The SHE Show North West 2022, now in its 13th year, is just around the corner and this year we have another fantastic, dynamic line-up of speakers and presentations designed to inspire, motivate, and provide new and innovative thought patterns.

The event will be taking place, Tuesday 22nd November 2022, at Old Trafford, The Home of Manchester United.

We are delighted to announce:

VolkerStevin will once again be the headline sponsor for the event.

“VolkerStevin provides complex engineering solutions across a wide range of sectors including civil engineering, land remediation and regeneration, water and marine infrastructure and flood and coastal protection.”

Our Networking Evening Dinner will be sponsored by OBW Technologies.

“OBW Technologies is a market leading provider of lone working devices, along with gas detection equipment and solutions. OBW has grown to be the largest Honeywell and the sole Blackline Safety distributor in Ireland while spreading across the UK and Europe.”

The Safety Knife Company, will once again be Sponsoring the Delegate Goodie Bags.

“For nearly 30 years, The Safety Knife Company has been helping businesses to reduce workplace knife accidents.”

This year’s table gifts will be sponsored by ATG – Intelligent Glove Solutions, Be-Safe Technologies Ltd, EAVE, OBW Technologies and Pro-Reliability Solutions Ltd.

Shirley Parsons Ltd, a Professional Talent Practice specialising in the Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality profession will be our Official Event Partner and Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, the only charity that provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families, will be our Official Chosen Event Charity Partner.

As Washingtondowling Associates Ltd, (owner’s and organisers of The SHE Show) are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, we would like to welcome our new sustainability partner Delta-Simons, who we will be working closely with to identify how we can reduce our carbon footprint over the next 5 years.

“Delta-Simons are a multi-disciplinary environmental and health and safety consultancy who provide trusted advice and solutions to ‘Protect People and Planet’ through facilitating sustainable development.”

Following on from the huge success at The SHE Show South, we will once again be holding the Networking Buffet Lunch. A perfect opportunity to match-make Delegates and Exhibitors in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Established in 2009, The SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) Show conference and exhibition is a national event held at three locations across the UK. The annual series of events offers a dynamic line-up of speakers designed to inspire, motivate and provide new and innovative thought patterns to over 200 delegates. Initially targeting senior SHE professionals from cross sectoral industries – who form the vast majority of the audience. The forward thinking and out of the box nature of the event also attracts Senior Managers/Directors outside of the SHE arena. Created with the ambition to change thought patterns and help make a difference to how people, feel, think and importantly behave to encourage safe working environments, emphasising the importance of creating a successful SHE culture within any organisation and encourages all departments to resonate with the view that Safety, Health and Environment should be seen as a value and not just a priority.

This year’s prestigious conference is all about people, behaviour and culture change and focuses on six key elements:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Overcoming Adversity and Resilience
  • Legal Advice and Updates
  • Behaviour and Culture Change
  • Inspirational Leadership

Duncan Aspin, HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin will facilitate the event and will be joined by:

– Beth Tweddle MBE (After Dinner Speaker)
– Chris Hines MBE
– Dr Helen Garr
– Bruce Durham
– Justin Manley
– Paul Burnley
– Bob Cummins
– Stewart Hill

Our first speaker of the day will be Chris Hines MBE to cover our Climate Change and Sustainability element. Chris will talk about what skills and equipment do you and your business need to pack for the journey into the coming decades… Whether we like it or not, whether we have realised it or not, the next few years will see transformational change in society, business, and the very way we interact with each other and the environment. This talk will highlight the “must do’s” and dynamics of change to ensure not only personal and business survival, but also, hopefully, sustainable success.

Next to the stage will be Dr Helen Garr, who will cover the Mental Health and Wellbeing element. Helen will provide us with hints and tips to become better at stress by uncovering your inner superhero. You will learn how your favourite childhood superhero and real-life heroes can help you manage even the most stressful situations.

Following Helen will be Bruce Durham, our first Behaviour and Culture Change speaker, Bruce will talk about, how many of us think we actually get ‘the truth’ from an accident investigation. Organisations spend millions of pounds each year fixing things that actually didn’t need to be fixed, as we didn’t get to what really occurred. As an EHS professional, this will resonate with you!

This short session will give some tools that you can use instantly to help develop more psychological safety in your team. It’s not about seeing who is lying, it’s about noticing when people are uncomfortable, to then build a better connection with that person. If you feel safe, you are more likely to share more accurate information. People supporting people.

Our mid-morning session will start with Justin Manley, who will cover Overcoming Adversity and Resilience. Justin was a highly skilled pipe technician and a team leader within the utilities industry. On the 28th October 2015, the decision to attend to a burst water main with a colleague proved to be one of life or death. Whilst repairing a burst water main, a miscommunication resulted in the mains water being switched on before the job had been completed and the pressure of the water forcing a torque wrench into his face at around 80mph. He was knocked unconscious and was at the bottom of a hole which was rapidly filling with water. Justin will openly share the devastating consequences of that day and how fatigue was a contributory factor of what virtually cost him his life.

Next will be Paul Burnley to cover our Legal Advice and Updates element. Paul will talk about looking at how individuals behave, and how they should behave, in a criminal investigation when a fatality in the workplace occurs. Paul will give an insight into how individuals, including the Regulators, behave in a criminal investigation, what to watch out for, the “do’s” and “don’ts” involved, the golden Rules when being interviewed and how to protect the precious internal Investigation Report.

Our penultimate speaker will be Bob Cummins, who will also cover Behaviour and Culture Change. Bob will explain how you can create a culture of certainty through Behavioural Integrity. He will discuss how it can be measured and purposefully improved, which in turn, will create safer, more productive places of work.

Our final speaker will be Stewart Hill, who will cover our Inspirational Leadership element. Stewart is a strong, inspirational leader who faced many challenges in his life. He served as an army officer for 18 years and was medically discharged after being very seriously wounded in action. In spite of his brain disability, Stewart continues to live by example. The subject of his talk, Choosing Coherent Leadership, comes from aligning our values and building trust so we can become true representatives of what our business stands for.

The evening prior, The SHE Show Team have a brilliant night lined up. There’s the opportunity to network and meet with old and new friends. It kicks off with a Networking Drinks Reception followed by Networking Evening Dinner, sponsored by OBW Technologies

The after-dinner speaker presentation is also one not to be missed…

Beth Tweddle MBE, Gymnast and Olympic Medallist. Beth retired from competitive gymnastics in 2013 but has never stepped away from the sport she loves. having won an Olympic bronze medal, 3 World Titles and 6 European Titles, she was keen to continue in her sport where she currently is working to inspire the next generation.

Following her Olympic success, Beth took part in the 2013 series of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, which she won with skating partner Daniel Whiston.

Ever wondered what a journey from a 7 year old energetic child to become Britain’s most successful female gymnast is like? Beth Tweddle will share her journey from entering the sport, to the ups and downs of the journey to the best feeling in the World, achieving your dream at a Home Games with an Olympic medal.

For more information, please contact [email protected] / 01257 450 060