NSPCC lunch event a success
28 October, 2013
Business has a growing responsibility to do more, give more and share more. That was the key message given by the NSPCC Bolton and Bury business board, at a private event attended by business owners and high-net worth individuals in Manchester and organised by Landmark Investments and Cowgill Holloway.
Hosted by Downtown Manchester’s chairman Michael Taylor and sponsored by nonexecutivedirectors.com, the event on 18 October, featured a lavish four-course meal paired with fine wines courtesy of T Wright Fine Wines of Horwich. The event was to promote the range of benefits to businesses when working with the NSPCC Business Boards.
Two entertaining and inspiring speakers stressed the importance on businesses playing an active role in their communities and supporting good causes.
The speakers were Alison Leonard, HSBC Group’s head of online sales, who has first hand experience of the benefits of employee engagement on fundraising projects through the NSPCC and Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor of the Spectator and a patron of the arts in the North.
Stuart Stead, partner at Cowgill Holloway and chairman of the NSPCC Business Board, commented on the event. He said: “The event was purposely intimate which meant we had a very high quality calibre of guests. We have already had very strong expressions of interest to work with us after we have been able to demonstrate the benefits of our approach.”
Guests included representatives from fast-growing ao.com, JMW, Seneca, Co-Op Bank, Pannone, Liberty Pensions, Bolton Wanderers and WHR Property to name a few.
Tess O’Callaghan, NSPCC corporate fundraising manager, commented: The event was a huge success and it was a brilliant opportunity to promote the range of benefits to businesses when getting involved with the charity. “By supporting the NSPCC, companies can see a real return on their support from positive brand alignment, increased staff morale or demonstrating their social responsibility. I have no doubt that by harnessing the goodwill of businesses across the region that together we can bring genuine and lasting benefits to companies whilst helping to make a difference to benefit the lives of local children and families.”
For more information about supporting the NSPCC please visit www.nspcc.org.uk/getinvolved
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