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EX TrendTalks

EX TrendTalks™ features a session from the UK Employee Experience Awards 2020 Overall Winner and a Panel Discussion on the topic of Employee Engagement and Returning to the Workplace.

Book tickets to watch the speakers, open finalists presentations and attend the awards ceremony, LIVE Online from start to finish.


14:15 - 14:45 Amanda Baber, Portico

Being the Overall Winner at the UK EXA 20, Portico’s Amanda Baber will treat us with an insight into their winning initiatives and how becoming an Award winner influenced their business, showcasing what they did, how they did it, and the achievements. Their approach was focused on developing their people culture through engagement, enjoyment and recognition.

Experienced Director with 20 years of experience working in the service and hospitality industry, skilled in Innovation, Negotiation, Operations, Projects and Business Development. Strong focus on creative positive change, inspiring others turning ideas into reality.

14:45 - 14:55 Changeover
14:55 - 15:25 Amanda Baber, Charlene Brown & Elouise Leonard-Cross

Panel Discussion on the topic of Employee Engagement and Returning to the Workplace

Amanda Baber, Director, Business Development at Portico

Charlene Brown, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Howlett Brown

Elouise Leonard-Cross, Head of People Strategy & Experience at NWG (Northumbrian Water Group)

Some of the questions that will be discussed by the panel:

  • What has the pandemic revealed to you about employee engagement that you didn’t already know
  • What have the significance of health & wellbeing initiatives been over the last twelve months
  • What measures do you have in place to help employees readjust to the rhythms of office life
  • Which EX influencers have been a source of inspiration for you during the lockdown