Previous events

This EfC members’ event was the second of the year and was hosted by Mercer at their UK headquarters at Tower Hill. This well attended event included in depth discussion and sharing of best practice on our theme “Supporting carers to be healthy and connected in the workplace” followed by networking with spectacular views across the Thames. The event was opened by Stephen Hempenstall, Principal, Mercer Marsh Benefits, and chaired by Ian Peters, Chair of EfC who welcomed our newest members since the last EfC event in March: Barts Health NHS Trust, Nominet, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust,…
This EfC members event was our first of 2018, and was hosted by Nationwide at their offices on Threadneedle Street. The event was one of our best attended yet, providing an excellent platform for discussion around the theme of “Managing in the middle: Line management support for working carers.” The event was opened by Tracy Conwell, Head of Employee Relations at Nationwide, and was chaired by Ian Peters, our Chair of EfC. Ian welcomed our newest EfC members since our last event in October: Ofcom, The Charity for Civil Servants, Royal Surgical Aid Society, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation…
This third annual EfC members’ event on the theme of "Carers networks: Factors for success" was hosted by KPMG at their landmark offices in Canada Square, and was very well attended again this year. With wonderful hospitality provided by our hosts, the event provided an opportunity to discuss examples of latest initiatives to support workplace carers networks and identify the critical factors for success. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Thomas, Partner and Chief Medical Adviser at KPMG, and was chaired by Ian Peters, Chair of EfC. Ian welcomed our newest EfC members, who had joined since our last…
The EfC summer networking event on 28th June, kindly hosted by Transport for London (TfL) at their modern offices in Southwark, was a great opportunity to hear about the range of activities held, and initiatives launched, by our members during Carers Week. Leon Daniels, TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport and senior sponsor of TfL’s Carers Network welcomed guests to the event. This was followed by an introduction from EfC Chair Ian Peters who welcomed our newest members since the last event in March: Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and DWF. Karen Venn, Diversity and Inclusion Business Manager and Jacqui Robb, Business…
Our most recent members’ networking event was hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday 15th March and followed on from our event in March 2016 (also hosted by Nationwide) where we discussed how helping line managers to be aware and supportive of their team members who have caring responsibilities can help deliver motivated teams and business results. One year on, the theme continued as the focus moved to the importance of gaining top-level support to champion the needs of working carers and how this can transform workplaces and empower line managers. Kelly Higson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Nationwide welcomed assembled…
Our networking meeting in October is now an annual event, hosted by KPMG, dedicated to workplace carer networks. This event built on the 2015 event which focused on starting carer networks. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Thomas, Partner and Chief Medical Adviser, KPMG and was chaired by David Grayson, Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and Chair of Carers UK. Carers network representatives from member organisations spoke about the challenges and successes they had experienced along the way. For example, Craig Hughes, PwC talked about how by opening out there SPACE (supporting parents & carers and…
Our well-attended event on July 7th followed the theme of 'the work and care journey: recruitment, retention and return' and was hosted by EfC member the Bank of England at their historic and iconic building in Threadneedle Street. Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer at the Bank of England welcomed guests and stressed the importance of making sure employees felt supported by their employer - particularly in unsettled times. Attracting the best talent, being an inclusive and supportive employer forms part of the Bank of England's strategy. The Bank of England has some unique characteristics which need to be considered to…
EfC Leadership Group member, Nationwide, hosted this members' networking event at their Threadneedle office in London. Ann Brown, Director of HR, Nationwide gave a warm introduction to the 65+attendees and spoke about Nationwide’s continuing commitment to their working carers. A recent workforce survey and carer focus groups showed that engaging and supporting line managers was a key issue. Employers for Carers Chair, Ian Peters, spoke briefly about the importance of having fully engaged line managers as well as good policies, and then introduced Alison Hughes, Centrica Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Alison gave an overview of Centrica’s carers network…