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09.30 - 10.00 Registration & Refreshments
10.00 - 10.25

Welcome from Co-operatives UK Secretary General Ed Mayo followed by this year's keynote speech, delivered by Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point and Chair of Social Enterprise UK.

Forum

 

Membership

 

Communications

 

HR

 

Finance

 

Governance

10.30 - 11.30

Authentic Campaigning

Katie Cosgrave, RECLAIM Project

Using Brand as a Business Tool

Rupinder Ashworth, Creative and Marketing Strategy Consultant

Inclusive Leadership

Sharon Pegg, Nothern Powerhouse Consulting

Economic Trends

Dennis Tatarkov, KPMG

Legal Update

Rose Klemperer & David Alcock, Anthony Collins

11.30 - 11.45

Refreshment break

11.45 - 12.45

Community Action, Community Impact

Mike Pickering, The Midcounties Co-operative

Breathing Digital into your Business

Zoe Lawrie, The Co‑operative Bank

Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace

Kellee Torr, Central England Co‑operative

Accounting & Tax update

Steven Abbott, Luke Ryan and Steve Townend, KPMG

Getting Boards to Work

Session worksheet feedback

Ashley Harshak, Telos Partners

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.45

Creating a member journey map, a tool for improving engagement

Katherine Wastell, The Co-op

How to start social media conversations with your customers

Greg Ashton, Reason Digital

Equal Oppurtunities and Recruitment

Emma Bagshaw, Seabury Beaumont

Developing KPIs to Support your Co-op's Growth and Business Performance

Shelagh Everett, Co‑operatives UK

Developing KPIs to Support your Co-op's Growth and Business Performance

Shelagh Everett, Co‑operatives UK

14.45 - 15.00 Refreshment break
15.00 - 16.00

Unlocking member value through increased participation

Mark Robinson-Field
J
ames Oliver, Co-op Digital

More Bang for your Buck - Running Effective Campaigns on a Budget

Oli Watts, East of England Co‑operative Society

Round-table - How is Your Organisation Reducing its Gender Pay Gap?

Emma Bagshaw, Seabury Beaumont

Co-operative and Community Capital

Ged Devlin, Power to change
Jim Brown, Community Shares

The Code for Effective Governance

Emma Laycock, Co‑operatives UK

16.00 Further networking opportunity