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, as well as the opportunity to network and discuss ideas with other Chief Executives.
Speakers include Savannah Sachs, Managing Director of Birchbox UK, Simon Biltcliffe, Founder and CEO of Webmart, and the Corporate Rebels, Joost Minnaar, Pim de Morree, and Freek-Jan Ronner.
Happy Workplaces CEO Conference is for Chief Executives who want to get away from traditional top-down, hierarchical organisations, and want to lead high-trust, high-autonomy and high-performance teams.
Tickets are now on sale – available for just £495 + VAT. Contact our team or call 020 7375 7300 if you would like to pay by credit or debit card over the phone, or to pay by invoice.
New addition to the lineup – Michelle Hill, Founder and Chief Executive of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change
Can you be a happy social leader?
Michelle Hill is the Founder and Chief Executive of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change – Greater Manchester’s own relationships charity which launched on 1st April 2017. The organisation delivers a range of integrated support, therapies and programmes of work in pursuit of healthy and happy relationships.
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change was formed from the disaffiliation of Relate Greater Manchester South (GMS) from the Relate Federation. Michelle joined Relate GMS in December 2013, as Chief Executive. Prior to joining the organisation, Michelle spent 12 years working for Nacro, the crime reduction charity. She started there in 2001 working with young people at risk of offending as part of the Commonwealth Games and finished leading a national organisation-wide change programme.
Michelle has an MBA, BA (Hons) Public Policy and Management, is a Prince2 Practitionere and is a 2017 Clore Social Fellow. Michelle is a current finalist for North West Charity Director of the Year.
Michelle is passionate about people, about delivering services that change people’s lives and about leading an organisation that values its people wholeheartedly.
Managing Director, Birchbox UK
Savannah Sachs is the Managing Director of Birchbox UK, which offers an efficient, personalised way to discover and shop for new beauty products.
As Managing Director of Birchbox UK, Savannah is responsible for overall business strategy, long-term vision, and ongoing operations. She leads a local team across all business functions, including Brand Partnerships, E-commerce, Content, Marketing, and Operations. In the last 12 months, Birchbox UK has celebrated 125% year on year growth, making it the fastest growing market and the No.1 beauty box in the UK.
Founder and CEO, Webmart
Simon is an award-winning CEO, international public speaker and business expert; widely acclaimed for his talks on his Marxistcapitalist business model, as well as talks on employee motivation and running a thriving organisation in the 21st century.
An IoD Director of the Year, he is the founder and CEO of national print services agency, Webmart, and the world’s first digitally driven print platform, Printelligence. From starting Webmart with just £10,000 of his own savings, Simon has turned the business into a £30 million turnover organisation with just 44 employees whilst implementing his unconventional business model and maximising everyone’s I.E.F (Intellectual, Emotional and Financial) return.
Dom has built a series of great technology businesses – including Rackspace and Peer1 Hosting – that have won awards for customer service and for being great workplaces.
“I come to work each day prepared to be fired, to find people to help, to only work with the best, and to do any job that gets the project moving. Remember: it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.”
Joost Minnaar, Pim de Morree, and Freek-Jan Ronner
The Corporate Rebels
Joost, Pim, and Freek-Jan, known as “The Corporate Rebels” to their readers, are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their boring jobs to find a solution to a widespread problem: 87% of all employees are disengaged at work.
They have travelled the world to learn from workplace pioneers by checking off their renowned Bucket List of the most innovative organisations on the planet. They will share what they have learnt from these unique workplaces, to help others create more progressive, inspiring work cultures.
Chairman, Lawsons (Whetstone) Ltd
Simon left the corporate world in 1989 to pursue a career in the family business and develop a compassionate business model that could not only deliver profit but sustainable business practices – and have a positive social impact.
Coming from a long line of Quakers, Simon’s spirit and soul is with people who want to ‘have a sense of belonging’ to a company. His question today is if George Cadbury or Joseph Rowntree were alive today, what would their business model look like?
Simon’s journey has been to explore values within in a business context and to see where employee and employer can serve each other for the greater good.
Managing Director, Cook
Rosie will tell the story of how Cook, which employs 920 people, went from first entering the Sunday Times Best Companies list six years ago (“we were miles out”) to now being the highest placed manufacturing company in the list. Discover the lessons they learnt, from the easy changes up to making people’s hopes come true through the Dream Academy.
CEO, Happy Ltd, and author of the Happy Manifesto
Happy has won awards for the best customer service in the UK (Management Today), Family Friendly Employer of the Year (Parents at Work), London Small Business of the Year (Business in the Community) and Most Inspired Workplace (Inspired Leaders Network). Henry will share the key secrets that made the independent judges rate Happy as the best in the UK, and share ideas from great workplaces that you can copy and learn from.
The conference will take place at Happy’s training centre in Aldgate.
Full address: 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE
Happy’s training centre is just a few minutes walk from Aldgate and Aldgate East stations, as well as being ten minutes walk from Liverpool Street, Tower Hill, Tower Gateway and London Fenchurch Street stations. Click here to download a PDF with a map and detailed directions.
The conference takes place between 10:00 – 17:00. Doors open at 09.30 for registration and breakfast pastries.
Happy training centre
Testimonials from previous conferences
“Usually at conferences I come away with 2 or 3 good ideas. At Happy Workplaces I had 4 pages worth. Brilliantly done.”Paul Boot
“… like arriving at a party when everybody else is 4 drinks in. I was hit by a wave of euphoria and joi de vivre.”Stefan Stern