The Future of recruitment – Who will be the winners this decade?

Connor Keppel

March 4th, 10:30am, Zoom Webinar brings together an expert panel of Recruiters together with the esteemed Neil Carberry, CEO, Recruitment & Employment Confederation (UK) for a lively debate on the Future of Recruitment, moderated under the keen eye of our Strategic Advisor and Host, Kevin Green.

Guests include Louise Hewett, Founder and MD, Hewett Recruitment, and Hannah Green, Co-Founder and Director, Iconic Resourcing.

During this session, we will seek to identify what Recruitment businesses need to do to grow and succeed in today’s competitive market and particularly, post-Covid. Specifically, we will address the following:

* What lessons have Recruiters learned from the past 12 months – what’s changed?

* When will the Recruitment industry return to 2019 revenue numbers and how are successful Recruitment businesses differentiating themselves?

* How important is technology to Recruitment success in the next decade?

* How should Recruiters create an inclusive culture and fully engage their people?

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Speaker Profiles:

Louise Hewett, Hewett Recruitment

Louise is Founder and Director of Hewett Recruitment. Having spent six years as a director of the REC she now sits on their Advisory Council.

Louise celebrated (unusually quietly)40 years in business in 2020 and was made Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire with responsibility for the Queens Awards in the county.

Passionate about standards in recruitment, Louise has enjoyed using her influence to initiate and support many business and community projects. She initiated the ‘Flexible Jobs index for Worcestershire’ in partnership with the LEP and Time wise and was a member of the Future of Jobs Commission. Currently chairman of ‘Excellence in Employment’ with the Worcs LEP.

Awards have included Worcestershire Business Woman of the year, Pride of Worcestershire Award, and National IRP award for ‘Best Contribution to the Community’

Louise was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Worcester and Hewett Recruitment were made the first ‘’Cornerstone Employers’ in the county for their work connecting education with business.

Personally, Louise likes to spend time with family, going to live theatre, gigs, enjoying a meal with good friends and travel… all things she hopes to be enjoying again soon!


Neil Carberry, REC

Neil Carberry was appointed as Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018 having been managing director at the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Neil began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before doing a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission where he helps guide pay policy in the UK. He is also the chair of a small primary academy trust in Oxfordshire.


Hannah Green, Iconic Resourcing

A Director and Senior Finance Recruiter with a successful career in recruitment spanning 15 years, Hannah started out as an award-winning Consultant, later building market leading teams and co-founded Iconic Resourcing in 2019. Iconic is a leading recruitment solutions organisation in the Scottish market working closely with an impressive client portfolio to achieve their people and talent agendas.


Kevin Green, Host

Founder and CEO of What’s Next Consultancy, Email:

Founder and CEO of What’s Next People and Strategy Consultancy, a Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisor to 7 fast growth businesses in the technology and professional service sectors, Kevin is a sought-after keynote presenter and author of bestselling business book – Competitive People Strategy.

An entrepreneur, a former CEO of the REC from 2008-2018 and HRD of a FTSE 100 company, Kevin has long been recognised as an excellent and award-winning leader – his passion is creating great cultures where people want to give their best every day. Also, a TEDx speaker, Kevin is an experienced communicator with areas of specialism including global labour markets, competitive people strategy, how to create high performing cultures and what great leaders do to create superior performance.