Conference and Awards

Conference and Awards

We are delighted to announce our key note speakers for the 2018 Conference:

Thursday 11th October

 Ivan Robertson

Professor Ivan Robertson. Co-Founder Robertson Cooper, Professor University of Manchester.

Ivan will be providing an overview of how organisations can best prepare and manage the well being of staff during periods of change and disruption.

Bruce Daisley  VP Twitter Europe, Founder #1 itunes rated podcast ‘Eat/Sleep/Work/Repeat’.

Bruce is fascinated with business psychology and his podcast has featured interviews with some eminent psychologists. As a layman himself, he is keen to ensure Twitter take best practise lessons from the world of psychology. He will be sharing how he feels ABP members can best present themselves and share their unique skills and strengths with disrupting and quickly evolving organisations like Twitter.


ABP benchmarking survey

We will close Thursday with sharing data from our industries first ever benchmarking survey.  What does the average Business psychologist earn?  How many days does the average associate work?  What areas are most popular and where do most people specialise.  Key findings will be shared in a brief closing talk for the day with members being given access to the more detailed report.


Friday 12th October

Emma Jones

Emma Jones MBE – Founder Enterprise Nation (over 70,000 members), No 10 government advisor on small business.

Emma is a strong supporter of small businesses.  She’s got a unique and deep perspective into what drives people to leave the security and comfort of the corporate world to work for themselves or in small start up businesses. What lessons can the corporate world learn?

 Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor – Chief Executive of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts).  Author of the Taylor report – commissioned by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Matthew will share insights into the ‘new career deal’ – how the demand for flexible, portfolio working is shaping how the government is driving policy for the next decade.  Thoughts on what key priorities should be will be shared with a view to thinking of how we as a business psychology community can contribute.