focus on Construction & Compliance on November 17 at 12 noon. Details of the programme are below

Bookings now open, please use the form below to book your place for any of these events.

Our Fifth Session: Construction & Compliance, November 17 at 12 noon

Construction and Compliance is the topic for the fifth and final event in our Virtual Series for 2021.

This 90-minute session is presented by Richard Best of the West Midlands Branch. Richard will introduce two speakers and will also deliver a session. 

This session is free of charge to HEFMA members - book your place at the bottom of this page.

Our speakers:

Simon Willis

Simon Wills
Director, PHD Architects

Design Process & Construction

The session will outline the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 which organises the process of briefing, designing, delivering, maintaining, operating and using a building into eight stages. The session will provide an insight into how this impacts the design process and how the design process should link to construction and soft landings and handover of new or refurbished buildings.


Henry Majed

Nick Blake
Pincipal FM Consultant, BSRIA Research, Investigations & Test

Soft Landings

Soft Landings is a process that, if adopted at the early stages of a construction project, can help the client and the project delivery team to deliver a building that meets the client’s expectations. Business-focused maintenance (BFM) provides a methodology for utilising maintenance budgets more effectively to ensure the most critical assets are maintained whilst the less critical assets are managed as well as possible within budget. BSRIA’s Nick Blake will introduce those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building to these topics and how an effective BFM regime can be developed and achieved through the Soft Landings approach.


Dr Peter Farrell

Richard Best
Head of Estates, Hereford & Worcestershire Health & Care Trust

The Compliant Estate & Workforce - Supporting each other in the HEFMA Network

This session will link the challenges of new builds, refurbishments and on-going estates and facilities with the need to maintain a compliant estate as well as a compliant work force.  It will ask for Members input in how we best help each other. 



Oct 18, 2021 TWITTER
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Oct 15, 2021 TWITTER
HEFMAUK 1448980103950651393 HEFMA 15:Oct:2021 11:52:32 Speaker line-up confirmed for the final event in HEFMA's Virtual Series for 2021: Simon Wills (PHD Architects), Nick Blake (BSRIA Research, Investigations & Test) and Richard Best (Hereford & Worcestershire Health & Care Trust) - free to HEFMA members
Oct 15, 2021 TWITTER
HEFMAUK 1448979138354810883 HEFMA 15:Oct:2021 11:48:41 Second virtual seminar from The Chefs' Forum to look again at the future of hospital kitchens and 'The next steps every hospital kitchen should take' - free to attend