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Payroll & Reward Conference

Wed Jun 6, 2018 - Thu Jun 7, 2018
09:00 - 16:00
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

With a combined 40 years experience in leading payroll events, Reward Strategy and Learn Payroll joined forces and have created the UK’s largest independent conference of its kind. Combining technical and strategic content, this conference provides all you need to prepare for the future of the workplace.

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A future focused perspective on payroll, HR and reward



Benefits of attending:

  • Learn Payroll's expert tutors will be present to go through any payroll issues or questions you may have
  • Bringing you vital updates on legislation and tax with a government official speaker
  • HR’s most pressing subject is discussed: How gig economy is affecting HR
  • Valuable experiences shared in light of GDPR
  • The latest on gender pay gap reporting from a Head of Diversity perspective
  • Excellent networking opportunities, with access to a wider audience than ever before, including the Reward 300

Following the first day, the Reward 300 will be revealed at the gala dinner. You can find out more about the Reward 300 via the button below:



The Reward 300


Featured Speakers View All

Featured Speakers

Sola Osinoiki

Sola Osinoiki

Global People Operations Lead
Mathew Davies

Mathew Davies

HR Director
Addison Lee
Marco Reick

Marco Reick

People Director
Leon Restaurants
Aaron Mudd

Aaron Mudd

European Pay and Benefits Manager
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Edward Troup

Edward Troup

Former Executive Chair
Lenna Cumberbatch

Lenna Cumberbatch

Member of Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group
Wellcome Trust
Shaun Davis

Shaun Davis

Global Director of Safety Health Wellbeing and Sustainability
Royal Mail Group Plc (The)

Ian Hodson

Rewards & Benefits Manager
University of Lincoln

Henry Tapper

Pension Playpen
Jenny Hall

Jenny Hall

Head of Public Affairs and Regulatory Engagement
Royal Mail Group Plc (The)
Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte Sweeney

Founder and Director
Charlotte Sweeney Associates
Farrah Qureshi

Farrah Qureshi

Founder & CEO
Global Diversity Practice
Harriet Wright

Harriet Wright

Co-Founder & CEO
Gamiel Yafai

Gamiel Yafai

Managing Director
Diversity Marketplace

Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation & Compliance
Cintra Payroll & HR Services

Neil Esslemont

Head of Industry Liaison
The Pensions Regulator

Julie Northover

Payroll Specialist
Nick Day

Nick Day

Managing Director - Payroll HR & Reward Recruitment
James Gray Associates

Andy Nicholls

Industry Liaison Manager
The Pensions Regulator

Penny Earle

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
HM Revenue & Customs
Mike Tremeer

Mike Tremeer

Senior Associate

Ken Gurr

Payroll Education and Training Director
The Learn Centre
Fern Brooks

Fern Brooks

Payroll Tutor
The Learn Centre Limited
Sue Fisher

Sue Fisher

Payroll Tutor
The Learn Centre Limited

Richard George

Director of Education
The Learn Centre

Tim Kelsey

The Learn Centre


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This is the agenda at a glance for 2018.


For a full breakdown on the individual sessions including the complete speaker list please download the full agenda below.


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10.30: Registration and check-in

11.15 - 12.00: One to one payroll surgery sessions with Learn Payroll's tutors

12.00 - 12.45: Lunch served

12.45 - 13.15: Conference introduction and welcome

13.15 - 14.15: The Future of Payroll

14.15 - 14.45: HR and Gig Economy

14.45 - 15.15: Tea and coffee served

15.15 - 15.55: GDPR Debrief and Round Table

15.15 - 15.55: Recruitment, Advancement and Career Strategy

15.15 - 15.55: Expenses, Benefits and Salary Sacrifice (OpRA) session

15.55 - 16.35: Pension Changes

15.55 - 16.35: HR/Employee Wellbeing

19.00 - 22.00: Reward 300 Gala Dinner

DAY 2: THURSDAY 7th June

From 08.00: Registration, coffee and croissants

09.15 - 09.55: Key Note Speaker - Edward Troup

09.55 - 10.35: The ACAS Update

09.55 - 10.35: Collective Defined Contribution pensions and Royal Mail

10.35 - 11.00: Tea and coffee served

11.00 - 11.45: HMRC "Question Time"

11.00 - 11.45: Workplace Benefits

11.45 - 12.30: Employment Law

12.30 - 13.15: Lunch

13.15 - 13.55: International Payroll and HR Update


13.15 - 13.55: The Brexit Update

13.15 - 13.55: Payroll Systems and Future Technology

13.55 - 14.35: Service Level Agreements and KPI's in Payroll/HR

13.55 - 14.35: Software, Cloud and Data Security


13.55 - 14.35: The Payroll Apprenticeship standard and the Apprenticeship Levy update

14.35 - 15.00: Tea and coffee served

15.00 - 15.40: The Gender Pay Gap

15.40 - 16.20: So what's next?

16.20 - 16.30: Closing Session

16.30: Conference closes

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The Payroll & Reward Conference comprises of two of the leading payroll conferences in the UK - the Reward Strategy Spring Update and the Learn Centre Payroll Conference. Joining the two together results in a larger event with a wider audience, meaning even more value. 


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Bringing together buyers and suppliers in one location, sponsorship provides you with a valuable arena to ensure your company is seen by the right people.


Sponsorship benefits:

  • Access decision-makers
  • Capture the attention of your target audience
  • Generate leads
  • Provide attendees a ’taste’ of your business
  • Gain face to face contact with key buyer
  • Differentiate your brand from competitors
  • Be seen as the provider of choice
  • Receive significant exposure via the extensive marketing campaign


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How to become a sponsor:


Exhibiting and sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs.


Contact Vicki Clubley, Rewards Strategy’s Sales Director:

Email: here

Call: 020 7940 4827

Alternatively, complete the sponsorship enquiry from and a member of the Reward Strategy sales team will be in contact.


Sponsorship enquiry

2017 Sponsors

Event sponsors & exhibitors

The Learn Centre
SD Worx
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Reward 300

The Reward 300 Gala Dinner

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Who will make The 2018 Reward 300?

Who will make The 2018 Reward 300?

The highly anticipated Reward 300 Gala Dinner, sponsored by Cintra, will reveal the 2018 index. The celebratory event takes place in the evening of the first day of the Payroll & Reward Conference. Previously The Reward 100, the index has evolved to The Reward 300 to better reflect the range of leading lights across the industry.



Gathering professionals from across the industry to witness the reveal, the event provides abundant amount of networking opportunities with the most influential people within payroll and reward.




The evening boasts a sparkling drinks reception, live entertainment and three course fine dining with panoramic views across the Chelsea Harbour Marina and the River Thames.

Chelsea Harbour night
Chelsea Harbour food
Chelsea Harbour hotel

The Reward 300

The 2018 index will feature the most influential leaders across the following categories:

  • Payroll
  • Heads of Reward
  • Pensions
  • HR
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Lawyers
  • Suppliers


Attendance is included with your two-day In-house/Client Payroll and Reward Conference ticket. A single silver seat can also be added to a standard rate full conference ticket. Alternatively, attend as a team or host clients with a gold or silver table.


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Nominations are closed

Nominations closed on 30 March but if you have any queries about entries or tickets please call 020 7940 4810


The 2017 Reward 100

Last years’ prestigious index of outstanding leaders and influencers included knowledgeable and respected professionals from, Aviva, Equiniti, PwC and Western Union.



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Want to know more about the conference, the agenda, or wish to book? Simply give us a call.


020 7940 4801


Alternatively you can book on our brand new online booking platform.


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Ticket Type


Delegate rate: Two day

Includes: Access to the conference on the 6 and 7 June and a single seat in the Silver zone at the Reward 300 dinner

Delegate rate: Single day

Includes: Access to the conference on 7 June only



In-house/Client Super early bird ticket

£677 + VAT

£420 + VAT

28 February

In-house/Client early bird ticket

£727 + VAT

£570 + VAT

13 April

In-house/Client normal rate

£827 + VAT

£670 + VAT

From 15 April - 6 June

Standard rate

£999 + VAT*


Available now

Charity / non-profit rates are available. For more information please call 020 7940 4801.


*Standard tickets do not include a seat at The Reward 300 Gala Dinner. A single seat can be purchased as a bolt on to a standard conference ticket for £199.


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Directions and Location


The location for the 2018 Payroll & Reward Conference will be at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Accommodation can be arranged for a discounted rate of £250 + VAT per night - please contact us for further details.


Chelsea Harbour Drive
SW10 0XG


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