Transforming The Humber 2018 Logo

Thriving in a Candidate-led Market

Tuesday 5th June 2018, 08:00 – 13:00 

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, HU10 6EA



Following our very successful CIPD Humber Conference during the Humber Business Week, we give you and opportunity to review some of the (PowerPoint) presentations that you may (not) have seen during our event on the 5th June 2018.

Click the image to play the (PowerPoint) presentations:





In collaboration with Humber LEP and as part of Humber Business Week 2018, our CIPD conference this year considered how, as Humber-based employers, we can grow a sustainable and skilled workforce in the region.

We all experience skills shortages in the region. This event explored alternative recruitment and retention strategies and practices to offer solutions to address current and future skills and labour gaps. In a candidate-led market we discussed how we can attract and retain the best possible talent to enable a competitive edge, develop our businesses and support economic growth. The conference also considered the implications of Brexit, as well as sharing research and tools to help organisations with workforce planning.

The Solutions Village provided interesting perspectives on practical solutions to your business and it allowed an opportunity to network, explore ideas and start conversations to assist you address the recruitment, retention and development problems you face on a daily basis.

Speakers included:
• Daphne Doody-Green, Head of CIPD Northern England
• Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive, Humber LEP
• Julie Williams, Chair of Humber Talent Forum
• Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser, CIPD
• Mike Rustill, Head of Learning and Development, Wescot Credit Services
• Kerrie Jaquest and Jen Vincent, Careers and Enterprise Coordinators, Careers & Enterprise Company

Who should attend?

For business professionals and CIPD colleagues who have an interest in retaining and developing a sustainable, skilled workforce.

Phil Quinn, Chartered FCIPD, Humber Branch Chair


Daphne Doody-Green

Head of the CIPD Northern England

Daphne Doody-Green, CIPD

Daphne is the Head of the CIPD Northern England. She is responsible for driving the CIPD’s Strategy in region ensuring it reflects the diversity of businesses, organisations and members’ interests.
Her role is focused on building reach, influence and impact across the region and involves working and partnering with key stakeholders, including CIPD members, employers, HR leaders, Government, academic centres and the broader business community to amplify CIPD’s voice and develop regional insight and propositions that will champion better work and working lives.

Kishor Tailor

Chief Executive, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership

Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership

Kishor has the principle role of developing and delivering the strategy for growth of the Humber region. He is responsible for the management of the Humber LEP, its governance and funding, as well as lead responsibility for building and developing relationships with partners in the public and private sectors as well as with government departments. Kishor reports to the Humber LEP Board through the Chairman Lord Haskins. He is also currently the main point of contact for the key link with the investment and regulation board.

Julie Williams

Chair of the Humber Talent Forum

Julie Williams, Chair of the Humber Talent Forum

Julie will provide an insight into some of the recruitment and skills challenges faced by our region and how, with the support of the LEP, a group of employers have come together to influence change and share good practice in talent recruitment, development and retention.

Gerwyn Davies

CIPD Senior Labour Market Analyst

Gerwyn Davies, CIPD Senior Labour Market Analyst

Gerwyn’s role at CIPD covers a wide range of labour market issues including migration, pay and employment. Previous publications on migration include ‘Facing the Future: tackling post-Brexit labour and skills shortages’ (2017) and ‘The growth of EU labour: assessing the impact on the UK labour market’ (2014). Gerwyn is a national media commentator specialising on the labour market, employment trends, HRM and related public policy issues. He is also a member of various government working groups and taskforces, including the Home Office’s primary EU Immigration Employers’ Representative Group.
Gerwyn will be discussing:
• Government policy and operations update, including the new digital application process for EU nationals
• CIPD view on future direction of EU immigration policy
• How employers should respond to potential future migration restrictions.

Mike Rustill

Head of Learning & Development, Wescot

Mike Rustill FLPI, MILM, LicFITOL, Head of Learning & Development, Wescot

Mike Rustill FLPI, MILM, LicFITOL has 26 years L&D experience extensively in the retail, sales, collections and customer service environments. He is the former Head of Learning & Development for Ventura and previously the Head of Learning & Development team for O2’s Customer Services Directorate. Mike was recently invited to join the Learning & Performance Institute as a Fellowship Member and is an active mentor and work experience coach for local schools and Hull University. Mike will be sharing how Wescot have established a successful Apprenticeship programme.

Kerrie Jaquest & Jen Vincent

Careers and Enterprise Coordinators

Kerrie Jaquest and Jen Vincent, Careers and Enterprise Coordinators, Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company, supported by the Local Authorities through Humber LEP, coordinates schools and business leaders (Enterprise Advisers) to create career plans, promote sectors and build employability skills. The aim is to inspire, increase labour market knowledge, and bridge the local skills gap.


Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel is one of the largest event hotels in East Riding of Yorkshire. Situated just off the A164 between Beverley and The Humber Bridge, it has easy access to Hull and the A63 / M62.

Mercure in Willerby / Hull has its own dedicated car park for up to 600 cars. The nearest (Free) Ecotricity EV Super-Charger is behind the Esso fuel station, East-bound on the A63 before the A164 / Humber Bridge turnoff. The nearest Tesla charger is at the Millhouse Restaurant a little further along the A164 at Skidby.

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel
Grange Park Lane
HU10 6EB

Phone: 0844 815 9037


Mercure Grange Park Hotel Map


This annual FREE CIPD event, part of the 2018 Humber Business Week, is aimed at all those in the HR community as well as business leaders and managers to see how we can grow a sustainable and skilled workforce in the region post Brexit.

Places are limited to 200 seats and tickets can be booked via our Eventbrite page.

Any enquiries please contact:

Samantha Hind, 07769 733458
Kay Locker, 07951 930256
Chris Brown, 07470 782660
Email: humber(at)

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Transforming the Humber 2018 is FREE to attend for both CIPD members and non-members.
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

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We hope you can make it.

CIPD Humber Branch