headlandhotelCould your organisation use support from solicitors, architects, branding & marketing specialists building surveyors, accountants and other professional firms?


Do you want to know how you can achieve more for your organisation by working in partnership?


Then come to the ‘Power of Partnership’ event at the Headland Hotel, Newquay on Wednesday 15th October.


Community Assist, the new Cornish initiative designed to deliver ESF funded employment and skills training to voluntary and community organisations, together with a wide range of free specialist professional expertise,  will be hosting a FREE ‘Power of Partnership’ event on Wednesday 15th October 2014.

Taking place at the Headland Hotel in Newquay from 9:15am – 4pm, this event offers the opportunity to explore the long term, sustainable benefits of partnership working between businesses and community groups, including maximising income opportunities.

The event will provide practical tools and professional help for community groups.  Organisations will be able to share learning and to network together while receiving professional advice including legal, architectural, surveying, marketing, accountancy, financial and business planning.

For business leaders, engagement in their community is important and a key part of their Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.  This event provides a platform to meet community and voluntary groups in order to exchange knowledge.  Often these organisations go on to form sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Key note speakers include:

  • Matthew Thomson (CEO Fifteen Cornwall) – ‘Taking a partnership approach to creating a success’
  • Mel Colton-Dyer (Business Connections Manager, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce) – ‘Profiting from good – the benefits of private sector and voluntary sector partnership’



Branding and marketing advice
Ade Taylor, Aawen Design

Guidance for effective partnership
Oliver Baines, CEO CCF

Moving from grants to income generation through partnership working
Jon Teague CRCC

Cash flow – 5 principles to growth
Lloyds Bank, Gary Langan

Assessing organisational training needs and accessing training
Tracy Waters, PCDT

Using social media to gain support and funding
Ffion Stanton, CRCC


One-to-one advice surgery sessions will also be available in the afternoon.  Advice surgery session topics include:

  • Architectural advice
  • Accountancy advice
  • Legal advice
  • Building surveys
  • Accessing training
  • Financial opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Website design

For more information and to book a place please visit the Voluntary Sector Forum’s website or contact Jon Teague on 07957 228945 or email jon.teague@bitc.org.uk.




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