September 2023 - The IFT

Webinar Managing Difficult Employee Situations

27th September – 16:00

If you have ever had to manage difficult employee situations, you will know how time-consuming, energy sapping and costly it can be.

With a corrosive effect on team morale, the disruption negatively impacts on your business. Worse still, it often leads to a poor outcome: a disciplinary, grievance, bullying and harassment claim or, at worse, excessive and additional cost, an Employment Tribunal with accusations of unfair dismissal or discrimination and the adverse Press interest that follows.

Dearden HR are an award-winning HR consultancy providing advice to employers in all sectors on every aspect of people management from large scale organisational change, including mergers and acquisitions, to managing individual employees and everything in-between. With 30 years’ experience and over 1,500 successful completed assignments, they specialise in ‘doing difficult’ and managing the most complex and complicated HR issues.

This webinar will provide a guide to those working in and advising businesses with practical insights on managing difficult individuals and reducing the stress on the business.


In this webinar, Mark Gammage, Managing Director of Dearden HR, and his director colleagues, Michelle Hodgkinson and Clare Conaghan, will provide practical advice on how to successfully manage even the most difficult of individuals.

Webinar: Understanding Your Energy Options

The global energy crisis has had a huge impact on UK businesses, with prices and market volatility reaching levels never before witnessed. Energy procurement is now a Board level decision for many SME’s, a key cost, second only to that of employees.


This webinar explores the key events of the last 18 months, how energy markets (and contracts) work, the future outlook and what business can do to better navigate the ongoing crisis, including case studies of where Adalta Energy have assisted businesses in turnaround.


With over 100 years’ experience of working inside the UK’s largest Energy Suppliers, Adalta Energy brings unrivalled knowledge to the Energy Consultancy market. Each of our consultants has a minimum 15 years experience working for energy suppliers across Pricing, Energy Trading, Credit Management, Product Development and Customer Service functions. The team has structured and supported some of the most complicated supply and generation energy contracts in the UK.



Tickets are now on sale for the IFT National Conference, the key knowledge and networking event for the turnaround business community. This year the conference takes place on Friday 8th September at No.11 Cavendish Square, London.

The conference will include business and economic insights and sector overviews from leading experts. In the first of our speaker announcements, we’re excited to share that we will be joined by industry professionals who will share their insights on the business environment and turnaround and transformation opportunities in 2023.


Ticket Rates (Exl VAT)

Members and Corporate Partners – £325

Associates – £375

Fellows – £250

Non-Members – £425

Bring a Friend – £375

Places are limited. Please email to buy your ticket.


Webinar: Your First Non-Executive Director Appointment – How Best To Prepare

With Joëlle Warren of Warren Partners on 5th September 08:30 – 09:30

If you are considering or actively looking for your first Non-Executive Director role, it can seem a little overwhelming and sometimes confusing!

Joëlle Warren, Founder and Director of Warren Partners, will be joining us to share her top tips and insight on how to secure your first Non-Executive Director appointment with a focus on senior female candidates. Topics will include:

  • The attributes of an effective NED.
  • How to best position yourself now for taking a NED role in the future.
  • What to consider and expect as you set out to find your first appointment.
  • How to write a NED CV and how it differs from an executive CV.
  • Preparing for a NED interview.


Joëlle leads chair and non-executive director searches across various sectors and her passion for improving boardroom effectiveness through the right balance of skills, diversity and experience has led Warren Partners to become what it is today – a leading search firm renowned for supporting and appointing diverse talent to Board and C-Suite roles.

Please note that this webinar has a particular focus on women seeking their first NED role.