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Tuesday 15th November 2011 – CCT Venues- Canary Wharf, London

Develop a sustainable wellness strategy and embed healthy lifestyles into your organisation



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The Employee Well-being Forum is designed to offer HR, OH and Health and Well-being professionals the chance to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of implementing wellness programmes, as well as giving you the tools needed to boost well-being and create a healthy culture in your own organisation. The event will examine the business case behind implementing well-being programmes and how to get Buy-in from senior management. We will discuss how to create healthy lifestyles at work, how well-being strategies can prevent absenteeism as well as analysing the ROI of wellbeing initiatives and the engagement between personal life and work life.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Build the business case for wellness and measure ROI of wellbeing initiatives
  • Prevent absenteeism through well-being strategies
  • Implement strategies for employee wellbeing schemes on a shoestring
  • Manage mental well-being and stress at work
  • Recognise the value of engagement between work life and personal life
  • Learn how to improve healthy lifestyles at work

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nuffield Health – Marcus Powell, MD Corporate Wellbeing
  • Lancaster University – Professor Susan Cartwright, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well-Being Director, Centre for Organizational Health and Well Being
  • Goldman Sachs – Patrick Watt, Executive Director
  • Work and Well-Being Ltd – Dr Bridget Juniper, Director
  • American Express – Sarah Perkins, UK Healthy Living Manager
  • East Coast Main Line Company – Simon Millward, HR Business Advisor
  • Bond Pearce – Tim Woodward, Employment Partner
  • Nominet UK – Gill Crowther, Director of HR
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car– Sara Varo, Human Resources Manager
  • Research In Motion (RIM) – Ella Weston, Health and Wellness Specialist

What did delegates at the 2010 Employee Wellbeing Forum say?

  • “Lots of useful information. Thank you” – Sports Grounds Manager, King’s College London
  • “All very informative enjoyed discussions and group sessions.” – Occupational Health Nurse, MTW NHS
  • “Good balance of speakers from a wide range of organisations. The event was well organised and helpful to me for my professional and educational requirements. I also enjoyed networking with other like-minded people.” – HR Consultant, Prime Recruitment Ltd
  • “A refreshing change to hear speaker’s present solutions that are directly relevant to my working practice. The issue of wellbeing has been delivered in a realistic, practical and achievable manner.” – Staff Wellbeing + Officer Advisor, Bournemouth University
  • “Good balance of tactical & strategic” – Director, Peter Barnard Associates
  • “A very enjoyable and well run event. The speakers were very knowledgeable and there were plenty of opportunities for networking & knowledge sharing. It was attended by a diverse range of people to be able to really share different experiences.” – HR Advisor, UCAS
  • “Good range of content that can be used in our organisation.” – Human Resources, BSI
  • “Very good- interesting to hear what is working in other companies.” – HR Manager, Coca-Cola Enterprise

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors and Managers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Company Medical Directors
  • Occupational Health Managers
  • Well-being Managers
  • Health and Safety Professionals
  • Employee Benefits Advisers
  • Employee Engagement Specialists


09:00 – 09:30 Coffee and Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Introduction and Opening Address by Conference Chair

Professor Susan Cartwright, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well-Being Director, Centre for Organizational Health and Well Being, Lancaster University
Keynote Address

09:40 – 10:05 Build the Business Case for Wellness and Get Buy-in
  • Engaging senior management with well-being strategies
  • Securing funding
  • Recognising that you secure ways of measuring qualitative outcomes from the investment put into schemes
  • Measuring ROI for well-being initiatives
  • Developing a sustainable wellness strategy

Patrick Watt, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

10:05-10:30 10:05 – 10:30 Defining Employee Well-being
  • What do we mean by Well-Bbing?
  • The importance of measuring Well-being to inform programme choice
  • Aligning well-being with business outcomes

Dr Bridget Juniper, Director, Work and Well-being Ltd

10:30 – 10:40 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
10:40 – 11:15 Coffee and Networking
11:15 – 11:40 Managing Well-being: Some legal Perspectives
  • Introduction; the legal landscape for family friendly rights
  • Legal issues for homeworking
  • Flexible working requests
  • Managing retirement issues in an ageing workforce

Tim Woodward, Employment Partner, Bond Pearce

11.40 – 12.05 Corporate Wellbeing – The Strategic Imperative

Marcus Powell, MD Corporate Wellbeing, Nuffield Health

12:05 – 12:30 Embed Healthy Lifestyles at Work
  • Establishing healthy lifestyles into the business culture
  • Improving employee engagement through healthy lifestyles
  • Examining business benefits delivered from well-being strategies
  • Recognizing the link between physical and mental states on productivity

Ella Weston, Health and Wellness Specialist, Research In Motion (RIM)

12:30 – 12:40 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:10 Knowledge Share Networking Session

Knowledge share is your chance to discuss and debate key employee wellbeing issues. Split into round table groups to discuss your key concerns with your peers.

14:10 – 14:35 Implementing Strategies for Employee Well-being Schemes on a Shoestring
  • Developing the vision and achieving better understanding of what is required
  • Identifying the challenges you face when working with a budget
  • Cost effective well-being solutions
  • Top tips for low cost initiatives

Simon Millward, HR Business Advisor, East Coast Main Line Company

14:35 – 15:00 Apply Consistency across Well-being Strategies
  • Keeping the momentum going
  • Ways of keeping the programs new and up to date every year?
  • Looking at proactive solutions, rather than prevention of ill health

Gill Crowther, Director of HR, Nominet UK

15:00 – 15:10 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
15:10 – 15:30 Coffee, Exhibition and Networking
15:30 – 15:55 Boost Staff Motivation through Employee Wellbeing
  • Examining the benefits for employees, customers the business and productivity
  • Identifying the link between employee wellness and motivation
  • Lowering staff turnover

Sarah Perkins, UK healthy Living Manager, American Express

15:55 – 16:20 Manage Mental Well-being and Stress at Work
  • Understanding that change affects employees and making the transition smooth
  • Training line managers in the workplace to spot signs early
  • Proactive solutions to deal with mental health

Sara Varo, Human Resources Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

16:20 – 16:30 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
16:30 Chair’s Closing Comments and End of Conference

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Professor Susan Cartwright, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well-Being Director, Centre for Organizational Health and Well Being, Lancaster University

Professor Susan Cartwright is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well Being and Director of the Centre for Organizational Health and Well Being in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. Prior to joining Lancaster University, Susan held a personal chair in Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School.
Professor Cartwright is a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow and Past president of the British Academy of Management. Professor cartwright has been researching, consulting and publishing in the area of stress, health and well being for 25 years and her work is known internationally.

Patrick Watt, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Patrick Watt is an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs International and is Head of Health & Wellness for EMEA and India.

‪The main focus of Patrick’s role is on managing the health and wellbeing of Goldman Sachs’ people through the delivery of onsite facilities, case management services and programmes under the umbrella of ‘GS Wellness Exchange’. The ‘GS Wellness Exchange’ has been recognised by a number of professional bodies including the Institute for Health and Productivity Management and Wellness Councils of America. The firm’s Wellness programme was also highlighted by both Fortune magazine and the Financial Times in their ‘top 100 companies’ listings.

‪In addition, Patrick has responsibility for the firm’s health and disability plans across the EMEA region. He is also a trustee of the UK Health Trust.

‪Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2007 Patrick spent 10 years working for Mercer’s UK Healthcare Practice, advising companies on the design and management of their health and disability programmes. He held a number of roles when at Mercer including head of the healthcare practice for Scotland and Northern Ireland, and then for the South of England, and finally Head of Healthcare Sales, including responsibility for Mercer’s Occupational Health and Flex Consulting businesses.

‪Patrick graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1997 with a BSc Honours degree in Sports Medicine. ‪He is a keen sportsman and although retired from rugby, still plays golf and regularly takes part in triathlon and adventure races.

Dr Bridget Juniper, Director, Work and Well-Being Ltd

Dr. Bridget Juniper specializes in the measurement of employee well-being and has conducted award-winning research at Cranfield University, where she also lectures. Dr Juniper has been awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship at the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck College, University of London and she is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

She publishes regularly in scholarly journals and has recently been commissioned by Gower Publishing to write a business book on the topic of employee well-being.

Tim Woodward, Employment Partner, Bond Pearce


Tim has a wide range of experience spanning the whole Human Resources spectrum. He has significant experience advising on employment tribunal litigation, Board disputes, business protection actions, union and collective consultation issues and high value/sensitive discrimination matters.

Tim also has a wide range of commercial experience, including transactional, strategic and day to day Human Resources support. He has overseen a number of major reorganisation and redundancy projects in a number of different industry sectors.

Tim qualified as a pensions and employee incentives lawyer at Allen & Overy. He worked in the City between 1993 and 1997 and this experience gives him the ability to advise, in the round, on matters which overlap between employment and pensions disciplines.

Marcus Powell, MD Corporate Wellbeing, Nuffield Health

Marcus joined Nuffield Health in October 2008 as Group Organisation Development and HR Director; in late 2009 he also assumed responsibility for Corporate & Community Wellbeing, leading the acquisition of Bladerunner in late 2010. He joined from Ashridge Management College where he was Head of Talent Management and a Business Director of Ashridge Consulting. During his time at Ashridge, Marcus was involved in helping organisations through periods of significant change and transition, including the BBC, The Foreign Office, Masterfoods and Unilever. Prior to this, Marcus was a senior executive at Marks and Spencer Plc having a variety of roles including Head of Procurement for Menswear and Head of Learning and Organisational Development. Marcus has had a number of articles published, predominantly in the field of strategic talent management.

Ella Weston, Health and Wellness Specialist, Research In Motion (RIM)


Ella Weston is the Health and Wellness Specialist for Research In Motion (RIM) which is the international company behind the BlackBerry brand. She is based in the UK but has responsibility for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Ella is predominantly in charge of designing and delivering ergonomics and healthy workplace programs across the EMEA employee base but also supports the region from a health and safety and organisational health perspective. Ella also interfaces with the Corporate Team based at the Global Head Quarters in Canada.

Ella joined RIM in 2009 from Posturite UK Ltd, where she held the position of WorkRite Consultant, expanding her expertise in the field of office ergonomics through delivering training courses around the UK and conducting in-depth ergonomic audits of various work environments.

Ella originally graduated in Ergonomics from Loughborough University and as part of her degree spent a year in the Ergonomics Department at FIRA International supporting Chief Ergonomist Levent Caglar.

Ella enjoys playing sport, particularly hockey and is currently studying to become an advanced personal trainer.

Simon Millward, HR Business Advisor, East Coast Main Line Company

Simon Millward is the HR Business Advisor responsible for partnering with all business areas between Leeds – London for East Coast Mainline, a train operating company, in Operational HR and ER matters. Simon joined the east coast mainline 15 years ago and has worked in a number of operational and strategic management roles. Over the more recent years he has been working within the HR Directorate providing project management, designing and delivering Management & Employee Development and working on a number of company-wide initiatives including Health & Wellbeing road shows.

Gill Crowther, Director of HR, Nominet UK

Gill joined Nominet in June 2007 where she introduced the love coming to work strategy to make Nominet an employer of choice. The Love coming to work strategy has seen employee engagement increase from 28.5% in 2007 to 34.7% in 2009. Love coming to work is about helping everyone to be as productive as possible while at work. This is achieved by ensuring people are doing roles that challenge and fulfil them and allow them to use their strengths.

Prior to joining Nominet Gill worked as a leadership and management development consultant. Gill has over 10 years HR experience gained in a variety of roles at Microsoft, GlaxoWelcome and Ford Motor Company.

Gill is a chartered member of the CIPD and an Engineering and Business Studies graduate of Warwick University. Gill is also a school governor.

Sarah Perkins, UK Healthy Living Manager, American Express

Sarah Perkins is the UK Healthy Living Manager for American Express. Her role involves managing the implementation of initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK AmEx employee population and engaging stakeholders to ensure this is effectively rolled out. Sarah joined American Express from a consulting capacity in healthcare communications and most recently in social marketing. Her background is in health promotion and nutrition and she holds a Masters of Public Health from Deakin University, Australia.

Sara Varo, Human Resources Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Sara is an HR Manager at Enterprise Rent a Car. Sara overseas the recruitment, training and development and HR aspects for the employees at our European Corporate Head Office. Mental Wellbeing has been an area of interest for Sara over the recent years and she has become a strong advocate for the company in leading initiatives to educate our workforce and raise awareness. A subject she feels very passionate about and hence has pursued a steep learning curve whilst putting this all into practice with recent employee situations.

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Nuffield Health
Nuffield Health helps employees get healthy and stay healthy. We believe that the real health of a company should be judged, not just on its revenue, but also on the health and wellbeing of its employees.
We’ve brought together 15,000 experts from every area of health: Consultants, GPs, Physiotherapists, Physiologists, Nutritionists, Personal Trainers, Surgeons, Health Club Managers as well as Fitness Instructors and Spa Therapists. Clients can choose to use one or all of their services – whatever suits their company and employees best.
Our expertise combines health assessments, corporate fitness, hospitals, physiotherapy and medical services and over 50 commercial health clubs in a network of over 200 facilities throughout the UK. We’ve brought all this together to form one complete care service. It’s this alternative view that can help companies become so much healthier and more productive.
As a not for profit organisation we reinvest every penny we make back into our facilities, services and expertise – helping our clients run healthier, happier and more effective businesses.

Work and Well-Being Ltd
Work and Well-Being Ltd was founded on the belief that it is important to measure what you wish to manage. The company is the only one of its kind that specializes in the measurement of employee well-being and maps this across to important outcomes such as absence and poor performance. It works with organizations to quantify independently the health and wellness of workforce populations so that senior management teams can develop and deliver evidence-based programmes. By assessing well-being at the outset, organizations can successfully tackle the real well-being needs of their people and avoid the risk of wasting resource on misjudged initiatives that provide little benefit to the organization or the employees themselves.

The Global Corporate Challenge
The Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) is the only scientifically backed and independently researched event of its kind in the world. As a fun and engaging way to create a healthier and more resilient workforce, the GCC is proven to increase employee wellbeing, organisational productivity, staff morale and teamwork. This is done by challenging teams of employees to virtually walk around the world in sixteen weeks! The GCC 2012 is set to be a record breaking year, with 180,000 employees from the world’s leading organisations, all walking their way to a healthier future.

Information for potential sponsors

If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site here or email or call Sales at or 020 7231 5100.



CCT Venues – Canary Wharf
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Members of our elite Gold Club benefit from 25% discounts on all events plus invitations to attend at least four events completely free of charge every year.

With over 30 events covering HR strategy, diversity, health & safety, pay & benefits, recruitment, training, employment law and more each year, your organisation could save £000’s on training.

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Special Offers – Notes & Conditions

  • Delegates will be charged for the price agreed at the time of booking. We cannot exchange offers or discounts for alternative offers at a later date.
  • Only one offer may be applied to a booking at any given time.
  • All offers and discounts are cancelled if payment does not reach us by the due date as stated on the invoice.
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