2015 Happy Workplaces Conference

At this exciting event on the 13th May 2015, our speakers shared how they have built and sustained happy workplace culture and practices, in line with the principles of the Happy Manifesto. Speakers included Simon Fowler, Board Director at John Lewis, Stuart Jones, Communications and Customer Service Director at CarillionAmey, Brendan O’Keefe, Managing Director at Epic CIC, and Shannon Banks, Director at Be Leadership and former HR Director at Microsoft.

Watch clips and read excerpts from the conference

On this page, you can view videos of each of the speakers at the 2015 Happy Workplaces Conference (both headlines clips as well as full-length videos).

Brendan O’Keefe, Managing Director, Epic CIC

How freedom is helping re-think the delivery of public services – a 3-minute highlights video and the full talk.

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Dom Monkhouse: Happy staff = Happy Customers = Happy Profits

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Jeremy Tidy Tells the Happy Graphics Story

Jeremy Tidy of Happy Graphics explains the transformation his business has undertaken.

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Simon Fowler, Board Member at the John Lewis Partnership Talks Happy

Simon Fowler, a Board Member of the John Lewis Partnership, talks about their unique culture that aligns very closely with the Happy Workplaces philosophy.

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Shannon Banks, MD of Be Leadership

At Happy Workplaces 2015, Shannon Banks recounts her experiences of happy workplaces in her career at Microsoft and at Be – a 2-minute highlights video and the full talk.

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Helena Moore From Bromford Housing Association and Their Culture

Helena Moore looks at the approach Bromford take to their staff and customers to create a happy workplace.

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Next Conference: 2025 Happy Workplaces Conference

Our Happy Workplaces Conference is our biggest event of the year, and we'd love for you to join us on Wednesday 25th June!

Our 2024 event was our first ever hybrid event, and so we hope to run next year's in the same way. We will host up to 50 people face-to-face at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, London, and we can host up to 200 people online via Zoom. However you choose to join, there will be interaction, discussion, space for reflection and opportunities to network with others.

Stay tuned for full details of our speakers for next year's event. As always, our speakers share practical, hands-on ideas that you can implement to create happy and engaged workplaces.

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The Happy Conference Methodology

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