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24 January 2017

Full line up and agenda for Aspic 20 – looking at future trends for internal communication – now released

Join us on the 24th floor of The Shard to talk about the digital workplace, neuroscience, storytelling, measurement and a whole lots more – half day seminar for just £50!


Aspic 20th Anniversary: ‘We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good, we have to celebrate you baby, we have to praise you like we should’

Thursday 9th February

9.30-9.55am – Coffee and refreshments 

(Please be aware that you will need a form of ID and to leave enough time for the security procedure and to navigate the lifts!)

9.55-10am – Welcome

Suzanne Peck,

President of IOIC and managing director, Sequel

10.00-10.20am – ‘We’ve come a long way together’

Shelia Hirst,


Sheila was instrumental in forming Aspic 20 years ago! Now she is an experienced consultant, facilitator and coach, combining experience gained from senior management roles in both SMEs and large Corporates, with 25 years in the field of organisational and personal communication and change in the UK and globally.

10.20-10.40am – ‘The challenges of communication in the public sector’

Rachel Royall,

Director of Communication, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Trust

Rachel is responsible for internal and external communication at one of the UK’s largest and high profile NHS Trusts. She previously held a number of positions in central government, notably at HM Revenue and Customs and the Cabinet Office.

10.40-11.00am – ‘Building an employee engagement strategy for a diverse workforce’

Niall Ryan-Jones,

Head of Employee Engagement, Harrods

As head of employee engagement at one of the world’s most iconic retail brands, Niall is responsible for the strategic direction of internal communication, employer value proposition, compensation, benefits, reward and recognition.

11.00-11.20am – ‘Using internal comms channels for the workforce of the future’

Eleanor Tweddell

Future Talent, Vodafone

Eleanor is using her experience of internal communication at blue chips like Virgin Atlantic to oversee the UK graduate, apprenticeship and Movement to Work programmes at Vodafone, alongside looking after the UK onboarding programme.

(short break)

11.25 – 12.05pm: break out session

Hot Topics – round table discussions

  1. Neuroscience, behaviour and making an impact in the workplace  – (hosted by Martin Brooks, Success Through Impact)
  1. Intranets, ESNs and other channels for the digital workplace – (hosted by Marc Wright, simplycommunicate)
  1. Storytelling; using the power of people to maximise your message – (hosted by Rachel Miller, allthingsIC)
  1. Measurement: proving the effectiveness of great internal communication – (hosted by Paul Jones, associate director, strategy, Sequel Group)

12.05-12.25pm – feedback from the groups

12.25pm – 12.30pm – closing remarks and finish

Nick Andrews

Business Development Director, Sequel

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