Personio invites you to join our H.U.G Event in London

May 25th | 13:00 pm | The New White Loft

One day full of knowledge, networking, and excellent food & drinks in the heart of London.

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H.U.G Comes to London

After a day full of remote content at H.U.G on May 24th, we would like to invite you to an in-Person Event in London. Meet like-minded HR professionals in a relaxed atmosphere at our exclusive HR networking event.

The best part? It’s live and in person, with all the measures to make it safe and sound for everyone! So, come network, enjoy some amazing bites, and have some fun along the way (sure, you can talk business, but it’s far from mandatory).

Personio, the most valuable HR tech company in Europe, enables HR professionals to simplify HR processes and take control of their immense admin workload.

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Speakers and host

Stay tuned, speakers will be announced soon!

Merriborn Media

Trevor Merriden | Host

Founder and Managing Director

Trevor Merriden | Host

Founder and Managing Director Merriborn Media

My expertise lies in “Clever Content”. I love to help businesses punch above their weight. I create great issues-based content for them and boost their visibility in their marketplace. I can do this because I was a B2B journalist, editor and publisher for 20 years, then a director of a specialist PR agency that grew from £1m to £2.5m over 3 years. For the last decade I’ve been an entrepreneur in thought leadership and content strategy.

I’ve written 3 high-profile business books, made many appearances on national radio and TV and I love to chair seminars and conferences. In my spare time, I founded and presented a radio show for 5 years – called “The Business”, essential listening for start-ups and SMEs.

I also look to give something back by mentoring start-up businesses. And although I write (a lot!) I am also at heart a numbers nerd – my first proper job was as an econometrician at the Bank of England.

I have strong values at my core. The most obvious of these are high levels of integrity, calmness under pressure and a warm and straightforward approach to personal and professional relationships. And I’m someone who can either be trusted to get things done or inspire others to do the same.


Sonia Mooney Signature Solutions

Sonia Mooney


Sonia Mooney

Founder Sonia Mooney Signature Solutions
I'm excited to connect with our HR community and talk about my favourite topic - how we can harness the combined power of our people, and our technology to deliver the best possible outcomes for our organisations.

Sonia Mooney is a Global HR Leader and Consultant with over 20 years experience, helping HR functions to maximise their impact through human centered process and technology optimisation. Sonia is industry-recognized for delivering creative, transformative change, market-leading solutions, and outstanding business results on a global scale. Find out more at



Carolin Fleissner

VP of People and Culture

Carolin Fleissner

VP of People and Culture Wayve
It’s exciting to take up the platform and join other experts in the field to discuss techniques and strategies that are driving companies in 2022. I’m looking forward to meeting and learning from peers and looking at ways in which we can collaborate across industries to support People and HR functions.

Carolin Fleissner is the VP of People and Culture at Wayve. After working in people roles, growing teams in AI & Robotics start-ups, Carolin joined Wayve as employee number 1. Since 2017 Carolin has built Wayve’s value-led culture from the bottom-up and put the processes and structure in place to expand what started as just 3 people, into a 150-person team.



Yssine Matola

VP of People

Yssine Matola

VP of People Heydoc
I'm looking forward to the exciting forward-thinking topics and the very special energy that in-person events bring to the table!

Yssine Matola is the VP of People at Heydoc, a practice management software for healthcare. Yssine is passionate about facilitating a slick & inclusive employee experience. For the last 12 years, she has done just that for startups, scale-ups and corporates across Europe. She also cofounded Thriving Tribes, a People consultancy for tech startups.


Mindful Chef

Sarah Thomas

People Manager

Sarah Thomas

People Manager Mindful Chef
I'm excited to learn from others in my field at H.U.G Digital!

Sarah is a CIPD qualified HR Professional with 7 years experience within the field. She has an active interest in current/ up to date business and Corporate Social Responsibility and is keen to improve the society we live in through business


Strategic HR Academy

Jon Ingham

Director, Trainer and Learning Facilitator

Jon Ingham

Director, Trainer and Learning Facilitator Strategic HR Academy
"HR is where we find the most complex and important opportunities within business"

Jon Ingham is an insight based trainer and consultant who focuses on innovative HR and OD approaches creating competitive advantage. He has worked as an International HR Director for Ernst & Young and a Director in Human Capital Consulting for Buck. He is the author of ‘The Social Organization’ and a co-author with Dave Ulrich of ‘Building Better HR Departments’.


Enara Bio

Soreya Senior

Director of HR, People and Culture

Soreya Senior

Director of HR, People and Culture Enara Bio



CAA Brand Management

Tim Pointer

Chief People Officer

Tim Pointer

Chief People Officer CAA Brand Management




Ben Kiziltug

Head of Northern Europe

Ben Kiziltug

Head of Northern Europe Personio

As Head of Northern Europe, Ben is leading Personio’s expansion across the UK, Benelux, Nordics and further drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s. Before joining Personio in 2019 he spent 7 years at Stack Overflow as Regional Sales Director EMEA.


What to expect

One day full of networking, excellent food & drinks in the heart of London.

Welcome & Lunch & Unstructured Networking

We invite you to join us for Lunch and Networking

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks: What next for the world of work? Trevor Merriden

The “great re-evaluation”: Why UK HR needs to become more strategic with Ben Kiziltug

With businesses struggling to recruit and retain talent in a candidate’s market, businesses’ productivity, recovery and growth ambitions are at stake – but strategic HR and people operations automation present a vital opportunity for businesses looking to get ahead. We will examine the central role that strategic HR has to play in helping businesses retain, recruit and thrive – and ensure they’re aligned with the new world of work.

Strategic HR in practice with Sarah Thomas

- How do you build strong HR teams and innovative talent practices in rapid environments that meet the needs of a fluctuating workforce?
- Lessons for SMEs from large corporations - taking the best bits of corporate strategy and creating a HR strategy to fit your business
- Meeting business objectives with people objectives: key stakeholders, challenges and finding the metrics that matter

The Digital HR Leader: In Conversation with Sonia Mooney

How can people leaders enable the exceptional in our disrupted, digital world? Now is the time to develop the key strategic pillars of digital leadership to unlock a people-centric organisational collaboration that delivers a true competitive advantage. Join Sonia to discover how to harness a digital strategy that delivers the maximum impact for your HR function.

Panel Discussion: Organisational architecture: Making the difference that makes a difference with Carolin Fleissner, Yssine Matola and Jon Ingham

Business leaders recognise the need to transform their tools, technologies, and policies to improve employee well-being and increase retention, and they’re leaning on their HR counterparts to architect the future of work. Join us to explore how to craft new operating models and develop a strategic HR function that’s informed by central, future-focussed principles.

Coffee and Networking

Thought Leadership Roundtables

1. The great employer-employee disconnect - and what to do about it | Cheryl Fergusson, VP People, Heist Studios
2. The Digital HR Leader, continued | Sonia Mooney, Founder, Sonia Mooney Signature Solutions
3. How should we respond to the Cost of Living Crisis? | Tim Pointer, Chief People Officer, CAA Global Brands
4. Can HR keep up standards in transparency, ethics, integrity and responsibility in a flexible working culture | Soreya Senior, Director of HR, People and Culture, Enara Bio

17:00 - 19:00
It’s all about Networking, fun and drinks!

Let’s get to know each other during drinks and some fun entertainment. We want to know all our London based HR Heroes!

Don’t Miss out – register today! 

Don’t Miss Out on H.U.G Digital!

With your registration to H.U.G London you’ll get free access to all H.U.G Talks happening on May 24th and 25th!

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