Theatre 1 Speakers

Fair Train

Helping organisations attract their workforce of tomorrow, Fair Train is widely regarded as the UK’s expert in all forms of work-based learning, from traditional school work experience to placements for 16+ (including the new T-Level Industry Placements), traineeships, internships, volunteering and apprenticeships.

Fair Train’s coveted Work Experience Quality Standard is a highly respected accreditation already achieved by more than 450 organisations of every type and size in every sector - from British Airways and Bentley Motors to the EY Foundation, the Careers & Enterprise Company, colleges, independent training providers, councils, chambers of commerce, more than 50 NHS trusts and Care Providers including Torbay’s Bay Care, ROC Wellbeing (United Response) and Cream Care.

Speaking at: 10:00 – 10:20

Richard Woods

Richard Woods – Sales and Marketing Director – Phoneta Ltd

Joined Kernow Message Handling Service Ltd (KMHS) in February 2017. KMHS was set up in 1992 to service the out of hours requirements for the Doctors and Veterinary sector. Richard was brought in to rebrand the business and by March 2017 re named the business Phoneta Ltd. His role includes growing Phoneta into different sectors and to develop the range of services and the team. Over the past few months Richard and his team have obtained two major NHS contracts to include North Devon NHS and the S.A.R.C out of hours contract and the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust lone worker monitoring for the three main Hospitals and berthing unit at Penrice.

Richard lives by the mantra stronger together and doing the right thing. All seeming very straight forward however, both have played instrumental in the continued growth of Phoneta Ltd.
Outside of the office Richard is Married to Sally and has two children. You will see Richard supporting his Son every Sunday on the side of a rugby pitch as the teams first aider. Richard is a keen musician and has competed at many levels and has performed alongside some very talented players. Richard is also a DJ and has played alongside well-known DJ’s and from Newquay to New Zealand.

Speaking at: 10:30 - 11:00

The Access Group

The Access Care Suite gives you the freedom to deliver outstanding care. Including HR, rostering, time & attendance, digital care planning and care delivery, invoicing, payroll, care compliance, purchasing and facilities management, we offer single solutions or the complete management suite to meet your needs.

The suite includes our market leading software, PeoplePlanner, Mobizio, CareBlox and Care Compliance. Access solutions are used by over 3,500 community care and 2,500 residential care locations to deliver efficiency, compliance and outstanding care.

Speaking at: 11:10 - 11:40


Choking – The Silent Killer in the Adult Care Sector

Every year, around 200 Care and nursing home residents die due to choking related causes in the UK. For a care provider, the implications of a choking related death range from a potential fine, CQC inspection, coroner’s inquest and a police investigation.

Not to mention the reputational cost, the impact on staff, other residents and relatives.

Matt Oakley, CEO of life-saving device manufacturer Dechoker talks about the issues around choking in the sector with tips on prevention, minimising risk and what to do when it happens!

Speaking at: 11:45 - 12:10

Jamie Clews of RobotCoupe

Dine with Dignity, texture modified meals: Jamie will be providing an introduction as to how you can prepare, and present a texture modified meal, without varying from the normal menu, or adding excessive preparation time to your day. He will also provide unique ways to prepare and serve snacks and cold lunches to those on a texture modified diet.

Speaking at: 12:15 - 12:45

*Samples provided

Norrms Mc Namara

Diagnosed with dementia ten years ago

Founded Global purple Angel dementia awareness campaign Five years ago, now established in 58 Countries Worldwide and also have over 1,000 Purple Angel dementia ambassadors globally.

Thousands of business are signed up to Purple Angel dementia campaign in Uk as well as care homes.

World Rocks against dementia WRAD now in its fourth year with over 22 countries globally holding events all over the world in March


If i can do this? Anybody can!

Speaking at: 13:00 - 13:30



An introduction to the benefits and purpose of motion-activated surface projections. How do they help to support cognition, emotional wellbeing and physical heath? How do they encourage social connections across the generations and what is current research revealing about their role in dementia care?

Speaking at: 14:15-14:30

Adrian Poole of Porter Dodson

Adrian is head of Porter Dodson’s specialist Medical and Care team which helps businesses deal with the wide range of issues which can face them within the GP and Care Sectors.
The team’s specific expertise for Care clients include:
• Regulatory issues
• Preparing for a CQC inspection and associated issues
• Safeguarding issues
• Expanding, acquiring or selling a care home or site
• Business formation, including the creation of partnerships and companies
• Training and personal development
• Business restructures and mergers
• Disputes, credit control and debt collection

Speaking at: 14:40-14:55

LifeVac Europe Limited

Matthew Banagan - Sales & Marketing Director from LifeVac Europe. LifeVac is a non invasive portable airway clearance device with a patented one way valve and interchangeable sized masks to fit the casualties facial features as one size mask will not fit everyone. LifeVac has worked with over 1200 care and nursing homes across the UK from small independent care homes to some of the largest care providers in the UK such as Four Seasons Health care.

Matthew will be discussing the issues around choking in the care sector, demonstrating how LifeVac has saved 10 lives in the past 6 months from choking to death in the care sector when BLS has failed, the medical evidence behind LifeVac and how they are changing the way care companies deal with choking emergencies.

LifeVac will also be accompanied by Jackie Ricketts who was the first nurse in the UK to save her residents lives using LifeVac.

Speaking at: 15:00 - 15:25

CLH Healthcare

CLH Healthcare is a family business which has been supplying a vast range of products & services into the healthcare sector since 1975.
The foundation for our steady growth over 40 years has been our strong business ethics and values, of integrity, trust, and long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers, and all we work with.

As probably the largest independent healthcare suppliers in the South West, we are able to offer the value for money that is essential for our customers, and the reliability that comes with 95% of our products being delivered on our own vehicles by our own trained drivers.

All of our team aim to provide the highest levels of customer service, and strive to exceed our ethos - "Committed to Care".

Speaking at: 15:30 - 16:00

Other speakers are being confirmed and we will update further soon.

We will also add a timetable of speakers, CPD certified workshops and the events program will also be posted in due course.