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Date: 22/05/2014

HR professionals from around the region are being encouraged to sign up for the HR event of 2014. The event is run by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce in association with Hewett Recruitment and held at Sixways Stadium, Worcester on June 4th.

The annual event in its second year, is aimed at HR Professionals from companies of all sizes and sectors with over 60 people attending in 2013.  It is a date not to be missed for those wanting to understand the current and future innovations and challenges facing businesses.

The day will run from 9am until 3pm and will feature a range of expert speakers who will share their experience with an audience of professionals keen to share best practice.  The cost is £35 + VAT for members and £45 +VAT for non members, and includes lunch.

Helen Mole, Head of Events at the Chamber of Commerce said, 'This event is fast becoming a must in the HR calendar.  It is a brilliant opportunity to get an update on the very latest in HR policy, hear from inspirational speakers and network with colleagues across the two counties.  I would encourage anyone involved in HR to book a place and benefit from this great opportunity to hear from the best.'

Louise Hewett, Managing Director of Hewett Recruitment said, 'The conference offers a practical and forward thinking perspective o developing talent as we come out of the recession in a growing jobs market.'


Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC
Kevin Green has been Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since June 2008.  Before starting at the REC, Kevin's last role was HR Director for Royal Mail Letters, where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business which at the time had 165,000 employees.  Kevin is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and has made many TV appearances, including Newsnight where he has commented on the UK labour and employment market. 

Paul Chamberlain, Head of Employment, Brabners Manchester
Paul Chamberlain heads up Brabners' Employment Law department.  He has experience of all aspects of employment law with a special interest in TUPE, senior executives' severance agreements and recruitment agency law.  He has significant and nationally recognised experience in advising on compliance regarding the employment status of temporary workers and the Agency Workers Regulations.

Bernadette Bird, Group Head of HR Services, Sanctuary Group
Bernie Bird is Group Head of HR Services at Worcester-based Sanctuary Group, one of the UK's leading housing and care providers.  Her career at Sanctuary spans ten years and Bernie is responsible for delivering a range of people focused solutions to the organisation's 10,000 employees.  She brings considerable and broad ranging experience of major change management projects, large scale mergers and TUPE programmes.

Sally Morris, Head of Employment Division, mfg Solicitors
Sally Morris is a partner at mfg Solicitors, heading up the employment division and advising the main commercial clients and senior executives on matters of employment.  Sally has detailed knowledge and understanding of all contentious areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination and contractual claims.