Wellbeing at Work Forum

Date: November 28, 2019

Venue: Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

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Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10am-4pm
Science and Industry Museum, Manchester 

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Organisations that prioritise workplace wellbeing out-perform their competitors. Thriving workplaces are more profitable and creative so this is an essential must-attend event for those companies who want to take their wellbeing strategy to the next level.

The Wellbeing at Work Forum showcases best practice and key trends in the workplace encompassing emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing.

With the opportunity to hear from both experts and peers, you will learn about the strategic and practical elements of developing wellness programmes, managing stress and building resilience amongst your employees.


The forum is beneficial for anyone wanting to accelerate their employee wellbeing
and engagement strategy including:

Chief executives
Operations directors
HR teams
Regional managers
Mental health first aiders
Wellness ambassadors
Occupational health teams.

Promoting mental health: what can companies do to reduce stress and avoid mental health problems among employees? Learn how organisations are creating workplaces that thrive.

Workplace change: how can businesses create a workplace culture that fosters open communication and wellbeing for all?

Emerging trends: from financial wellbeing to gender equality, what are the key areas you need to focus on at a time of cultural change and growing uncertainty?

Demonstrating value: understand what support should look like. How can HR professionals prove the value of wellbeing initiatives to the business to gain executive support?

Practical examples: employer and independent case studies providing the secrets to successful employee wellbeing initiatives.

Best practice: experts showcasing proven methodologies from across the UK.

Dr Adrian Massey, Chief Medical Advisor at retailTRUST

Dr Adrian Massey is a consultant occupational physician who has worked in medical practice for 22 years. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, medical director of Duradiamond Healthcare, and renowned author of ‘Sick-Note Britain’ which was published earlier this year.

“Confident, empathic and empowered line managers are pivotal in minimising the impact of health issues on an organisation and its bottom line.”

Keith Basnett, KB21 Ltd 

Keith is a former Group COO at both Shop Direct and Yodel, and Group Business Transformation and Supply Chain Director at Mothercare Plc. Prior to that he served on the operating board of N Brown Group where he was
co-founder of Zendor.com. He also worked at Green Flag, Hutchison Telecom and American Express. He is now an investor in a small portfolio of businesses and Non-Executive Director at Snapp CV Group Plc. 

Keith has previously been a speaker and panellist at a number of industry events. With over 35 years of experience in senior operational roles across a variety of businesses, Keith brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of operations but with particular emphasis on supply chain optimisation, reverse logistics, retail e-commerce, insource versus outsource, contact centre management and global business integration and transformation.

Matthew Lock, Head of Wellbeing, DeltaV  

A former professional footballer, experienced practitioner and Head of Wellbeing, Matt has designed a revolutionary form of wellbeing training, offering education and practical instruction on how clients can sustain better cognitive and physical performance throughout demanding business careers. Matt explores wellbeing factors, such as sleep, nutrition, recovery and stress management in an informative and relaxed way. 

Paul Verrico, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland 

Paul is a Partner and experienced Solicitor-Advocate, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Business Accountability Research Centre and a Member of the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates. Specialising in corporate criminal defence; his experience covers health and safety, environmental, road traffic and education disciplines. He regularly defends proceedings brought by the HSE, EA, Local Authorities and VOSA.

Andrea Woodside, Wellbeing Consultant at retailTRUST

Andrea began her career in wellbeing at work 25 years ago, and has worked with a wide range of industries to support employers to tackle mental health stigma in the workplace, create sustainable solutions for safeguarding their people’s wellbeing, and design programmes which encourage recovery from emotional distress. Andrea has provided wellbeing consultancy to retailTRUST customers since 2012, and is well positioned to understand the unique needs and challenges of today’s retailers.

£99 per delegate

£198 for two delegates

£250 for up to five delegates from the same organisation

09.15 – 10.00    Registration
10.00 – 10.05    Welcome
10.05 – 10.25    Paul Verrico | Eversheds Sutherland
10.25 – 10.55    Dr Adrian Massey | Good work is good for everyone
10.55 – 11.30    Keith Basnett | Resilience in the workplace
11.30 – 11.45    Break
11.45 – 12.15    Breakout sessions (emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing)
12.15 – 12.45    Neil Duffy and Cliff Lee | Preventative digital wellbeing support
12.45 – 13.30    Lunch
13.30 – 13.40    Afternoon introduction 
13.40 – 14.20    Mark Axon | New Look – our wellbeing journey 
14.25 – 14.55    Breakout sessions (emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing)
14.55 – 15.05    Break
15.05 – 15.40    Question and answer session with our guest panel
15.40 – 15.45    Richard Boland | Closing remarks    
15.45 – 16.15    Informal discussion, networking and event ends

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