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Addressing mental health & wellbeing in the workplace - head on! 2018

03 Dec 2018
Ward Hadaway Board Room, Newcastle upon Tyne

Event overview:

Addressing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace - head on!

Join us and local Chartered Director Karl Pemberton of Active Chartered Financial Planners for the first Chartered Director Insights Session in the North East.

This session will cover all things mental health and wellbeing, from the steps employers can take to support their organisation and customers to the importance of an inclusive workplace in order to encourage openness and discussion.

Karl is passionate about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, and in September 2018 climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for organisations relating to the topic. There will be time after his presentation to ask questions - so don't miss the opportunity to get some mountain inspiration too!

This Chartered Director Insights Session takes place at the Ward Hadaway office in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 03 December. Please arrive from 10:30am for a 10:45am start.

The IoD North East Bank of England Business Leaders' Lunch immediately follows this session, so those of you who would like to book a place at the lunch can do so here.

*This event is part of our Chartered Director Insights Session series, but is open to all IoD members and guests. To find out more on how to become a Chartered Director please click here.

The views expressed during this insights session are those of the presenter, and do not necessarily reflect those of the IoD.

Why attend:

  • Put your questions to a local Chartered Director and share your thoughts and opinions as we discuss mental health and wellbeing.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a Chartered Director passionate about this topic in order to better support your company and customers in the future.
  • Build contacts as you network with fellow Chartered Directors and gain invaluable insight that can be put into practice within your business.

Key details

Date & time: 03 Dec 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Location: Ward Hadaway Board Room, Newcastle upon Tyne
CPD Hours:

Prices from

No Charge.

Event manager:
IoD Professional Development
Contact phone:
0113 243 0152
Contact email:


Karl Pemberton CDir, managing director, Active Chartered Financial PlannersKarl Pemberton CDir

Karl's career in finance began in 1995 with Yorkshire Bank. Aged 18 he quickly moved through the roles and in 1997 was entered onto the Banks' first Management Development Programme, a fast-track up the ladder in a historically 'time served' environment.

In 1999, Karl was then asked to help establish ‘Premium Banking’ in the North East; Yorkshire Bank's first steps into the High Net Worth market. This was followed by a Management Role within Premium Banking, making Karl the youngest within the Bank.

In 2005, Karl joined the RBS Private Banking team, as a regulated investment adviser. After two successful years however, Karl's father became seriously ill and he left to take over his father’s firm, Active Financial Planners. Karl joined Active in May 2007 with a vision to develop the firm into one that was capable of challenging the services offered by the leading national providers, leaning on the knowledge gained in the previous 12 years, yet sticking firmly to the firms regional, ethical and family values.

During this time, Karl has lead the firm to become one of the region’s largest Independent Chartered Financial Planning firms to service the North East and Yorkshire, looking after over £400m of client assets. As a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Karl is one of only a handful of Chartered Directors in the North East, his achievements being recognised with invitations to hold a Trustee positions with local charity, the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and Galileo Multi Academy Trust.



Prices from

No Charge.


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Ward Hadaway Board Room
  • Sandgate House
  • 102 Quayside
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 3DX

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