Don’t miss the launch event for Best Employers Eastern Region 2020

_Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 Accredited Organisations

Businesses across the Eastern region can book a place at the Best Employers Eastern Region 2020 launch event, which takes place in Newmarket on Wednesday 18 March.

Best Employers Eastern Region brings together organisations from across the East of England in the collective aim of increasing employee engagement and productivity. The 2020 launch conference looks set to be an extremely inspiring event which business leaders, HR professionals and anyone with a responsibility for employee engagement and leadership are encouraged to attend.

Co-founded by professional recruitment specialists Pure, and psychometrics experts eras ltd, Best Employers Eastern Region is returning for the fifth time. Now sponsored by Archant and Birketts, the two-yearly initiative has become a force for change which business leaders across the region are using to develop their organisation’s culture and engagement levels. Best Employers 2018 was an outstanding year with over 140 organisations taking part, approximately 15,000 participants, eight award winners and 40 gold or platinum accreditations.

Guest speakers at the 2020 launch event include two engagement experts discussing how to cultivate innovative and engaging places to work. David Smith, author, consultant and business speaker, will talk about creating a highly productive, performance-based culture. He will draw on 35 years’ worth of experience in corporate change management, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail Business. C-J Green, Co-founder and Executive Director of People and HR services firm BraveGoose, which focuses on the future of work, and on modern, progressive HR, will explore the tipping points for growth and engagement. Throughout the day, eight regional business leaders will also share their experiences of participating in Best Employers, including Jon Woolston, Managing Partner at MHA Larking Gowen (winners of the Best Employer category at the Norfolk Business Awards 2019) and Andy Wood, CEO at Adnams.

Lynn Walters, Executive Director at Pure and founder of Best Employers Eastern Region, said: “Creating the right culture in an environment where people can thrive is at the heart of any leader’s priorities. The Best Employers conference will bring people from like-minded organisations together to share ideas, solutions and best practice on achieving this. All of our guest speakers are passionate about employee engagement and understand how important it is in the quest to increase productivity, drive innovation and boost performance. They recognise the impact it has on achieving competitive success through enhanced employer brand and for the development of a culture which attracts, engages and retains top talent.”

The launch event will also mark the opening of the Best Employers free, ready to use and expertly designed employee engagement survey. This provides businesses with the information they need to understand their current levels of engagement, to track their progress and benchmark their organisation against some of the region’s top employers.

Lynn added: “The free employee survey, provided by eras ltd, helps organisations to understand and measure their employee engagement, and provides clarity on how and where to focus practical ideas. The more employees participate, the more reflective the feedback, and our guest speakers will share their experiences of delivering the survey and getting people involved. We are excited for Best Employers 2020. Each year the number of businesses taking part increases. It not only has a significant impact on each participating organisation, it has become an exceptional showcase of the great employers here in our region, supporting the region’s growth.”

For more information about Best Employers Eastern Region visit or book a place at the conference here.

Image: Representatives from the Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 Platinum and Gold accredited organisations  


About Best Employers Eastern Region

Best Employers Eastern Region was founded by professional recruitment specialists Pure and psychometrics experts eras ltd in 2012 to support organisations in creating workplaces which are stimulating, motivating and bring out the best in their people. Since 2018 Best Employers Eastern Region is sponsored by Archant and Birketts.

Best Employers Eastern Region is a biennial survey which measures employee engagement, culture and development. The survey identifies and promotes the best employers and provides employee-led insight. What started out as an employee engagement survey has evolved to become a force for culture and organisational change which businesses across the Eastern region rely on to shape their people strategies. The participants, award winners and accredited organisations have not only enhanced their employer brand as a great place to work, they have also formed a community of Best Employers in the region. The initiative’s conferences and events provide the opportunity to bring these like-minded leaders together to share best practice and to discuss the latest thinking on workplace culture, creating inclusive, inspiring environments where people will thrive.

About Pure

Pure is the professional recruitment company for the East of England, specialising in Accountancy, Human Resources, Technology, Marketing & Digital and Professional Office roles. It recruits across all levels from short term temporary cover to longer term contracts and permanent recruitment. Pure Executive is dedicated to board level appointments.

Formed in 2002 from a single office in Cambridge, Pure now has four offices located across the Eastern region in Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich and Chelmsford. It also provides a range of added value initiatives designed to help people and businesses to thrive. These include Best Employers Eastern Region, Women’s Leadership Programme, Board Ready Talent Scheme and specialist Development Forums.

About eras ltd

eras ltd has been at the cutting-edge of psychometric products and consultancy for over three decades. Our user-friendliness, affordability and commitment to our customers has seen organisations of all sizes right across the world benefit from the wealth of our expertise. From large multinationals to independent consultants, (many household names among them) see eras ltd as their first choice for all their assessment needs.



With offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich, Pure Resourcing Solutions specialises in Accountancy, Finance, Financial Services, HR, IT, Marketing and Office Support recruitment services.

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