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Workforce & Skills Event 2024


clock icon Wednesday 28th February 09:30 - 17:00

clock icon De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

A full day conference bringing members together to share experiences, learn from experts and receive updates on the workforce and skills landscape. The programme will focus on the 5 key areas identified in our workforce strategy as integral to solving the issues faced by the sector: Recruitment, Skills and Training, Working Lives, Image of the sector, Infrastructure.

With the workforce, skills and education landscape about to dramatically change in the next few years, our work at the forefront with government allows us to set up a jam-packed agenda to give you the inside track. The Workforce and Skills event will keep your business ahead of the curve and give you a significant advantage against your competitors to recruit the best. We’re bringing together some of the brightest and innovative minds in the sector to share what they’re doing to buck the trend and keep their workforce full and engaged.


09.30 Arrival and registration

10.15 – 17.00 Conference

**Dress Code**

The dress code for this event is business attire.


Wednesday, 28th February, 2024


De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London , WC2A 5DA


(Prices inclusive of VAT)

Tickets for this event are no longer available

Our speakers

Greg Thwaites

Research Director, Resolution Foundation

Rachel Jones

Director of People & Change, Sodexo UK & Ireland

Shannon Rockey

People & Culture Director, Lime Wood Group

Chris Harber

Head of Immigration, Boyes Turner

Franki Hale

Chief People Officer, Wells & Co.

Jody Bennett

People Director, Brewhouse & Kitchen

Jody Bennett, People Director, Brewhouse and Kitchen

David Beeney

Founder of

Kate Nicholls

CEO of UKHospitality

Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality

Sandra Kelly

Skills Director at UKHospitality

UKHospitality Skills Director Sandra Kelly

Tanya Wicks

Director of Legal Compliance and Operational Development at Barons Pub Company

Chris Gamm

Chief Executive at Springboard

Jane Devlin

Senior National Account Manager, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Kay Harriman

Senior Director HR UK&I, Hilton

Patricia Mahon

General Manager, Hilton London Kensington

Alison Thwaite

WorkFit Employment Development Manager, Down's Syndrome Association

Brian Trollip

Managing Director, Dishoom

Jo Churchill MP

Minister for Employment

Jeremy Scorer

Licensed Trade Director, HIT Training

Graham Briggs

Head of Apprenticeships and Employability Programmes, Greene King

Workforce and Skills event 2024

Workforce and Skills Event highlights show reel

Watch last year's Workforce and Skills Event highlights show reel

Thank you to our official partners