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The Supper Club on Tour | Bristol: Making the Most of Your Talent


Your people are your biggest cost and your greatest asset; but are you doing enough to maximise it?

A good recruitment and induction process is the foundation for getting the best return on investment in talent, but only commitment and accountability will deliver commercial impact and competitive advantage. Every entrepreneur wants their team to be as committed as they are, but how can you align their individual motivations with your (personal) company goals?

The Bristol leg of The Supper Club’s Scale Up Tour will present insights and hard learned lessons from three members who have built high performing teams. Supported by Smith & Williamson, this chaired panel will also include expert guidance on employee rewards and tax incentives. Join this interactive and insightful discussion for entrepreneurial tactics to recruit the right people, encourage the right behaviours, and create a scale-up culture.

Open to business owners and senior leaders, you will:

  • Find out how to engage talent with your employer brand
  • Learn how to improve your interview & induction processes
  • Gain insight into creating a productive culture and environment
  • Discover tactics for building a high-performance management team
  • Increase your understanding of employee tax and incentives

Supported by

Smith and Williams

Media Partner


Business leader


Derek Moore, Founder, Coffee&TV

Derek Moore

Derek set up Coffee & TV with three co-founders in May 2015. This Soho-based visual media company – which specialises in design, CG animation and visual effects for TV, films, and commercials – has worked on TV shows including Doctor Who and Planet Earth for the BBC.

Derek has invested in workspace and technology to increase engagement and productivity in his high performing team, and will share his tips and tactics on what has had the most impact.

Ally Maughan, Founder, People Puzzles


Ally started People Puzzles in 2010 because early in her career she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth. Since then, she has worked with more than 100 SME and mid-tier companies on people management, organizational structure, and change management.

Ally will share insight on the tools and techniques that help founders overcome the dysfunctions and obstacles to building a high performing team.

Adam Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood Campbell

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CEO and founder of Greenwood Campbell, Adam Greenwood has been leading the agency in a relentless pursuit of AI and emerging tech solutions for clients since 2009. The agency has won multiple awards, including a coveted Lovie award, through transforming and accelerating some of the biggest brands in the UK. Considered by many as a futurist and thought leader on emerging technology, Artificial Intelligence and the capabilities of the new digital world, Adam was recognised in 2016 with a place on the BIMA top 100.

Adam will share insight on how technology is enhancing talent in client delivery and how he has used vision, values and culture for better recruitment and retention.

Steve Ashworth, Associate Director, Employment Tax & Incentives, Smith & Williamson LLP

Steve Ashworth

Steve works across all areas of employment tax, providing advice across all trade and industry sectors throughout the UK, but regularly deals with the food, aerospace and defence, media and manufacturing sectors. He specialises in all areas of employment tax including - PAYE tax and National Insurance, expenses, benefits in kind, P11Ds and Business Expense Exemption, PAYE Settlement Agreements, Employment Tax Healthchecks (before, during or after an HMRC PAYE review), UK payroll queries, International payroll (coming to the UK and going overseas), employment status, Termination payments, Due Diligence, employment related securities and shares schemes. Steve also chairs the Rural and Food Group for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Drawing upon local knowledge of skills gaps in different sectors, Steve will share expert insights on incentives and the tax implications of different workforce models.

Andrew Scott, CEO, Ascot Group

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is an entrepreneur who has founded, built or sold a number of companies including a major manufacturing business acquired by a U.S. Fortune 500 company. He formed the Ascot Group in 2004 and today employs 70 people across the group – made up of a leading PR and marketing agency, a software and data company and the national B2B media giant, Business Leader Magazine. With a 2020 vision of employing 200 staff Andrew is also an active investor, key note speaker and business advisor. 

Andrew will share his insight on optimising talent to scale

£55 Non-members
£0 Members (included in membership)
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Wednesday 26 September, 2018 2.30pm

Central Bristol TBC