London, South East and Thames Valley Member Discussion

London, South East and Thames Valley Member Discussion London, South East and Thames Valley Member Discussion

21 April 2021


15:15 - 16:00



London, South East and Thames Valley Member Discussion

Your monthly opportunity to join senior executives to discuss and shape the CBI narrative on the issues that most matter to you.  

Join other senior executives to discuss what decisions need to be considered at board level as we tentatively take steps out of lockdown and return to the office. How is business going to communicate, prioritise and structure new working patterns for their workforce whilst remaining productive and competitive? 

This member discussion will specifically look at what ‘returning to work’ looks like for different organisations. With the ‘hybrid working model’ frequently cited as the new way of working post pandemic, what will be required to drive collaboration between office and remote workers and ensure productivity? 

Exchange thoughts and ideas in a Chatham House setting chaired by Eddie Curzon (Director, London & South East, CBI) and Malcolm Hyde (Director, South East & Thames Valley, CBI).

The session is designed to provide a space to learn from each other and take away practical ideas for implementation.   

Some questions to consider:  

  1. How does a business decide how much flexibility it can offer employees to ensure that the business remains as commercially successful, productive and competitive in the future?  
  2. What is the decision-making process behind that? What’s the cost-benefit analysis?  
  3. How do you balance business control and the ability to mandate how the organisation works, with employees having fuller flexibility to decide how they work? 
  4. Considering the government roadmap has your business started making plans for the removal of social distancing measures come 21 June 
  5. Looking ahead, what decisions are you required to make now regarding business operations and planning, that go beyond the roadmap issued by the government? What further clarity do you need from government policy? 

This Webex meeting is for CBI members only. 

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are:

  • CEOs / COOs / Managing Directors
  • Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs Directors / Heads of  
  • Public Affairs Directors / Heads of 
  • Strategy VPs / Directors  
  • Finance Directors 

Organisations have worked hard during the pandemic to prepare for 2021 and we want to hear how you have been affected, what you are doing differently, and what your business needs are to survive and thrive 

Webex dial-in details will be sent in the joining instructions once your place has been confirmed. 

Get in touch

Paige Tuvey

Paige Tuvey

Directorate Coordinator