Developing a strategy to tackle the UK’s biggest workplace killer


For many people, the threat of asbestos exposure, related illnesses and even deaths seems a remote possibility, one consigned to the past or highly specialist trades. Unfortunately, this is not the case and asbestos is thought to be present in 1 in 5 workplaces and over 75% of schools and hospitals in the UK, resulting in 50,000 deaths per decade and costing the UK economy billions of pounds.

In this panel discussion, we will look at these shocking statistics and highlight the human and financial cost, we’ll explore what the main drawbacks are in tackling the asbestos problem and meet the people that are pioneering change.

Our panel of experts will be:

Josh Brewer, Ethex (Chair)
Andrew Paten, Co- founder & CEO of the UK National Asbestos Register,
Liz Darlison, MBE CEO from the charity Mesothelioma UK
Mavis Nye, BEM President of The Mavis Nye Foundation
Robin Bennett, Director of Start Software (creators of Alpha tracker the UK’s leading asbestos software system for asbestos consultancies and asbestos surveyors.)

The panel will also answer questions from attendees in a Q&A session.

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Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.