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 launch conference

When: Tuesday 28 March 2023
Where: Newmarket Racecourse, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Rowley Mile Drive, Newmarket, CB8 0TF

This event kicks off Best Employers 2023. We’ll be exploring how organisations can make the most of their survey and create inclusive cultures. Guest speakers will tell us all about their employee engagement strategies and Best Employer experiences. And we will share more about how to get the most out of your survey. Book your place here >


08.30 registration, and breakfast

09.15 Welcome to Best Employers 2023

09.30 5 A Best Employers story - Holkham

10.00 Bringing the survey to life, with George Sik, eras Ltd and Paul Sheldrake, Pure

10.20 Round table discussion.

10.45 break

11:15 East Anglian Air Ambulance

  • Matthew Jones, Chief Executive
  • Sarah Atkins, Director of People and Culture

11.45 Keynote speaker: Observations on leadership and adopting an ESG approach

Bridget McIntyre, MBE DL, Chair of Notcutts, Founder of Alitus and Blossom Charity, Former NED at Adnams, Jarrolds and CEO of RSA Insurance.

12.15 Panel discussion

12.40 round table discussion followed by speakers Q&A

13.00 close and survey opens.

Best Employers launch conference registration


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, best not-for-profit and the Alex Pearce award for the most improved company.

The conference also features inspiring speakers giving advice and insights about how they’ve improved the employee experience. In 2021 we were treated to speeches from Hamish Taylor, former head of brands at BA, then CEO of Eurostar and Sainsbury’s Bank, and Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams.

How to get your tickets

Tickets for all our events are available separately. More information will be published here with details to book tickets as soon as they become available – they aren’t included in your Best Employers’ entry fee.

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