A series of workshops addressing alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace – The Howarth Foundation

Due to the Easter break and by popular demand, the Howarth Foundation have had to schedule more dates for their below seminar.

Business Stands for More –

 A series of workshops addressing alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace

One in 10 business owners say they’ve had an employee show up for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol and figures show that 40% of all workplace accidents are related to substance misuse.

The Howarth Foundation is hosting a series of workshops aimed at highlighting how, together, we can support our partners in protecting their business and help build an organisation that stands for more by addressing the growing problem of alcoholism and substance addiction at work with a collaborative and preventative policy.

You’ll hear from –

Carl Hedley – a previously homeless and recovering addict who will share his experiences of rough street sleeping and his personal abuse of alcoholism in the workplace. Carl will present a brutally honest account of what it’s like going to work as an active alcoholic and how he was able to get through a day without being discovered by his employer.

Charlotte Geesin LL.B (Hons) LL.M – a practicing solicitor, university lecturer and employment judge will address the legalities of both parties but essentially the employer’s liability, responsibilities, the authority to drugs test and the right to fairly dismiss.

Homelessness, addiction, and prevention is a public sector problem but with the involvement of companies who are serious about their Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance – commonly known as ESG, there is a solution.

Limited places available on the following dates between 11:30hrs and 14:30hrs.

  • Wednesday 10th April 2024
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024
  • Wednesday 1st May 2024

Location Howarths, Brooke Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RR.

Please book your place (limited to two per organisation) with Taylor Lynch Business Manager as soon as possible. Please email

The Howarth Foundation is a self-funded registered charity and a donation of £20 per person would be gratefully received to cover the cost of catering and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you.


Andy Howarth CEO