Howden Employment Seminar

Natural History Museum - Tuesday 4th June 2019

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15 April 2019

We are delighted to announce details of the latest educational, engaging, and enjoyable Howden Employment Seminar.

Our events are free to attend, and we really hope that you (and/or an appropriate colleague) can join us for another morning of evolutionary progress in people management. 

The seminar chair Gina Ellis will be introducing the following key speakers and topics:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law issues from Matt Jenkin
  • The changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert
  • A look at workplace Mental Health with Katie Buckingham
  • A fun look at Work-Life Balance with cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore

And what a venue we have for this event!  We are delighted to announce that this seminar will take place at the world-famous Natural History Museum. The museum is home to life and earth specimens and houses a collection of some 80 million items including plants, insects, minerals, wildlife and (of course) the world famous dinosaur collection and animatronic models. Delegates will be to take coffee overlooking the spectacular Earth Gallery, and visit all the exhibits after the event concludes.

The venue is naturally close to public transport links, being just 2 minutes’ walk from the closest underground station and bus routes.


Seminar details

Date:               Tuesday 4th June 2019

Timings:         Coffee & registration 09:00; Seminar commences 09:30; Concludes 12:30

Location:        The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD

Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources, Finance, & Payroll Professionals

CPD:               The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD

Cost:               FREE! (includes museum access & the chance to win one of two luxury hampers)



09:00  Registration, coffee and networking

09:30  Welcome       

09:40   Employee Benefits“From Rogue Male to Rogue Mail”

“Are employers really getting their Employee Benefits messages across?”  This is the question that Steve will ask in his (un)usual way. Topics covered will include employee communications, mental health core standards, corporate culture change, and the vital (and often overlooked) issue of good succession planning.  An engaging, and hopefully entertaining, session from Howden’s well-known Employee Benefits dinosaur.  Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Howden Employee Benefits 

10:10  Mental Health“Mental Health at Work”

With ever increasing pressures, demands and change, mental health problems have become a growing concern within today’s society and of course, our workplaces. Topic expert (and award winner) Katie Buckingham will help you to better understand mental health, identify the early signs of mental ill-health, and look at how to start the conversation with employees.  Speaker: Katie Buckingham, Director, Altruist Enterprises

10:40  Delegate Voting

10:50   Break/ Refreshments/ Networking

11:15   Delegate Voting

11:20  Employment Law“Evolution or Revolution?”

Matt will be providing an employment law update and will look at the very latest gig economy cases including the bittersweet outcome of the Pimlico Plumbers case and the National Galley Art Experts case.  Matt will also cover other topical areas of employment law including the Governments consultation on the use of confidentiality clauses and the latest in the Asda equal pay case.  Speaker:  Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts LLP

11:50  Comedy: “The Caveman’s Guide to Workplace Stress...

We are absolutely delighted to welcome BBC Radio 4 cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore to provide us with his own hilarious insights into frontline policing, and to ask ‘what can we learn from our ancestors about a healthy work-life balance?’  A superb and funny conclusion to our event.  Speaker:  Alfie Moore, Policeman & Comedian

12:20   Closing comments/ Prize Draw (the chance to win one of two luxury hampers)

12:30   Event concludes


Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar.


Reservation Details 

To register for this event, please provide all the details listed below to: with the exact subject heading: EB NHM reservation 

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address

Please note the following terms and conditions of acceptance: 

  1. All acceptances must include the delegate details listed above.
  2. A maximum of 2 delegates from any one organisation may attend each event (unless previously agreed with the event organiser).
  3. Delegates may be contacted by Howden Employee Benefits and our seminar partners regarding future events, products and services. If you do not wish to receive further communications unrelated to this event please state: ‘I would like to opt out of being contacted’ in your email.
  4. All pre and post seminar communications are undertaken by email and telephone. Howden Employee Benefits cannot be held liable for communications which do not reach the recipients as a result of spam-filters, quarantine procedures or other external IT failures. If in doubt re event details, please contact Gina Ellis via email or via telephone 07843 360001.
  5. All acceptances are at the discretion of Howden Employee Benefits.
  6. Cancellations or non-attendance should ideally be notified to the event organiser at least 5 working days prior to the event date so that places can be allocated to other delegates that may wish to attend.