In celebration of the C&C Search Flex Pledge Campaign and National Work Life Week, we are hosting an exclusive event with our most high-profile panel to date. The event is titled: ‘Let’s Flex!’

Our inspirational panel of leaders – hosted by Lucy Chamberlain, Founder of C&C Search – will share their stories around redefining traditional working patterns and how embracing flexible working can create a happier and healthier workforce.

We’re so excited to announce that Debra Ward, will be joining our panel for ‘Let’s Flex!’

Managing Director of Camm & Hooper since 2018, Debra and her team are responsible for curating some of London’s most extraordinary events across their 7 iconic venues.

A true entrepreneur, having started, led and sold several businesses across three continents. In 2007, Debra and her team founded Mitie Client Services which became the industry leader in front-of-house services – turning over £22m in only five years. The company was named one of the Best 100 Small Companies to Work For by The Sunday Times, and received their coveted Special Training award.

Debra’s international career is dedicated to service excellence, and she has a proven track record for building and operating successful businesses. In 2015, she was named Women of Achievement winner by Women in the City, and one of the top 10 people in facilities management by RICS. She joined Camm & Hooper in 2018.

We introduce Debra with our quickfire questions below:

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m Canadian, the mother of three British born children and a voracious reader.

What does flexible working mean to you?

There is no longer such a thing as work/life balance… in today’s technological world it is quite simply all life. Where we have the opportunity to flex, bend and mould our lives in a manner that serves us.

When it comes to flexible working, what is your message to employers?

I work diligently to hire responsible, respectable, professional people who act professionally.  Output, the what is the only measure – not the how.

How do we change the attitudes that continue to prevail against flexible working?

In many ways, I feel that this will happen organically. Good people will leave if flexible working isn’t an option and then lagging companies will be pushed to change their thinking. I also believe that those companies who are not comfortable embracing flexible working are often the companies that haven’t prepared Leaders to manage their teams in a different way.

What inspires you?

People in their zone, watching people in the height of their potential, people who overcome adversity, and those who exhibit grace under fire.

What’s next for you?

Developing our team, our company, our industry whilst working with our communities to reach our individual and collective goals. Our goal is to grow in size by x10 in the next 5 years.

 

This event is strictly invitation only for HR professionals and will be held at the brand new Morton Society on Thursday 10th October 2019.

For more information on how you can attend please get in touch:sophie@candcsearch.co.uk