Reward Strategy. Incoporating Payroll World.

Payroll & Reward Conference

09:00 - 16:00
Virtual event


New dates for the UK’s largest independent payroll & reward conference to be announced soon!



About 2021

New dates for the 2021 Payroll and Reward Conference will be announced soon. In the meantime, please note that nominations for The Reward 300 are now open and you can nominate the champions and leaders of the reward and payroll sector here. Nomination deadline is 15 March.

How to access the digital event

It is time to login and start networking! Our virtual event app Brella connects key people across the industry, providing the opportunity to chat and book 1-2-1 virtual meetings and grants access to the agenda, the virtual exhibition, the ability to get involved in polls, quizzes and much more.

Start times

The start times for each day of the conference are listed below:


Day one: 10:15

Day two: 10:00


Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you familaise youself with the platform and are ready for when the content begins.


Your unique access code

You would have received an e-mail from with a unique joining code and link to access our digital event platform Brella. Please search your inbox for this email. Please make sure you check your spam/junk folder just in case your security settings are set high.

Logging in

Once you have located your joining instructions email you will be able to login to Brella. The email contains a unique link which takes you directly to the Brella login page. Refer back to the email to obtain your unique joining code - this will grant you access to the platform.

Please note: You are only required to use your unique access code once. After you have signed in using this code you simply follow the second link within the same email to login and access the event.

What happens next?

When logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to create your profile. Please complete your profile and take some time to familiarise yourself with the platform to ensure you make the most of the event.

Once logged in, you can view our simple five-step guide to using our virtual venue here.

Taking part

The agenda tab on Brella is where you can access the conference sessions, take part in Q&As, polls and arrange meetings with fellow attendees. You can even build your own personalised agenda by clicking on the ‘Schedule’ tab.

Don’t forget to snoop around the
‘Sponsors & Exhibitors’ tab. There you will be able to meet our sponsors and supporters at their virtual booths. You can also arrange meetings, pose questions, demo software and find innovative solutions to ease your demanding day-to-day role.


For further information, please contact our events team via email or call 020 7940 4806.






With over 40 years of combined experience Reward Strategy and The Payroll Centre have created the UK’s largest independent payroll conference.

The safety and well-being of our participants are of paramount importance. After careful consideration and in light of the latest government advice around physical events, Reward Strategy has made the decision to convert Payroll & Reward Conference to a fully digital, broadcast event.

In a year in which the pandemic has become a catalyst for innovation, agility and transformation the progressive agenda will feature fully-interactive digital sessions, providing you with all you need to run a successful payroll function. The updated agenda combines the original sessions with some new speakers and panels to cover best practices in dealing with the Covid legislation and changing working patterns. Coming at a time of unprecedented levels of change to payroll and HR legislation, there will be plenty for payroll professionals to discuss and absorb.


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At Reward Strategy, we understand how important networking is to the profession and that’s why we have partnered with Brella - a clever platform using artificial intelligence to facilitate 1-to-1 meetings with people of interest.

The event will also utilise digital platform slido, an interactive piece of technology to host live Q&As, polls and fun quizzes to ensure the audience and speakers are engaged throughout the entire conference.


Benefits of attending:

  • Coming at a time of unprecedented levels of change to payroll and HR legislation, there will be plenty of professionals at hand to discuss challenges, changes and absorb knowledge

  • Reviewing the latest local and global trends within payroll and reward

  • Considering learnings from Covid-19 and the furlough scheme

  • An update from HMRC reviewing the future of work
  • Bringing you vital updates on legislation and employment law

  • Hear industry updates first-hand from a government official speaker

  • Explore the future of reward and benefits and how these will evolve over the decade

  • Best practice in engaging the next generation of payrollers and considering the future of the workforce

  • Excellent networking opportunities, with access to a wider audience than ever before, including the Reward 300


View agenda


Bringing together authoritative voices from across the payroll industry, we give you the chance to quiz key industry figures directly.

2020 speakers View All

2020 speakers

Tim Kelsey

Global Payroll Consultant
The Payroll Centre
Mike Tremeer

Mike Tremeer

Senior Associate

Ian Holloway

Payroll Consultant

michelle sutton

Head of Reward
Suez recycling and recovery UK Ltc

Wendy Muirhead

VP of Sales

Brian Sparling

Senior Global Operations Manager
Ceridian Europe Ltd

Megan O'Shaughnessy

Head of Reward - Consumer

Valerie Douglas

Payroll Manager EMEA
Allegis Group

Maria Stark

EMEA Payroll Manager
Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Head of Pensions Benefits & Wellbeing
Virgin Media

Aaron Mudd

Global Payroll and Benefits
DECIEM | The Abnormal Beauty Company

john stonestreet

head of payroll and pensions
essex police and kent police

Jim Woodlingfield

Payroll and Pensions Manager

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward
University of Lincoln

Karen Beckett

Head of Payroll & Benefits
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Hazel Robinson

Assoc Director of HR - Head of Reward & Wellbeing
Brunel University London

Shaun Tetley

Payroll, Pensions and Expenditure Manager
Portsmouth and Gosport Councils
Sir David Lidington KCB CBE

Sir David Lidington KCB CBE

Former MP
Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Senior Payroll Tutor
The Payroll Centre
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Senior Strategy Advisor

Nick Day

Managing Director
JGA Recruitment -PAYROLL, HR, REWARD & MARKETING Recruitment

Gillian Dale-Skey

Payroll Consultant and Tutor
In One Place Ltd

Julie Northover

Payroll Consultant


2020 Agenda at a glance 


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DAY 1: TUESDAY 8 September


10.15| Welcome address

10.30| Parliamentary Keynote: David Lidington

11.15| Why you need to make payroll a critical part of the strategic decision-making

11.50| Covid-19 and furlough: What did we learn?

12.30| Lunch and networking break

13.30| Future of pensions

14.15| Covid-19: Business Continuity

14.55| HMRC update: Future of work and work of the future - Ask your questions here

15.30| Day 1 round up

15.45| End of conference


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 9 September


10.00| Payroll in the 20’s

10.35| Employment Law

11.15| International payroll and HR update

11.15| Trends and challenges in payroll

11.50| Rewards and benefits in the workplace: The future

12.30| Lunch and networking break

13.30| Run, plan, manage and report

13.30| Devolution in work and payroll

14.15| Me and my team: What’s our future and encouraging the next generation

15.00| Payroll roundtable: Questions and answers

15.30| Conference round up

15.45| End of conference






For the third year running, Reward Strategy and The Payroll Centre have joined two of the leading payroll conferences in the UK - 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.


How to become a sponsor:


Complete the sponsorship inquiry from and a member of the Reward Strategy sales team will be in contact


Sponsorship enquiry

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



Exhibiting and sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs, for more information please contact:

Ben Miller

Commercial Director


Tel: 020 7940 4803

2020 Sponsors

Knowledge Partner


Reward 300 sponsors
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