Dorset charities and companies got together to talk business at a significant new event for the county’s not-for-profit organisations.
Trustees, chief executives and fund raisers from more than 40 charities were represented at the first Dorset Charities Conference, hosted at Bryanston School, Blandford.
It was staged by chartered accountants Ward Goodman, supported by WSX Enterprise and NatWest.
Ian Rodd of Ward Goodman said: “Bringing these different elements together created a real buzz as they started to discuss the potential of the possible benefits of working together.
“Tim Waldron, chair of trustees of YMCA England, and Mark Markiewicz, trustee at Love146, were excellent in presenting new ways of providing public benefit and interaction between charities and commercial business.”
“And Martin Edwards, chief executive of Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice, was inspirational in his closing speech.”
Christopher Beale of Poole Council for Voluntary Service, said: “Fresh thinking and new contacts are relevant for charities and not-for-profit organisations of all sizes. From the feedback, we feel that this should be an annual event.”
“Like businesses, charities need to be working as smartly as possible, and we are delighted to be involved in helping not-for-profit organisations.”Said Ian Girling of WSX Enterprise: “There is no doubt the tough climate is affecting the charities sector as well as the wider business community.
At the event Ward Goodman presented the wounded soldiers charity The Undentable Trust with £500 as their charity of the year. Contributions from commercial exhibitors also totalled £500, which was raffled among the charities taking part, and won by Poole CVS.
A Budget for Savers?
March 19, 2014
Unlike last year the House of Commons was on its (relatively) best behaviour for today’s budget speech by the Chancellor, George Osborne. He chose to brand this year’s budget as one with ‘support for savers at its heart’. Nevertheless the economy took up the bulk of his speech with positive forecasts which may or may […]
Ward Goodman Financial Services adviser receives national recognition for client reviews
February 21, 2014
Ward Goodman Financial Services would like to congratulate Matthew Issacs on being named in The Saturday Times as one of the top rated financial advisers in the UK on the popular Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) review website VouchedFor. VouchedFor is an independent website which allows Financial Advisers working in the UK to setup a profile […]
Ward Goodman invests in students’ futures
February 20, 2014
Ward Goodman, Chartered Accountants and business advisers are delighted to have been awarded a plaque from Bournemouth and Poole College, thanking them for their continuing support of apprenticeships. The company has been working in partnership with the college to provide apprenticeships to students in order to help with the development of its future workforce. Ward […]
Ward Goodman holds a successful launch for their brand new Wimborne Office in association with Humphries Kirk
January 9, 2014
Dorset-based Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisers, Ward Goodman held a successful Christmas drinks evening for the launch of their exciting new Wimborne office, in association with Humphries Kirk Dorset and Somerset Solicitors, on the 13th of December. The office is conveniently located in Wimborne town centre. The evening was organised to celebrate the launch of […]
January 9, 2014
Did you know? Clients of Ward Goodman are entitled to 1 hour of free HR discussion with our HR expert. Clients can claim a free HR spotlight designed to help businesses review their HR practices to ensure that they are legal and not running the risk of expensive penalties. The free 1 hour HR spotlight […]