Online 26th May

Culture Shock

Culture Shock 2021 is our inaugural conference on Leadership and Culture. We are bringing together like-minded people to discuss interesting topics. The conference will feature thought provoking TED style talks and round-table discussions.


  • Alan Aucoin


    Director and Head of Training at Quarterdeck. Alan has worked for the Prince's Trust and other charitable organisations across the globe.

  • Laura Bouttell


    Managing Director of Quarterdeck. Laura has a wide range of experience ranging from being a Police Officer to Academics at Oxford University.

  • Stuart Brown


    Director of Customer Success at Ardent Vehicle Fire Protection. Stuart works with organisations of all sizes, to help them engage every single one their employees to focus on what really matters to customers.

  • Brian Butler


    Brian's company Accelerate deliver pragmatic business improvement programmes with a focus on "Lean Thinking". They have worked with over 1,000 companies who have achieved in excess of £65m in bottom line savings. Pragmatic and energetic. In business their overriding objective is to deliver sustainable improvement to all.

  • Kim Cleland

    The Prince's Trust

    Kim started her career in the drinks industry, working for Marston's and Diageo. After delivering in a highly commercial environment Kim chose to move to the third sector, working with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and currently as Director of People and Learning at The Prince's Trust.

  • Alison Fisher

    Cox Automotive

    Alison is HR Director for Cox Automotive, International. She is responsible for leading the international people strategy and has held senior HR positions at Nestlé. She recently received a high commendation in the Transformational Leader category at the Northern Power Women Awards.

  • Deborah Ogden

    DO Branding

    Deborah has had a varied career in communications, including years at The Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, helping professional sports people get sponsorship deals and providing media training.

  • Karen Seth

    The Co-op

    People Director at the Co-Op for 7 years. Sainsbury’s HR for 17 years working across Retail, Logistics and specialisms. NED for NHS and a board trustee for a charity supporting bereaved parents.


What's on, who's on and when.

8:45am - 9am

Welcome & Introduction

9:00am - 9:30am

Brian Butler
Behavioural Waste: the hidden bottle neck in your business

9:30am - 10am

Karen Seth
Why would you choose to restructure during a pandemic?

10:15am - 10:45am

Deborah Ogden
Let’s Get Visible!

10:45am - 11:15am

Stuart Brown
Values… show me the value!

11:30am - 12pm

Alan Aucoin
Using 1-2-1 Meetings to Build a Culture of Excellence

12pm - 12:30pm

Alison Fisher
Doing it all in the Spirit of Cox Automotive

12:45pm - 1:15pm

Company Values: Are they pointless?
Round Table