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The 2018 People and Training Conference was our best yet, showcasing the outstanding people culture in our industry.

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With an introduction from our Chairman, Anthony Pender on the training landscape and how it needs to change, we heard from the following inspirational speakers:

  • Jamie Campbell, CCO of CPL Online - Are you doing enough? Developing and engaging teams through technology
  • Rob Liddiard, Founder of Hospitality chat app, Yapster - What happiness at work really means to hospitality teams
  • Joe Cripps, MD and Founder of Trail - Maximising the Service Profit Chain
  • Susan Martindale, HR Director of Mitchells and Butler - Developing People and M&B's Apprenticeship Programme
  • Colonel Mike Tanner, Commandant of the Royal Marines - Training philosophy of the Royal Marines
  • Edward Barlow, MD of 16 Hospitality - Developing our people through the Hub Training Programme
  • Kenny Blair, MD of Buzzworks Holdings - Buzzworks unique approach to its staff and why they placed 3 times on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work list
  • Tim Martin, Founder and Chairman of Wetherspoons - in conversation with Paul Charity about his 'People Philosophy'
  • Charley O'Toole, Head of HR at Bill's - outlining their innovative approach to training, including Bill's Academy
  • Linda Moir, Creator of Customer Services Strategy for the London Olympics - motivating staff and effective leadership


For any queries about getting involved with the next People and Training Conference, contact Anne Steele at Propel on 



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