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Thursday 23rd November 2017
  9:00am to 3:00pm.


Herefordshire & Worcestershire HR Professionals Conference
In partnership with the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.
The Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JD

Confirmed Conference Speakers:
Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, has been confirmed as keynote speaker
Employment Law Expert - Sally Morris, Partner and Head of Employment at mfg Solicitors
Bernadette Pelster - Chief People Officer of Open GI Ltd
Louise Hewett, MD of Hewett Recruitment


This much anticipated gathering of HR professionals throughout Herefordshire & Worcestershire will once again address the most pressing issues facing the HR and business community. An impressive line-up of speakers will be headlined by Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC. Kevin captivated his audience when he headlined the Conference in 2014 and 2016 and Hewett’s are pleased to welcome him back to hear his words of wisdom.




'People, The Driver of Business Success'

Kevin is a regular commentator on the UK labour market on national TV and was recently expert adviser on BBC2’s ‘Who’s The Boss’ programme. Before joining the REC as Chief Executive, Kevin was HR Director for Royal Mail and was responsible for all people realted issues for a business with 165,000 employees and helped to transform an organisation losing £1million a day in 2003 to making more than £600m profit in 2007.

This year Kevin's interactive and dynamic presentation will challenge your perception about what creates value into today's economy. Kevin will highlight how this is the golden age for HR, but only if they get offensive!

  • jobs market transformation
  • how to compete on service, innovation and brand
  • skill is the starting point it's all about talent
  • energy and attitude are as important as skill
  • How HR should move from playing defence to offence
  • the art and science of people management.



Louise Hewett, MD of Hewett Recruitment

Louise Hewett, MD of Hewett Recruitment and Director of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation who has recently joined the Future of Jobs Commission chaired by Rt Hon Esther McVey.  Louise will share her experience and insights into this latest piece of research with delegates.



Employment Law - Keeping ahead of the game

Sally Morris, Partner and Head of Employment, mfg Solicitors

Sally is set to join the HR conference as our resident 'legal eagle'.

As one of the leading employment law solicitors in the county Sally will be sharing with delegates recent and impending changes to legislation due to affect UK businesses as well as updates on recent case law. Sally will provide delegates with practical advice on steps for implementation to ensure HR and your organisation are working safely within the law in this ever changing landscape.



HR MasterClass

Bernie Pelster has nearly 20 years HR experience across both the public and private sector and is Chief People Officer for Open GI Ltd, a market leader in the insurance technology industry.

Bernie is responsible for the delivery of HR Transactional Services, Employee Relations, Reward, Learning and Development, Employee Engagement and Internal Communications across the Open GI group and has considerable experience in major system implementations, change management projects, large scale mergers and TUPE programmes.

As guest speaker at this years' Conference Bernie will share her knowledge surrounding the importance of employee engagement to customer satisfaction and what we can do in HR to facilitate that. She will be talking about laying the foundations of transactional HR activities to declutter the working day to make room for more value adding activities, using HR technology to assist with this and with wider engagement.

Click here to download the Conference Agenda
The conference is open to all HR Professionals, managers and business owners and anyone who has responsibility for Human Resources
or strategic influence within an organisation.

Tickets: £37.50 +VAT for CIPD & Chamber members (& Clients of Hewett's)
£50 +VAT for all others (price includes two course lunch)