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MP encourages businesses to attend business, voluntary and community sector conference

21st September 2011
MP encourages businesses to attend business, voluntary and community sector conference

Gordon Henderson is encouraging more businesses to attend a conference in October for the business, voluntary and community sector in Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

The conference, in partnership with Local Action, a Community Interest Company working in Swale to deliver community change projects with local people, will be held at the Kent Science Park on 7th October 2011, between 8:00am – 11am. The conference is free of charge.

Approximately 40 community and voluntary organisations have already booked a place to attend.

Local businesses, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to network and listen to guest speakers including Chris Riley of Swale Heating, Christine White of Swale CVS and Swale Borough Councillor, Mike Cosgrove. There will also be a question and answer session with local MP, Gordon Henderson.

Christine Taylor, Director of Local Action, who is helping to organise the conference said,

“By working together, both the business and voluntary sectors in Swale can pool their knowledge and develop partnerships that will enhance community action and social responsibility.”

Mr Henderson said,

“I believe this will be a great opportunity for local businesses, charities and community groups to come together to share their knowledge and experience. This will hopefully encourage them to work more closely to improve the community services on offer within Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

“The question and answer session will allow those present to discuss any issues currently affecting them as well as highlight anything they would like me to ask the Government or pass on, on their behalf.”

To book a place at the voluntary and community sector conference, please email Christine Taylor on

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