EO Boost Panel Discussion – What does good business look like for the individual? | 24.11.2020 – 15.45 

Penny Haslam, former broadcast journalist and presenter turned motivation speaker, will host an EO Boost panel discussion at the end of each day. EOA Chief Executive Deb Oxley OBE will participate in each discussion. 

On the 24th, panelists including Chief Executive of CIPD Peter Cheese, Lord Mark Price and Sharon Crosland of MyCSP will discuss how business can deliver good work for individuals including where employee ownership can contribute.


About the Panelists  

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Bath Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University.

Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.

“Employee ownership gives everyone a real stake in the business, encouraging collective effort, engagement and loyalty. All attributes that sustainable businesses everywhere need in these uncertain times.”

Lord Mark Price, Founder of WorkL and Engaging Business

Lord Mark Price is the Founder of WorkL and Engaging Business which were founded in 2017. Lord Price has over three decades of experience unlocking the power of people in organisations as a businessman leading Waitrose as Managing Director, as well as taking on the roles of Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and Chairman of Business in the Community, He is passionate about creating engaged and happy workforces who in turn create longer-term sustainable success for businesses. Lord Price is also a writer and former government Minister of Trade.

“The link between a happy and engaged workforce and a profitable business is well known and in fact, these businesses are likely to be 20% more successful than businesses with unhappy employees. That’s why I set up WorkL and Engaging Business, to make work life a happier place for all.  My Six Steps to Workplace Happiness help both businesses and individuals unlock how to create happiness at work and I’m looking forward to talking through the steps at EOBoost this year.”

Camila Neave, Head of HR, Make Architects

Camilla has been Head of HR at make since 2013. A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over 15 years’ experience within HR, predominantly within the construction industry. Camilla oversees Make;s diversity and inclusion initiatives and is responsible for developing The Make Way, an interactive workshop to build successful relationships among partners at Make.

Working for an Employee Owned business who truly values it’s people, their ideas and their lives, now more than ever is invaluable. It is more than good business, if the pandemic has shown us anything it is that trust is fundamental for success and I believe this is a fundamental trait of an EO business.