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Don’t miss out and join Blackburn Youth Zone on Thursday 22nd April to take part in our special interest workshop.  

Time 9am -10.30am

Lee Chambers – 1st speaker – 30 mins

Bio: Lee Chambers MSc MBPsS is an Environmental Psychologist, Accredited Coach and Founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing. Having worked within corporate finance, local government and elite sports, he specialises in supporting SME’s to creating working environments and cultures that are regenerative to wellbeing and boost performance through wellbeing strategy and tailored delivery. In addition, he coaches ambitious athletes, entrepreneurs and leaders to utilise psychology and wellbeing to excel in their field. Having founded and run a successful SME in the video game industry, while battling illness and losing the ability to walk, he brings industrial knowledge and lived experience to create actionable and engaging change.

Session 1 – How to Waste Your Money on Wellbeing (And What to do Instead)

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Cheryl Hook – Melt – 2nd Speaker – 20 mins

Bio: Melt have been creating and producing fine fragrances for the home, workplace and personal care for 22 years. It is our willingness to step out of the conventional fragrance arena, in order to seek out more unusual perfume combinations, for which we are now known. (Having worked hard to source our raw materials locally, over 94% of our ingredients and packaging comes from Lancashire companies – with the balance being from the UK. We operate a zero waste policy in our manufacturing – and all our packaging is recyclable.) We now quietly supply the “melt” brand into independent retailers worldwide, as well as producing branded corporate products for a select group of clients for use in the workplace and home.  (You can purchase through an exclusive group of stockists, on-line, or by visiting our “shop on the farm” in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley where you can browse around our luxury gift shop, reading room and chandlery.)

Session 2 – Hmm! What’s that smell?

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Philip Dyer – 3rd Speaker – 30mins

Philip has a business career which has spanned 30 years and a broad range of sectors. Whatever the business sector his focus has always been people, identifying the barriers to personal growth and development and how this impacts on organisational aspirations and ambition.

Whilst Philip’s experience extends to international businesses with profits in the billions his passion lies with owner managed businesses; often referred to as the backbone of the British economy. A recent article written by Philip and published in the International Business and Economics Review (IBER) focused on the complex nature of marketing and how it (marketing) is often misunderstood within small businesses.

Session 3 – Is business productivity and performance a function of wellbeing?

We will explore the function of wellbeing as a business critical function, by looking at the roles of mental health, physical health, nutritional resilience and organisational culture as the four cornerstones of a profitable business. With a particular focus on Nutrition and Physical Health we will review a short case study to act as the back drop/context to explore:

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To book your place please email Melanie Thomas –