Productivity Week 2023 – CONFERENCE – Boost Productivity: See Your Business Thrive

08:15 – 18:00
Radisson BLU Hotel

A day of insightful discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities designed to help you elevate your business productivity. We are delighted to announce that Jamil Qureshi is our keynote speaker. Jamil is a performance-enhancing psychologist and an expert in high-performing teams and has worked with some of the World’s top business leaders, sportspeople and sports teams. 

Join us for this unique event where you will: 

Jamil Qureshi 

Jamil is a performance-enhancing psychologist and an expert in high-performing teams. 

As the co-founder of several change agencies, Jamil has worked with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people & teams in the world. His business clients include senior teams in, among others, Coca Cola, Emirates Airlines, Barclays and the BBC and his sports clients have included 2 of the world’s number 1 golfers, 3 English Premiership football clubs and Formula 1 driver David Coulthard. 

Join us for a day of interactive practical sessions that will give you the tools and techniques to create a productivity culture within your organisation.  

Why is this time well spent?  

Getting everyone in your business behind developing an efficiency drive will generate considerable rewards because your people know where the opportunities for productivity improvements are. In our recently published 2023 Productivity Survey, respondents said: 

In this conference our impressive lineup of speakers will provide you with insights and strategies to help you engage your team to eliminate waste, increase efficiency, and align your business to its purpose.  

You’ll leave the conference with practical tips and tools to implement in your own business, as well as a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration. 

Our conference will also provide ample opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional network. You’ll have the chance to meet and collaborate with other business leaders and operational staff, discover new opportunities, and forge valuable relationships. 

Who should attend? 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your productivity journey to the next level and position your business for success in 2023 and beyond. 


08:00 – 08:45 Registration 


Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Spot and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel

Boost Productivity: Jamil Qureshi

12:45-13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session

Panel discussion followed by your choice of two of the following workshops

Employee of the Future

As the world of work is changing rapidly around us, and there is a generational shift in the workforce of today, employees are adapting the way that they think, live and work. Together we explore how to recruit, retain and attract the employees of the future to achieve business sustainability and excellence.

Speaker: Michelle Howard, Michelle Howard Consulting Ltd.

Business as a force for good

Melissa Chester and Jason Laity of 80Twenty will outline their journey to creating a responsible business, and explain how and why responsible and sustainable business practices should be integral to your future success.

Mindfulness for wellbeing

Individual wellbeing is key to business success as happy employees are more productive. This session will provide some tools and techniques to remain calm and collected in the workplace.

Speaker: Nancy Thomas, Jersey Recovery College

The future customer experience.

Give customers a great experience and they will buy more; yet in a world with global competition and changing customer expectations how do we position our brand to achieve a great customer experience? Join us to find out how to prepare your organisation for the customer experience of the future.

Speaker: Michelle Howard, Michelle Howard Consulting Ltd.

Creating a productive culture

Building a culture which inspires and promotes value where innovation and change are built into the DNA.

Speaker: Kareena Hodgson & Nicole le Goupillot, Leaders Consultancy

From busy to productive: strategies for leaders & managers

A very practical and sharing session to learn tools and techniques to improve focus, communication and outcomes.

Speaker: Jenny Winspear, Marbral & Anova

16:30-18:00 Networking drinks reception

Pictures and descriptions of speakers for the Productivity conference



Keynote Speaker: Jamil Qureshi
Paul Murphy, CEO Jersey Business
Deputy Kirsten Morel, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture
Phil Eyre, Leaders Consultancy
Jersey Business Board, Chair Jennifer Carnegie
Jennifer Carnegie, COO, Amicus
Michelle Howard, Michelle Howard Consulting Ltd.
Jason Laity & Melissa Chester, 80twenty Ltd
Nancy Thomas, Jersey Recovery College
Nicole Le Goupillot & Kareena Hodgson , Leaders Consultancy
Jenny Winspear, COO Anova

Jamil is one of today’s foremost practitioners of performance psychology and is an expert in high performance people and teams. As the co-founder of several change agencies, Jamil has worked with a rich diversity of the most talented business and sports people & teams in the world. His business clients include senior teams in, among others, Coca Cola, Emirates Airlines, Barclays and the BBC and his sports clients have included 2 of the world’s number 1 golfers, 3 English Premiership football clubs and Formula 1 driver David Coulthard.

Jamil used to be a regular performer at London’s prestigious Comedy Store and has done a standup in front of a celebrity audience at the Groucho Club. He’s one of only a few external psychologists to be allowed to study astronauts on the NASA Space Programme and he lectures for Ashridge Business School in the US, UK and China.

Paul has over thirty years of local and global commercial leadership experience in a number of sectors and across B2B and B2C. These have been owner led as well as AIM and Nasdaq listed global organisations operating in manufacturing, supply chain, technology and retail sectors.  

Paul has been supporting Jersey businesses for over 20 years as a B2B supplier and more recently growing one the largest ecommerce operators in Jersey. As CEO of Onogo Paul led the organisation to double its size, developed the team culture and gained the recognition of the Jersey Good Business Charter. He was awarded IOD Large Business Director of the Year in 2022.

Kristen Morel was born in Jersey and grew up in St Lawrence, the parish he now represents in the States of Jersey. Before becoming a States Member Kirsten ran a successful content development business specialising in writing about technology and finance. With clients in Jersey and around the world, the articles and copy he wrote for companies and publishers kept him connected to the international and ever-changing technology landscape. He studied at the Universities of Birmingham and Strasbourg and has a Diploma in Environmental Decision Making from the Open University.

First elected to the States of Jersey in 2018, he is now the Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture and is a Member of the Diversity Forum.

Phil is the found of the consultancy Leaders. He has significant expertise in sophisticated psychometrics and in the application of human data for individual, team and organisational success. Since launching Leaders in 2017, Phil has worked with many senior executives and boards primarily in the Channel Islands and City of London. He regularly writes for a variety of business publications and is often invited to speak at events for institutions such as the IoD and the British Army. 

Jennifer Carnegie is the Chief Operating Officer at Amicus Limited, a strategic leadership consultancy. Prior to Amicus, she spent 20 years living and working around the world for international blue-chip corporations including a global telecommunications and entertainment provider, manufacturing facilities and was instrumental in creating and running a successful global corporate university for one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies. Jennifer is a Non-Executive Director of the Channel Islands Cooperative Society and Condor Ferries.

Accredited as a Chartered Marketer and with substantial experience as a senior leader, Michelle Howard is a skilled consultant experienced in coaching, mentoring and training people within law firms across the UK in all aspects of leadership, management, and marketing.

Embracing a strong desire to create and maintain a positive, dynamic, and flexible business culture, she helps to develop sustainable, profitable growth in a professional and enjoyable environment. With a career which began in marketing within Legal 500 Law Firms and which progressed to the public sector Michelle has a wide depth of knowledge and understanding in supporting businesses of all sizes and sectors. She is a valued contributor to national journals and regularly speaks at conferences.

Melissa is a business psychologist, coach and a fellow of the CIPD. Having worked in FMCG and financial services businesses she has extensive experience of supporting organisations to develop their people strategies. She co-founded 80Twenty with a philosophy that the right and responsible way to run a business combines strong, effective and authentic leadership with an approach that places communities, people and the environment alongside profit. The business is a certified B Corp which enables it to be part of a systems change seeking to shift the economy towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Jason Laity is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He was Senior Partner and Chairman of KPMG in the Channel Islands until 2019 where he built extensive experience of the financial services industry and the general business environment in Jersey. He now holds various non-executive board positions and co-founded 80Twenty a consultancy and coaching business that helps businesses and other organisations prioritise long term impact over short term gain.

Nancy has been leading teams and projects through cultural change in various organisations for many years. She now works for the Jersey Recovery College and believes that opening the conversation around our mental health and creating environments of psychological safety are essential to our growth as individuals and to our success as sustainable organisations. She is at the leading edge of compassionate workplace training and development.

Nicole is an advocate for lifelong learning, believing that every opportunity to develop our thinking and outlook should be embraced. Having achieved degrees in Child, Family and Educational Studies as well as Theology, she has previously worked as a teacher, a senior leader at an Elim Pentecostal Church and is an ordained Reverend. Nicole has helped with charitable projects around the world and is an appointed RAF Air Cadet Chaplain. 

Kareena: Having achieved a degree in Community and Youth Work, Kareena built her career in the third sector as head of Action for Children in Guernsey for over 10 years. Kareena is keenly committed to fostering systems and environments that enable people to flourish. She has substantial experience in team building and leadership, engaging with multiple stakeholders and supporting individuals in creating healthier habits in work and life. 

Jenny has an MA in Organisational Psychology and is a certified PCI Change Practitioner. She studied at the University of Melbourne, Monash, and Deakin in Australia before moving back to Jersey and embarking on a career in HR. She progressed into consultancy where her focus was change management, culture diagnostics, project management and leadership development. Jenny now supports clients in delivering strategic change portfolios, project management, business planning, stakeholder management and governance. Jenny also leads on Marbral’s wellbeing consultancy services, delivering corporate wellbeing reviews, data analysis, and developing wellbeing programmes across the Channel Islands.

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