Conference programme

Conference programme

Please note that this programme is subject to change should there be circumstances beyond our control.


Tuesday 9th November

   9.45  Welcome: Julia Green (Chair, BASE)

10.00  Matt Wood (Owner, Millwood Servicing Ltd)

10.20  Steve Mills (Director of IT, DPD Group)

10.40  Lee Corless (Diversity and Inclusion Lead, JP Morgan)

11.00  Diane Lightfoot (Chief Executive Officer, Business Disability Forum)

The speakers will be followed by a short Q&A session

11.30  Break

11.55  Workshops: session A

 1.00  Lunch

  2.15  Tom Pollard (Independent Policy Expert)

  2.35  Bex Spencer (Associate Director, Social Finance)

  2.55  Huw Davies (Chief Executive, BASE)

  3.15  Workshops: session B

 4.20  Plenary and close


  7.00 Conference Dinner and Awards evening (Dress code: smart casual)

          9.00     BASE Annual Awards

          9.30     Entertainment: Live music


Wednesday 10th November

10.00 Workshops: session C

11.05  Break

11.30  Speaker: to be confirmed (Department for Work and Pensions)

12.00 Launch of Dr Mark Kilsby Research Fund

12.15   Lunch

  1.30  Workshops: session D

  2.35  Kate Nicholls OBE (Chief Executive Officer, UKHospitality)

  2.55  Dr Stephen Beyer (Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University)

  3.20  Speaker: to be confirmed (Department for Education)

The speakers will be followed by a short Q&A session.

  3.45  Plenary and close