SPA 102nd Conference - 12th October CANCELLED

Tewkesbury Park
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Event Overview

The SPA are returning to this favourite venue for their 102nd Conference. This Conference will be packed with Industry relevant content and offers delegates plenty of opportunity to network with their Industry peers. 

This Conference will look in detail at Mental Health and what we should be aware of as Employers - What causes stress inside and outside the workplace, the main causes of stress/anxiety and depression in different age groups and the cost in terms of time off work for mental health and stress related absenteeism.


Continuing the theme we will be hearing from WestField Health - they have a range of affordable Health Insurance Schemes that cover Mental Health and Wellbeing for your staff whether Managers/Directors, Middle Management or your shopfloor operatives.


We will be hearing from MIND how they provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing  mental health problems. We will hear how the money the SPA raised for this great cause is being used and how MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Following on from the morning's Health & Safety Forum - Our retained Health & Safety specialists will (with the help of delegates from the forum) give Conference an understanding of the topics covered in the morning session, some of the reoccurring issues/risks that were discussed and the potential solutions/remedies advocated. He will also be making an offer to all SPA members that should ensure we all run safer plants in the future.

We will be hearing from KiwiPlan as they deliver a Supplier Spotlight and finish their presentation with a very special Invitation to SPA Members.


Neil Osment from NOA/PRISM Ltd will be presenting his usual (and universally well received) Corrugated Industry Update. Looking at growth trends, volumes and opportunities and threats on the horizon for boxmakers.


Following on from last Conference (and in light of recent changes to Employment Law) the SPA's retained Employment Lawyer Luke Menzies will be presenting his Employment Law Update and issuing new SPA Contracts of Employment and Policies. These Contracts and Policies will be 100% up-to-date and will be easy to edit and introduce into your business.


Ian Grimely the SPA's retained Contract Lawyer will be talking to us about Consequential Loss, how we cover the subject within our Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale and how to repond to customers demands in this potentially costly area.  


Your Committee believe strongly that now is the time to encourage youth to our Conferences to help develop them into the Business Leaders of the future ! With this in mind we are encouraging all members to 'Bring a Junior Colleague to Conference'...
Conference 'first timers' can find the prospect quite daunting, so we are going to make the experience welcoming, informal and friendly for newcomers. Your 'first timer' colleagues will be made to feel most welcome as we will be running a 'First Timers Reception' before Conference where they can meet the Committee and other 'first timers'. We will chat about the format of Conference and how they can get the most out of the experience.

The Full Agenda will be published shortly...


Hotel & Travel

Tewkesbury Park Ltd
Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 7DN

Phone: 01684 272 300

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