8th – 12th November 2021

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Rethinking Your Workspace Post-Covid

Date: 12th Nov 2021, 11:30 to 13:00

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: City of York Council

Event Background

Attendees will hear from local businesses on how they are adapting their workspaces following the pandemic. Jo Ward (Head of Workspace and Wellbeing, Nestlé UK and Ireland) will talk about how they’re upgrading their Haxby Road site to encourage collaboration, increase employee wellbeing and improve energy efficiency. Attendees will also hear from Olivia Chatten, the Business Development Manager at York Science Park , on how occupier requirements have changed as a result of the pandemic, as well as sharing an insight into their latest workspace project in York. Finally, Shaun Gibbons, Head of Carbon Reduction at City of York Council, will share details of the Council’s emerging Climate Change Strategy, what businesses can do to reduce their building emissions, and why that’s important in achieving York’s net zero ambitions. A Q&A panel with the audience will follow.

Speakers and Panellists

Cllr Andrew Waller – Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, City of York Council

Jo Ward – Head of Workplace and Wellbeing, Nestlé UK and Ireland

Olivia Chatten – Business Development Manager, York Science Park

Shaun Gibbons – Head of Carbon Reduction,City of York Council

Compere/facilitator

Simon Brereton – Head of Economic Growth, City of York Council

Programme outline

11:30

Welcome address

Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, City of York Council (5 mins)

11:35

Introduction to the session

Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth, City of York Council (5 mins)

11:40

Jo Ward, Head of Workplace and Wellbeing at Nestlé UK and Ireland (15 mins)

11:55

Olivia Chatten – Business Development Manager, York Science Park (15 mins)

12:10

‘Net Zero in York: How Businesses Can Reduce Their Building Emissions’

Shaun Gibbons, Head of Carbon Reduction at City of York Council (15 mins)

12.30

Q&A

facilitated by Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth, City of York Council (25 mins)

12:55

Final reflections

Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth, City of York Council (5 mins)

13:00

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York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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