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Sir Cary Cooper’s firm of Wellbeing specialists to celebrate 20th anniversary with a huge event in their home city

Alastair Campbell speaking at 2017's Good Day at Work Conversation

Professor Cary Cooper has been advising governments, institutions and businesses on stress and wellbeing for over 40 years. In 2014 he was honoured by the Queen and became ‘a Sir’.

For over half of that time his Manchester-based University Spin-off Company, Robertson Cooper, has been helping businesses to create more good days at work.

Now, to mark its 20th anniversary, Robertson Cooper and Sir Cary are bringing their annual conference, The Good Day at Work Conversation ‘home’ for the first time in their history.

Founded in 1999 by University of Manchester Professors Sir Cary Cooper and Ivan Robertson, the team use their occupational psychology experience to create more ‘Good Days at Work’, something that research by the company suggests is sorely lacking in the UK, with employees experiencing an average of only 3 “good days” per week, and 10% having none at all!

For this reason, the annual conference is designed to equip organisations with the knowledge and skills to create more Good Days at Work for people in the UK (and beyond!) and brings a line up of influential figures to share insights to help attendees improve the wellbeing of their staff.

Returning to their home city in style, the company has just announced three keynote speakers:

– Bruce Daisley – EMEA VP of Twitter, author of the Sunday Times best-seller “The Joy of Work”, and creator of the Apple #1 podcast “Eat Sleep Work Repeat”.

– Dr Pippa Grange – Head of People and Team Development at The Football Association, credited with a leading role in England’s renaissance World Cup campaign.

– Adam Kay – award-winning comedian, TV writer, and Sunday Times bestselling author of “This Is Going to Hurt” and columnist.

They will be joined by co-founders of Robertson Cooper, Professors Sir Cary Cooper and Ivan Robertson, on 17th September at the Bridgewater Hall.

Managing Director of Robertson Cooper, Ben Moss, commented:

“When we began discussing how we could celebrate the company’s 20th year, planning an event in our home city was top of the agenda. 

Although if I’m honest, being able to host it in the iconic Bridgewater Hall has exceeded all of my expectations. And given the speakers we’ve been able to gather together this year, we’re hugely excited about it.

The conference itself has a long-standing reputation for securing the best speakers, with the likes of Robert Winston, Jo Swinson MP and Alastair Campbell speaking over the past two years. We also work hard to make sure that it’s a memorable experience for all who attend – recently that’s included a mental health art gallery, performing scenes from a West-End Play and forming a 200 strong choir… in half an hour!

After producing the show in London since its inception in 2007, we’re very proud that we could bring such inspirational speakers to Manchester and delighted to be getting such a positive response from the business community.”

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Good Day At Work Conversation.

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