Richard Roberts

People Director, Pure Planet


Rich Roberts is an employee engagement and culture specialist and is passionate about building highly motivated and productive teams in both start-ups and larger organisations.

Formerly HR Director and Head of Employee Engagement at Virgin Mobile, he is currently the People Director at sustainable energy provider Pure Planet. He also undertakes freelance assignments under his own brand enRich.

He presents at UK and international conferences on the topics of employee engagement and culture drawing on his experiences at Virgin Mobile, Pure Planet and other organisations.

Richard is a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer and has been shortlisted in the HR Excellence Awards 2021 for HR Director of the Year.


IHR Live Bristol 2021

Creating a Culture for Your People to Thrive

Join Rich Roberts, People Director at Pure Planet to discover how they have developed an award-winning employee culture. In just a few short years, renewable energy supplier Pure Planet has been ranked number 2 in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to work for in and the best overall company to work for in the South West 2020. In 2021 they were ranked number three in the Best Medium sized companies to work for.  Pure Planet has also won a string of prestigious employee engagement awards in the last few months including the Inspiring Workplace of the Year award.

In the first part of his presentation Rich will talk about his views and thoughts of culture and employee engagement. In the second part Rich will outline the 10 or so ways Pure Planet have engaged its team.


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