SPEAKERS

Our Speakers


Keynote: Peter Docker

Speaker, Teacher & Navigator, WhyNot Unlimited

09:30 – 10:45

Leading from the Jumpseat

It’s only human to experience fear when faced with difficult circumstances. The fear of the unknown, of change or something lost, or of not knowing what to do. This is particularly the case when it concerns something that is really important to us, such as our livelihood or the people we care about.

Fear increases when we don’t feel in control of external events or the decisions that others make that affect us. This in turn can drive how we react and, importantly, how we occur to others. We tend to tighten control over those things we feel we can control. We restrict, rather than empower. We see scarcity rather than possibility. Unless we learn how to put fear back in its place, it can have a long-term impact on trust, innovation and growth.

11:15 – 12:15

Coffee with Peter Docker

Join opening keynote Peter Docker for a coffee break to continue conversations, thoughts and discussions in an open forum. A favourite part of any conference for Peter, he’s looking forward to saying hello to BPMA members in the virtual setting!

During his interactive talk, Peter will take delegates on a journey to explore how we can ensure that fear doesn’t take control and undermine how effectively we respond when facing uncertain times. He will show how, when we connect to what’s really important to us, we can lead even when we don’t know the answer and empower those around us to help figure it out. 

A former military commander and a professional pilot, Peter will provide insights into how leaders can seize uncertainty as a source of opportunity. Drawing on his experience of leading during crisis, strategic change and life-threatening situations, delegates will be introduced to the skills necessary to lead and thrive during unpredictable times.

Peter joins us as opening keynote speaker for the BPMA conference to examine the values we have relied on during the last few months, communication and leadership styles through to how this is influencing the direction of our businesses and our attitude to risk. Inspiring and thought provoking, Peter sets the tone for the conference.

About Peter Docker

Peter Docker is passionate about enabling people to unlock their natural talents. He teaches leadership that is focused on commitment and human connection. This approach harnesses the collective wisdom of teams to generate extraordinary outcomes. He illustrates his insights by drawing on examples from his previous industry, flying, and military careers to explain powerful concepts that can be applied in any business.

Peter worked with Simon Sinek for over 7 years and was one of the founding ‘Igniters’ on Simon’s team. He took his years of practical experience to co-author Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, with Simon and David Mead. Published in September 2017, it has been translated into more than 25 languages and has sold over 340,000 copies.

In December 2019, Peter stepped away from Simon’s team to focus on sharing his wider insights into how organisations thrive. He is now working on his second book with David entitled Leading From The Jumpseat: How to Propel Your Team Forward by Taking a Step Back. A trained leadership consultant and executive coach, Peter’s commercial and industry experience has been at the most senior levels in sectors including oil & gas, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking, television, film, media, print, hospitality, manufacturing and services – across 92 countries. His clients include Google, GE, Four Seasons Hotels, Accenture, American Express, ASOS, EY, NBC Universal and over 100 more.

www.whynotunlimited.com
Twitter: @peterdocker

Peter has served as a Royal Air Force senior officer, been a Force Commander during combat flying operations and has seen service across the globe. His career has spanned from professional pilot, to leading an aviation training and standards organisation, teaching postgraduates at the UK’s Defence College, to flying the British Prime Minister around the world. Peter has also led multibillion-dollar international procurement projects and served as a crisis manager and former international negotiator for the UK Government.


Keynote: Adrian Webster

Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Business Author

14:15 – 15:45

Delivering Extraordinary in Challenging Times

Adrian Webster joins BPMA attendees to host the afternoon session; Delivering Extraordinary in Challenging Times, Adrian aims to bring to life his straightforward and highly effective philosophies to help BPMA members drive their next strategies forward. Understanding where our industry needs to drive and strive needs compelling ideas and strategy. Adrian’s energetic delivery will give every attendee effective tools to take away.

About Adrian Webster

The son of a Yorkshire coal miner, Adrian began his career as a police officer in Bristol. However, unable to contain an entrepreneurial urge and a burning desire to “do something different”, he soon found himself setting up a highly innovative dairy business, before successfully diversifying into a wide range of other areas ranging from frozen food to recruitment and property.

Armed with a genuine love and proven talent for selling, Adrian entered the IT industry, where he quickly established himself as one of the UK’s top sales professionals. From Corporate Sales Manager of US Robotics, he moved to leading distributor Northamber plc as Group Sales & Training Manager, where he led a team of 150 to phenomenal success, and discovered his ability to inspire others.

Today, Adrian is one of the UK’s most sought-after motivational speakers, specialising in delivering inspirational key messages and practical tools in a humorous, down-to-earth style audiences can easily relate to and remember.

www.adrianwebster.com
Twitter: @polarbearpirate
Instagram: @polarbearpirates


Steve Baynes

theSPC

12:45 14:00

Navigation Procurement

With reports that end-users continue to review and request more and more for pitches and tenders, how do you determine if the opportunity is right for your business and how can you develop relationships when the process is faceless? Understanding the objectives and with insight into the dark arts of procurement, Mike Newman and Steve Baynes of capability and audit business, theSPC take conference goers through the assessment of tenders, how the market is changing and why taking a position on areas like sustainability will be increasingly important.

With long careers in marketing services, Mike and Steve boast over 30 years experience in the production arena. Mike has worked both client and supplier side, his corporate experience gives him an expert insight into the procurement mind. Having worked in the production and procurement arena of the advertising industry, Steve co-founded a marketing agency in 2004 which was subsequently sold to an international group in 2011. Prior to forming theSPC with Mike, he consulted for several large blue-chip brands advising on operational and workflow solutions.

Seeing an opportunity to address capability, theSPC was founded to work with large corporates and brand owners to audit and monitor best practice, standards helping match the right supply chains with end-user clients.

About Steve Baynes

Having worked in the production and procurement arena of the advertising industry, Steve co-founded a marketing agency in 2004 which was subsequently sold to an international group in 2011. He has consulted for several large blue-chip brands advising on operational and workflow solutions. 


Amanda Chadwick

Employment Law / Health & Safety / Employee Well Being Presenter, Croner

12:45 14:00

Responding to COVID Employer Challenges

Popular speaker, Amanda Chadwick from Croner joins us to explore some of the areas of employment law which have affected every business during the pandemic. Her confident and thorough approach ensures every attendee comes away with sound guidance and information to inform business decisions.

About Amanda Chadwick

Based in North Wales – Amanda Chadwick is an experienced and well known speaker, specialising in all areas of employment law, Health & Safety law and employee wellbeing.

Amanda has worked as a successful, presenter/broadcaster/author for over twenty five years advising tens of thousands of business owners with everyday issues in employment and health and safety law, by representing at tribunal, mediating, mentoring, presenting, writing and blogging.

Amanda’s past has involved working in the media, developing KPI’s, driving businesses with personally designed incentive programmes, developing training packages, holding motivational conference’s and keeping business owners updated via her webinars and social media.

https://croner.co.uk/
Twitter: @Croner

Amanda is proud to hold relationships with and speaks for many associations, charities, voluntary organisations, business federations and networking groups. It is with this work that she can be seen hosting award ceremonies, International Women’s day, speaking as an inspirational woman, heard on business radio slots and writing articles for business publications.


Mike Collins

Account Assyst

16:15 – 17:30

AccountAssyst Masterclass

Developed by Direct Route, The AccountAssyst online credit management system has been used by many BPMA members for several years. But, are you taking advantage of the BPMA funded free credits?

This amounts to 600 free credits every year – enough to take out 100 credit reports on existing and new customers. In this masterclass you will discover the benefits of AccountAssyst, learn how it can significantly boost business cashflow and, reduce the time your credit team spends on chasing overdue invoices by up to 70%.

With our short demonstration of the system you can see it in action and relate it to your business. Please bring your questions for Ian Jenkinson and Mike Collins for this invaluable session.


Dr Sarah Hattam

Concilio Health

11:00 12:15

Swimming Not Sinking: How to maximise resilience in uncertainty

When Jodie Hill and Dr Sarah Hattam realised that they had a great formula to talk about the practicalities of health and well being in the work place, their partnership has brought some tough topics to the table.  Jodie Hill is the founder of Thrive Law, and after experiencing herself mental health issues, set her company up to ensure everyone can Thrive in the workplace. Partnering with Dr Sarah Hattam, who applies the latest science on sleep, nutrition, mental health influencing health and performance to effect change at both individual and organisational levels, they bring a unique combination of skills and experience to the Conference.

Addressing how there is in fact an opportunity to understand how you maximise the resilient side of your response to the crisis, Jodie and Sarah will address attendees at the Conference on how to swim and come out the other side.

About Dr Sarah Hattam

Sarah is a practising GP with a specific interest in mental health.  She is the founder of the workplace wellbeing consultancy Concilio Health (www.conciliohealth.com). Their workplace wellbeing programmes help businesses of all sizes to yield a significant return on investment and profitability by strategically investing in the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.  As an experienced event speaker, Sarah applies the latest science on sleep, nutrition, mental health, menopause, work and parenting, energy management and other aspects of health and performance to effect change at both individual and organisational levels.

www.conciliohealth.com
Twitter: @conciliohealth
LinkedIn: Concilio Health


Andrew Hill & Clive Allcott

Listawood & Screenworks for BPMA

14:30 – 15:45

BPMA Charter Status, Member Interviews & Process

The BPMA strives to uphold standards of excellence in the industry. Its Charter programme is a hard won status for BPMA member companies looking to represent themselves as at the top of their profession; reputable and respected.

In this session, BPMA special guests Andrew Hill and Clive Allcott discuss why the ultimate in industry standards is more important than ever today. Hosted by Daniela Arena of the BPMA, explore the standards and expectations, what you can expect if you believe your business is ready for Charter Membership, the benefits for your business and how Charter creates the difference.

About Andrew Hill & Clive Allcott

Andrew Hill and Clive Allcott are BPMA ambassadors for Charter membership. Both working with BPMA member Charter businesses, they work alongside the BPMA team to take members through the Charter process.


Jodie Hill

Thrive Law

11:00 12:15

Swimming Not Sinking: How to maximise resilience in uncertainty

When Jodie Hill and Dr Sarah Hattam realised that they had a great formula to talk about the practicalities of health and well being in the work place, their partnership has brought some tough topics to the table.  Jodie Hill is the founder of Thrive Law, and after experiencing herself mental health issues, set her company up to ensure everyone can Thrive in the workplace. Partnering with Dr Sarah Hattam, who applies the latest science on sleep, nutrition, mental health influencing health and performance to effect change at both individual and organisational levels, they bring a unique combination of skills and experience to the Conference.

Addressing how there is in fact an opportunity to understand how you maximise the resilient side of your response to the crisis, Jodie and Sarah will address attendees at the Conference on how to swim and come out the other side.

About Jodie Hill

Jodie Hill originally trained as a barrister and cross cross-qualified to a solicitor. Following her own mental breakdown in 2017, she set up Thrive Law in 2018 in order to ensure everyone can Thrive in the workplace. Thrive is now multi award winning, being recognised for their commitment to diversity and inclusion and social mobility. She is an advocate for mental health and has the #One Mind campaign to ensure mental health risk assessments are mandatory in all workplaces. Jodie continues to disrupt the Employment Law and mental health sector with her thought leadership and strives for social change. She recently appeared on BBC Look North, ITV news, BBC5 live, the Guardian, the Times and the Yorkshire Post, to name a few, as an expert in this area.

www.thrivelaw.co.uk
Twitter: @Thrive_law


Peter Hill

Mark Holt & Co

16:15 17:30

How to Get 2020 Vision

Peter Hill’s session will explore the need for businesses to adapt to the world we are now in, without losing sight of the key fundamentals.  He will look at common mistakes made in a recovery period, and focus on actions across a few of the most critical areas.  Sections include understanding financial ‘pinch points’, the need to analyse customers to focus on where profits are made or lost, and look at your people to identify the pessimists, optimists and realists.  A key section looks at a financial modelling tool to identify profit improvement strategies and to try and avoid the biggest cause of business failures in a recovery period.

The content will apply to almost every business, and is aimed at owners, sales and finance directors.  Rather than the classic “hope for the best, plan for the worst” strategy, this session is about “planning for the best and protecting against the worst”.

About Peter Hill

Mark Holt & Co’s Peter Hill strives to bring exceptional insight and growth into your business – and guarantees not to be dull! Passionate about helping business owners realise their value, Peter delivers sound practical and importantly actionable advice.

Peter is the author of Pricing for Profit, published by Kogan Page and available through Amazon. This book captures many years of experience on helping businesses to develop and implement pricing strategies, and includes many real life case studies and huge list of practical workable ideas for any business.

Whilst he still also carries responsibility for Audit, Accounts and general Tax work, and is Qualified as both Chartered and Certified, perhaps his greatest contribution undoubtedly comes from the energy and enthusiasm he conveys to those clients with a desire to drive their businesses forward. 

www.markholt.co.uk
Twitter: @MarkHolt_Co


Ian Jenkinson

Account Assyst

14:30 – 15:45

Credit Management Top Tips

With members now trading out of lockdown a major dilemma is being faced for those offering goods on credit; namely how can customers be retained without exposing already strained company finances to unnecessary credit risk? The coming months are looking set to be a cash flow roller-coaster with some customers using the ‘pandemic card’ to add heft to their excuses for late payment. 

Understandably you want to keep your good customers but how can you chase overdue invoices effectively whilst keeping them onside? And what can you do to improve your credit management systems and processes, so they are watertight, effective and protect your business interests? In this masterclass you will discover how and more! Please bring your questions for us.

16:15 – 17:30

AccountAssyst Masterclass

Developed by Direct Route, The AccountAssyst online credit management system has been used by many BPMA members for several years. But, are you taking advantage of the BPMA funded free credits?

This amounts to 600 free credits every year – enough to take out 100 credit reports on existing and new customers. In this masterclass you will discover the benefits of AccountAssyst, learn how it can significantly boost business cashflow and, reduce the time your credit team spends on chasing overdue invoices by up to 70%.

With our short demonstration of the system you can see it in action and relate it to your business. Please bring your questions for Ian Jenkinson and Mike Collins for this invaluable session.

About Ian Jenkinson

Having graduated from Leicester University with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, Ian went on to complete his marketing diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 1989 Ian entered the world of commercial credit management with RSG, a North West based commercial debt recovery partnership. Ian started as a consultant visiting SMEs to help them with overdue invoices/debts and after 6 months was promoted to Area Manager. He subsequently joined the French conglomerate Roneo Alcatel where he worked with SMEs on new accounts before going into private practice as a consultant helping Internet start-ups. In 2002 Ian started working with Mike Collins at Direct Route and helped launch AccountAssyst online credit management. Ian spends most of his time working with trade associations and franchise groups, helping their members avoid or recover overdue invoices and debt.

“As a business owner I know only too well how draining it is trying to recover overdue invoices and I am passionate about helping businesses not only recover debt but also helping them avoid it in the first place. With Direct Route I’ve helped hundreds of businesses recover money owed to them – something I am very proud of,” says Ian.


Mike Martin

Griffin House Consultancy

16:15 – 17:30

Data and Your Business

Data is one of those subjects that we all need to understand and in this changed environment, understanding our obligations are still very much there and GDPR still applies has prompted the BPMA to engage Mike Martin of Griffin House Consultants to deliver an insightful and above all actionable session on data. From understanding the ‘need to know’ through to the hidden customer value of your data, the opportunities and potential.

Leading an interactive session where Mike helps his audience realise the worth of the data in your business and where savvy businesses learn to profit from mastering their data.

Mike prides himself on his professionalism, energy, ethics, integrity and ability to balance compliance with commercial reality, he is also on a mission to make Data Protection ‘Sexy’; on his talks you will find an abundance of laughter.

His wealth of experience, passion and enthusiasm for Data Protection and Information Governance combined with his teaching and mentoring skills places him at the heart of the Griffin House Consultancy team.

About Mike Martin

Mike Martin is a qualified and experienced Data Professional and in 1990 after leaving the Metropolitan Police where he worked at New Scotland Yard as a civilian, co-founded ADMAR Support Services. Mike was the IT Director of ADMAR for 24 years, and was part of many exciting innovations and experienced the fast pace of change first hand.

With responsibility for the management and security of millions of sensitive records, Data Protection, Information Governance and auditing was at the heart of everything Mike did.

In addition to being an SQL programmer, Mike has all round IT knowledge which proves invaluable during client risk assessments and audits, he has been the nominated data protection officer (DPO) for a number of organisations and audited and project managed many high profile companies and charities.

www.griffinhouseconsultancy.co.uk
Twitter: @GHConsultancy

As well as being a Data Protection Consultant and Trainer Mike is an NLP Master Practitioner and been a volunteer Mentor for Lincoln University, The Princes Trust, and a member of The Business Professors Network.

His wealth of experience, passion and enthusiasm for Data Protection and Information Governance combined with his teaching and mentoring skills places him at the heart of the Griffin House Consultancy team. He holds a postgraduate Diploma and postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law & Information Governance and a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Rights Law and Practice, BCS (ISEB) Data Protection Practitioners Certificate, is a qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and is currently writing his final dissertation for his Masters in Law Degree (LLM) in Information Rights Law and Practice.

Mike prides himself on his professionalism, energy, ethics, integrity and ability to balance compliance with commercial reality, he is also on a mission to make Data Protection ‘Sexy’; on his courses and events you will find an abundance of laughter.


Tony Morris

Tony Morris International

11:00 12:15

Selling Remotely

When Tony Morris first addressed BPMA members back in May, his straight talking, action orientated approach captured the attention of members. Faced with a new world of selling, Tony brings the techniques to bridge the virtual gap and help attendees to the conference walk away with a tools to drive results. If you’re interested in gaining the insight to great sales, this session is for you.

Understanding why maintaining and creating client touchpoints are just as important now as they every have been, what style of client connection will resonate and how to drive great outcomes are just some of the points Tony will cover. His engaging style and great examples of success will get everyone attending this session supercharged!

Tony Morris is an International sales speaker, best-selling author of 5 books and MD of an International sales training company. He and his team have helped develop over 30,000 salespeople and in the promotional merchandise world, he’s no stranger having worked with several distributors to hone top performing sales teams.

About Tony Morris

Tony Morris is an International sales speaker, best-selling author of 5 books and MD of an International sales training company. Him and his team have helped develop over 30,000 salespeople and in the promotional merchandise world companies like Merchandise Mania, Outstanding Branding, Promise Promo to name but a few.

On his podcast, Confessions of a serial seller, Tony has interviewed the top 100 sales performers from around the World, to learn what they do differently to give themselves an unfair advantage over their competitors.

Tony’s sales superpower is he conducts LIVE sales calls on stage to his audiences’ dream prospects and most importantly, he gets results.


Mike Newman

theSPC

12:45 – 14:00

Navigating Procurement

With reports that end-users continue to review and request more and more for pitches and tenders, how do you determine if the opportunity is right for your business and how can you develop relationships when the process is faceless? Understanding the objectives and with insight into the dark arts of procurement, Mike Newman and Steve Baynes of capability and audit business, theSPC take conference goers through the assessment of tenders, how the market is changing and why taking a position on areas like sustainability will be increasingly important.

With long careers in marketing services, Mike and Steve boast over 30 years experience in the production arena. Mike has worked both client and supplier side, his corporate experience gives him an expert insight into the procurement mind. Having worked in the production and procurement arena of the advertising industry, Steve co-founded a marketing agency in 2004 which was subsequently sold to an international group in 2011. Prior to forming theSPC with Mike, he consulted for several large blue-chip brands advising on operational and workflow solutions.

Seeing an opportunity to address capability, theSPC was founded to work with large corporates and brand owners to audit and monitor best practice, standards helping match the right supply chains with end-user clients.

About Mike Newman

Over 30 years’ experience in the print, print management and marketing services industry, working both client and supplier side. Cares passionately about doing the right thing for his clients, Radio 4, a good cook book, coaching youth football and his two boys Ellis and Blake.

www.thespc.net
Twitter: @stratprodco


Mark Pavlika

The Mindful HRD

14:30 – 15:45

Be the Leader of your PACK!
About Mark Pavlika

I have a strong legacy of success working as a senior operations and people leader in the professional services and entertainment industries. This experience uniquely places me to develop the right people solutions and deliver them with great credibility as well as support the implementation, development and coaching process back into an organisation.

I am a Fellow of the CIPD and an experienced Executive Coach through the British School of Coaching. I am also a Mindfulness teacher through Mindfulness Now, a college approved by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and accredited by the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC). I am a highly motivated and positive individual who is able to engage others through an encouraging approach, great understanding of commercial operations as well as first-hand experience of operating in and navigating highly commercial and dynamic environments.

My career spans 25+ years, working for organisations such as the Wembley complex caterer, Compass, agencies within the global marketing conglomerate, Omnicom, and global Telco company, Lebara Mobile. I have a proven track record at director level in delivering strong results across a variety of commercial and people leadership roles spanning finance, operations and human resources.

From 2006 to 2008 I was Group Head of Human Resources for global telco company Lebara Mobile, advising at strategic level on people as well as L & D initiatives. I have been involved in a number of key people initiatives of both scale and stature including transformational culture change across Europe, leadership development and country launches.

As a passionate HR practitioner, I joined the CIPD the leading body for HR professionals and Learning and Development specialists, whose purpose is to ‘champion better work and working lives’. As a volunteer I held positions as treasurer, vice chairman and chairman for the north London branch. My proudest achievement was pioneering the evolution and delivery of the ‘one-London’ proposition through my leadership of the north London volunteer team in collaboration with the other 6 branches.  

I now work with a variety of organisations where my work is focussed on building capability, supporting career transitions and enabling behavioural and performance improvement through individual coaching. My ETHICAL values align with the standards I keep myself accountable to and I do so by promoting them on my website at https://themindfulhrd.com/my-values

In summary, I have a strong sense of what’s important at strategic level whilst maintaining a hard grip on what’s workable from an operational standpoint. My pragmatic approach keeps me real, whilst my high standards challenge the thinking and capability of those I am coaching and consulting.

A proven leader of people, I am passionate about others’ personal achievements. My natural warm and engaging approach encourages buy-in and brings focus and action to the workplace where the impact of change really matters.


Andrew Rae, Tom Lovegrove & Carina Filek

Managing Director IPM, IPM Experiential Effectiveness Chair & Global COO Elevate Staffing

12:30 – 13:45

Panel Discussion: Future of Events and Experiential Effectiveness

BPMA CEO Carey Trevill presents fresh research about consumer habits and behaviours including reaction to brand presence at events through merchandise. Leading into an engaging panel discussion with Andrew Rae, Managing Director of the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) and the IPM’s Experiential Effectiveness Chair, Tom Lovegrove.

The panel explores the end user view of the future of events, the reaction to research findings and how brands create presence as the events industry prepares to reopen.

About the panel

Andrew Rae leads end user industry body, The IPM, representing leading brands and agencies across the UK. With an emphasis in creative industries on effectiveness, his role oversees the standards for experiential across the industry.

Tom Lovegrove is a senior industry figure working agency side with major blue chip brand. He has now stepped into the role to Chair the IPM’s Experiential Effectiveness. Tom is passionate about standards in the industry and proving the value of experiential and events is high the IPM’s agenda.

As the Global COO at Elevate Staffing Group, Carina Filek oversees head offices in London, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris. Carina’s expertise in the experiential marketing and event staffing world makes her the cornerstone to this leading global business that continues to expand into new markets. Her decades of experience of the industry has contributed to her success in growing the Elevate portfolio and mentoring the agency’s in-market leads. She is passionate about the power of human connections and building world-class teams that consistently smash client expectations.


Kevin Shakespeare

FIEx, IOE&IT Director of Stakeholder Engagement

11:00 12:15

Transition: Trading when we exit from the EU

Expert trainer and speaker Kevin Shakespeare Director of Stakeholder Engagement at IOE&IT, joins us to discuss our transition from the EU and what this means for UK trade. An energetic speaker, Kevin is on a mission to ensure BPMA member businesses are well equipped for the changes that will impact every industry business. In this workshop, Kevin explores some of the main areas of change, advising on how to ensure your business is ready for change.

About Kevin Shakespeare

Kevin is a key member of the Institute’s management team and an energetic and self-motivated individual with a strong knowledge of education, trade and finance and international trade, built up over many years in senior management positions. His experience includes delivering year on year sales growth of 15%+, managing revenue lines totaling more than £50m.

He has managed top 100 banking connections in HBOS covering International Trade strategy and procedures, including Sports Direct, Alexander Dennis and innocent Drinks. Supported complex International Trade structures.

Kevin has been instrumental in winning large financial services and trade finance business with connections such as Arcadia, innocent Drinks and Towergate Insurance, and supported international trade growth in a number of SME exporting businesses.

www.export.org.uk
Twitter: @IOExport

Kevin was a member of the Bank of Scotland Management Development Programme supporting top talent in the business leading large teams in diverse locations with different skills sets. 

Kevin has developed trade and customs qualification programmes and delivered specific learning programmes to large organisations including Scottish Enterprise, UK Export Finance, Invest Northern Ireland, Barclays Bank, Bolero and Coface. Kevin has also led overseas trade initiatives in Estonia, Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan.


Angela Wagstaff, Graeme Smith, Paul Bellantone, David Long & Michael Freter

BPMA Chair, BPMA President, CEO PPAI & founder of Sourcing City

16:15 – 17:00

Panel Discussion: Industry Recovery & Regeneration

As the industry starts the process of recovery after the UK’s period of lockdown, the panel consisting of senior industry figures, examines the process we now must go through as people and businesses to regenerate and position ourselves moving forward.

Joined by BPMA Chair, Angela Wagstaff, BPMA President Graeme Smith and special guests Paul Bellantone of PPAI, Michael Freter, PSI/ReedExpo and David Long of Sourcing City; BPMA CEO Carey Trevill chairs this discussion.

About the panel

BPMA Chair Angela Wagstaff is owner and founder of Allwag, a multi-award winning distributor. Her tireless work for the BPMA has seen much progress in her tenure, picking up from the strong period of leadership from previous Chair and now President, Graeme Smith. Graeme owns Cyan; a multi-disciplined agency.

Special guest panellists Paul Bellatone of PPAI joins us by remote link from the US to share views from the other side of the pond together with David Long, founder of Sourcing City and Merchandise World.


Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh Coaching

12:45 14:00

Leadership Resilience

Victoria will be a familiar voice to BPMA members after she joined CEO Carey Trevill on webinar sessions to look at the early stages of the pandemic and its impact on remote working employees. Addressing leadership resilience specifically in times of change and uncertainty, personal strategies and behaviours that will support every business leader will be explored during this session.

About Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh is a Certified Executive and Career Coach, Trainer and believer in leading ourselves effectively to make every day the best day it can be.

I bring over 20 years of team and business board leadership experience having spent two decades working in the world of marketing before transitioning into my current role. I’m passionate about helping individuals and businesses to grow and transform so they can achieve optimal success whilst maintaining a healthy and meaningful life. 

My mission is to help people and businesses meet performance, well being and career goals so they can constantly achieve optimal success every day. For individuals this may be ensuring their career is confidently designed and moving in the right direction and that they have the confidence, skills and self-leadership mindset to achieve potential and make changes when they need to. For organisations, this may be about maximising performance, collaboration and well being of employees so that talent develops and business goals are achieved.

www.victoriawalshcoaching.co.uk
Twitter: @victoriawalshco

My Story
People, performance and behaviour have been a common thread throughout my career. I’ve held numerous roles in account management, operations, marketing and board leadership, meaning I’ve developed a wealth of transferable skills and experience over a 25-year corporate career history.

I graduated in 1996 with a business degree from Kingston University. As a marketer, my passion was in getting under the skin of brands and audiences to create award-winning campaigns bringing great products to the right people. In client service roles, it was about developing strong relationships with my clients and teams, making sure they got the results, the support, the guidance and the motivation they needed to excel and work effectively. As an operations director, it was about creating processes and the frameworks to help everyone involved in project delivery and business growth do so efficiently and effectively. In business leadership and team management, it was all about people; helping develop teams which maximised potential, feeding knowledge and direction, managing talent, training, coaching and mentoring to maximise capabilities and achieve their best every day in roles that fulfilled them.

I currently live in Teddington West London with my Liverpool mad husband, two children, Izzy the cocker spaniel and Rhett the cat (yes I’m a big gone with the wind fan). I work nationwide with clients and deliver in person or online support

What if every day could be a best day?
After finding myself stuck in what I thought would be a career I loved forever and watching too many organisations waste performance potential of talent, I made it my ambition when setting up my business to help as many people as possible ‘make every day a best day’. Perhaps that’s a day with more energy, freedom, balance, joy and confidence. Maybe, a day where you create better relationships or inspire, lead and support others more effectively because you have the strategies and skills to excel. Feasibly it’s a day where you are feeling a significant stretch and challenge. Or a day which means you are performing your role with ease and effective skills, with balance, in an environment that nurtures and inspires you, or a career with purpose and passion, or helping grow businesses and get results which catapult everyone to the next level.