May 24, 2022

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We’re Back!

We are so excited to bring back our face-to-face conferences after an enforced three year hiatus.

What was The Employee Engagement Conference will now be known as, The Inspire Work Summit.

We still believe people and their stories are the biggest source of inspiration. You will leave the Summit inspired and informed with knowledge to take back into your own workplace.

Bringing together all the learnings, innovations and expertise from some of the most Inspiring Workplaces across Europe, topped with the latest insights from leading thought leaders and experts in the field of employee experience, HR, employee wellbeing, future of work and diversity and inclusion.

We will have a few surprises and exciting formats thrown in too.

Lunch Menu

  • Crispy chicken tacos with maple mayonnaise
  • Battered catch of the day, tartare sauce and minted pea slider
  • Falafel with smoked aubergine mayonnaise (ve)
  • Wild mushroom slider with caramelised onions and mushroom ketchup (ve)

Our Partners

Benefits of attending

Learn from leading Inspiring Workplaces

Garner new ideas in an ever changing world of work

Meet new people in person after years of Zoom calls

Continue those new relationships online via the Inspiring Workplaces community

Meet vendors that can help accelerate your people strategy

Quite simply, this will be one of the best events of the year.

We have had three years to plan it!

What do our attendees say?

10/10 – Great opportunity to hear different view points on a complex topic, and good place to network

“10/10 – The calibre of speakers was outstanding”

“9/10 – A good selection of speakers from organisations to practitioners to academics providing a rich variety of research, experience and practical application”

“10/10 – The event was above and beyond what I was expecting. I learned a lot and met some really great people”

“10/10 – The attendees were quality senior leaders not the typical junior level staff you find at some conferences. A really well organised event!”

“10/10 – Everyone was so nice! I also really appreciated  the number of breaks and networking opportunities throughout the day”

“9/10 – Whether you are an award winner or not, the seminars were inspirational”

“10/10 – I feel like I finally found a community”

Topics covered

Hosts

Ruth Dance
Managing Director, Academy
Inspiring Workplaces

Garry Lace
Managing Partner
STM Group

Conference Speakers

We are currently confirming our speaker line up, but here is what to expect from the summit so far.

Gifty Enright
International Speaker, Women & Workplace Well-being Expert

Mike Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Purple

Pa M.K. Sinyan
Managing Partner EMEA
Gallup

Miranda Sykes
Head of Communications and Marketing
NHS Business Services Authority

Patrick Caldwell
VP People & Operations
Metomic

Richard Roberts
People Director
Pure Planet

Debi Marriott-Lavery
Group Executive Director
Places for People

Fiona Caines
Strategy Director
Home

David Beeney
Founder
Breaking the Silence

Jane Austin
Director of HR
Wave

Katrina Cheverton
CEO
Savannah Group

Anne Fulton
Founder and CEO
Fuel50

Rachael O’Shea
Head of Employee Experience
Clune Tech, formerly Taxback Group

Jessica Badley
Head of HR & OD
Blood Cancer UK

Nathan Hallam
Enterprise Account Director
Interact

Schedule

We are currently confirming our line ups and synopsis, but here is what to expect from the summit so far.

8.30am

Registration

9.30am

Welcome

9.40am

Case Study | Inspiring Workplace of the Year

Richard Roberts | People Director | Pure Planet

Pure Planet was a digital supplier of renewable energy to domestic customers in the UK. It was launched in October 2016 and grew from 3 to 200 employees in five years. 

Pure Planet was a business with a purpose – to make renewable energy affordable and available to all. The aim was to shape a culture to attract, engage and retain talent that aligned with the sustainable purpose and values of the business.   

Sadly along with many other Utility companies Pure Planet went into Administration in late 2021 as a result of the price of wholesale Gas and the Governments enforced price cap.  

Rich Roberts had been the People Director for six years taking them from start-up up to when he switched the lights off in the office for the final time. Along the way Pure Planet won many awards for creating a highly engaged and productive team. It was ranked number two in the Sunday Times Top 100 small companies to work in 2020 and was ranked number 3 in the Top 100 medium sized companies to work for in 2021. 

Pure Planet won the Inspiring Workplaces Gold award for 2021.

Rich left his role at Pure Planet at the end March 2022. He is now undertaking freelance projects while deciding what to do next. 

In his presentation Rich will cover:- 

  • Based on his experience the three key ingredients he considers you need to create an engaging positive culture
  • 10 key areas that Pure Planet focused on that led them to win the Inspiring Workplaces Gold Award  
  • And some valuable lessons that Rich has learnt along the way  

10.00am

Case Study | Wellbeing: a critical driver for a positive workplace culture

Jessica Badley | Head of HR & OD | Blood Cancer UK

At Blood Cancer UK, the aim is to ensure the team thrives rather than just survives, and stays connected to the mission of beating blood cancer in a generation.

Jess will be sharing how Blood Cancer UK have embedded wellbeing as an authentic strategic priority for the organisation and a key part of their Employee Value Proposition, rather than it being an ‘add-on’ or a ‘nice to have’.

The talk will cover:

  • Role modelling wellbeing to create culture change
  • Building wellbeing into every process, policy, and way of working
  • Flexing the wellbeing offering to meet employee needs

10.20am

Expert Talk | The 6 Gender Bias Traps And How To Navigate Them The Workplace

Gifty Enright | International Speaker, Women & Workplace Well-being Expert

This talk will:

  • Open your eyes to what the gender biases are
  • Conscious and unconscious behaviours that make people fall into the traps
  • What you can do to avoid falling into them
  • How you can stop others from falling into them

10.40am

Coffee Break

11.10am

The future is now: How to design your employee experience to meet the needs of Gen Z

Fiona Caines | Strategy Director | Home

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Re-energise your thinking and look beyond the day job
  • Uncover Gen Z – who are they and what they care about
  • Work with your Gen Zers and review your hire-to-retire process through their eyes

11.25am

CluneTech: A journey from on-site to remote with a digital heart

Rachael O’Shea | Head of Employee ExperienceClune Tech, formerly Taxback Group

Jen Jordan | Senior Customer Experience Manager | Workvivo

Jen Jordan-Engel from Workvivo speaks to Rachael O’Shea from CluneTech about their journey from fully on-site to almost fully remote. With a distributed workforce, CluneTech have fostered a world-class culture digitally using Workvivo to center the employee experience.

11.45am

The Fuel50 “Fuellie” story

Anne Fulton | Founder and CEO | Fuel50

12.00pm

Lunch

1.50pm

Case Study | Colleague engagement during crisis and recovery

Miranda Sykes | Head of Communications and Marketing | NHS Business Services Authority

Since 2020, the NHS Business Services Authority has maintained ‘outstanding engagement’ with its people in its annual employee engagement survey. Head of Communications and Marketing, Miranda Sykes, shares her experience of how this has been achieved, outlining initiatives on colleague engagement, wellbeing and leadership visibility set against a backdrop of moving from the coronavirus crisis into recovery.

1.10pm

Expert Session | Why disability matters to your organisation and you

Mike Adams | Chief Executive Officer | Purple

Disability inclusion is accelerating up the priority list of organisations’ ‘must do’ tasks. Employees are expecting it. Customers demanding it. Non-negotiable for investors.

Most employers are already sitting on a gold mine. Known disabled staff, a huge number with a hidden disability wanting to disclose and an abundance of best practice since lockdown.

Mike will outline the business case. Social case. And fill the session with hints, tips and takeaways to positively change your workplace.

1.30pm

Case Study | Inspiring Culture by Making A Difference

Debi Marriott-Lavery | Group Executive Director | Places for People

With bright red hair, a reputation for saying it how it is, and her unique sense of style, Debi smashes the corporate mould. And it’s this style that makes her so successful at connecting with people, inspiring and motivating them.

“It is said that a great culture starts with a vision and a purpose. If like Places for People, that vision and purpose is built on ‘helping to make a difference’ the foundations are already in place for creating that positive vibe in the workplace.

When you are an organisation that supports some of the most vulnerable people in society – be it homelessness, those fleeing domestic abuse or low-income households on the poverty line faced with a choice to eat or heat their homes – the culture of making a difference in the homes and communities where our customers live, becomes a vocation – because how could we as individuals not be compelled to want to support someone less fortunate or in real need of help?

There is always a place for making a difference in most aspects of life, and that in itself is hugely inspiring.

So who am I and how do I inspire others to thrive in the workplace? Motivate people when there’s pressure and challenge, ensure wellbeing, and really make a difference? And when does ‘styling-it-out’ really help too?

I’m Debi Marriott-Lavery and I’m passionate about finding creative ways to truly make a difference.”

1.45pm

Break

2.00pm

Inspiring comms from brands we love

Nathan Hallam | Enterprise Account Director | Interact

The world of work is changing rapidly, resulting in small teams of communicators struggling to keep pace with employee engagement best practices and new developments in workplace technologies.

This exclusive talk with Interact will guide you through some of the best intranet and internal comms projects in the past 12 months, including Domino’s, Indeed.com and more. 

Nathan Hallam, Enterprise Account Director at Interact, will show you how the tactics employed by a diverse range of organisations can help you to consistently deliver engaging communications that resonate with your teams. You’ll walk away with insights on:

  • Who generated winning DE&I strategies
  • What creative handling of crisis comms looks like
  • How leading intranet innovations help communicators
  • Offline worker strategies that connected every employee

2.15pm

Expert Talk | How to Make DEI a Competitive Advantage

Pa M.K. Sinyan | Managing Partner EMEA | Gallup

Fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It’s also good for business. But building a culture of DEI is difficult and many organizations are not getting it right or merely going through the motions to generate positive corporate PR. Done right, an effective DEI strategy fosters a culture of collaboration, creativity and innovation, and enables companies to attract and retain top talent. Pa Sinyan will share his unique insights and advice on how to create an authentic DEI culture that creates a real competitive advantage.

2.30pm

Scaling People & Culture in Startups – Lessons learned and things I wish I knew before I started

Patrick Caldwell | VP People & Operations | Metomic

In this session, Patrick will cover:

  • Leadership investment – What to do when you have the wrong leaders or accidental leaders and you’re trying to grow
  • Inclusion first – Why most D&I plans are back to front and why everything starts with inclusion
  • Culture building – Getting past vanity plays and perks to get under the skin of culture and how to influence it

2.45pm

Break

3.00pm

Panel Discussion | How to make wellbeing a strategic imperative

David Beeney | Founder | Breaking the Silence

Katrina Cheverton | CEO | Savannah Group

Jane Austin | HR Director | Wave

Pa M.K. Sinyan | Managing Partner EMEA | Gallup

In this panel session, David Beeney, Katrina Cheverton, Jane Austin and Pa M.K. Sinyan will be discussing how organisations can build well-being as a strategic priority.

Why does well-being need to be a strategic priority?
How do you build a culture with well-being at the heart of it?
And why are leaders so important to this process?

Join us for what promises to be a fitting way to close out the summit.

3.40pm

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