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Shropshire’s first Leadership Conference to feature internationally-renowned speakers

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Shropshire’s first leadership conference is set to bring influential speakers from an array of backgrounds together to impart their knowledge and experience of leadership.

The Leadership Conference 2019 is being held at Shrewsbury Town FC on Thursday 19 September 2019. Organised by Shropshire HR, the sell-out event is the first of what is hoped to be an annual conference.

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One hundred and seventy delegates representing public and private sectors, local SMEs and international businesses, have signed up for a day of inspirational keynote speakers, and thought-provoking workshops and seminars. The conference will look at topics in areas of emotional intelligence, resilience, mental health, culture change, and practical leadership skills.

Sam Williams, Shropshire Council’s head of workforce and organisational development, said:

“We’re really excited to be hosting The Leadership Conference 2019. This will be the first time that leaders from businesses and organisations across the county (and the West Midlands) will come together for an event of this type. It is thanks to our incredible line-up of speakers, some of whom have spoken internationally, that the conference sold out in less than three weeks. It is our intention to make The Leadership Conference an annual feature for Shropshire.”

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for organisational transformation and digital infrastructure, said:-

“We are extremely fortunate to have an incredible line-up of speakers coming to Shrewsbury, each of whom will bring something unique to this exciting event. This conference and the wider work of Shropshire HR is an example of how Shropshire Council is innovating and transforming the way we do business. A key priority identified within our corporate plan is to ensure Shropshire is a good place to do business, and having an event of this calibre in the county supports that aim.”   


Key note speakers on the day include:-

Dave Cornthwaite – adventurer, author, community leader. Described by Ranulph Fiennes as “the greatest modern adventurer”, Dave is a record-breaking expedition leader.

Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite

Ian Rose MBE – Paralympian and motivational speaker. Ian is one of Great Britain’s most successful Paralympic Judoka (a judo expert, in other words).

Ian Rose

Ian Rose

Kate Philp – Former Army major and leadership consultant. Drawing on her extensive experience in leadership and communication from her time in the military, as well as key lessons she has learned from dealing with a life changing injury, Kate applies her drive and enthusiasm for personal development to help people and organisations release their potential.

Kate Philp

Kate Philp

Darrell Woodman – Director of Art of Brilliance Ltd. Plucked from a leadership role within media, Darrell has been instilling positivity, confidence, and self-belief in others since 2011.

Darrell Woodman

Darrell Woodman

Teresa Boughey – CEO of Jungle HR and culture change expert. Teresa has over 12 years HR experience within a variety of industries and sectors including FTSE 250, financial services, the travel industry, private and public sectors, and a Sunday Times Top 100 Company that grew 20% year on year.

Teresa Boughey

Teresa Boughey

Peter Anderson – Director of Ascensio Ltd and organisational development consultant. Peter works extensively with clients to achieve optimal performance – mainly in the context of supporting business transformation programmes, addressing capability gaps, and translating strategic objectives into effective solutions.

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

Event sponsors

The Leadership Conference 2019 is proud to be sponsored by:

The Marches Growth Hub


Clear creative digital agency

Hireserve recruitment software

For latest updates, follow us on Twitter @shropshirehr  #tlc2019

Further Information

About Shropshire HR

Shropshire HR are part of Shropshire Council, providing not-for-profit HR support to councils, charities and businesses in Shropshire, the West Midlands and Wales. Services include HR advice and development, recruitment and payroll support, occupational health and health and safety guidance.