The Culture of Change – The challenges of growth (Manchester, UK)

5:30pm Thursday, 7 February 2019
8:00pm Thursday, 7 February 2019
Aldermore Bank, Manchester Office
St James House, 7 Charlotte Street
Manchester, Manchester M1 4DZ
United Kingdom

Are we ignoring people when it comes to growth?

In a world that is in a state of constant change, cultural shift during a growth period is often a real challenge for business. Whether you work for a start-up experiencing growing pains or an established business which has diversified, managing the cultural impact is often the most challenging theme.  Our Culture of Change event will help to map how change can be embedded more successfully during these times.

Issues worth examining are how best to embed culture when a new direction is set?  How to embed change when a business is continually transforming? And how do we continue to engage our people when so much change is happening?

This interactive session will help answer these questions and discuss the challenges faced by businesses during periods of significant people change. 

This is an ideal session for change managers and leaders in organisations who are looking at the impacts of growth or operational model changes.   

About our Speakers

Michal Wisniewski

Michal is the Managing Director of Flock - a new TechHR star-up consultancy based in Manchester. He specialises in diagnosing and changing organisational culture. Michal studied organisational culture at The University of Manchester. During his studies, he derived a culture assessment methodology that quantifies company cultures, calculates its financial value-add/cost to the business, and identifies growth opportunities. It governs Flock algorithms today.

Michal specialises in cultural data analytics and strategies designed to create more employee engagement, recruit for culture fit, and increased productivity.

Michal frequently provides bespoke workshops and consultations for companies who want to create/maintain high-performing cultures using Flock technology. Michal has spoken on various events including Northern Power Futures or DisruptHR.

Helen Mcleod

Helen has spent the last 13 years helping execs and leaders with business change. It’s been an interesting time with plenty of change making great communication and people engagement essential.

She’s led all sorts of complex change communication projects, including business and IT transformation, acquisition, integration, business sale, and crisis situations.

She’s dealt with difficult people changes such as head count reduction, restructure, branch closures, terms and conditions/pension consultations. She’s also led some brilliant engagement projects like a new brand launch, performance improvement, new business strategies and London 2012 sponsorship.

Her expertise comes from blending front line business experience - leading sales, operations and IT teams, with PRINCE2 project management and professional qualifications.

Event Timing

17:30-18:00: Arrival

18:00 - 19:00: Event

19:00-20:00: Networking


We acknowledge and thank our event sponsor Aldermore Bank for their support. 

Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals.

Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.

When Aldermore was founded in May 2009, our vision was to operate a traditional model – to raise deposits from retail and business customers to lend to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and homeowners. In doing so, we hoped to build a bank to be proud of.

Members free, Non-Members £5. Members should login to claim the discount. Times are GMT. 

GBP £5.00 *
GBP £5.00 *
* GST exempt

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