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Employee Voice: It’s Time to Listen.

  • May 30, 2019 8:00 am
  • Birmingham

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Listening to employees used to be a choice. Section 172 of The Companies Act 2006 changes things.

From January 2019, it requires companies* to give employees a voice in decision-making. This includes gathering the views of employees, having mechanisms in place to allow people to raise concerns, and to disclose in the Annual Report exactly how directors have engaged with employees.

Tony Cosgrove and Stuart Rhys Thomas from Masgroves, host Thursday Brunch, packed with guests, cookery and chat. The main ingredient? How to give employees a voice.


  • Understand the legalities of Section 172, who it affects and… could you be next?
  • Hear practical tips from one company that excels at ‘listening’ to their people
  • Learn the psychological damage of being ignored – and what this does to performance
  • Leave with a copy of our Employee Voice Menu Card, the 7 ingredients for successful listening
  • Have fun watching your hosts cook, chat and coordinate our Thursday brunch!


*subject to certain requirements (Read more)


Our Thursday Brunch Guests


Trevor Gibson

Trevor is Senior Partner at a boutique law firm, Heminsley. If you love an un-stuffy straight talker who won’t sit on the fence, you’ll enjoy listening to Trevor’s take on Section 172.

John Greaves

John is Group Brand and UK Corporate Affairs Director at HomeServe. With 3,000+ UK employees, it says a lot about them that as a result of ratings from their people, for the second year running HomeServe was awarded a place on Glassdoor’s ‘Best Place to Work’ list.

Rob Robson

Rob is a Performance Psychologist and Consultant who works with organisations helping them to unlock change, ignite engagement and enable performance by shifting mindsets.




Tony Cosgrove and Stuart Rhys Thomas

Masgroves help make companies better through brilliant communication. Tony and Stuart work successfully with organisations to increase engagement for individuals, teams and company-wide… but we’re not sure if they can cook!

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The venue is the Assay Studios, home of re:find Interim and Executive Search. The original building was one of the four assay offices established in the UK for the assaying, testing and hallmarking of precious metals. The very fabric of the building has been retained, resulting in a selection of unique and interesting communal spaces, meeting rooms and break out spaces fashioned from the vaults and labs of the original building.

The venue.

Assay Studios
141 Newhall Street
United Kingdom
B3 1SF