Previous events

The EfC summer networking event on 28th June, kindly hosted by Transport for London (TfL) at their modern offices in Southwark, was a great opportunity to hear about the range of activities held, and initiatives launched, by our members during Carers Week. Leon Daniels, TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport and senior sponsor of TfL’s Carers Network welcomed guests to the event. This was followed by an introduction from EfC Chair Ian Peters who welcomed our newest members since the last event in March: Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and DWF. Karen Venn, Diversity and Inclusion Business Manager and Jacqui Robb, Business…
Our most recent members’ networking event was hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday 15th March and followed on from our event in March 2016 (also hosted by Nationwide) where we discussed how helping line managers to be aware and supportive of their team members who have caring responsibilities can help deliver motivated teams and business results. One year on, the theme continued as the focus moved to the importance of gaining top-level support to champion the needs of working carers and how this can transform workplaces and empower line managers. Kelly Higson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Nationwide welcomed assembled…
Our networking meeting in October is now an annual event, hosted by KPMG, dedicated to workplace carer networks. This event built on the 2015 event which focused on starting carer networks. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Thomas, Partner and Chief Medical Adviser, KPMG and was chaired by David Grayson, Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and Chair of Carers UK. Carers network representatives from member organisations spoke about the challenges and successes they had experienced along the way. For example, Craig Hughes, PwC talked about how by opening out there SPACE (supporting parents & carers and…
Our well-attended event on July 7th followed the theme of 'the work and care journey: recruitment, retention and return' and was hosted by EfC member the Bank of England at their historic and iconic building in Threadneedle Street. Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer at the Bank of England welcomed guests and stressed the importance of making sure employees felt supported by their employer - particularly in unsettled times. Attracting the best talent, being an inclusive and supportive employer forms part of the Bank of England's strategy. The Bank of England has some unique characteristics which need to be considered to…
EfC Leadership Group member, Nationwide, hosted this members' networking event at their Threadneedle office in London. Ann Brown, Director of HR, Nationwide gave a warm introduction to the 65+attendees and spoke about Nationwide’s continuing commitment to their working carers. A recent workforce survey and carer focus groups showed that engaging and supporting line managers was a key issue. Employers for Carers Chair, Ian Peters, spoke briefly about the importance of having fully engaged line managers as well as good policies, and then introduced Alison Hughes, Centrica Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Alison gave an overview of Centrica’s carers network…
Our annual business breakfast for our Oxfordshire scheme members was once again kindly hosted by member St Peter’s College, University of Oxford in their beautiful dining Hall. James Graham, Bursar warmly welcomed the audience of representatives from local businesses. The theme of the networking event - Retention, relience and reward – future proofing your business - focused on how having good employment policies and practices could help businesses become an ‘employer of choice’. This theme is particularly relevant to the region, as it was noted that local employers often have difficulty recruiting staff as there is relatively low unemployment in…
This members' networking event on 20th October was very well attended by our members and guests – full to capacity! Our hosts KPMG provided a fantastic venue in Canada Square, wonderful catering and also allowed networking to continue for a further hour beyond the scheduled finish time. The event was introduced by Carers’ Network member and KPMG Partner, Maggie Morrissey, and chaired by Ian Peters, Director of Customer Facing Strategy at Centrica. Speakers from various EfC members carers’ networks included: Geoff Kitchener, Chair, Centrica Carers Network; Hugh Neal and Lisa Coleman, Chair and Deputy Chair, KMPG Carers Network; Emma Bould,…
This Members' Networking event, hosted by UBS was chaired by Madeleine Starr, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK. Mehmet Cemal, MD, Global AM IT and Executive Sponsor of the FamilyMatters Network at UBS introduced the event as it's host. Sue Langley, CEO Financial Services Organisation, UK Trade and Investment and Member of the Women’s Business Council gave an overview of the work of the WBC especially its recommendations on managing ageing in the workplace. EfC Members can download Sue Langley's slides below (once logged in). EfC is delighted that WBC has highlighted caring as a key workplace…
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