ARC IR35 and the Apprenticeship Conference speakers
Adrian is a recruitment industry specialist lawyer. He is also the founder and MD of Lawspeed, and director of Standards in Recruitment.
Adrian qualified as a solicitor in 1978. In 1997 he set up Lawspeed devising new forms of commercial contracts and innovative support for recruitment agencies and related providers. Adrian’s work includes creating the first IR35 friendly contracts, and he is architect of the conduct regulations limited company opt out.
Adrian is a member of BSI standards e-committee and the Genesis Initiative, the inter- parliamentary lobbying group for SMEs.
Adrian’s singular approach is to help business minimise risk by having the best contracts and processes in place whilst at the same time have a voice to be heard on the bigger picture.
Mark Bull is a recruitment industry leader with over 20 years’ experience. Mark started in recruitment in 1993 and joined Hill McGlynn in 1994 as a consultant, rapidly rising through the ranks to become Operations Manager in 2001, before being promoted to Managing Director of Hill McGlynn in 2005.
Since being named as CEO for Randstad in the UK and Middle East in 2011, Mark has led the company through significant improvements in financial performance, delivering €910m revenue in 2015, with EBITA margin improved 70 basis points to 2.4%. Globally, Randstad employs 29,750 staff across more than 4,000 locations in 39 countries.
John Deaville brings over 20 years of experience in the vocational training market. John has held Board level positions at a variety of organisations, including the largest vocational training organisation in the UK, FE Colleges, educational support organisations and training providers. John brings a wealth of experience in Apprenticeships, and has worked with both SMEs and some of the largest Corporates in the UK on the design and implementation of high quality apprenticeship programmes. John has been deeply involved in the Apprenticeship Levy, so far helping over 50 clients with the design of their Levy Strategy, and has written numerous articles on how the Levy will impact various sectors.
Ben qualified as a solicitor in October 2008 and worked at two firms in their company commercial divisions before joining Lawspeed in June 2009.
Ben specialises in recruitment and contract law, tax, IR35 and is an expert on agency regulations, including the Agency Workers Regulations. He is also the external policy advisor to the Association of Recruitment Consultancies.
Theresa qualified as a solicitor in February 2004 and previously worked in private practice as an employment lawyer. She joined Lawspeed in 2005 and specialises in employment law, recruitment law, discrimination, employment status, employment contracts and policies as well as tax related issues.
Theresa heads up Lawspeed’s client support and audit team. She has become one of our chief presenters on the Agency Workers Regulations and is an expert on contract status, IR35 and agency tax.
Neil has a wealth of experience in the engineering and manufacturing sector. He has spent time as an instructor, a training manager and also within HR roles. Being apprentice trained himself means that Neil also has a thorough understanding of the value an apprenticeship brings.
Neil joined EEF in 2014 and is currently Training and Development Division Director, being responsible for leading the development and delivery for the full range of training at EEF, helping businesses access the right training they need for business growth.
Before EEF, he spent five years managing Higher Education programmes in the workplace and established a commercial business within Coventry University.