BASE Conference 2021

BASE Conference 2021

Principle sponsor: Millwood Servicing Ltd & WoodMor Foundation CIC

Our 2021 conference takes place at the Brighton Waterfront Jurys Inn on 9-10 November, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope members will join us for 2 days of ideas, best practice and learning opportunities. It's an opportunity to meet friends, old and new, in a safe, informal and welcoming environment.

You'll find links to our speakers and workshops in the left hand menu.

This conference is now fully booked



You can now view the full conference programme.



  • Dr Steve Beyer (Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University)
  • Debbie Bradford / Ian Milton / Anne Hartness (Access to Work Policy & Operations, DWP)
  • Lee Corless (Diversity & Inclusion Lead, JP Morgan Chase)
  • Huw Davies (Chief Executive, BASE)
  • Diane Lightfoot (Chief Executive Officer, Business Disability Forum)
  • Steve Mills (Director of IT, DPD Group)
  • Kate Nicholls OBE (Chief Executive Officer, UKHospitality)
  • Tom Pollard (Independent Policy Expert)
  • Hugh Pullinger (Head of Disability and Work Opportunities Division, DWP)
  • Bex Spencer (Associate Director, Social Finance)
  • Matt Wood (Owner, Millwood Servicing)

You can read full details of our speakers at



We will have a full programme of 20 workshops across 4 parallel sessions. Delegates can choose on the day which workshops to attend.



The conference is now fully booked and we are not accepting any further bookings. Please contact if you wish to amend an existing delegate booking.


Conference dinner

The conference dinner takes place on 9 November and is included in the delegate fee. We will present our practitioner awards after the dinner and this is followed by a live band and late night dancing. The dress code is smart casual.


WoodMor Foundation and Millwood Servicing logo - link to

We are delighted to announce Millwood Servicing Ltd / WoodMor Foundation as our main conference sponsor. We would like to thank Matt Wood and everyone at Millwood Servicing Ltd for their kind generosity.


Exhibition area

We have space for a limited number of exhibition stands. These are free for member organisations but there is a charge of £400+vat for non-member organisations. Please contact us if you are interested in exhibiting at the conference.



Our discounted rate for the Jurys Inn has now ended but there are still a limited number of rooms available at the standard rate. These can be booked through

We have arranged an accommodation portal with Visit Brighton. You can find details of accommodation to suit all budgets by visiting


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