IoD Guernsey and Jersey collaborate to discuss How to Solve Productivity Puzzle

The IoD’s April breakfast will see the business organisations in Jersey and Guernsey collaborate to offer business leaders in both islands a unique event.

The session – Productivity Power-Up: Jersey and Guernsey Navigating Challenges for Business Success – will delve into the dynamic world of productivity enhancement and take place on Thursday 18 April. In today’s fast-paced business environment, the quest for increased productivity is more crucial than ever but arguably our economic prospects as islands look challenging without systemic change.

The event, which will run concurrently in both islands, aims to address the challenges faced by organisations in Guernsey and Jersey striving to boost efficiency and output, with insight from local business leaders.

Panellists from both islands will interact virtually to discuss how the office environment, corporate culture, mindset, workforce wellbeing and technology integration all have a part to play in boosting productivity.

Speakers include Rory Inglis, Managing Director, POS interiors, Lindsay Hart, Sales & Marketing Director, NP Group, Paul Murphy, CEO, Jersey Business and Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum. The session will be moderated by IoD Jersey Chair, Natasha Egré.

Guests will enjoy a light breakfast thanks to sponsorship from Skipton International.

The IoD branches in Guernsey and Jersey would like to thank C5 Alliance and BDO for their technical and venue support.

“The Islands have a long and close relationship, and it is more important than ever that we collaborate on topics which are shared challenges for both Guernsey and Jersey. We are delighted to join forces with our IoD colleagues in Jersey to stage this unique event, which will enable audiences and panellists in both Islands to engage in this important topic to drive continued economic prosperity.” said Glen Tonks, IoD Guernsey Chair.

“The hybrid format of the event means we can still enjoy face-to-face networking time before technology takes over to bring the two events together for what I am sure will be a lively and interactive session.”

Natasha Egré, Chair of IoD Jersey, commented: “In Jersey and Guernsey we are working in island environments that have finite resources and infrastructure to support continued population growth. Therefore, it’s of paramount importance that we look at productivity measures to achieve economic growth. So many elements from technology, to culture, to skills have a direct impact on the productivity of a business, which in turn drives the profitability, competitiveness and long-term viability of organisations. Through this combined event with IoD Guernsey, we hope to share ideas, and the expertise of our panel, to help support businesses in achieving sustainable efficiency.

Rory Inglis, Managing Director, POS interior
With over two decades of experience, Rory has dedicated his career to transforming work environments in the Channel Islands. His passion and knowledge lies in crafting inspiring workplaces that boost productivity and foster a culture of well-being and innovation.

Lindsay Hart, Sales & Marketing Director, NP Group
She is passionate about productivity and motivation and how the two are so intrinsically linked; she has helped implement various initiatives to improve processes, procedures and customer service. The belief at Norman Piette is that productivity is not solely about tools and technology but also about fostering a mindset that embraces continuous improvement and resilience in the face of challenges.

Paul Murphy, CEO, Jersey Business
Paul has been supporting Jersey businesses for over 20 years as a B2B supplier, and prior to his current role as CEO of Jersey Business, he led one of the largest global e-commerce operators in Jersey. As CEO of Onogo, he led the organisation to double its size, developed the team culture, and gained the recognition of the “Jersey Good Business Charter”. In 2022, Paul received the IoD Director of the Year award in the “large business” category.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum
After a career in SQL data coding and consultancy, Dan Hare founded Continuum in 2016 to introduce no/low code, data-driven automation for clients across private equity, banking, retail and public sector. The company specialises in Alteryx, DataRobot and Power BI in combination with emergent Generative AI platforms such as Savant and ChatGPT. Dan was 2021 IoD Director of the Year and is driven by using data to improve productivity to match the talent and tools available.

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