Building back better for our communities

Date: Friday 11th December 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Webinar - joining details sent closer to the time, , ,
Cost: Free
SME Club

• What do people and communities need now after 7months of the COVID pandemic?

• What is the reality of businesses delivering within communities as we are now in Tier 3 and a second wave?

• Is now the time for Social businesses to make more impact?

• How can we develop a future strategy of social value in our businesses?

This webinar/forum is to discuss the impact within the GM Communities of the pandemic and how organisations can help and build ownership to drive social value and impact upon a wider business community.

About the Speakers:

Nick Massey Chief Executive - Forever Manchester

Nick Massey joined Forever Manchester, then named, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester in 1998 – since then the organisation has grown from a small grant making trust with two employees, making under £40,000 awards each year into the largest independent grant-maker in Greater Manchester employing 20 people and operating a trading subsidiary, Forever Consulting, which provides social and economic research and consulting services across the UK and Ireland.  Forever Manchester has attracted more than £39 million worth of community funding across Greater Manchester over the last 30 years, benefiting 1.1 million people. All of the money raised for Forever Manchester is used to fund and support over 1,000 community projects in Greater Manchester each year.

Forever Manchester is a nationally recognized, multi award-winning charity known for both its effectiveness and its innovation.  Prior to Forever Manchester, Nick ran his own Marketing and Business Consultancy, and was Head of Corporate Marketing at the Co-operative Bank plc. where he won a Marketing SWOT Award for the launch of Business Direct, the UK’s first telephone banking service for businesses. Nick is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and lives in Urmston. He is married to Debbie with 2 daughters, Kate and Phoebe and two granddaughters; he still dreams of playing for Manchester United and reforming Sebastian Bed, the greatest unsigned band of 1978!

Jean Mills Head of Business Development - Forever Manchester

Jean has worked at Forever Manchester for the last 14 years.  In 2011, following a restructure she was appointed Head of Business Development.

During that time she has managed community programmes, delivered philanthropy events and currently works with a wide range of corporate partners and individuals to help them structure and deliver their charity and philanthropy programmes.  This can range from working in partnership to develop a strategic focus to support a company’s ethos to deliver social value, to engagement with companies and their staff to participation in fundraising, social and networking opportunities and events.

Prior to working at Forever Manchester Jean worked at Co-operative Insurance Society in their Legal Department and Company’s Secretary’s Department and within Corporate Affairs for Co-operative Financial Services winning national awards for their community involvement campaigns. Jean is a member of Manchester City Council’s Steering Group for its International Women’s Day campaign.

Sue Hutchinson Partner - Beever and Struthers

Sue is the Head of Beever and Struther’s  Charity sector. She brings a wealth of experience, having focused in the specialist sector areas of Charities, Social Housing and Education for over 18 years.

Sue’s clients are based in various areas of the UK including London. She has held training sessions to clients on various topics and enjoys supporting good governance in charities and has presented training sessions to clients on various topics. She also has an insight into Social Return on Investment and social impact reporting. Sue is also a Board member of a Charitable Housing Association.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.