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Reward & Payroll Summit

Tue Dec 8, 2020
08:50 - 16:50
Hilton London Bankside
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A Summit featuring Reward, Payroll and Global conferences

The UK’s biggest independent reward and global payroll educational event has been rebranded, in its 15th year, to better reflect the needs of the growing profession from pay into reward.


The Reward & Payroll Summit will focus on the key trends and challenges across the pay and reward landscape, including the effects COVID-19 has had on both employers and employees. The summit will feature three conferences, Reward, Payroll and Global, giving you the opportunity to hear from key speakers working within each area. They will share their experiences over the last year - how they, their teams and companies have adapted for the future.


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Following high-demand last year, we will again be holding a series of mini-roundtables throughout the day. These will be hosted by industry leaders, providing you the chance to share and discuss challenges and solutions with your peers.


Agenda highlights:

• COVID-19 business continuity case studies

• The changing approach to flexible working

• Taboo subjects such as menopause and fertility policies

• The impending legislations that were halted or suspended as a result of the virus

• How to streamline financial wellbeing across countries

• Crucial regulatory updates on payroll, pensions and HR

• Why employee communication is important now more than ever

• The impact of culture on retention and engagement



Book for 2020


Why attend:

Be inspired Gain vital updates Meet face-to-face
Hear from high-profile, in-house speakers who will be sharing case studies and participating in panel debates. Live seminars will also give you the chance to question experts and gain unusual tips and advice to take back to the office.

Current and future trends across the reward, payroll, HR and benefits space will be examined, with experts sharing the strategies they are using. Both strategic and technical elements will also be discussed to ensure you stay up-to-date on the latest legislation.

Connect with like-minded individuals and build your professional network by sharing experiences and listening to new ideas, as well as validate or change your perspectives and discover new products and strategies.


Who attends:


The summit brings together the entire spectrum of reward and payroll, including the most influential HR, employee benefits, pensions, and employment law professionals.


Previous feedback:


"I really enjoyed the whole day, especially the panel sessions - they were great!"

"It provides a useful way to meet other professionals with similar concerns and to share knowledge"

"It was excellent, I enjoyed the breadth of talks from everything including mediation to pensions"

Michelle Sutton

Head of Compensation and Reward



Natalie Bertelsen-Macey

Payroll Manager


Hazel Robinson

Associate Director of HR

Brunel University London



2019 speakers View All

2019 speakers

Haseeb Ahmad

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Steve Webb

Director of Policy. Former Pensions Minister
Asif Sadiq MBE

Asif Sadiq MBE

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Tarun Tawakley

Head of Employment Law and Commercial Litigation

Joanne Rees

Head of People Strategy and Planning

Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation and Compliance
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Elizabeth Strong

Employee Service Europe

Adele Hauxwell

Payroll and HR Manager
WSH Baxterstory

Alex Yeo

Senior Commercial Manager

Julie Northover


Mathew Davies

HR Director
Addison Lee

Karen Penney

Vice President Payment Products
Western Union Business Solutions
Martin Beck

Martin Beck

Lead UK Economist
Oxford Economics

Megan O’Shaughnessy

Head of Reward - Consumer

Charles Cotton

Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward

Ian Davis

Head of Payroll
Direct Line Group

Michelle Sutton

Head of Compensation and Reward
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Aaron Mudd

European Pay and Benefits Manager
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Lou Gray

Head of Transitions & Operations
EY Abolute

Karen Beckett

Head of Payroll & Benefits
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Clare Warrington

Senior Finance Manager - Payroll

Heidi Watson

Payroll Manager
Benefit Cosmetics

Rosemary Lemon

Group Head of Reward

Stacey Hooper

Payroll Supervisor
John Lionis

John Lionis

Senior Reward Professional

Suzanne Foody

Benefits & Reward Manager

Gabi Macra

Openmind Wellbeing
Tom Stubbs

Tom Stubbs


Olivia Dunham

Head of Global Payroll & Employment Tax
Cambridge University Press

Shaun Tetley

Payroll, Pensions and Expenditure Manager
Portsmouth City Council

Hazel Robinson

Assoc. Director Reward & Wellbeing
Brunel University London

Toria McCahill

Former Head of People
Asto UK

Laura Todd

Global Inclusion & Wellbeing Director

Madeleine Mould

Blake Morgan
Olga Maruda

Olga Maruda

European Payroll Manager
People Against Dirty


Position your company as an industry market leader



The Reward & Payroll Summit hosts payroll, reward, HR, pensions, employee benefits, employment law and bureaux professionals from a broad selection of the UK’s business community, bringing together buyers and suppliers in one location. Focused and high-level, the 2020 event will be an excellent platform to initiate new business relationships.


Invest today to:

  • Increase brand awareness and establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  • Make direct contact with new prospects and generate new leads
  • Gain significant brand exposure pre and post-event through our extensive marketing coverage
  • Demonstrate services and products to potential purchasers from across the industry
  • Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  • Sponsor with confidence; Reward Strategy, formerly known as Payroll World, has over 18 years’ experience in running conferences for the reward, payroll and HR market


Become a sponsor



Exhibiting and sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs. Contact Ben Miller, Reward Strategy’s Sales Director on 020 7823 4803 or email for further information.


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2020 Sponsors




Agenda at a glance






Registration, networking and breakfast




Opening address from Reward Strategy Editor, Amber-Ainsley Pritchard




Keynote speaker to be announced




How COVID-19 has changed the working world as we know it



Break, networking and refreshments




GPG: Should it have been suspended?




Why wellbeing has become a “need to have”, “not nice to have”




Employment law: What’s changed?




Lunch, networking and refreshments






How did reward change during the COVID-19 crisis?

How key workers kept the nation paid during a worldwide pandemic

How to ensure seamless international payments


The future of reward: From fertility benefits to menopause policies

2021 Payroll update

How to streamline financial wellbeing across countries


The impact of culture
on engagement and retention

IR35: Should it have been postponed?

Global mobility: How more homeworkers could change your role




Break, networking and refreshments




Mini-roundtables, topics to be announced




What’s next? How 2020 has influenced your priorities for the coming year




Conference close followed by The Rewards, Decade Edition at 19:00










Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG

Hilton London Bankside location is near a number of transport hubs, including:


Underground stations:
Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside
- Southwark (Jubilee Line) – 5 minutes
- Blackfriars (District and Circle) – 6 minutes
- Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo and City lines) – 10 minutes
- London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee) – 10 minutes

Overground stations:
Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside
- Waterloo East (via Southwark Tube Station Entrance) - 5 minutes
- Blackfriars (direct connections to Gatwick Airport) - 6 minutes
- London Bridge - 10 minutes



London airports:

City Airport

Distance from Hotel:7.8 mi.

Drive Time: 29 min.


Heathrow Airport

Distance from Hotel:18 mi.

Drive Time:38 min.


Gatwick Airport

Distance from Hotel:27 mi.

Drive Time:1 hr.


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The Rewards

The Rewards


The Rewards

Taking place on December 8, at the Hilton London Bankside, the ‘Decade Edition’ of The Rewards, featuring The Reward 300 Awards, is the most distinguished event on the industry’s calendar. Join us in recognising high achievement and celebrating excellence across the Reward 300 and wider profession during COVID-19.


The Rewards boasts 24 categories, including staples such as Best Business Award, Customer Service Award and Payroll & HR Provider Award.


New to 2020 is the Crisis Management Award. This celebrates a team that has proactively and efficiently dealt with the COVID-19 outbreak, including the support offered to employees and frontline staff. This is not the only opportunity for you to illustrate hard work carried out during the pandemic. Many of the categories on offer can be used to show evidence of this, from Best Reward Strategy to the Wellbeing Provision Award and Employee Benefits Provider Award.


If you have any questions regarding awards entries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our events team on 020 7940 4801.












Release 1

Deadline: July 17



Release 2

Deadline: August 21



Release 3

Deadline: September 18



Release 4

Deadline: November 6



Release 5

Deadline: December 8




Book Now

Reward 300 2020 members can attend the Reward & Payroll Summit for a special rate of £300 if booked before July 17.

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Want to know more about the conference, the agenda, or wish to book? Simply give us a call at 07944780942.



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