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Honest Talks: Alcohol in modern working culture

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Honest Talks is an event series which gathers professionals from all sectors and backgrounds to debate topics that might make us feel uncomfortable, are difficult to solve, or which have the potential to go undiscussed.

You’re invited to attend Honest Talks: Alcohol in modern working culture – a panel discussion which looks at the impact of alcohol in today’s office culture.

Worker wellbeing has never been a bigger topic as employers look to recruit – and retain – the best possible staff. Workplace culture now reflects this shift where alcohol is just one component used as a selling point. Enter all-day beer fridges, work nights out and, of course, the office Christmas party.

These events can be a great opportunity to make new business contacts but how much of an onus is there to drink in a bid to get involved? Will those who don’t risk being dubbed an outsider or not a team player? Or – is this the perfect reward for staff looking to unwind with their colleagues?

Fourth Day PR has gathered a panel of business people with different points of view for a lively discussion, which we invite our attendees to join, on November 30 from 6pm.

Panellists:

Laura WilloughbyLaura Willoughby MBE is co-founder of Club Soda, the Mindful Drinking Movement, which aims to create a world where nobody feels out of place for not drinking. Club Soda has individuals, workplaces, and social spaces in its membership. The inspiration for Club Soda came from Laura’s experience of giving up drinking five years ago.

Zach Zigelbaum – Zach is the director for international markets EMEA at Wiser Solutions, which provides data for decision making in the ecommerce and retail sectors. As a technology entrepreneur, frequently based in shared workspaces, Zach is able to provide a first-hand view of how alcohol is presented in the culture of start-ups.

Nikki Scrivener – Nikki is a co-founder and director of Fourth Day PR, an international PR agency with offices in London, Manchester, Paris, Casablanca and Berlin. Since Fourth Day was set up in 2002, the world of PR has changed beyond recognition, with long boozy lunches with journalists taking a more back seat role in media relations.

Rupert Cornford – Our event compere, Rupert is the former editor of North West Business Insider and is head of business relationships and communications at Carter Corson, whose team of psychologists work with businesses to improve organisational and individual effectiveness.

Jack Chamberlain – Jack graduated from the University of Exeter in 2016 and is now on a rotational graduate scheme within the London market for commercial insurance. Jack can share his own experience of the perceived drinking culture within the traditional insurance sector and whether this matches up to reality.

Michael Cross Michael Cross is the news editor of the Law Society Gazette, edits the UKAuthorITy website and has worked with most of the mainstream media including The Guardian, The Independent, the Telegraph and the BBC. In more than 40 years of journalism, working on seven continents, he has had his share of liquid lunches but doesn’t regret their passing.

The event will also offer an opportunity to network over drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic!) and nibbles at Club Workspace, The Print Rooms, London.

Proceeds will be donated to Business Launchpad, a South London-based charity which helps young people aged 16-30 to set up their own businesses.

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