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Ardea International – Modern Slavery Business and Supply Chain Networking Event
21 March @ 16:30 - 19:00
Modern slavery is a hidden and growing crime. Every business/organisation has a responsibility to ensure that it does not facilitate modern slavery in its supply chains. According to research, there are still people that don’t know what modern slavery is. We have been working alongside other organisations and business to try and change this and raise awareness of the problem.
Our networking event in Brighton brings together business, civil society, academics and the public sector to discuss challenges around this problem.
Following the success of our previous events, we are hosting our next event at Hotel du Vin, Brighton. Come and join us for an evening of awareness raising and discussion.
We have a mix of speakers including the ethics and compliance champion from Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Eleonor Spencer from the Sophie Hayes foundation and Isobel Archer from Ardea discussing collaborative models to address modern slavery risk.
We are also launching our new ‘Ethics and Compliance Support Package’ at the event.
About the speakers
Rose Read, Head of Human Resources at BHFAC, has over 25 years experience with a demonstrated 10 year history of working in the professional sports industry across cricket and football as well as 15 years private and public sector experience. Rose is currently leading on safegruarding, equality, inclusion and modern slavery in her role at BHAFC. She is also responsible for the multi–award winning Team Brighton values programme which has helped shape and underpin the culture of the club.
Eleonor Spencer, Sophie Hayes Foundation:
“As a graduate in Politics and International Relations I continued my journey in anti-trafficking with the Sophie Hayes foundation in September 2018. Here I became far more aware of the fundamental need for survivors to create hope filled futures. For the process of recovery and restoration to continue and be successful, we must invest in the survivors futures, providing pathways to independence. As workshop coordinator I had the chance to see the survivors walk through the doors of the Sophie Hayes Foundation for the first time, and see them progress throughout the 8 weeks of workshops. It is through the Day 46 Programme which offers survivors the opportunities to flourish and grow and fulfil their greatest potential”
Isobel Archer, Ardea International
Isobel graduated in 2018 with a MA Understanding & Securing Human Rights (Distinction) from the University of London. A passionate anti-slavery advocate, Isobel’s thesis focused on the role of private sector collaboration in tackling modern slavery. She is particularly interested in approaches to integrate human rights into businesses’ broader sustainability agendas and facilitate engagement between NGOs and the private sector. Isobel has worked and volunteered for a number of organisations on improving access to labour rights and combatting human trafficking including UK-based Shiva Foundation, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Having worked in diverse organisations, she has a broad perspective on the challenges of working with businesses on human rights and social change. Isobel also holds a BA (Hons) English Literature from the University of Exeter, UK.