Last week I was lucky enough to attend the CIPD Annual Conference, and even to speak on the Thursday about the small part I played in the recent CIPD Hackathon. It was an amzing event. The CIPD turned a significant corner about this time last year, when Peter Cheese joined as Chief Exec, and things continue to improve now. A year ago, I was on the train to Manchester feeling embarrassed that somebody might find out I was involved with the CIPD and HR – we were going nowhere. This year I was full of pride for what we, as a collective body, are striving to achieve!