40 Business Leaders and HR Professionals from across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey met virtually on the 16th June to hear from 5 expert speakers.

The event was hosted by Andy Swift, Champion Director at Business South and our speakers were – Ges Ray from Speaking in Public, Paul Cliff from North Face Consulting, Steve Jones from Skills for Business Training, Liese Lord from The Light Bulb Tree and Jenifer Clay from Oakleaf Enterprises.

Following quickly on the success of our two virtual skills workshops looking at mental wellbeing and change, and motivating yourself and others, Business South hosted a HR Conference for HR Professionals and Business Leaders on the theme of the Future of Work.

Our event was sponsored by Champions Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Guildford Borough Council, Waverley Borough Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council and the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub.

Delegates were able to meet with experts in a range of virtual meeting rooms with the topics listed below feeding into the overall theme of Future of Work.


– How professional do we appear on screen?
– Flexibility at work.
– Managing motivation and engagement to improve productivity.
– Assessing the condition of your workforce.
– Supporting the mental wellbeing of you and your team.

The session also featured a survey on current issues facing HR professionals with results shared and discussed.