An opportunity for the Voluntary Sector to Interface with Business organised by OCYA and hosted by Unity.
Location of the Event
Date and Time: Friday 18th May 2012 @ 2.15pm
Venue: Unity Partnership, Henshaw House, Cheapside, OL1 1NY – Oldham Town Centre
Outline of the Day
2.15 – Voluntary Sector groups meet @ VAO offices
2.20 – Arriving at Unity Partnership Office (short walk) – tea/coffee
2.30 – Welcome presentation by the Managing Director of Unity Partnership; Andrew Kendall who will give a brief overview of the organisation and an insight into what businesses are looking for from the voluntary sector. Tips on how to “pitch” to Business.
2.45 – Tour of Unity Partnership departments
3.10 – Press photo shoot
3.15 – Q&A/Networking session with key strategic leads from Unity – “how unity could link in with the voluntary sector”
3.45 – Close
The local chamber of Commerce lead for Oldham will be supporting the event via their attendance and will be publicising the event in their newsletter in order to get more businesses engaging with the voluntary sector
Kashif Ashraf – Project Lead for the Event (OCYA) O7732 1OO OO7
David Knight – Community Liaison officer (Unity Partnership) O7545 716 148
Unity Partnership is a strategic joint venture between Oldham Council and private company Mouchel. The business delivers a wide range of services on the council’s behalf as well as other clients around Greater Manchester. Services include IT, Property, Highways & Engineering, Transactional and Customer Services.
Unity Partnership has a strong community engagement agenda which is focused towards supporting residents of the local borough within which it operates. Through staff volunteering Unity has developed work experience, mentoring and mock interview programmes. More recently, Unity has developed corporate support of local charities and good causes such as Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and Saddleworth Special Needs Playgroup. Unity has also provided sponsorship for community events such as the One Oldham Business Awards and The Halfords Bike Tour.