Events: How’s business?

Posted in Events on 16 February 2021 By Sarah Eklund, Marketing Manager


At Emperor, we’re always looking to share the latest insight to support you in delivering your communications strategy and take it to the next level. This year, we’re also celebrating 25 years of business and as part of that anniversary, we’re looking at what sustainable business means in 2021 for our clients. 

To kick off our 2021 events season, we’re sharing the cutting-edge insight and expertise of our consultancy team in a series of virtual sessions, partnering with our network of experts and organisations to get to the heart of the burning issues and challenges of today.

Upcoming Events

The First 25 research findings - 25 May 11AM-12PM

Claire Fraser, Head of Stakeholder Communications, Sue Francis, Senior Consultant - Sustainability, Jo Wade, Stakeholder Communications Consultant and Leon Milligan, Stakeholder Communications Consultant

With sustainability at the top of the corporate agenda, the increasing focus on transparency and stakeholder value creation, and the integration of sustainability issues within business strategies, how is the corporate reporting landscape evolving? 

Each year, Emperor reviews the corporate reporting suites of the first 25 FTSE 350 as they are released to identify key themes. This year we've looked at the corporate reporting suite through a sustainability lens to understand how companies are responding to investor focus on ESG, and communicating increasingly complex information across a range of topics, including the SDGs, climate change, diversity, inclusion and culture.

This is our third year conducting this research and we have now identified six core themes for 2021. The pandemic has clearly been a driving force in some of these themes, while others represent business’s response to evolving societal pressures and trends. We’ll share our findings in an online session later this month and share real-world examples of the trends we’ve witnessed, explain the legislation driving them and give a view on what we expect to see in the future.

Email Sasha Platt to confirm your attendance at [email protected]

Past events

The untapped value of your corporate website

Cameron GunnHead of Digital, Emperor, Adel El Asla, Digital Product Manager at BT and Kelsey Nebbeling, Digital Communications Lead at Reckitt
The right corporate website should be creating business, reputation and stakeholder value for your organisation.

This session identified the value you can create with your website and help you level up your approach from a basic corporate site to a valued business tool.

D&I: Diversity and inclusion or disruption and innovation?

Sasha Scott, CEO, Inclusive Group; Darryl MeadHead of Employee Experience, Emperor
Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of company culture. It helps bring together different perspectives and allows innovation and ideas to thrive. In this session, we got to the heart of what makes an inclusive culture and how to develop your strategy.

A recording of the event is available to view here.

Take Control. Why brand and culture needs ownership

Keith TaylorHead of Brand, Emperor; Darryl MeadHead of Employee Experience, Emperor 
The company experience is undoubtedly in a period of extreme change and the very purpose of business is coming under scrutiny as stakeholders everywhere question its role in society.   

In 2020, we ran two concurrent surveys, one on brand and one on corporate culture, to which we had 328 respondents in total. This information was then analysed and discussed further in two focus groups comprising industry professionals to generate qualitative, in-depth insight. We shared the findings and our key thinking on brand, culture and employee experience for 2021 and beyond.

A recording of the event is now available to view and our full research findings can be downloaded here.

Reporting on risks, uncertainties and scenarios

Claire Fraser, Head of Stakeholder Communications, Emperor; Andrew Hyland, Project Manager, FRC Lab; Thomas Toomse-Smith, Project Director, FRC Lab
The FRC's Financial Reporting Lab is currently undertaking a project on reporting on risks, uncertainties and scenarios.
As part of the project, we will be joining up with the FRC Lab for an intimate, virtual roundtable.

The discussion focuseds on how risk management processes are evolving in light of the climate crisis, COVID-19 and diversity. We also explored the crossover between risk and materiality, risk in the Boardroom and horizon scanning.

This event has now passed.


Events, Reporting, Digital, Employee, Brand, Sustainability

Keeping communications out of lockdown

Over this period of uncertainty, we have taken the opportunity to provide intimate sessions for clients. These covered a range of topics to support our clients both in the short-term delivery of their communications priorities, and longer-term food for thought for when we emerge from the current pandemic to a changed world.


Emperor celebrates 25 years in business

2021 marks 25 years since Steve Kemp and Noel O’Connor opened Emperor’s doors for business. Since then they steered Emperor to become one of the UK’s leading creative agencies, while growing a team of over 230 talented people.