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Getting the UK Working

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (GMT)

Getting the UK Working

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Getting the UK Working is a unique high-level event where there will be key note addresses by leading figures from the CBI, Halifax, Rex Proctor, National Apprenticeship Service and Middlesex University. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions to a panel of business experts and to attend workshops focussing on the Financial, Creative, Construction sectors, as well as sharing of good practice in the areas of Apprenticeships and organisational accreditation.


According to John Cridland, Director General of the CBI the pressure is today on the private sector to deliver growth and create jobs. The next 12-24 months will be critical in this respect and is vital in order to get the right conditions for growth to invest in employees’ skills. This conference will address the challenges ahead share existing good practices and search for the solutions available in the current climate.


The event will be thought-provoking, motivational and transformational – providing new ideas and deliberately challenging conventional wisdom. Please come with questions to ask and be prepared to share your own views.

The event will be followed by a full networking opportunity at All Bar One



-      To inform business leaders of the latest developments on enhancing skills and learning in UK

-      To share and inform latest CBI and academic research on the UK workforce

-      To examine ways of dealing with the employment and skills mismatch

-      To suggest ideas for nurturing talent to drive business forward

-      To identify and debate how organisations are currently working to improve productivity


A must attend event for:CEO's and Senior Executives, Strategic Directors, Policy Directors, Commercial Directors, Chief Operating Officers, Consultants, HR Directors, Learning, Development & Talent specialists



 Michael Driscoll, Vice Chancellor Middlesex University


Jim Bligh, Principal Policy Advisor, CBI

Getting the UK working – CBI Report 



 Colin Kemp, Network Director, Halifax Community Bank

Getting the UK Working – an employers view



Paul Mackie, Chairman, Rex Proctor & Partners

The Rex Proctor approach for ROI



Jon Thorn, Employer Services Director, National Apprenticeship Service

UK Apprenticeships


Phillip Squire, CEO, Consalia

Getting the UK Working – an international perspective


Professor Jonathan Garnett, Dean, The Institute for Work Based Learning


Panel of experts:

The Employment and Skills Mis-Match

How companies are dealing with the problem


Jon Thorn, Employer Services Director, National Apprenticeship Service

Ian Moss, Head of Leadership Academy, EDF Energy

Sharon Kelly, HR Director, Mitsibushi

Jim Bligh, Principal Policy Advisor, CBI

Jonathan Garnett, Dean, Institute for Work Based Learning

Mags Thomas, Toshiba



Talent Management

David Williams, Director of Business & Organisational Development, IWBL

Mags Thomas, Senior HR Director, Toshiba



Alex Mortimer, Business & Organisational Development Manager

Ian Moss, Head of Leadership Academy, EDF Energy



Darryl Bravenboer, Associate Dean Academic Development, IWBL

Anna Byers, Employer Services Manager, NAS


Growing your sales

Philip Squire, CEO, Consalia


Workforce Development (WBL & Accreditation)

Tracey White, Senior Learning Development Tutor in Accredication and WBL

Royal Mail

Have questions about Getting the UK Working ? Contact the organizer

When & Where

103 New Oxford Street
WC1A 1DU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (GMT)

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