Our Northern HR Summit in Leeds in October was a fantastic success and below is a short ‘highlights’ video  from the event that includes some of our fantastic speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and of course our amazing delegates.

You can also see a selection of the great presentations  – click here to view the presentations via SlideShare.


Speakers: Steve Davies – Head London Regional Employers and PPMA Treasure / Secretary and Anna Lloyd – Director of Human Resources at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Transformational Change 

Speakers: Jody Goldsworthy – Executive Director at Gatenby Sanderson, Sheree Axon – Director Leeds Health and Care Academy, Director of change and Programme Delivery, NHS England and Helen Scott – Executive Director for UHR

Health and Wellbeing – how does this impact employee engagement and productivity? 

Speakers: Nicky Ingham – Executive Director for HPMA and Chief Executive of HR and OD Consultancy and Justine Brooksbank – Assistant Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council

Evidence and impact on Workforce / HR&OD 

Speaker: Krystyna Gadd – Founder of How to Accelerate Learning

Fringe 1. MHR Digital Research Launch 

Speaker: Helen Grantham – Executive Director of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Owner and Director of Entwyne Ltd and Specialist Adviser to MHR

Fringe 2. Gender Pay Gap – What can and should our response be? 

Speaker: Rachel Murphy – Leeds City Council

Fringe 3. Profession for Future – CIPD
Speaker: Daphne Doody-Green – Head of CIPD Northern England

Fringe 4. Inclusion and Diversity at Work 

Speakers: Neil Lupin – Managing Partner at Green Park and Cordelia Osewa-Ediae – Senior Consultant at Green Park

Fringe 5. Harnessing the energy, wisdom and power of multi-generational workforce’s 

Speakers: Olivia Harris – Head of Marketing & Communications at Jobsgopublic and Jon Dilling – Managing Partner at Jobsgopublic

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We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.


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