2014 Annual Conference held on 5th November 2014 in London
John Meadley, co-founder and chairman of the Pasture-fed Livestock Association, introduces the 2014 Q&B Business Conference: FOOD - there's a story behind everything we eat.
John Turner, a farmer from Lincolnshire, gives a brief overview of his farm and the degree to which markets shape today’s farming. He considers where farming currently finds itself, where many would like to see it develop and the practical steps for making that transition.
Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, describes his three year investigation into global industrial farming resulting in the publication of the well-reviewed book - FARMAGEDDON.
Colin Tudge, farmer, writer and co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming and the Oxford Real Farming Conference, speaks about how we can feed the world, now and in the future, without wrecking it.
Patrick Chalmers, former Reuters reporter and author of Fraudcast News, shares some ideas about how we can become citizen journalists.
2013 Spring Gathering held on 20th April 2013 in Sheffield
Some Surprising Findings about Goals in Coaching by David Megginson - published authority on coaching and mentoring, and Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Development at Sheffield Business School.
David presents insights gained from his research into the use of goals during coaching and mentoring. He reveals the varying nature of goals and how they need to fit the situation.
2011 Annual Conference held on 16th November 2011 in London
Chocolate and Quaker Capitalism by Deborah Cadbury - Award winning author of ‘Chocolate Wars’ and television producer.
Deborah tells how Richard and George Cadbury took over their father's loss making cocoa factory in 1861 and turned it into the largest chocolate enterprise in the world in a generation. All the more remarkable, they did this while applying their Quaker values.
Business and Ethics - a Cadbury Experience by Mark Reckitt - Group Strategy Director at the Smiths Group, who was previously a senior manager at Cadbury, Green and Black’s and Kraft.
Mark shares his insights into how Smiths Group and Cadbury approach business ethics while managing the constant pressure to make short term profits and long term investment. Mark also provides an insider’s view of the multi-billion pound showdown between Kraft and Cadbury.
Questions and Answers Session with Deborah Cadbury and Mark Reckitt
Deborah and Mark follow on from their presentations with a session answering questions from the conference participants.
2011 Spring Gathering held on 2nd April 2011 in Edinburgh
Behind and Beyond the Pornography of Consumerism by Alastair McIntosh - a Quaker, independent scholar, activist, writer, speaker, broadcaster and the well know author of 'Hell and High Water' and 'Soil and Soul'.
Alastair analyses the importance of spirituality and its place in preventing our destruction of this planet. He points out that money is not evil, but the love of it is, and that boredom and laziness often start the rot, when people see that they can make money without labour.