2020 Happy Workplaces Conference

17th June with optional masterclass 18th June in London


Join us for an intimate gathering of change-makers who are revolutionising the way that we work.

Henry Stewart, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy, speaks to the Eth Word about giving your team freedom within clear guidelines.

The evidence is clear: happy workplaces perform better in every way.

Studies have shown:

  • Workplaces with happy, engaged staff are 22% more profitable
  • For every 2% increase in how happy employees are, revenue grows by 1%
  • Investing in great workplaces compared to the standard stock market over the last 25 years would give a 3.5% increase in return
  • Happy employees miss only 3.9 days of work on average due to sickness each year compared to the 10.7 days missed by disengaged employees
  • Organisations with the most engaged employees have 26% lower employee turnover and 20% less absenteeism

Speakers will share their experiences and how they have created happy workplaces in an inspiring, engaging and fun way. Learn how they have created workplaces where their staff can thrive and how you can do it too.

"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

The Venue

Day One: Conference, held at Friends House, Euston

The conference will be held at the Light in Friends House, directly opposite Euston Station in central London, and a stone’s throw away from King’s Cross and St Pancras International Station.

The Light is an award-winning contemporary events space, and is flooded with natural light. The venue is fully sustainable – Friends House uses 100% renewable energy and has a zero waste policy, achieved year-on-year.

Friends House is fully accessible and welcoming to all, with three designated on-street parking bays for blue badge holders outside on Endsleigh Gardens. The main entrance on Euston Road is accessible to all and has step-free access. The Light itself incorporates the highest specification for accessible spaces in the capital. Click here to read detailed accessibility information on the Friends House website.

Full address: Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Day Two: Optional masterclass at Happy’s training centre, Aldgate

Day two is an optional masterclass hosted by Henry Stewart – restricted to just 20 people. The focus will shift to the practical ways to create a happy workplace and creating your own personal action plan that you can implement back in the office. This will be held at Happy’s fun and welcoming training centre in Aldgate from 10am to 4:45pm.

Full address: 3rd Floor, Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE

  • How a focus on happy employees can drive business results – the framework that makes this happen
  • Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
  • How to play to your people’s strengths to boost engagement and productivity through the business
  • How to increase trust and job ownership, within clear guidelines

Like day one, this will include lots of practical discussion – share ideas, best practice and tips on engaged and happy workplaces.

Conference Speakers

Ynzo van Zanten

Choco Evangelist at Tony’s Chocolonely
How Tony’s are Ending Modern Slavery in the Cocoa Industry and Have Created a Company Culture That Revolves Around Happiness

Edel Harris

Former Chief Executive of Local Cornerstone
Social care charity in Scotland that models itself on Buurtzorg

Auzewell Chitewe

Associate Director of Quality Improvement at the East London NHS Foundation Trust
Creating Joy at Work in the NHS

Luke Kyte

Head of Culture and Business Improvement at Reddico
How to build a culture of engagement with trust, freedom and responsibility

Henry Stewart

Founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happy
Let’s Get Real on Empowering Our People

Cathy Busani

Managing Director of Happy
Love work, get a life!

Just wanted to say what a great day I had yesterday, the conference was awesome and by far the best I have ever attended! I feel full of plans to make some changes at work.

Katie Cobb

Health Education England

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What you get:

  • Breakfast pastries from 9am
  • A full cooked buffet lunch, with a vegetarian option offered as standard
  • Unlimited refreshments throughout the day – teas, coffees, juice and biscuits
  • A workbook to use each day to record your ideas and reflect on how you can implement them in your workplace
  • A goody bag with further information and exclusive offers
  • Ultra-fast WiFi throughout the two days

Conference Only

Entry to the conference at Friends House in London on 17th June only

Currently £295 + VAT per person
Save £100 on full price until 30th April

Masterclass Only

Restricted to just 20 people

Entrance to the optional masterclass at Happy in Aldgate, London on 18th June only. Learn the key elements of a happy and engaged workplace and how to put this into practice in your organisation, hosted by Henry Stewart of Happy Ltd.

Currently £295 + VAT per person
Save £100 on full price until 30th April

Full Access: Conference + Masterclass

Access the full event: 17th and 18th June 2019

Learn and be inspired by some of the world’s best workplaces on day one, and learn how to put it into practice on day two in the masterclass.

Currently £495 + VAT per person
Save £100 on full price until 30th April

Buy Your Ticket

Contact Happy’s team at happypeople@happy.co.uk or call 020 7375 7300 to book, or visit the Happy website