Businesses are invited to a Best Employer, Eastern Region (BEER) Festival on Friday November 15 at Ickworth Park.
Part of the wider BEER initiative, which includes the best employer survey, awards and year-round seminars, the festival is organised by recruitment consultancy Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure) and eras Ltd, provider of psychometric and talent.
Ideal for senior executives, directors and heads of HR, the festival will feature keynote speakers Cathy Brown, Employee Engagement Executive at British Telecom, Dr Andy Wood, Chief Executive Officer of Adnams brewery, and Dominic Lowe, Managing Director of Kettle Foods in Norwich.
It will cover everything from leadership, to community involvement and wellbeing in the workplace.
The festival will feature a mix of speeches and ‘free flow’ discussion hubs in which people can share their own experiences, and move freely to other hubs where they can benefit on the knowledge being passed on by others.
Lynn Walters, Director of Pure, says: “The BEER Festival is very different.
“Usually, professionals in this field would not be able to be so creative and innovative at a traditional style conference.
“We aim to make all participants the ‘experts’ who can teach each other, and share success stories and lessons learned.”
Alex Pearce, Managing Director at eras ltd adds “We are aim to offer a festival that breaks the rules – it is a highly inclusive and interactive event.
“This approach can really open up the way for exciting ideas and problem-solving.
“It really is an amazing opportunity for people to learn from the fantastic pool of talent we have in the East of England.”
The festival starts at 9.30 and finishes at 4pm. The £35 ticket fee includes lunch, refreshments and a goody bag, with all proceeds donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Adnams Charity.