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.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
Supporters who are still to purchase tickets for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm) are reminded that Early Bird prices are only valid until 6:30pm on Thursday evening.
The Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby team travelled to Fenton Manor Complex, Stoke on Trent last Saturday to take part in the final round of the GBWR Super Series of the season, knowing just one win would be enough to crown them Division 3 Champions.