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Inclusive Recruitment, are you equipped?

Recruitment industry business leaders are still seeking clarity on what it means to become a truly inclusive organisation and are failing to maximise the revenue opportunity alongside this. How do you navigate your team through the hidden barriers to access often untapped talent pools and end the frustration of not meeting client expectations around equity, diversity and inclusion?

Date - Wednesday 14th June 2023
Time -16:00pm - 18:00pm
Venue - Covent Garden, London

About the Event:


Alex Arnot, Board Advisor for 35 recruitment or tech companies, is bringing together:

  • Kate Headley, Executive Director the Clear Company and Cabinet Office Disability Access Ambassador for the Recruitment Industry
  • Kate Shoesmith Deputy CEO and Diversity lead the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC)
  • Michael McCartney, Employment Partner Fladgate LLP

Join them as they share the art of the possible and go back to basics, demonstrating how small changes can have the greatest impact and equip recruiters to pioneer change across the sector.


Alex Arnot, Founder, MyNonExec

Alex Arnot is the trusted board advisor for 35 recruitment or tech companies. He is an expert in accelerating revenue, profit and shareholder value and has already led 25 successful exits for recruitment founders. Before becoming an advisor he helped grow a staffing company from 8 to 120 people in under four years before exiting as part of an eight figure sale. Via his virtual advisory service, MyNonExec, Alex has chaired over 2,000 board meetings which means he is well placed to know what makes a successful company as well as what doesn’t.

Kate Headley, Executive Director, The Clear Company

Positive, disruptive and unafraid to ask the difficult questions, Kate has created impact and change through her ability to reach senior decision makers and influencers in government and businesses. Kate co-founded the Clear Company in 2003 and as part of the Executive team, has successfully grown the business to one with a global reach and recognition as pioneers of inclusive best practice. Her clients include organisations who are leaders in their sectors around inclusive hiring and talent management such as Lloyd’s of London, RBS, DWF, Zero Waste Scotland, Co-op, P&G, Michael Page, HS2, Balfour Beatty and Skipton Building Society.

Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO and Diversity lead REC

At the REC, Kate is responsible for campaigns & work with government, marketing, digital, communications and research. Kate is a spokesperson for the organisation, regularly appearing in the UK media and speaking at conferences to talk about the jobs market, employment and skills. She firmly believes how equal access to better skills development opportunities can empower every individual.

Michael McCartney, Employment Partner Fladgates

Michael is an experienced employment law specialist, working with clients across a range of sectors on all aspects of employment law. He has a particular specialism in cross border and high value High Court disputes and is qualified to practice in both the UK and Ireland. He has been an employment lawyer for over 20 years spending the majority of his time helping corporate clients to have worthwhile and mutually beneficial relationships with their employees and workers.

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