People & Training Conference

People & Training Conference

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, Bafta, 195 Piccadilly W1J 9LNS

In Association with The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) a full day programme highlighting the importance of a healthy team culture, perfect training planning and a strong customer relationship.

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***Speaker Schedule***

10.30am – 11.30am: Registration


11.30am – 11.35am: Anthony Pender, chairman of the BII, talks about the training landscape and how it needs to change.


11.35am – 11.50am: Gareth Phillips, commercial director of the BIIAB, sets out current apprenticeship standards and the requirements of end-point assessments for employers.


11.50am – 12.20pm: This ain’t a Scene, it’s a God damn arms race: Daniel Davies, chief executive of CPL Training Group, explores the competition for superior employees and the need to accumulate an arsenal in order to win the war for talent.


12.20pm – 12.50pm: Millennial perceptions of working in the sector: Martin Dinkele, managing director of Cardinal Research, will present the highlights of exclusive research into perceptions of Millennials towards working in the sector – what is attractive and what needs to change. The research will examine Millennial values, motivations, aspirations and ambitions both at work and at leisure.


12.50pm – 1.20pm: Coffee and sandwiches


1.20pm – 1.50pm: Liz Phillips, former director of resourcing and employee relations at Mitchells & Butlers, outlines how organisations can differentiate themselves through their people to succeed. She will share validated insights to achieve growth with fewer people, outline how to measure and drive value, manage risk and seize opportunities.


1.50pm – 2.20pm: 24-year-old chef Luke Thomas won the Futurechef competition aged 15 and became the UK’s youngest restaurant operator aged 18. He now operates restaurants in Dubai and Shoreditch and is food and beverage consultant to Generator Hostels. He gives his views on how the create a positive cultural experience for staff and spotting and developing talent, based on his experience across multiple businesses and working in restaurants such as the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.


2.20pm – 2.50pm: Jill Scratchard, head of human resources at Oakman Inns and Restaurants, which ranked in the top ten of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2017, sets out the company’s approach to staff development and the development of its training academy, Oakmanology.


2.50pm – 3.15pm: Coffee


3.15pm – 3.45pm: Marco Reick, people director at healthy eating brand Leon, sets out the company’s unique approach to promoting staff well-being and personal development.


3.45pm – 4.15pm: Tim Painter, human resources director at Stonegate Pub Company, winner of multiple awards for its investment in people over recent years, sets out the company’s commitment to building a culture of internal development and progression which has both created a unique culture within the organisation and has also had a measurable impact on bottom line performance.


4.15pm – 4.45pm: Graham Briggs, apprenticeships manager at Greene King, which has recruited 9,000 apprentices since 2011, sets out the company’s approach to recruiting and developing its apprentices.


4.45pm – 5.15pm: Rear admiral Simon Williams sets out the core values of the Royal Navy and how its people are trained to live them.


With Grateful Thanks to our Sponsors


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