2018 Happy Workplaces CEO Conference

17th October 2018 | Aldgate, London

Learn the secrets of some of the UK’s best places to work, and network with and learn from other CEOs

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing until midnight on Friday 14th September

Book your place now

Research has shown that happy and engaged workplaces are more profitable, have lower costs, and have higher share growth. Can you afford not to create a culture of trust, freedom and innovation in your workplace?

At this one-day conference in central London, you will learn the secrets of some of the UK’s best places to work, and will have the opportunity to network with and learn from other Chief Executives.

You will hear from inspirational speakers who are disrupting the model of traditional organisations, and have creating high-trust, high-autonomy and high-performance teams, using many of the ideas in the Happy Manifesto.

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing of £395 + VAT until Friday 14th September 2018.

"Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued and held accountable for the work that they do, rather than the time they spend at their desk. Wouldn’t you want to work there?"

Henry Stewart, Author of the Happy Manifesto and CEO of Happy

What will you learn?

Simple techniques to change the culture of your organisation – boost staff motivation and build trust, innovation and creativity

A compelling new way of working, with managers that coach and multiply their teams to enable them to work at their best

Be inspired by innovative leaders with real, first-hand examples and inspiring ideas of how to create happy, engaged workplaces

Our Speakers

Caron Bradshaw

Caron Bradshaw

CEO, Charity Finance Group

Creating a Great Workplace in the Charity Sector

As well as having been Chief Executive of CFG for 8 years, Caron is Chair of the Directory of Social Change and sits on the NVCO National Assembly. With far reaching experience across the sector, Caron will explore how to create happy workplaces in not-for-profits.

Nikki Gattenby

Nikki Gattenby

Owner and Managing Director, Propellernet

Super Engaged – How People and Purpose are Your Route to Profit

What would your workplace be like if your people were not just engaged but superengaged? Nikki Gattenby, Managing Director of Propellernet (five years in a row listed in the UK’s top workplaces) will explain how they literally make people’s dreams come true and give tips for creating a truly happy and engaged organisation.

Derek Hill

Derek Hill

Managing Director, Advanced Technology Solutions

Applying the Happy Manifesto in the manufacturing sector

Derek has been Managing Director of ATS for eight years, a company that “increases asset up-time so you can reduce manufacturing cost”. They make sure manufacturing equipment is running to its capacity. ATS has been on a journey over the last few years towards creating a truly great workplace. Derek will reveal what’s worked and what they have learnt.

Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers

CEO, Paycare

Can innovation really make a positive contribution to our communities?

Kevin was appointed CEO of Paycare in 2013. Over the past nine years, Kevin has drawn upon his vast experience across the industry to implement process improvement strategies to help develop the thriving company further and to ensure the Paycare team continues to deliver the highest level of service to its policyholders UK-wide. This period has seen a 180 degree switch in the culture of the business.

Zahid Malik


The challenge of creating a self-managing business

Zahid is founder and CEO of Fry-IT, a London-based software development company that provides software and services for universities and training and development bodies. He will explain how Fry-IT is seeking to create a fully self-managing organisation where teams organise their own work and set their own targets, learning from the likes of Ricardo Semler and Buurtzorg.

Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart

Chief Happiness Officer, Happy Ltd

How to create a happy, productive workplace

Henry is founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happy Ltd. In 1987 Henry set up what was originally called Happy Computers. Inspired by Ricardo Semler’s book Maverick, he built a company with a reputation for some of the best customer service in the country and one of the UK’s best places to work, winning multiple awards for its culture and philosophy. In his talk, you will be challenged, explore different ways of working and leave with actions you can put in place straight away.

Who is the conference for?

For Chief Executives and Managing Directors who want to get away from traditional top-down, hierarchical organisations, and want to lead high-trust, high-autonomy and high-performance teams.

The Venue

2018 Happy Workplaces Conference will be held in London at Happy’s training centre. The conference takes place on Wednesday 17th October 2018 between 10:00 – 17:00. Please arrive by 09.30 to allow for registration.

Full address: Happy Ltd, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

Nearest stations: Aldgate, Aldgate East, Liverpool Street, Tower Hill and Tower Gateway. Please click here for a printable PDF map with full directions, including bus routes and car parking.

This venue is fully accessible.

Buy your ticket

Tickets are just £395 + VAT per person until midnight on Friday 14th September 2018 – and will rise to £495 + VAT after this date.

Your ticket price includes all refreshments and snacks throughout the day, a hot buffet lunch, and networking drinks after the event. Plus, all attendees receive a workbook to use during and after the event and a Happy goody bag.

Want to pay by invoice or have questions about booking? Contact the Happy team at happypeople@happy.co.uk or call 020 7375 7300 for assistance.