Best Employers 2023_Events_CanvaAt its heart, Best Employers is about bringing businesses across our region together to share knowledge, experiences and build lasting relationships. One of the ways we do that is through our conferences.

The awards conference

When: Thursday 19 October 2023
Where:  Newmarket Racecourse, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Rowley Mile Drive, Newmarket, CB8 0TF

A day event where we'll be inspired by leaders, hear the latest trends on culture and engagement, learn how the Eastern region is performing and present accreditations and awards, and recognise the best of the best.

Awards include best small, medium and large company, alongside best in industry awards.

The conference also features inspiring speakers giving advice and insights about how they’ve improved the employee experience. 


09:00 arrive and register
09:30 welcome and introduction. Engagement trends from the Eastern region
09:45 Best Employer CEO stories - CPL, Jarrold, Arthur Rank Hospice followed by round table discussion  
11:00 morning break
11:30 Tom Athron, CEO, Fortnum & Mason followed by Q&A
12: 30 Accreditation announcement
12:45 lunch
13:45 Jenny Segal, speaker, author and investment professional
14:20 roundtable discussion on hybrid working with a Q&A
14:45 2023 winners are announced
15:00 Impromptu winners Q&A
15:20 conference close

Book your place for the Best Employer awards conference 2023

ABout your tickets

Tickets for all our events are available separately. More information will be published on each registration page as they become available – they aren’t included in your Best Employers’ entry fee.

Past events

The launch conference

The launch conference took place on Tuesday 28 March 2023 at Newmarket Racecourse. 

This event kicked off Best Employers 2023. It explored how organisations can make the most of their survey and create inclusive cultures. Read more about the conference speakers and how to get the most out of your survey on our news and stories page.

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