1,000 Trees Planted in the Heart of England Forest for CSRShowcase
Tuesday 11th February 2014 saw the inaugural CSR Showcase at Ragley Hall organised by Longden Ltd and Camden 360 Communications. The event, which featured 17 national and regional exhibitors and speakers from HS2, Carillion Plc, Pub Stuff Ltd, The New Optimists, The Co-operative Group and Greggs Plc attracted more than 100 micro, small, medium and large sized delegates.
Each participant, speaker or delegate was allocated a number of trees to mark their participation. As a result, 1,000 trees have now been planted in the Heart of England Forest to mark the event.
“Our goal was to create a forum and raise awareness about corporate social responsibility and the role we all have, as business owners, in collectively giving back to our communities and stakeholders” said Carole Longden, MD of Longden Ltd, one of the organisers.
“It was really encouraging to see the mix of CSR exemplars and companies new to the concept, willing to learn, talk and share, their experiences. With so many cuts to public spending – now is the time for business to step forward and make changes to so many different areas of society and environment” said co-organiser Annette Gann of Camden 360 Communications.
Talks incorporated discussions around employee engagement, community giving and volunteering, sustainable products and supply chains, community and stakeholder management, as well as interactive working and networking.
The event was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in conjunction with Coventry University’s Open innovation project at the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship.
Exhibitors included regional and national companies including: Jutton Associates, Natural Solutions, Possage Design and Print, Baby Lifeline, City Year UK, Digital Energy, Educational Musicals, Heart of England Forest, The Forestry Commission, Camden 360 Communications, Longden Ltd, Orbit Heart of England Housing and Growth Accelerator.
Delegates included attendees from Eriks Industrial, Centrica Energy, The Phoenix Group, Finning (UK) Ltd, Goldcrest Cleaning, McFarlane Telfer and ADI Ltd.
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- The UK CSR & Sustainability Showcase is in its first year and has been organised by Longden Ltd – www.longden.co.uk and Camden 360 Communications www.camden360communications.co.uk.
- For more information on the speakers or the event please contact Annette Gann, 07415 864429, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carole Longden, 07774 424404, email@example.com.
- Further information on the UK CSR & Sustainability Showcase can be found at csrshowcase.com.
- For more information on the Open Innovation project and how to get involved contact Louise Marjoram on 0797 498 4283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.