Our first event of 2018 – Booking now!

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Please note:  This event is now fully booked.  We are however operating a reserve listing in case of cancellations, so please feel free to request a place on that list, or ask to be added to our mailings for future events.


The future of both the United Kingdom and British business is now in the midst of a major evolutionary change, and employers in all sectors are therefore wondering how to ensure that their organisation continues to remain among the dominant species in the years ahead. But where should employers start with such a process?

To help answer this question we are delighted to announce our first London event of 2018. Our expert and highly-evolved speaker line-up will be introduced by the ever-popular Peter Matthews, and includes:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Matt Jenkin
  • A review of the complex & changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert
  • Star commentator of business shows on TV and Radio – Justin Urquhart Stewart will round-off our event with an entertaining and fast-paced look at the Economic Horoscope for UK employers in 2018.

And of course we have another superb venue for our delegates to enjoy.  This time we return to the world famous Natural History Museum, with its breath-taking collection of galleries including volcanoes, mammals (including the entire Blue Whale skeleton now displayed in the main entrance hall), insects and (of course) the superb dinosaur collection.  All our delegates will have free access to the museum after the event.  The Natural History Museum is of course centrally located and easily accessible via public transport links.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Friday 2nd February 2018
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:00; Seminar commences 09:40; Concludes 12:15
  • Location:  The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (including post event venue access & prize draw entry)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:  Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance

Timings & Agenda:

09:00    Registration, coffee and networking

09:40    Welcome

09:45    Employee Benefits:  “The Evolution of the Workplace”          

The workplace is changing, and Employee Benefits offerings need to also evolve to remain relevant to both employers and employees in 21st Century Britain.  Steve will look into this issue as well as addressing some topical updates including mental health, work-related stress and (of course) the Pension Auto-Enrolment review findings.  An informative (and hopefully fun) session for delegates.  Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits 

10:15    Employment Law:  “Dinosaurs are supposed to be extinct”

With allegations of sexual harassment being reported by the press on an almost daily basis, Matt will look at the harassment in the workplace, why perhaps we have seen the increase in these cases and what practical steps an employer can take to help protect itself and its employees going forward.  Matt will also provide an update on other topical employment laws issues such as the gig economy cases including holiday pay claims and whether we will actually see any changes to employment law in light of the Taylor Report and the Joint Select Committee recommendations on worker status.  Speaker:  Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts Solicitors 

10:45    Delegate Voting 

11:00    Break/ Refreshments/ Networking 

11:25    Delegate Voting 

11:30    The Economic Horoscope:  “2018: The Year of the Dog”

Will 2018 prove to be a Crufts winner or a shabby mongrel? Justin will guide our delegates around the lampposts of the world to try and understand the risks and opportunities, including protecting and developing our assets.  This is sure to be a highly useful and fun session delivered with Justin’s trademark energy and enthusiasm, and will leave delegates better informed on key economic trends. An important and necessary session for all.  Speaker:  Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-founder, Seven Investment Management 

12:00    Closing comments/ Prize Draw 

12:15    Event concludes/ FREE access to The Natural History Museum (optional)

Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar

So how do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email: steve.herbert@jelfgroup.com

…with the following details for each delegate…

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Please add “Natural History Museum” to the subject line of your email

All of our London 2017 events were fully booked, so early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

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About the author

Steve Herbert is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues. His principal aim is better communicating the value and usage of employee benefits to employers. This he has achieved through many (highly successful) seminar series over the last decade, and his regular and widely read blog posts on the subject.
He also acts as a judge in HR and Employee Benefits industry awards, article writer, and product innovator. Steve is a regular contributor to DWP forums and compulsive responder to formal Government Consultations on pension and employee benefit issues. He is occasionally accused of making employee benefits interesting.