Monday’s official inspire* launch saw members of inspire* charities, corporate partners and philanthropists coming together in one place for the first time, to talk about doing good faster, together.
We were delighted to be joined by James Timpson OBE – recently appointed as the Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassador for the North West, by the Prince of Wales. James spoke about the somewhat ‘maverick’ approach that he takes to recruiting great people into his business, offering offenders an opportunity for rehabilitation through employment, as well as promoting the brilliant work his colleagues achieve through the Timpson Foundation.
We heard from some of our inspirational charity leaders including Andy Thorpe, of Street Soccer. Andy founded Street Soccer in 2005, and has since grown the charity to reach out to a wide variety of people with complex and multiple needs. Andy is passionate about seeing individuals whose circumstances place them on the margins of society, permanently turn their lives around.
We also heard from Ros Holland, CEO of Boaz Trust. Boaz provides accommodation to destitute asylum seekers and homeless refugees in Greater Manchester. Finally, our guests were introduced to Reverend Peter Horlock, from Ministry 2 Business. His vision is to increase the number of professionals developing a faith that is utterly relevant to their daily lives.
Sarah Cooke, CEO of inspire* took to the stage to speak about the vision for inspire – that every ambitious charity in the UK will be connected with the resources that they need to grow and to fulfil their mission, faster. We’d love to speak to any of our clients, contacts and partners about the opportunity to connect and support inspire*, so if you would like to learn more, please do get in touch with Sarah: