Events The Future Way of Working


The Future Way of Working

During lockdown employers have had to react very quickly in implementing new ways of working which although on the radar of many businesses was not on their immediate horizons.

The past weeks have been a rapid, forced experiment in working from home and flexible working. What lasting impact will this upheaval have?

Join our panel of business leaders and IoD West Midlands Regional Committee Members representing different industry sectors, in an interactive question and answer session on the future way of working.

Some of the areas under discussion: -
• Meetings - Virtual v Face to Face
• Workforce preferences – Mature V Generation X
• Social and Cultural influences
• Mental Health
• Health and Safety
• Remote working and self-discipline
• Productivity
• Office space retention

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Key details

Date & time: 02 Jul 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Online webinar, Online




Brian Hall

Managing Director of BHSF Employee Benefits, a multi-channel provider of Health and Wellbeing Services and Regional Chair and Chartered Director of IoD West Midlands. 

A specialist in sales, marketing, product innovation, employee benefits and HR services, Brian is an expert voice in the industry, leading innovation in products and service delivery.


Jackie Hendley

Jackie undertakes a portfolio of roles, including Non Executive Director; Board Advisor and Independent Business and Tax Adviser. Her Non Executive roles include: University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Word 360, whilst her Board Advisory role is for Wing Yip plc.

As an independent Business and Tax Adviser she provides all round business advice to various sizes of business which includes, for example: Restructuring; Refinancing; M&A; Growth strategies; Risk / Crisis management; Mentoring; Governance and Tax advice. 

Prior to undertaking a portfolio career, she was a Partner in professional services firms for 18 years (11 at KPMG and 7 at Smith Cooper (where she transformed their Birmingham office more than quadrupling their turnover)). 

Jackie is Regional Vice Chair of the West Midlands IOD; Council member of both Sutton Coldfield and Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. 


April Pearson-Myatt

April is Financial Director at Top Tubes, a £40m plus steel tube manufacturer. 

April differentiates herself by combining a rare complement of financial management skills with a strong business acumen, which has meant that her role often goes beyond the boundaries of that a traditional financial director.

Having worked as a Financial Director for the last 20 years for such companies as Mueller Europe and drp group, April’s career portfolio has enabled to her to work within the manufacturing, distribution, aviation, IT, and internal communications industries.

April’s experience has been gained by working with companies of turnovers between £5m - £150m, operating with the UK, Europe, America and South East Asia.  

April is a keen committee member of the IoD West Midlands and is a regular member of the Warwickshire and Coventry Mastermind Group.


Joanne Hodgetts

As a founding member, and then chairperson, of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Young Directors Forum and an IoD chairman, Joanne has earnt a high profile within the local business community. This, together with being a volunteer member of the Young Enterprise regional committees in Hereford and Worcester has meant that Joanne has been able to bring businesses together, create opportunities for young people and raise the profile of the region.  

By profession, Joanne is a senior solicitor within the Dispute Resolution Department of the top 100 legal firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, (which essentially means that she resolves commercial problems of any size and complexity).
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Joanne worked in industry, starting her career as a graduate trainee in part of a FTSE top 100 company before being head-hunted to work for a business start-up.

Tracey Paxton

Tracey has 30 years’ experience of working within the NHS as a practising clinician and a senior hospital manager. 

Tracey is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Non-Medical Prescriber - V300 and Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health and has an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Having a keen interest in both physical and mental health, Tracey is also an Exercise/GP Referral Consultant, as well as having teaching qualifications and vast experience in delivering a range of mental and physical health and well-being training including the accredited Mental Health First Aid England course.

Tracey is the Managing Director for BHSF Psychological Services and responsible for BHSF RISE and related services and has extensive experience of managing both public and private sector employee wellbeing services.  Her combined knowledge and practical experience of being a qualified nurse, senior NHS manager, qualified workplace mediator, trauma expert and a practising cognitive behavioural psychotherapist has enabled Tracey to fully understand the practical complexities of working within the public and private sector. 

 Tracey is a lead reviewer for the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services (QNFMHS).  Sitting on the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) National Executive Board, Tracey contributes and oversees the professional guidelines for clinicians and individuals working within the field of employee health and wellbeing. 


No Charge.

Event manager:
Events & Community Manager Jo Dukes
Contact phone:
0121 516 3155

The event will start on: Thu 2 Jul 2020 - 10:00am

From 10:00am ending at 11:00am

Venue: Online

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