Honest Talks: The Future of Work

W e’re back with Honest Talks: The Future of Work – a discussion which explores the big issues impacting our experiences of work and the way we interact with others.

A space for open conversation, Honest Talks offers you the chance to explore ideas with others, without fear of condemnation.

Our intention is to facilitate free flowing conversation in an intimate environment – with our panellists and compère leading a discussion rather than dominating the debate.

Honest Talks: The Future of Work will discuss our changing working culture, which has seen the rise in remote team working, four-day working weeks and the multi-job ‘slash career’. With the standard 9 to 5 seemingly a thing of the past, we’ll explore the pros and cons of these alternative models.

Whether you’re a business owner, employee or a freelancer, we’ll be asking you whether flexible working has challenged you and your organisation. Has technology been the enabler you hoped it would be or has it been damaging to collaboration and working culture? And, how do we strike the right balance?

We have gathered a panel with mixed viewpoints in the hope of stimulating a lively discussion. We invite attendees to join us on September 12th from 6.30 until 8pm.


Daniel Foster, managing director, Steamhaus – Daniel Foster, managing director at cloud and devops consultancy Steamhaus, has been growing and nurturing businesses for 15 years. His business was recently listed in Real Business’ Top 25 SME Culture Leaders. Steamhaus prides itself on creating a positive work environment and recently produced its own Culturebook; a modus operandi created by the whole team, that offers an alternative to a traditional, stuffy corporate handbook.

Clare Mulligan, psychologist at CMC Business Psychology Ltd. – Clare is a chartered psychologist, coach and facilitator in the area of organisational behaviour. She encourages both public and private sector companies to think about workplace trends and works with them to build a sustainable and engaged workforce. A regular on the speaker circuit, her areas of speciality also include diversity and inclusion, neuropsychology, decision making and leadership.

Dan Sodergren – Former marketing agency owner and serial tech startup founder, Dan regularly appears as an expert commentator on the BBC Breakfast show and news channels, as well as Watchdog, the One Show, RipOffBritain and countless radio shows. Also a futurist, he trains companies in how technology is changing our world of work.

Rupert Cornford – Our event compere, Rupert is an experienced event host and journalist. He is a director of Story Publishing, which produces editorial and audio content for businesses. A former editor at North West Business Insider in Manchester, he has also worked in business psychology and runs workshops on storytelling and communication.

We’re also taking care of the grub, with some delicious food and drink on offer while you network.

Grab your tickets now via Eventbrite – can’t wait to see you there!

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Lizzie is an Associate Director in the Manchester team

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