Workings of Business: Realities of the Private Sector

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Workings of Business is a dynamic seminar spread over three installments, giving those working in government, a non-profit, or an ALB, a comprehensive understanding of the impact of COVID-19 and EU withdrawal on the private sector. The session is also designed to provide a forum for those in the public and NfP sectors to understand the impact of policy making on the private sector, and how to support effective management strategies.

Delivered entirely by senior leaders from a diverse range of private sector organisations (from the FTSE 100 to an SME), by attending 'Workings of Business' attendees will:

  • Understand the full extent of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the private sector, from the perspectives of a CEO, Chief Economist, Managing Director, and Corporate Affairs Director.
  • Learn about the effects of policy making on industry, and how your department can play an effective role
  • Receive a clear and concise understanding of the role of business in society, including their priorities towards the environment and other major policy areas.
  • Hear how the public sector can support businesses as they prepare for EU withdrawal.
  • Gain valuable feedback from a range of senior stakeholders across industry.
  • Understand the impact of trends, tech and 'disruptors' on the traditional business


  • Mark Reynolds, CEO, Mace Group
  • Sara Weller, Non-Executive Director, Lloyds, DWP, Cambridge University, and former MD, Argos
  • Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Melanie Richards, Deputy Chair, KPMG
  • Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher
  • Leo Campbell, Co-Founder, The Modern Bakery


  1. Tuesday 27 October 10:00 - 12:00 
  2. Tuesday 3 November 10:00 - 12:00  
  3. Wednesday 11 November 10:00 - 13:00


  • Member early bird: £250 + VAT (until Friday 9 October 2020)
  • Member standard: £350 + VAT
  • Non-member: £450 + VAT


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