Building back better for our communities
• 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 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 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 created a passion for working with charities as a trainee Accountant and Auditor at a Big 4 firm and moved to the North West 12 years ago. She joined Beever and Struthers in 2014 and is now proudly Head of Charity sector at the firm.
As a passionate not for profit specialist she has worked with clients at local, regional and national levels, bringing a wealth of experience, having focused in the specialist sector areas of Charities, Social Housing and Education for 20 years.
Sue enjoys supporting leadership and good governance, she led the firm’s series of Business Leaders forums which took place this summer, engaging virtually with colleagues across the North West region on a variety of topics including collaboration and the environmental impact of #buildingbackbetter.
She also supports colleagues and clients with strategies to understand, review and report on Social Value impact, including her insight into Social Return on Investment and social impact as well as the new Environmental Social Governance reporting.
Interested In The Event?
If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.