HR professionals hear from one of the UK’s most influential workplace commentators

In the first HR Energy Event of 2018, Pure and Mills & Reeve LLP provided HR professionals with the opportunity to hear from an inspiring guest speaker, described by Workplace Insight Magazine as ‘one of the UK’s most influential HR and workplace commentators’.

Held on Tuesday 17th April at Mills & Reeve’s offices in Norwich, we welcomed David D’Souza, Membership Director and Head of Engagement for CIPD, who gave a thought provoking and engaging workshop on HR Trends for 2018. Having curated two bestselling HR books, and as a regular contributor to several leading HR publications, David covered everything from learning and development and employee engagement through to artificial intelligence in the workplace and the future of HR.

With attendees also having the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with David, the feedback from the event was extremely positive. Delegates described it as a great evening, with an excellent format and superb speaker.

One delegate commented: “It was great to hear from a speaker with a perspective outside of East Anglia, as well as someone with a really insightful, thoughtful and current grasp of the exciting challenges the profession is facing. It was really great to hear language and thinking I could identify with and to hear some dated HR thinking and approaches challenged.”

Another added: “A fantastic opportunity to see David talk to an intimate group. Totally engaging and thought provoking.”

HR Energy is a collaboration between Pure and Mills & Reeve, who deliver a series of events throughout the year as a forum to energise HR professionals; where they can share experiences, socialise and gain insights from industry experts.

The events are a regular feature in Pure’s calendar of business events designed to develop talent in the region and support organisations to create innovative and engaging places to work. For more information about future HR Energy Events throughout the year visit

Written by

Becky Wilson

A graduate in Business Economics, Becky has over 20 year’s recruitment experience. Having joined Pure in 2010, Becky specialises in recruiting HR professionals at all levels from Advisory, Business Partners to Directors across the Norfolk region. Becky also co-founded the specialist HR group HR Energy which provides networking and training opportunities for HR professionals.