citywork London
Corporate Wellbeing
5th November 2018

Latest Delegates: Marks and Spencer - AMC Networks International UK - Affinity Water Ltd - INDITEX - Tokio Marine - KPMG - HTB - Leathams - Britvic Soft Drinks - Virgin Limited Edition - You View Television Ltd - L'Occitane Ltd - Selfridges - British Airways - Miki Travel - Addleshaw Goddard LLP - 3BM Ltd - Marriott - AllSaints Retail Ltd - Hall & Partners - American Express Global Business Travel - Olympia London - Financial Conduct Authority - Harrods - McCANN - Ralph & Russo - ODEON & UCI Cinemas - GSA Group - The Telegraph - Charles Stanley - - DAC Beachcroft LLP - Capita - John Lewis Partnership - Beazley - BMS Group - Partners In Costs Ltd - Kambi - NBC Universal - BNP Paribas - Taylor Wessing - City and Hackney Mind - Eurostar International - The Barbican - Greater London Authority - Bank of England - Transport for London - Dentons  - Department for Transport (DFT) - HMRC - Travelex - FitFlop - British Airways - Restaurants Ass for Google London - Zurich Insurance Company Ltd - IPONWEB - City of London Police - Global Aerospace - MS Amlin - Dassault Systèmes - BT - Aon Services Group - London Stock Exchange - Kingsley Napley LLP - HSBC - Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Capita - Charles Taylor - Oliver Agency - Mastercard- Pearson - Ernst & Young LLP - Markel International - L'Oreal - London Marriott Hotel West India Quay - Shakespeare Globe - Linklaters LLP - Zenith Bank (UK) Limited - Landesbank Hessen - Thüringen - Natixis -Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP - Sanlam - Cyient Europe Ltd - Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd - AON - Thomas Cook Group - HMRC - Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP - Rio Tinto - HSBC - Michael Kors - Unilever - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP - Verizon - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Maples Teesdale - Raymond James Investment Services Limited - SIX Financial Information UK Ltd - Verizon - Mizuho - Wells Fargo Bank - Santander - Macfarlanes LLP - KIKO MILANO - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development





Introduction from Chairperson:-

CHAIR - Scott Robinson, Director and Founder of yogibanker



Speaker - James Tarbit – Karian and Box



Dr Beverley Flint - Clinical Psychologist & Head of Business Partnerships: C&I Wellbeing



Marcus Herbert - Corporate Operations Specialist. Nuffield Health







A, Key considerations for building a corporate wellbeing strategy (Location: Walbrook)
The reasons for creating a wellbeing strategy will vary between organisations, but at the highest level, the most compelling motivation is linked to bottom line results. Underneath that, there may be a range of different drivers: a need to reduce sickness absence; increasing productivity; retaining talent and more. To develop something effectively it helps to understand and agree what it is you’re trying to achieve. What’s driving the need for a strategy? What is the business’s vision, mission and strategy? This session will help guide you to develop a considered and powerful wellbeing strategy to support you and your employees.

This session will look at the business benefits of combining physical fitness, GP and Screening services and making this available to your employees. How can this combination have a truly positive effect upon productivity and major reduction is absenteeism? What is the positive effect upon your employee brand by the provision of such employee support?

B, Developing a Human-Tech Culture (Location: Fleet)

Leading people through change means we must now focus on people, as well as processes …

It’s true that while good leaders change things, great leaders transform people, and it all starts with us! In this experiential workshop with Fi Hills, let’s explore new ways and approaches to support ourselves and our people through the maze of change!


  • Discover the language of building resilience in ourselves and others
  • Learn to shift from doing the thinking for people to facilitate them to think for themselves
  • Learn to develop your creative and critical thinking skills
  • Understand how to develop a more engaged and innovative team

C, Why it’s time to rethink workplace: Research reveals what matters most to Europe’s office workers (Location: Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
The office working population typically spends 90% of their time indoors. But how we spend that time is changing. Research tells us that the current treatment of workplace doesn’t deliver the degree of ‘flex’ that future talent craves. This is leading to a growing gap between how people want to conduct their lives and the office working reality. During this session we uncover how this trend is impacting from a health and wellbeing perspective. Revealing the findings of a European-wide survey of 4,500 office workers we explore how organisations can better cater for these evolving end-user needs through the design and specification of people-friendly spaces.



A, New Best Practice for the Parent Transition (Location: Walbrook)
Managing parental leave well matters now in City businesses: it holds a key to closing the Gender Pay Gap, to retaining and engaging talent. It is also a critical moment to demonstrate commitment to wellbeing and work-life blend for working parents.

In this lively, interactive discussion, Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy at My Family Care discusses the key drivers and solutions for addressing the parent transition together with Fiona Daniel, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HSBC UK and Xanic Jones, EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Citi.

The panel will explore the factors that keep talented people on board through this pivotal period, and keep them progressing afterwards. We will share insights into the programmes that HSBC and Citi have put in place and how these have evolved over a period of years to embrace the digital age.

We will also share results from our recent research giving a snapshot of how employers are approaching parent transition coaching and what works best. Along the way, we’ll encourage you to interact and apply the learning.

B, Health At Work– the journey to better heart health for your workforce (Location: Fleet)
The British Heart Foundation’s Health at Work Programme was created with the sole purpose of improving the heart health of the nation’s workforce. It is no secret that healthy people make a happier, more effective workforce, and we believe that the journey to achieving this starts with the heart. Using our life saving research and evidence, we have developed a series of health and wellbeing services that are designed to make a real impact on the wellbeing of your workforce. Delivered by our expert health practitioners, our services give your employees everything they need to understand the causes of poor health, their health status, and how to make positive behavioural changes to better physical and mental wellbeing. Come and hear how The British Heart Foundation can help you build a workplace wellbeing programme that will truly engage your staff and create long lasting improvements to the health of your company. By helping employees in the nation’s workplaces be healthier, happier and more effective, we can move forwards in reaching our vision of a world without heart and circulatory diseases. Not just by improving heart and circulatory health today, but using the money we raise through our Health at Work programme to fund the research that will find the cures of tomorrow.

C, Why a disjointed approach to health and wellbeing isn’t working (Location: Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
Our workforce is facing a mental health epidemic. An astounding 61% of UK employees have experienced mental health issues due to work, or where work was a related factor*. Financial worries and job instability are fuelling the crisis, with over a third of employees reporting that their financial situation negatively affects their mental health*.

Our workshop will discuss why we need to stop treating physical, mental and financial health in isolation and start viewing people as ‘joined-up’ human beings, so that we can create policies that address wellbeing as a whole. Join us to hear insights from this year’s Mental Health at Work report and find out how employers are making the shift from disconnected tactical initiatives to joined-up strategic solutions that get results.

* Source: BiTC Mental Health at Work 2018 Report





A, The UK’s untapped resource for a happy workforce? (Location: Walbrook)
Over half of workers say that having more ‘me time’ would help them perform better at their jobs. Paula Brockwell, a leading expert in driving wellbeing focused culture change in businesses, will reveal the findings from a new research paper commissioned by Art Fund, which set out to investigate the possibility that engaging with our country’s museums and galleries can contribute to a greater sense of individual wellbeing, reduced feelings of workplace associated anxiety and increased productivity.

The workshop will also explore the need for a ‘wellbeing allowance’, defined as part of the findings, and its role in tackling the growing anxiety issue facing the UK’s workforce.

B, Leadership & Resilience Introduction (Location: Fleet)
Strong leadership and resilient team members are essential to the health and wellbeing of an organisation.

Leaders have a direct and lasting impact on those that they lead. The ripples created by leadership behaviours set a chain reaction that influences the culture of the entire organisation.

Rather than trying to reduce the stresses and strains, which are an inevitable part of corporate life, leadership efforts should be focussed on building resilience in coping with them.

By being intentional about how we lead, we can make a significant difference to the mindset and resilience of our teams.

  • What is it like to be on the receiving end of your leadership?
  • What impact are you having?
  • Is your style having a positive or detrimental impact on the wellbeing of your team?

This highly interactive session will explore how you can be a positive contributor to the health and wellbeing of your organisation, and build resilient teams who perform at their best irrespective of the challenges and changes faced.

Presented by Martin Coburn, Founding Director, Natural Direction.

C, Myths About Employee Productivity (Location: Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
The aim of this workshop is to discuss the key myths about employee productivity and the UK productivity issues. Including the cost of absenteeism & presenteeism. The importance of how employees are distracted from work tasks, different forms of distraction. Importance of collaboration and concentration and 5 actions to boost productivity. Modest gains in staff wellbeing & productivity can deliver significant financial savings.



The first question is what is the City and why is it so important. The City is much more than just Bankers. It is a complete ecosystem from the mail room to the CEO and all in between. It is a community as much as a workplace, with rules and special cultural traits. There are of course many support systems that make it work. But, this session will look specifically at three fundamental questions that are pertinent to working in the city:

  • Is there a specific addiction problem in the City?
  • Is addiction any different in City Workers?
  • In a post Brexit City what will happen to the treatment of addiction and other mental health problems? Having collectively worked in the City for over twenty years the panel will attempt to answer these questions. The session will look at treatment and the changing attitudes to addiction and mental health in the City

An interview with Dr Neil Brener
Dr Neil Brener is a Consultant Psychiatrist he has a private practice in Harley Street, the City at Rood Lane Medical Group and Canary Wharf. He is an expert in preparing psychiatric reports for leading firms of solicitors across the UK. Dr Brener has dedicated his career to the understanding and treatment of mental health issues and specializes in how addictions and co-existing disorders need to be treated concurrently. He appears on television news programmes, documentaries and audience discussion shows as well as regularly contributing articles to the national press. He presents regularly both in the UK and internationally on the treatment of addictions, anxiety and depression.
Hosted by Christophe Sauerwein

Christophe Sauerwein is the Academic Director of iCAAD holds an MBA and MSC in Psychology, is a practicing psychotherapist in London and a practitioner in Europe specialising in the treatment of childhood traumatic experiences and complex multiple addictive disorders. Christophe has conducted several clinical studies highlighting their links. He is one of the few French therapists to have culturally transposed Anglo-Saxon therapeutic models.

B, How Employees Can Perform Like Olympic Winning Athletes (Location: Fleet)
Olympic Athletes spend tens of thousands of hours of hard work, dedication and training to work towards winning Olympic gold medals. Adam Strong, former elite athlete and former training partner to Sir Mo Farah will show you the skills your employees need to develop to win their own gold medals in your business.

C, Creating value through resilience and emotional intelligence. (Location: Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
The Harvard Business Review states that the biggest drain on resilience is “managing difficult people or office politics…”, followed closely by stress brought on by overwork and personal criticism. Do you understand the competencies required to create a robust ‘Resilience Framework’? Latest research states that ‘EQ’ is more important than ‘IQ’…the ability to navigate the emotional landscape of others and ourselves, is now considered critical for business success. Is your EQ enabling or hindering you in creating strong business relationships? ‘Energy flow’ is the cornerstone of performance…how do we create, maintain and renew energy?…why is resilience and EQ essential in this process?