Thursday 10 November 10:00AM

Business Resilience Conference

Please note: previously Hybrid, due to rail and tube strikes the conference has now moved fully online. Previously booked ticket holders will be contacted to make arrangements for their tickets.

The Business Resilience Conference is a dedicated space for executive, senior, finance and business leads to examine their business models, funding approaches, and finance practice.

Network, learn and be inspired by speakers working in and outside the theatre industry, as well as with colleagues from across the UK. Chaired by Phill Brown, SOLT and UK Theatre's Head of Risk and Safety, this conference will enable you to improve your business practices and strengthen your organisation’s resilience.


10:00 | Welcome 
Phill Brown (Head of Risk and Safety, SOLT & UK Theatre)

10:15 | Audience Behaviour & Workforce Safety
Simon Whitehorn (Senior Consultant, Maybo) | Colin Marr (Theatre Director, Edinburgh Playhouse, ATG) | Pippa Campbell (Business Manager, UK Venues, ATG)

11:15 | Sustainability - Panel Discussion
Roberta Mock (Executive Dean, School of Performing and Digital Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London) | Stephen Ball (Energy Consultant, Cost Advice Services) | Emma Wilson (Director of Technical, Production & Costume, Royal Opera House) | Juliet Hayes (Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, ENO and London Coliseum)

12:00 | Lunch & Networking

13:00 | After Hours: Safety & Accommodation
Phil Barley (Founder, TheatreDigsBooker) |  James Grimshaw (Chief Business Officer, Walksafe)

14:00 | Insurance
Simon Geen (Director, Theatre, Tysers) | Sarah Pearson (Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Ecclesiastical)

15:00 | Recruitment and Culture
Michael Nabarro (CEO & Co-Founder, Spektrix)

15:45 | Security Risk Management
Peter Fuller (Head of ProtectUK Delivery Team, National Counter Terrorism Security Office) |  Eliot Parry (Health, Safety & Security Consultant, RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd)

16:45 | Conference Close