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2023 Speakers


Sarah James

Sarah James

People and Operations Manager, Savient Limited

Sarah James, who has over 24 years’ experience in operationally supportive roles, is the People and Operations Manager at Savient Limited. During her time with Savient, Sarah was awarded Office Manager of the Year at The Office Management awards in July 2022 where she passionately shared the importance of her role to continually improve employee engagement and champion a positive culture while focusing on excellent customer service and recruiting new members to the team.

Sarah joined Savient in November 2020 where the team had a rapid period of growth over the years and currently have a dedicated and professional team of 30 software consultants, engineers, testers, and operational staff and continue to maintain growth. Operating in the cyber tech community in Cheltenham they help businesses to solve problems and transform software delivery in some of the world’s leading science, technology, and engineering organisations.

As well as the many roles Sarah completes daily to effectively support the smooth running of the operations of the business, she has a desire to deliver a successful corporate social responsibility and wellbeing strategy for the company. In 2021 she won the West Midlands PA Forum Ambassador for Change Award for her numerous CSR initiatives both for the company and for her local community.

With Sarah’s support Savient have achieved silver CSR accreditation, as well as International CSR Excellence Award 2022 and Environmental Awards from The Green Organisation Awards in 2023. These awards and accreditation show how Savient have integrated social responsibility initiatives throughout their business and that investing in social value is an essential part of the organisational culture.

Savient supports and encourages many CSR outreach events with local educational providers and Sarah volunteers as a STEM Ambassador and School Enterprise Advisor working with both the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and a dedicated school in Bromsgrove to encourage STEM careers for the future generation.