HS2 to join speaker line-up at major business conference in Warwickshire

January 06, 2014

Terry Stafford, HS2 Community & Stakeholder Manager for the major high speed rail development project linking the Midlands and the North to London, will be part of a high profile line-up of business leaders presenting at the UK CSR and Sustainability Showcase at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire on 11th February 2014.

His presentation will describe the context of HS2, scale, duration, impact and stages of the project and the role played by community engagement together with expected outcomes.

The inaugural one-day event, which is being organised by Longden Ltd, is aimed at sharing the best practice and business benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for both small to medium sized businesses and corporates.

The event will feature a wide array of speakers who will share best practices and experiences of growing their business, enhancing their reputation and attracting and retaining new employees while adopting a socially responsible business philosophy.

“This idea of doing well by doing good is not new” explained Annette Gann, co-organiser and company Director. “It is however gathering momentum and we are seeing corporate social responsibility move from being an approach only found within larger corporate organisations to something more mainstream that small to medium sized businesses recognise as an opportunity to differentiate as they leverage the current slow current slow creep of economic improvement.  The event will enable attendees to understand more about developing a CSR strategy while positively influencing their bottom line.”

Speakers include national business leaders from HS2, Greggs plc, Tata Technologies, The Co-operative Group, Carillion, Pub Stuff Ltd and The New Optimists.

Exhibitors will be present from the energy sector, charity, the environment, social housing and business growth and development.

To attend the conference, exhibition and networking, tickets can be purchased for £199 each via CSRshowcase.com where until 17th January a 2 for 1 offer will also be available.

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Notes to Editors

  1. The UK CSR & Sustainability Showcase is in its first year and has been organised by Longden Ltd –  www.longden.co.uk.
  2. For more information on the speakers or the event please contact Annette Gann, 07415 864429 or Carole Longden, 07774 424404, carolelongden@longden.co.uk.
  3. Further information on the UK CSR & Sustainability Showcase can be found at csrshowcase.com.