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Shropshire Leadership Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever

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Shropshire’s third leadership conference promises to be bigger and better than ever, as it brings together influential speakers from an array of backgrounds to impart their knowledge and experience of leadership.

The Leadership Conference 2022 is being held at Shropshire Council’s Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15 November 2022 and is being organised by the council’s Shropshire HR.

Leadership Conference - 15 November 2022 flyer

Leadership Conference – 15 November 2022 flyer

Over 100 delegates representing public and private sectors, local small and medium enterprises and international businesses, have already signed up for a day of inspirational keynote speakers and thought-provoking workshops.

The conference will also offer those attending the opportunity to rub shoulders with Shropshire’s business elite and feature trade stands, hand-on workshops, and a Wellbeing Zone sponsored by Paycare, as a reminder to prioritise mental health in the workplace.

Tickets are priced at £150 and this includes drinks and lunch. Those wanting to come along to the event are encouraged to book their tickets by visiting the Leadership Conference website (https://www.shropshireleadership.co.uk/).

Delegates will be able to arrive from 8.30am, for an official start at 9.15am. The day will draw to a close at 4.10pm, with an opportunity to network afterwards.

Sam Williams, Shropshire Council’s assistant director for workforce and improvement, said:-

“We’re really excited to be hosting Shropshire Leadership Conference 2022. This will be the third time that leaders from businesses and organisations from far and wide 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 we have every confidence that this conference will once again be a huge hit with our many delegates.”

Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for finance and corporate resources, 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.

“It will offer those attending the perfect opportunity to hone their leadership skills, network with an audience of leaders and represent their company. Whether you’re a senior manager or on the cusp of moving up the ladder to a management role, you’ll take home ideas and inspiration that you will carry with you throughout your career.

“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 Shropshire Plan is to ensure Shropshire has a healthy economy, and having an event of this calibre in the county supports that aim.”


Key note speakers on the day include:

Sir Clive Woodward OBE 

England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning head coach, former Director of Sport Team GB and renowned business speaker and executive coach.

Sir Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Debra Searle MBE

Debra is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur.  Her expeditions have taken her across the Atlantic, around Antarctica, up to the Arctic Circle and everywhere in between.  She has also launched five companies, is a published author, has presented for the BBC and is a trusted corporate speaker. The movie of Debra’s story of rowing solo across the Atlantic after her husband was rescued is currently in development in Hollywood.

Debra Searle

Debra Searle MBE

Richard Nugent 

Over the past 20 years Richard Nugent has worked with some of the biggest and best-known organisations in the world including LEGO, Merlin Entertainments, Warner Bros. and Samsung.

His ALIGNED® methodology is revolutionising how companies operate, communicate and how leaders bring their people on the journey with them.

The approach brings a new perspective to leadership by smashing two lingering business myths that get in the way of organisations reaching their real potential.

  • The first myth is that strategy eats culture for breakfast.
  • The second myth is that great organisations start with ‘why?’

By challenging these popular myths, ALIGNED® reveals how you can grab a competitive advantage by aligning strategy, culture and customer experience. 

Richard Nugent-linked brand

Richard Nugent-linked brand

Event sponsors

The Leadership Conference 2022 is proud to be sponsored by:-

The council is seeking further sponsorship for the event and have a variety of packages to suit different budgets and needs. Businesses can find out more about the opportunities available to them by emailing darren.griffin@shropshire.gov.uk.

Keep up to date

For latest updates, follow the Leadership conference on Twitter @shropshirehr  #ShropshireLeadership2022 

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.