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Payroll & Reward Conference

Tue Sep 8, 2020 - Wed Sep 9, 2020
09:00 - 16:00
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London


The UK’s largest independent payroll & reward conference


8-9 September 2020 

Chelsea Harbour London | London


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


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


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2019 speakers

Tim Kelsey

Global Payroll Consultant
The Payroll Centre
Mike Tremeer

Mike Tremeer

Senior Associate

Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation and Compliance
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Michelle Sutton

Head of Compensation and Reward
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Wendy Muirhead

VP of Sales

Brian Sparling

Senior Global Operations Manager

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

European Pay and Benefits Manager
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
John Stonestreet

John Stonestreet

Head of Payroll & Pensions
Essex Police & Kent Police

Jim Woodlingfield

Payroll & 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 Reward & Wellbeing
Brunel University London

Shaun Tetley

Payroll, Pensions and Expenditure Manager
Portsmouth City Council
David Lidington

David Lidington

Former MP
Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Senior Payroll Tutor
The Payroll Centre
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Senior Strategy Advisor





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


2020 Agenda at a glance 


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DAY 1: TUESDAY 8 September


10.00| Welcome address

10.30| Parliamentary Keynote: David Lidington

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

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

12.30| Lunch and networking break

13.30| Future of pensions

14.30| Covid-19: Business Continuity

15.00| HMRC update: Future of work and work of the future

15.30| Day 1 round up

15.45| End of conference


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 9 September


10.00| Payroll in the 20’s

10.30| Employment Law

11.00| International payroll and HR update

11.00| Trends and challenges in payroll

11.30| Rewards and benefits in the workplace: The future

12.00| Lunch and networking break

13.00| Run, plan, manage and report

13.00| Devolution in work and payroll

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

14.15| Payroll roundtable: Questions and answers

15.00| Conference round up

15.15| End of conference





Premium digital pass Free digital pass
Access to day 1 Yes Limited access
Access to day 2 Yes -
Reward & Pay Summit physical delegate ticket on 8 Dec Yes -
On-demand content Yes -
Structured networking, matchmaking and networking booths ​ Yes Yes
Live Q&A via Full access Limited access
Live polls and results Full access Limited access


In-house or client payrollers only £768 +VAT Complimentary
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