Conference Programme

Evening Prior to The SHE Show

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Networking Evening Drinks Reception

A great way to kick start the evening prior to the show by networking with like minded individuals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


8:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Networking Evening Dinner

Enjoy a scrumptious 3 course meal with light hearted after dinner entertainment.


On the Day of The SHE Show

7:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Registration, Breakfast Reception and Exhibition Viewing

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Duncan Aspin
HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin

Overcoming Adversity and Resilience

8:55 AM – 9:45 AM

Stewart Hill


The Power of the Positive Brain

A truly inspirational story, Stewart is living proof of the brain’s ability to grow and of a person to flourish. Stewart faced many testing physical environments as a British Army officer, particularly in warfighting operations, all of which challenged his mindset and allowed him to become stronger and resilient. His life changed the moment shrapnel exploded into his brain, whilst on operations in Afghanistan in 2009. Medically discharged from the Army in 2012 after 3 years of rehabilitation it was an end to his 18 years of service, a life he loved.

  • Energise your life with the Triple A positive power technique
  • Learn to SETTLE your brain and make better decisions in life every time
  • STOP stress and develop your strengths to flourish

Mental Health and Wellbeing

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Dr Helen Garr
The Wellbeing GP


Go to Rome

Come on a journey, ending in Rome, learning along the way evidenced based, free and accessible tips and tools to recognise and prevent burnout, promoting wellbeing and happiness in life and work.

In this energetic and interactive session, you will learn about the five keyways to wellbeing and will be facilitated to identify goals to take forward to make sure you and your team are mentally and physically fit for the challenges ahead.

  • Recognising when you or your team may be struggling with their mental health
  • Learn about the most powerful legal performance enhancing drug we have and how to get it
  • Learn 5 key, evidenced based, easy wellbeing wins for you and your teams that you can implement today

10:30 AM – 10:35 AM


Duncan Aspin
HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin

10:35 AM – 11:35 AM

Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing

Behaviour and Culture Change

11:35 AM – 12:20 PM

Bob Cummins


How to spot a dead duck

When trying to reduce the chances of the reoccurrence of an accident, traditional actions usually include some sort of re-training and re-briefing, a revision of a process and perhaps a new or revised checklist. We might successfully carry out these actions only to be frustrated when a similar incident happens in another part of the business.

When trying to improve health and safety performance in general, we often look to some Behavioural and Cultural Change programme to help us improve attitudes and mindsets. We roll out some training with fanfare and taglines galore, only to become frustrated when performance stays where it is or perhaps even decreases.

How can we tell the difference between what will help to improve health and safety performance and what won’t?

How can we better spot the difference between things that sound good and things that will actually impact health and safety?

Bob will discuss

  • How we can design environments that support more of the behaviours we want.
  • How to spot things that may sound appealing but deliver little improvement.
  • How to spot things that will deliver improvement (and probably don’t sound appealing).

Climate Change and Sustainability

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM

Chris Hines MBE
A Grain of Sand

Scott James


“Star Trek and B Corp…A Planetary Blueprint for People, Planet, Profit.”

It’s 25 years since John Elkington coined the phrases Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit and the time for delivery has never been more urgent. This double act session, with Chris Hines MBE of A Grain of Sand and Scott James of Ward Williams Associates, will re-emphasise the need but also offer a framework for truly embedding the sustainability agenda into your organisation.

B Corporations utilise a powerful, rigorous assessment that measures and probes all aspects of a company and is rapidly becoming one of the most game changing forces on the planet. From Health and Safety to gender equality, from customer engagement to community outreach, from climate crisis to supply chain management, it’s all in there. This talk will show what this tool is capable of and importantly what we are all capable of.

  • A global community of over 3,500 companies with a turnover of over $3 billion per annum
  • Interact with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Get to grips with the Net Zero CO2 agenda

Scott James was the key driver of B Corps accreditation within WWA the first Chartered Surveyors in the World to gain this status, 4th highest score in the UK and among the top 10% in the world. He is Co-Chair of the B Corp Built Environment Working Group in the UK.

Chris Hines MBE is a passionate advocate of positive change for the planet and its inhabitants, with a thirty-year track record.

12:40 PM – 1:05 PM

Lucinda Farrington-Parker
Head of Sustainability


Chris Hines MBE
A Grain of Sand

Scott James



Sustainability and Social Value Thrash Out

Following on from the success of our monthly online Thrash Out sessions, we are bringing the discussion live to the stage. As the name suggests this will be a frank, open and honest discussion on Sustainability & Social Value.

The panellists will tackle some of the burning issues, challenges and opportunities businesses and individuals face.

Our aim of this Thrash Out session is to provide new thought patterns, inspiration and a few golden nuggets to really make a difference.

What will be discussed?

  • How to identify, assess and prioritise sustainability goals within your organisation?
  • How to embed sustainability into your business activities and how can it be reported/measured?
  • How to empower individuals to drive sustainability within your business?
  • People now take a much greater interest in the sustainability credentials of businesses, how effective is your current approach to engage with new clients, or attract new team members to join your business?

1:05 PM – 1:10 PM


Duncan Aspin
HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

Buffet Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

2:10 PM – 2:25 PM

Dr Shelley Stiles
Gateway HSW Consultants

Clare Richardson
Gateway HSW Consultants
Managing Partner


The Energiser: Mind Matters

As health and safety professionals we rely on communication, particularly verbal communication, as an essential component of our health and safety management systems. A better understanding of the limitations of our memory can help refine the ways in which we communicate critical information in a manner that people will remember more readily.

Join in the energiser and learn some top tips to make your health and safety communications memorable.

Inspirational Leadership

2:25 PM – 3:10 PM

Nigel Girling 
Inspirational Development Group
Senior Consultant


New World. New Challenges. New Leadership

To believe that we can carry on doing what we did in 2019 is, quite frankly, naïve and dangerous. The world has tilted on its axis to a ‘new different’ and it’s going to stay there for years.

We don’t yet know what all the implications are – and we probably never will with any real certainty. Absolute clarity and predictability about any aspect of our lives are among many things that are long, long gone and we need to manage and lead in very different ways.

This session will highlight several crucial issues….

  • How leaders need to think differently and tune their scanners to the way people are feeling – and what they can still achieve
  • Why driving for outcomes still matters but won’t be enough. serve & protect, encourage and support, enable, inspire and empower
  • Ruthless Compassion – the balance between demand, expectation and kindness

Legal Advice and Updates

3:10 PM – 3:55 PM

Mark Scoggins
Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP
Solicitor Advocate


Homeworking post-COVID; Questions and Challenges

Many workers have returned to their “normal” offices in coming months, but the idea of working from home has taken hold and seems likely to remain the norm for a significant percentage of desk-based jobs once the pandemic is past. Employers have been able to assess the benefits and drawbacks of homeworking during the lengthy lockdowns.

The economic and potential lifestyle advantages to employers and staff of ditching the daily commute are at the core of most discussions about homeworking, but less attention has been paid to the health and safety implications.

Issues may also arise in relation to employers’ liability and property insurances, homeworkers’ own domestic property and contents insurance cover and mortgage terms, arrangements for monitoring mental health, the effectiveness of RIDDOR where a worker is working remotely, the process and frequency for reviewing homeworking arrangements, and whether the employer or worker should bear the cost of making safety-related improvements to a home office environment such as providing a fire extinguisher, installing cable trunking to avoid slips and trips, and making improvements to lighting.

To date limited and in most instances rather sketchy guidance has been published on the health and safety aspects of homeworking by the HSE, employers’ organisations and trade unions. More and more informative guidance will hopefully be available soon.”

Mark Scoggins will throw a light on some of the knottier questions arising.

  • Must an employer carry out a formal risk assessment of all its homeworkers’ workstations?
  • Should the assessment extend beyond digital display screen equipment ergonomics to include for example PAT testing, fire safety arrangements, trip hazards, perhaps even an asbestos survey?
  • Can the employer insist on making a physical inspection of a homeworker’s environment and equipment?
  • Must homeworkers allow employers access to their homes to assess safety?
  • Can the duty be sidestepped by moving homeworkers from employed to self-employed status?
  • Can the HSE or other enforcing authority insist on being given access to a homeworker’s house to check on safety arrangements?


3:55 PM – 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Duncan Aspin
HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin

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Very engaging and relevant subjects for challenging mindsets to consider how i can be more aware of myself, and to be more effective at implementing positive change at personal or leadership level


From start to finish this well organised event gave me something new to take away. I have been working in health & wellbeing for over a decade yet still found something new to take home and share with my colleagues from every presentation


Engaging, insightful, and fun; The SHE Show is a fantastic day of inspirational speakers and pertinent exhibitors engaging with she professionals of all career maturities across any sector.