1-Day Conference on 14th June | "From Hybrid to Connected: Evolving Business Culture"
Followed by Culture Influencers Announcement 17:00 - 18:30

"From Hybrid to Connected: Evolving Business Culture"
June 2023, Lord's Cricket Ground, London


From Hybrid to Connected: Evolving Business Culture

14th June, 08.00-16.30
Lord's Cricket Ground, London


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Exceptional culture is the foundation for accelerating organisational performance. During this 1-day Conference, Business Culture Award-Winners and Highly Commended organisations shared their exceptional work, enabling business leaders to learn and network at this iconic venue.

Speakers included some of the best and most innovative minds in HR and business today from major UK and international companies. The Business Culture Conference shed light on the different approaches these companies have taken to create and sustain a high-performance culture.

Keynote Speaker: Best-Selling Author & Workplace Culture Expert Bruce Daisley

Session Title & Outline: “5 Workplace Trends - and How Great Cultures Will Adapt to Them"
Three years into hybrid working, the changes impacting work keep on coming - from greater flexibility to the latest AI tool. Thinking of how we adapt to this change will help us shape winning workplace cultures for the future, Bruce Daisley gives a survival guide.

About the Speaker: Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. His prior business career saw him spend 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK. He left Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.

In 2022 his second book, Fortitude, became a smash top 5 bestseller in the Sunday Times charts, following the remarkable success of his debut title, The Joy of Work, also a Sunday Times No. 1 business bestseller.

Session Speakers

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Conference Themes

Join other business leaders, HR Directors and their teams to gain access to and share in ground-breaking insights and case studies, including:

1. Transformation - Equipping leaders and teams to transform culture at speed and/or at scale
2. Values & Behaviours - Disruptive and immersive techniques for sustainable behaviour change to create a cultural shift
3. Working Environments & Practices - Reimagining employee experience and reengaging people in today's workplace
4. Leadership - Embracing new approaches to a support positive, productive culture
5. Wellbeing - Rethinking our strategies post-pandemic
6. Talent - Bold and innovative approaches to attract and empower exceptional people and teams
7. Leading With Purpose - Defining and embedding purpose to engage teams and support business strategy
8. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Building diversity and promoting inclusion organisation-wide
9. Employee Listening - Evolving approaches to listening and acting on data insight
10. The Future of Work - Maximising uniquely human skills for success in a digital world

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Conference Programme

Breakfast & Registration

Welcome, Cath Longfield, Co-Founder, Business Culture Awards

Case study: "Transforming How Current and Future Talent Connect with our Brand"
Speaker: Helen Kelley, Internal Communications & Engagement Director, Inmarsat (Winner Employer Brand)
Session Themes: Talent Attraction & Retention, Employer Brand, EVP

Keynote Session "Why should Anyone Work Here? How to create a culture people want to belong to”
Speaker: Gareth Jones, Author (Harvard Business Review); Professor, London Business School; Visiting Professor, IE Business School, Madrid; Fellow, Centre for Management Development

Case study: "Creating a Culture of Innovation to Engage Front-Line Teams"
Speaker: Elvin Eldic, Global Director, People & Performance Innovation, Travelex (Winner Innovation)
Session Themes: Innovation, Engagement

Coffee & Networking

Overall Winner 2020 Case study: "Our journey from worst to best-performing NHS Trusts with Go Engage"
Speakers: Patti Turfrey, Senior Organisational Psychologist & Helen Roberts, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (Overall Winner, Business Culture Awards)
Session Themes: Engagement, Technology & Analytics

Case study [Transformation Stream]: "How Xellia transformed its business culture into a competitive advantage"
Speaker: Bjørn Thonvold, Corporate Vice President People & Organization, Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Winner International)
Session Themes: Transformation, Purpose, Values, Behaviour Change

Case study [Transformation Stream]: "Behavioural Experiments"
Speaker: Catherine Dineley, Head of Group Culture, Lloyds Banking Group (Winner Transformation)
Session Themes: Transformation, Behaviour Change, Customer-centricity

Panel Discussion: "How to Create Diverse Workplaces & Inclusive Cultures"
Philip Wilson, Chief Psychologist & Chief Assessor, Civil Service Fast Stream (Winner D&I)
Tali Shlomo, Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing, Shearman & Sterling LLP
James Haq-Myles, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Travelex (Winner Innovation)
Session Chair: Fiona Young, Content Director and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Hive Learning
Session Themes: Diversity & Inclusion, Behaviours, Talent


Case study: "A Cultural Shift to Everyday Learning & Collaboration"
Speaker: John Shurmer, Head of Digital Learning, Barclays (Winner Learning)
Session Themes: Learning, Behaviour Change, Transformation

Interview [Transformation Stream]: "Creating the case for change when sh*t isn't hitting the fan"
Speakers: Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR, The Instant Group & Kirsty Osborne, Director, businessfourzero (Highly Commended)
Session Themes: Transformation, Agility

Interview [Engagement Stream]: "How RB built a Connected Centre of Excellence"
Speakers: Bruce Charlesworth, Chief Medical Officer - Relief, Hygiene and Wellness, Reckitt Benckiser & Jenny Perkins, Head of Engagement, Cirrus (Winner Business Culture Team)
Session Themes: Participative Change, Talent Attraction & Retention, Engagement

Workshop break-out [Talent Stream]: “How do you engage the People you Need to Move Your Business Forward?” facilitated by Sam Smith, Vice President, Global Solutions, KellyOCG
Session Themes: Talent, Engagement, Innovation

Coffee & Networking

Workshop break-out [Transformation Stream]: “How to elevate the role of HR” Kirsty Osborne, Director, businessfourzero
Session Themes: Transformation, Leadership, Leading Change

Panel Discussion [Engagement Stream]: "Aligning the Organisation to Deliver Customer Excellence"
Steven Cochran, UK Culture Lead, Allied Irish Bank (Highly Commended)
Liz Pannaman, Organisational Development Specialist, Transport for London (Previous Winner)
Paul O'Nions, Head of Business Operations & Support, Sanofi UK (Highly Commended)
Chloe Marsh, Head of Communications, RHP (Previous Winner)
Session Themes: Behaviours, Customer-centricity, Engagement

Panel Discussion [Innovation Stream]: "Creating a Culture of Innovation to Disrupt a Sector"
Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman, gunercooke llp, Law. Author of "To Innovate or Not to Innovate? A Blueprint for the Law Firm of the Future" (Business Culture Awards Overall Winner)
Natalie Wharton, Founder & Managing Director, Wharton Business Consulting, Management Consultancy (Winner Leadership)
Alastair Barlow, Founder & Chief Dreamer, flinder (Accounting, Consulting & Data Analytics)
Session Themes: Innovation, Leading Change, Leaderdship

Panel Discussion [Talent Stream]: “Engaging & Progressing Emerging Talent”
Lena Tailor, Europe Head of People, innocent drinks (Judge & Previous Winner)
Katherine Sale, Director of Operations, Croud (Highly Commended)
Laura Sutherland, HR Business Partner, Volkswagen Group
Session Themes: Talent, Learning, Leadership

Panel Discussion [Engagement Stream]: "Driving Purpose & Engagement through CSR"
Ali Stripling, Senior Manager, Community and Inclusion ARM (Previous Winner)
Roxy Erickson, Director, Sunbeam Studios (Winner CSR)
Session Themes: Purpose & Meaning, Engagement, Ethics

Wrap Up – Tim Pointer, Chair of Judges, Business Culture Awards

“Behind the Scenes” Tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground

Drinks & Networking at Lord’s Tavern

"Businesses forget about culture and ultimately they suffer for it because you can’t have good service from unhappy employees.

Conference Chair: Jo Moffatt, Engage for Success

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Borne out of the imperative to drive high-performing teams and organisations and identifying employee engagement as a critical factor for success, Engage for Success's purpose over the last 10+ years has been to build a movement that inspires people and workplaces to thrive.

About the Speaker: Jo has been closely involved with the Engage for Success movement as a volunteer since launch, with a personal vision ‘To make workplaces better places to be’. She is a member of the Advisory Board and co-hosts the highly successful weekly Engage for Success radio show. Jo’s ‘day job’ is MD of Woodreed, a specialist ad agency who use the tools, techniques, creativity and insight of the advertising world to engage employees inside organisations.

Conference Sessions

Executive Breakfast & Discussion (CPOs & HRDs only)

Main Conference Breakfast & Registration

Intro & Welcome, Jo Moffatt, Conference Chair & Business Culture Awards Partner, Engage for Success

Case Study: “Creating a Just & Learning Culture”
Speaker: Jane Nicholson, Director of People, Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (Winner Learning & Wellbeing)
Session Themes: Transformation, Learning, Wellbeing, Behaviour Change, Leadership

Case Study Interview: “Building a More Performance-Oriented Business through a Focus on Culture”
Speakers: Jennie Heals, Director of People and Transformation, BMJ & Louise Myson , Partner, Coode Associates (Highly Commended)
Session Themes: Transformation, Performance-Orientation

Keynote session: “5 Workplace Trends - and How Great Cultures Will Adapt to Them"
Speaker: Bruce Daisley, Author & Technology Leader Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat, Author of “Fortitude” and “The Joy of Work”

Overall Winner Case Study: “Transformation and Change with our Culture Principles at the Heart”
Speaker: Danny Kirwan, Head of People Programmes, Openreach
Session Themes: Transformation, Employee Experience, Values & Behaviour Change

Coffee & Networking

Panel Discussion: “Innovative Talent Approaches: Organisations need to start thinking more like the talented people they want to attract”
Gemma Willman, Senior Director, Head of Workforce Enablement NatWest Group
Adam Rawlings Smith, VP Global Talent Resource AECOM
Lisa Ravenscroft, Chief Marketing Officer Mount Anvil (Previous Winner Talent Approaches Highly Commended Brand & Values)
Alex Eade, Marketing Manager, Footprint Digital
Session Chair: Nicola Robinson, VP Talent and Organisation Effectiveness RS Group
Session Themes: Talent Attraction & Retention, Innovative Talent Approaches, EVP, Brand & Values

Case study: “Building Diverse, Inclusive Creative Cultures”
Kevin Schou, Head of Data Insights & Analytics & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Co-Lead (UK & I), Takeda UK & Ireland
Amina Udechuku, Head of Vaccines UK & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Co-Lead (UK & I), Takeda UK & Ireland
Nadine Taylor, Senior Manager, Vynamic (DEI Winner)
Session Themes: DEI, ERGs/Champions

Case Study: “Involving our Colleagues & Growing our Culture Together”
Speaker: Katie Whyte, Group Culture Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Session Themes: Employee Voice, Values, Behaviours, Transformation


Panel discussion: “Developing a Coaching Culture for High-Performing Teams & Organisations”
Natalie Hailey, People Services Director, CAE Technology Services
Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, Chief People Officer, Gravita
Jonathan Stanford, Head of People Experience, London EV Company (LEVC) & Founder, Roots to Excellence
Ashley Wickham-Byrne, HR Director, The Whisky Exchange
Session Chair: Hannah Butler, Director for Coaching Practice, EMCC UK
Session Themes: Coaching & Mentoring, Performance Management, Employee Experience

Panel discussion: “Creating a Unified Culture across a disparate & scaling organisation”
Frances Abbott, Head of Onboarding (M&A), Fairstone Group
Jay Jagun, M&A Senior Integration & Change Lead, dentsu international
Clémence Jacqueri, CHRO People & Culture, Lynk & Co
Session Chair: Emma Woodhead White, Senior Director, Culture Change, Kin&Co (Business Culture Conference Partner)
Session Themes: Cultural Alignment, Collaboration, Integration, M&A/Joint Venture, Employee Engagement, Remote/Hybrid Working

Panel discussion: "Delivering meaningful change…when your people don’t want to!”
Elise Sallis, Head of Communications, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting UK
Session Chair: Graham Hutchings, CEO, ProfitAbility (Business Culture Conference Partner)
Session Themes: Leadership, Learning, Transformation, Behaviour Change, DEI

Coffee & Networking

Panel Discussion: “The Power of Employee Voice and Building a People-First Culture”
Tess Luke, Senior Content Manager, The Good Marketer (Finalist Employee Voice)
Premal Patel, VP, Managing Director, Catalina (Highly Commended)
Helen Kelley, Internal Communications and Engagement Director, Inmarsat
Steph Atkinson, Head of HR, WILLIAM FRY (Judge & Highly Commended)
Session Chair: Carmen Amador Barreiro, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp
Session Themes: Employee Voice, Employee Experience

Panel Discussion: “The Future of Work - maximising uniquely human skills for success in a digital world”
Swati Bisht-Rawat, Head of Talent, Performance and Innovation, Westminster City Council
Adam Lancaster, Director of Leadership Development, Meta
Yinka Opaneye, Chief People Officer, Nethermind
Sian Harrington, Co-Founder & Editorial Director, The People Space (Media Partner)
Session Chair: James Hartley, Former Managing Director & Global People Leader, Swiss Re
Session Themes: Future of Work, Learning, Personal Development

Wrap Up – Jo Moffatt, Conference Chair & Business Culture Awards Partner, Engage for Success

Post-Conference Networking Drinks

Conference Sessions

  • "The networking opportunity was invaluable, I personally had the pleasure of engaging so many fantastic like-minded people who I will be connecting with again.

    General Manager, Catalina

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions - it was great to listen to likeminded people, and talk about real life examples and challenges.

    People Services Director, CAE Technology Services

  • "I can’t remember seeing as many people actively engaged in a conference. Incredible event.

    Ex-Twitter VP, now #1 Bestselling Author

  • "The conference was great! Wonderful venue and very engaging and thought provoking topics.

    Senior Manager, Vynamic

  • "Thank you for the amazing event. Was really impressed by the array of speakers and I came away with lots of notes and thoughts.

    Former Group Talent Director, Essentra

Key Details

Date - Wednesday 14th June, 2023

Conference - 08:00 - 16:30, showcasing unmissable Case Study presentations & discussions featuring more than 25 senior practitioner speakers and approaches.

Venue - Thomas Lord Suite, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN. (Access via Grace Gate Entrance).

How to get there - Lord's Cricket Ground is a 5 minute-walk from St John's Wood Station (Jubilee Line) and a 15 minute-walk from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines)

View Lord's Cricket Ground on map here

Conference Agenda

8:45-9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 xxx Tim Pointer, Chair of Judges

9:15 - 9:45 Keynote from current Overall Winner, xxx, Dr Carly Telford, Senior Organisational Psychologist & Helen Roberts, Business Development & Marketing Manager (Go Engage), Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (Overall Winner, Winner Technology & Analytics and Winner Public/Not-For-Profit 2020) Engagement, Technology

9:45-10:45 xxx, Elvin Eldic, Global Director, People & Performance Innovation (Winner Innovation) Engagement, Innovation

10:45-11:15 xxx, Helen Constantine, Talent Delivery Manager & Anthony Walker, Director, Sainsbury's + t-three (Winner Next Generation 2020) Next Generation

11:15-11:35 Coffee & Networking

11:35-12:05 xxx, Catherine Dineley, Head of Group Culture, Lloyds Banking Group - Group Culture (Winner Transformation 2020) Transformation

12:05-12:35 xxx, Eugenio Pirri, Dorchester Collection (Joint Winner Leadership 2020) Leadership, Purpose & Values

12:35-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Break out session 1 - XXX, Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, CultureIQ TBC

2:00-2:30 xxx, Helen Kelley, Internal Communications & Engagement Director, Inmarsat (Winner Employer Brand & Values 2020) Purpose & Values

2:30-3:00 xxx, Linda Mountford, Northern Europe Commercial HR Director, John West Foods (Winner Learning 2019) Learning

3:00-3:30 xxx, Bjørn Thonvold, VP Human Resources, Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Winner International) Transformation

3:30-4:00 xxx, Sarah Elsy, Content Curation & Campaign Lead & Fiona Young, Content Director and Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Barclays + Hive Learning (Winner Learning 2020) Learning, Technology

4:00-4:30 xxx, Alexandra Pierce & Theo Keane, Domestic & General + businessfourzero (Highly Commended Team 2020)

4:30-6:00 Networking Drinks

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