About The Conference

Here at Firecracker, we have seen the positive impact improved wellbeing has on not only people’s physical and mental health but also on the way they approach life, their mindset and the goals they set out to achieve.

Figures recently released from the Health and Safety Executive:

  • The annual cost of work-related illness (not including long-term illness or cancer) to the UK economy was around £15 Billion in 2016/17.
  • 26.8 Million working days were lost due to work-related ill health in 2017/2018 and of this number, 57% could be linked to work-related stress, depression and anxiety.

As employers, we have a responsibility to keep our staff well under The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and from extensive research completed, we know that good work is good health.

We believe that healthy people = happy people = productive people!

Workplace health and wellbeing is all about using the workplace to facilitate good wellbeing, in every sense of the word, it’s simply treating individuals with respect and kindness. So let us start the conversations…

This conference aims to inform you about what workplace health and wellbeing is, and how poor health and wellbeing of employees can impact on the bottom line and business performance. 


Expert Speakers

We are bringing together a range of speakers who will share with you what they are doing to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff and inspire you too.

We will also hear from experts in the field to give you ideas to take away and implement into your business straight away.

Exhibition Zone

At the conference, there will a number of exhibitors who have been carefully selected to offer services to assist you in improving workplace health and wellbeing.

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the 2019 Lincolnshire Workplace Health and Wellbeing Conference and engaging with local businesses, please get in touch.

Supported project

For every ticket sold, we will be giving £5 to The Askefield Project. This project was started by Hannah & Chris Blevins when they moved to Lincolnshire wanting a better life for their family. Over the last decade, they have self-funded the project which has created the perfect environment for individuals to experience the outdoors and animal husbandry in a safe, stress-free environment.

Our Expert Speakers

Mr Bill Skelly – Chief Constable

Bill has been Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police since February 2017.  He is currently national lead for performance management.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and was recently accepted as a Chartered Director.

He is a keen supporter of celebrating policing history and was the founding Chair of the South West Police Heritage Trust. 

Bill likes to spend his time outdoors, walking and cycling.  He is an avid volleyball player and the chair of the Police Sport UK Volleyball Section, playing as a member of the National Police Team at home and in Europe.

Neil Everatt – CEO Selenity

Neil describes himself as motivational and fun, which is a pretty rare combination for the leader of a technology company, and says if you get the right people, they’ll deliver results because they want to, not because you dictate it. He gives his team the freedom and environment to do their jobs. 

Talk Title: Fun is a great strategy – Covering some simple ideas that Selenity have implemented to create a unique environment. What did we learn, what works, what is sustainable, and what does the strategy really create?

Alex Wright – MD Knapton Wright

On his journey from Lancashire to Lincolnshire via London (and Facebook), Alex has developed the firm belief that people should be at the heart of everything a business does.

He applies this to his clients’ marketing activity in the same way he does ensuring his team at Knapton Wright is happy and productive. Alex is passionate about health and wellbeing; you’ll find “mens sana in corpore sano” in multiple places on the walls of the office in Brigg, and if you get him talking about sport, you may never escape!

Talk Title: Bigger business, bigger budgets, better workplace health & wellbeing?

Sarah Moseley – CEO Lincolnshire Credit Union

Sarah has a career history in the financial services sector.

The opportunity of redundancy after 26 years afforded her the opportunity to work in roles that have a positive impact on people’s lives

With a fundamental belief that financial capability is a vital ingredient to people’s overall wellbeing, Sarah actively promotes the difference that being financially resilient can make to people’s lives.

Sarah has previously volunteered with the Money for Life initiative and holds the National Skills Academy for Financial Services qualification in Financial Capability Facilitation Skills.

Sarah took over as CEO of the Lincolnshire Credit Union in Aug 2018

Talk title: Staff financial wellbeing…the bottom line for Employers – How financial wellbeing impacts on workplace productivity & absenteeism & what employers can do to help

Liam O’Leary – CEO Laser Red/Spiral Media

He never thought he would be in this position – leading two companies and involved with many others.

As the CEO of Laser Red, a digital agency with passion running through its veins, Liam’s unique leadership has helped to grow the business revenues by over 200% in just 24 months.

Liam is passionate about the power of culture, its long term effects and the positive impact it has on the people, profit and passion of any business.

Talk title: Culture is the lifeblood of your business – Liam will be talking about workplace culture & what he’s done at his organisation that breeds engagement, productivity & success.

James Wilson – The Sleep Geek

James Wilson aka The Sleep Geek, is a sleep behaviour and environment expert, who is committed to improving the nation’s sleep. He works extensively with organisations, from Blue Chip Corporates to 
Sports Teams, helping their people understand their sleep better and what changes to their behaviours and environment they need to make. James works extensively in the media, he was an expert on Channel 4’s TV series The Secrets of Sleep, helping some of the nation’s worst sleepers to conquer their sleep disorders. He regularly appears on  BBC Breakfast and extensively across the BBC radio network.

Talk title: How to Sleep Better – Understanding the truth about sleep, how to sleep better & what changes can be made to enhance sleep.

Rachel Linstead – Energy Sparker

Rachel Linstead founder of Firecracker has been working with organisations for over 12 years to help them see the value in creating happy, healthy employees. With a masters in Workplace health and wellbeing and a qualified nutritionist, she has all the tools and knowledge needed to help employees perform at their best.

As well as using her wheel of wellbeing, culture and performance to show how different areas of business are interlinked and how they impact on employees wellbeing.

Talk title: We are all athletes in the business world, how to win the gold medal in Workplace health & Wellbeing

Our Agenda

  • 08:00 – Registration opens
  • 08:00 – Networking
  • 09:15 – Housekeeping and introductions
  • 09:45 – The Askefield Project – Chris Blevins
  • 10:15 – Lincolnshire Police – Mr Bill Skelly
  • 10:45 – Break
  • 11:15 – Selenity – Mr Neil Everatt
  • 11:45 – Knapton Wright – Mr Alex Wright
  • 12:15 – Lincolnshire Credit Union – Ms Sarah Moseley
  • 12:45 – Lunch
  • 13:45 – Laser Red – Liam O’Leary
  • 14:15 – Sleep Geek – James Wilson
  • 15:00 – Firecracker – Rachel Linstead
  • 15:30 – Panel Q&A
  • 16:00 – Finish

Standard Ticket – £95 + VAT

(Sale ends 10th May 2019)


Entry ticket to the conference
Exhibitor zone access
Talks from expert speakers
£5 donation to The Askefield Project
Wellbeing Toolkit

Venue:  The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY
Date: 14th May 2019
Time: 8am-4pm

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