citywork Manchester (Northern Hub) 8th October 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






CHAIR - Dr Sheena J. Johnson PhD - Head of Organisational Psychology group: University of Manchester / Lecturer: Alliance Manchester Business School (confirmed)



Alex Heywood - Co-founder: 4and20million (confirmed)



Helen Bissett - Managing Director: H&H Agency (confirmed)



John Wrathmell - Head of Policy & Strategy Development: Greater Manchester Combined Authority (confirmed)







A, Food Sorcery - Team Building with a twist, inclusive, collaborative, creative with a competitive edge
Our fun-filled corporate days aren't your average team building, they are light hearted, informal and great fun. Our expert chef will guide your colleagues as they get creative in the kitchen, inventing new ideas and trying out flavours. Events are tailored to meet the needs of your business, with one essential added ingredient - fun! If you need to get work done before your event it’s not a problem, we have conference facilities as well as hotel rooms, spa, pool & large gym. We have a bespoke cookery school in Didsbury and a location in the heart of Manchester - we also have all the equipment needed to host a cookery team build at your offices or conference. Come and have a go at making Vietnamese summer rolls, creating the perfect arancini or mix up your own flavours at our invention test challenge aka masterchef. The workshop will run with our expert chef on hand to guide you through making the perfect cuisine.

B, How Resilient are your Employees?
Adel Houten from Health Perks Ltd, will be talking about mental ill health within the workplace and the damaging effects it can have if left unaddressed. With one in four people suffering at some point in their lives from a diagnosable mental health condition mental ill health within the workplace is simply not possible to ignore. Adel will be discussing some of the statistics around the subject as well as giving tips on how to remove the stigma and to prevent burnout within your Employees.

C, 4and20million | Creating High Performance Cultures
Every company grapples with the question of employee motivation. With constant distractions, increased demands, rising anxiety and technological advances - sometimes it can appear futile to even try to change the way we work.

But we need to.

The way we currently work isn’t working.

The UK is experiencing a productivity paradox. We are working longer and producing less. Meanwhile, anxiety levels are on the rise, individuals are increasingly distracted and just 17% of UK employees claim to be engaged at work.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

Our provocative and enlightening session will examine:

  • How can you construct effective, motivated teams?
  • How do you establish and maintain a high performance culture?
  • How can you implement behaviour change initiatives that last - overcoming internal cynicism?



This session is designed for the HR/Benefit/Wellness manager and senior decision maker looking to build an industry-leading data lead employee health and wellness programme.
Delivered by Alex Heaton - CEO LiveSmart and Dr. Monal Wadhera - CMO LiveSmart.

We will cover:

  • Acquiring meaningful employee health and wellness data
  • Analysing data and gaining insight
  • Developing an employee health strategy
  • Building a strong business case for increasing health and wellness spend
  • Tracking your Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Examples of practical health and wellness interventions
  • Case studies from Vita Coco and Universal Music Group

In preparation for this session, have a look at our Business Health Assessment Tool (below).
More information on how to tailor your results to create a compelling business case will be provided on the day.

B, Who Cares Wins: A Culture of Wellbeing
Hero founder and CEO Joe Gaunt will be delivering this insightful session on how companies can improve the health, wellbeing and happiness of their employees. Providing real insight and analysis from the wellbeing discovery surveys which have been completed by all attending delegates' companies, Joe will give practical examples and recommendations on how companies can help support their employees. He will also explore the role of wellbeing companies in supporting employees to measure and achieve their wellbeing goals, with how innovative wellbeing technology can deliver true ROI and VOI for companies in today's world.

C, Financial insight, a key driver in employee wellbeing (Room Location: TBC)
Research shows the importance of financial wellbeing for employees. Increasing retirement age and more flexible work require employees to take more control over their career and finances. For employers to think about how to adjust to these changes. Furthermore, increasing regulation urges employers to provide employees with a clear understanding of employee benefits.

Giving personal finance insight has huge advantages for both employer and employees. During the workshop we will give you a clear insight in the effect of personal financial planning for employees and why recently it is an essential.





A, Leadership in the Digital Age
The world is becoming increasingly digital. Ironically, this means that managers need to become more human. The office world no longer belongs to the sneaky office rat. I'll show you that helping others and being supportive is the most effective way to get to the top in a digital company. I'll even reverse it and show that the most effective way to become a digital company is to teach human values to your managers.

B, Easy ways to increase your vitality at work
Dr Claire Maguire from Raw Horizons will offer some simple, practical ways to increase your energy and de-stress at work. These are just some examples of how a Wellbeing Coach can help your staff improve their wellbeing easily.

By having in-house wellbeing coaching capabilities, your workforce will have a safe, nurturing environment to go to when needing emotional health assistance and support.

In just 5 days, we can train key members of your staff to be skilled Wellbeing Coaches. We teach them how to re-motivate, re-energise and help people get back on track and positive with life.



A, Movement and Wellbeing
Ed Madeley is an osteopathic physician who specialises in workplace health and wellbeing. During the presentation, Ed will be taking the attendees through the number 1 cause of long term work absence: musculoskeletal complaints. Have you ever wondered why a slipped disc is so costly? Why neck pain and headaches are so common but so preventable? How to reduce poor posture (and the related ailments) in a cost-effective manner? Ed’s experience in dealing with these issues has earned him great plaudits. Osteopathic techniques are not only a great modality to cure and prevent these issues, but will also promote vitality.

B, Resolving Workplace Conflict
Conflict within the workplace can have a catastrophic effect upon morale, productivity, absenteeism and the expensive business of staff turnover. This session examines how procedures and mediation can resolve conflict in a timely manner to avoid the damage it creates.