Partner Event

HIVE Conference

Thu 24 Sep, 2020
08:15 - 17:30
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, IP4 1QJ
book your place S.Chamber members £149 using code: SMALLBIZ-HIVE

This event was due to take place on Monday 30 March 2020 and has been postponed until 24 September - to find out about the postponement refunds please click here.

Please note: Suffolk Chamber members receive a discounted ticket rate of £149 using code: SMALLBIZ-HIVE, you can book online at: 

The first Proactive Workplace Mental Health Summit will take place at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich on 24 September.

The recent Mental Health and Employers: Refreshing the Case for Investment report from Deloitte estimated poor mental health at work costs UK employers £45 billion a year.

Speakers from UBS, Astra Zeneca, Adnams, RWE, ACAS, Aon and the Corporation of London will share best practice and equip you with the knowledge to develop your mental health frameworks and policies.

There is also an East Anglia focus panel ‘Mental health matters across the locality – Strategies for positive mental health throughout the region’ and a panel discussion focusing on ‘Making mental health a priority for all’.

The full list of speakers is as follows: 

Lyssa Barber, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion, UBS Wealth Management

Jason Gowlett, Director of HR Operations, Direct Line Group

Kerri Malyon, Health & Wellbeing Specialist, Astra Zeneca

Sadie Lofthouse, Director of Culture & Performance, Adnams PLC

Robert Manson, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, RWE

Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, ACAS

Charles Alberts, Head of Health Management, Aon

Xenia Koumi, Public Health Specialist, City of London Corporation

Nicola Forristal UK Group Chief People Officer, Havas Creative Group

Maria Shinn, Area Director, Acas East of England

The Summit Advisory Board is made up of:

Doug Field, Chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise and Joint CEO of the East of England Co-Op

David Sheepshanks, CBE, Suffolk & London, Chair, Vistage

The full schedule is available on the HIVE website.

The summit has been organised by the new HIVE network set up by Suffolk Libraries to help businesses across East Anglia grow and prosper.

For full details of the summit together with booking details visit the Hive Suffolk website.  

The recent Deloitte report can be found on their website.  


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