Running between January and April, the free events are aimed at a wide audience invcluding workers, labour providers, labour users, retailers and trade unions.
Broadbent said: "We recognise that distance and time are important issues, hence, by arranging local events, we hope to reach out and engage with those that can't make other stakeholder meetings."
The times and venues are:
- 7 Jan 10.30–12.30: London/South East, Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
- 12 Jan 13:00–15:00: East Midlands, GLA, Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham NG2 4LA
- 13 Jan 11:00–13:00: East of England, G's Fresh, Barway Rd, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5TZ
- 18 Jan 11:00–13:00: West Midlands, People Plus, Brierley Hill, Dudley DY5 1XN
- 21 Jan 11:00–13:00: Yorkshire/North East, Defra, Foss House, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX
- 28 Jan 11:00–13:00: Scotland, NFU Scotland, Ingliston, Midlothian EH28 8LT
- 29 Jan 11:00–13:00: North West/North Wales, Defra, Hornbeam House, Electra Way, Crewe CW1 6XB
- 3 Feb 11:00–13:00: South West, St Merryn Foods, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2QB
- 4 Feb 11:00–13:00: South Wales, RF Brookes, Azalea Rd, Rogerstone, Gwent NP10 9SA
- 13 Apr 10:30–12:30: Northern Ireland, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SL
Advance booking is essential. Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.