Business Culture Breakfast | 17 May, 2018 8.30-10.45am | Squire Patton Boggs, 7 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YH


Jenny Lawrence

HR Director
Lindt & Sprüngli

Jenny’s HR and leadership experience span organisations including Sainsbury’s, Transport for London and Unilever. At Lindt, she takes responsibility for driving the people strategy at a company on an impressive 10 year growth trajectory. The ‘Diamond’ project, conceived to put purpose at the heart of the organisation, has been instrumental to the company’s transformation. Not only has it increased leadership capability and confidence, but it continues to empower employees across the board to create sustainable solutions for the future.

Lindt & Sprüngli were Overall Winners of the Business Culture Awards 2016.

Fran Williams

Head of Human Resources UK
XPO Logistics

During a period of complex change and transformation within the organisation, driven by a large-scale acquisition, Fran has been a key player in ensuring XPO’s people are aligned with business strategy. With 17,500 UK employees across 140+ locations, the challenge has been to involve colleagues, existing and new, in shaping their future. Learn how “Our Difference” was created through business-wide input and how the underpinning activities have generated a shared sense of purpose and high engagement across the newly-formed company.

XPO Logistics were Overall Winners of the Business Culture Awards 2017.

Janette Lucas & Bianca René

Partner, Labour & Employment & HR Manager, Squire Patton Boggs

Janette & Bianca will be discussing the progressive wellbeing initiative launched globally by their law firm. As well as supporting clients with their own wellbeing initiatives, the firm has introduced a programme which challenges the sometimes more traditional practices in the legal profession with a much more holistic approach to addressing mental and physical health. Initiatives are flexible, inclusive and wide-ranging, with employees being able to take advantage of benefits that are not just limited to the challenges within the workplace but a range of other areas seen as having the potential to contribute to stress in both their professional and personal lives.

Check out the award-winning case study from XPO Logistics

Breakfast Programme

8:00-8:30 Arrival (anytime from 8:00) & Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcome by Tim Pointer, Chair of Judges, Business Culture Awards
8:45-09:15 Jenny Lawrence, HR Director, Lindt & Sprüngli, “Putting Purpose at the heart of our business with transformative results”
09:15-09:45 Janette Lucas, Partner, Labour & Employment and Bianca René, HR Manager, Squire Patton Boggs, “Wellbeing in the Workplace: a new global initiative”
09:45-10:00 Coffee break & networking
10:00-10:30 Fran Williams, Head of Human Resources UK, XPO Logistics, “Shaping a new future through engagement in our brand, purpose & values”
10:30-10:45 Wrap Up by Tim Pointer