LONDON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
*EVENT WILL BRING TOGETHER BUSINESS AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR*
*TO ATTEND VISIT http://www.business4better.org.uk*
UBM plc today announces the not-for-profit organisations taking part in Business4Better UK on 9-10 July at the National Hall, Olympia, London. Ranging from social enterprises to established charities and smaller not-for-profit groups, among the over 150 organisations set to take part are Macmillan Cancer Support, London Community Resource Network, Centrepoint and Genetic Disorders UK.
Business4Better UK offers a unique opportunity for organisations to showcase the work they do and demonstrate first-hand why businesses would benefit from partnering with them. The two-day event will also feature a stimulating programme of workshops, seminars, immersive experiences and case-studies that will bring together experts, practitioners, thought-leaders and agents of change, offering inspiration, motivation and practical help to anyone seeking to create meaningful partnerships between the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.
UBM plc Chief Executive Officer David Levin commented: "The overwhelming response from the not-for-profit sector to Business4Better UK demonstrates the appetite for an event that truly connects business with the Voluntary Sector. We are delighted by the range of organisations taking part and we look forward to seeing partnerships being created as a result of this exciting initiative."
One of the exhibiting organisations, Cancer Research, added: "Cancer Research UK is delighted to be playing an active role in this year's Business4Better. This event provides a great forum for us to share our experience of how to create market-leading, mutually beneficial and commercially driven partnerships between companies and charities. We also hope that Business4Better will act as a platform for Cancer Research UK to start conversations with like-minded companies and explore possible partnerships for the future." (Caroline Silke, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Cancer Research UK)
Business4Better UK is free to attend for not-for-profits, social enterprises and business. The event is designed for anyone already thinking about the benefit of partnerships, or for those seeking advice and support before they take their first steps. Visitors will be able to explore how further to progress a partnership and have a chance to meet those ready to engage in conversation.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England, have been confirmed as official partner for the event.
To register to attend Business4Better, or to see the full list of not-for-profit exhibitors, please visit http://www.business4better.org.uk
Notes to Editors
The full list of exhibitors includes:
Action Acton Ltd, Action For Kids, African Oyster Trust, African Wildlife Foundation, Ambache Charitable Trust, AmmaLife, AWF, Basic Needs, Beanstalk, Big Society Network, Blue Dot World, Business against Poverty, Business Launchpad, BuzzBnk, Cancer Research UK, Carbon Leapfrog, Careers Development Group, Carers Support Merton, Central Hall Westminster, Centrepoint, Child Bereavement UK, Chromosome 18 RRS Europe, Citizen Coaching CIC, Citizenship Foundation, Climate Connected Society, CNCA and NC-GB, Coaches Across Continents, Colebridge Enterprises Ltd, Collage Network, Collage Network, Combat Stress, Computers 4 Africa, Contactability, CRASH, CSV,
Digital Accessibility Centre, Directory of Social Change, Eco Services (Realise Futures CIC), Economic Change CIC, Electroville, Employee Volunteering CiC, Energise Barnet CIC, Envision, Friends of the Earth, Genetic Disorders UK, Give More, Glad's House, Global Action Plan, Goodwork, GreenNet, Hammersmith and Fulham Mind, Harry Specters Ltd, HAVCO, Help the Hospices, High Trees Community Development Trust, IAMCOMMUNIVERSITY, ivo.org (Red Trust), just whistle, KeyRing, Lattitude Global Volunteering, Leap Confronting Conflict, LGBT Consortium, Lifelites, Lions Clubs International, Living Streets, London Community Resource Net, Machair, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marfan Trust, Medair, Medway Community Healthcare, Moodscope, Music for Life Academy, National Energy Action (NEA), Newlon Fusion, NPC, One In A Million, PhotoVoice, Pit Pony Sanctuary, Place2Be, Pop-Up-Foundation, RAFT, Resolve International, Richard House Children's Hospice, Rideout, Safer London Foundation, School for Social Entrepreneur, Settle Stories Ltd., Shy Lowen Horse Sanctuary, SLAWO, Social Business Partnerships, Social Business Trust, Social Enterprise Kent, Social Enterprise Press, STOP THE TRAFFIK, Teach A Man To Fish, The Ark Trust, The Baytree Centre, The BB Group, The Charity Bank, The Conservation Volunteers, The FSI, The Funding Network, The Glacier Trust, The Haller Foundation, The Meningitis Trust, The Migraine Trust, The People Who Share, The Prince's Trust, The Social Investment Business, The Spring Project, The Travel Foundation, The Trussell Trust, Transitions,
Trustees Unlimited, UN Global Compact Network UK, Vassall Centre Trust, Village by Village, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Working Well Trust
Business4Better UK forms part of UBM's Community Engagement Series, which includes three other events running in India, Brazil and the USA. It is as part of UBM's commitment to being a more responsible, sustainable business that we have developed this not-for-profit series, with the belief that the best way for us to support the communities in which we do business is by doing what we do best - running events.
You can find further details of each event in the Community Engagement Series by following the links below:
UBM's Community Engagement Series 2013
NGO India, http://www.india-ngo.org
Business4Better UK, http://www.business4better.org.uk
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