Connecting Gloucestershire event to be hosted at Kingsholm
29 August 2014 14:18pm
By Gary Little
'Connecting Gloucestershire' is the inaugural event bringing together community-minded business leaders with key figures from the county's voluntary and community sectors.
'Bringing together businesses and communities to help Gloucestershire thrive'
The event is organised by Business in the Community in partnership with Gloucester Rugby and sponsored by Gloucestershire VCS Alliance and Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
It will take place at Kingsholm Stadium on Wednesday 8th October.
Connecting Gloucestershire will showcase some of the best and brightest examples of cross-sector partnerships and connections. Keynote speakers will include Richard Graham MP, Mark Gale, CEO, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust and Sarah Dunning of Westmorland Ltd, who will talk about the innovative charity/business partnership that drove the creation of the M5 Gloucester Gateway Services.
Organisations including Renishaw, Commercial Group, Lloyds Bank and Gloucester Rugby will share examples of successful community partnerships and sustainable working. There will also be tailored seminars on practical ways to make the most of corporate partnerships and collaborative working.
Open to businesses who share a desire to promote opportunity, tackle disadvantage and make Gloucestershire an even greater place to live, work and do business.
Local junior rugby teams had the honour of trotting out onto the Kingsholm pitch on Saturday morning, with over 400 young players representing their local clubs in the finals of the Wooden Spoon Charity Floodlit Tournament.
Gloucester's young United side once again dug deep to take an illustrious scalp, overturning a half-time deficit to earn a 40-29 victory over Wasps and earn a place in the Aviva Premiership A League final.
Billy Burns will get the headlines for his 16 point haul, but it was a team of heroes who went to La Rochelle and fought like demons to secure a magnificent 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win on Saturday evening.