Mark Blick is CEO at Diginex, a disruptive impact tech business helping organisations to address the world’s most pressing ESG and sustainability issues, utilising the latest blockchain technology to lead change and increase transparency. We have launched the first blockchain-enabled, globally accredited SaaS solution to improve tracking and reporting of ESG dataIntroduce Me
Charlotte established Implicit Advisory in May 2021 to support impact-led entrepreneurs of revenue generative businesses in accessing equity investment, effective stakeholder management and exit readiness.
An accountant by background, Charlotte has 20 years experience in corporate advisory M&A latterly as Head of Business Development at a mid-market private equity fund where she was involved in raising the first UK returns-driven impact investing fund.
Charlotte understands the challenges faced by both investors and entrepreneurs in finding the right fit for investment and believes in businesses that have a positive impact on the environment.Introduce Me
As a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Ed has worked across many specialities within Acute Hospitals including A&E departments and also in the community serving GP Practices and inpatient psychiatric wards. Currently, he works in Intensive Care on COVID-19.
In 2019, one of Ed’s friends killed himself following the completion of his Diploma. This traumatic and tragic event, coupled with complicated personal struggles for Ed, got him thinking. He wanted to fundamentally change the way people view their health and what they could do, day to day, to improve their wellbeing. Ed then set out this vision for completely reinventing mental health and wellbeing outcomes for the population – with much less focus on treatment, and much more focus on prevention.
Ed subsequently Co-Founded the company LYFE with good friend and fellow Doctor, Tobias, in order to ground the wellbeing industry in clinical research and actualise their vision of what health could be. LYFE have recently received European and Royal recognition for their work on the future of health, whilst also securing multiple rounds of EU investment to scale their Multi-Award Winning Social Wellness App, LYFE.
Recently, Ed has been elected as Chair of Professional Liverpool’s Health Board for his industry leading knowledge and clinical acumen which has the capacity to produce meaningful social improvements.
Combining an energetic predisposition for scientific creativity and a non-nonsense, evidence-based approach is what separates Ed from the rest of the sector. He is continuing to execute this vision with only the greatest talent Liverpool has to offer, through scalable tech-based solutions.”Introduce Me
Sophia (BA, MA, CDMP, ACIM) is the Creative Director & Co-founder of Project Five Creative, a creative marketing and web design consultancy specialising in the property and construction sector.
Sophia has over 10 years of experience working in marketing, web design and media. She is passionate about delivering marketing solutions in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and enjoys helping her clients communicate their CSR efforts effectively to improve their competitive advantage.
Her career in the construction industry began in 2016 when she met Co-Founder Tim Whitehill who has worked in the sector for over 22 years. Sophia and Tim identified that there was a gap in the market for a Marketing Agency that specialised and understood the complexity of the construction sector and therefore founded Project Five Creative in 2019.
Sophia is also a huge advocate for encouraging young people into the industry and has a passion for inspiring construction sector firms to do business better for the greater benefit of society and the planet.
Project Five Creative’s Vision is for a construction sector that improves the lives of people, protects the natural environment, and enables economic prosperity for all.
Alongside this, Sophia also sits on the CWW Constructing Excellence committee and FBE’s FFT Committee.Introduce Me
Payroll Giving is a fantastic scheme that enables employees to support their favourite charity or charities, tax-free…it costs you less to give more!
Johanna Wright started in the Payroll Giving Sector in 1993, working with both charities and corporate’s – she acquired Sharing the Caring (now known as StC Payroll Giving) in 2011 with Helen von Trotsenburg. Jo is responsible for the operational side of the business ranging from business development to donor recruitment. Jo oversees all our corporate relationships with her successful teams of business development and fundraising staff.
As joint CEO, Jo is responsible for the operational side of the business together with business development and donor recruitment for both StC and Bell Fundraising.
Jo oversees all of the corporate relationships with her successful teams of business development and fundraising staff, she is also responsible for training of staff.Introduce Me
As former station manager at The Rocket Radio Station in Knowsley, Jayne brings the strategic vision to an experienced team, making a difference to the client and its bottom line, and supporting its team to achieve its wider objectives on the local and national stage. Jayne is an expert in reputation and crisis management and has vast experience in launching brands in new markets including Hilton, Hotel Indigo and ADHD Foundation. Her other clients over the last six years include British Triathlon, British Transplant Games, CALM, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Arrowcroft, Holiday Inn, RIBA North, LSTM and The International Waterfront Forum.Introduce Me
Irene Afful has had a hugely successful career to date including becoming the first ever black female Inspector in the history of Merseyside Police. Her career incorporated critical incident management, professional standards, child protection, community engagement and serious crime investigations as a Detective Inspector with the Force. In addition to her core role, Irene successfully led positive action initiatives to address under-representation of minority groups within the service which were recognised nationally. She worked as a consultant for the College of Policing advancing equality and diversity on the national stage. During this time Irene received many accolades and commendations and was featured in a local history book, ‘Liverpool Black Pioneers’.
Irene holds a Master’s degree in Police Leadership and is a published author of academic research concerning equality, diversity & inclusion, a subject she has had a lifelong passion for and lived experience.
Irene is now an award-winning businesswoman and specialist in the field of diversity, equality & inclusion. She is the Founder & Director of Ametrine Coaching & Consultancy where she pursues her passion for diversity and inclusion, supporting businesses and individuals to be more effective by offering a variety of tools, bespoke workshops, personal and group coaching and consultancy services.
Her clients include an array of public and private sector businesses nationally and globally as well as educational institutions. Irene is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, performing at a vast array of business and educational events, including being a TEDx speaker.
Irene also sits on the Board of Directors at Professional Liverpool.Introduce Me
A specialist in carbon reporting and developing sustainable products and systems. As an entrepreneur and business coach he has helped thousands of businesses develop their green programmes through creating and technically managing green tourism as well as specialist work with a range of businesses from food and drink to production lines and the services sector. He has coached and mentored businesses through ISO14001 and is familiar with other standards and completed work on ESOS including innovative processes related to waste minimisation. He is a member of the Institute of Environmental Scientists and the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and presently investigating further qualifications as a coach.
He recently completed one of the first Net Zero Carbon assessments and plans for one of Scotland’s greenest estates. As a specialist he can assist businesses in assessing and preparing effective KPIs related to meeting SECR and broader sustainability objectives. Excellent presentation skills honed through a range of local regional National International presentations, key notes and training events. Green team training sessions undertaken for the hospitality industry for over 20 years. We are able to help coach you and your teams on identifying and delivering on your sustainability goals and applying green ideas into practical cost efficient solutions.Introduce Me
The Family Business Network was set up by co-founders and directors Sue Howorth & Dave Clarkson, who together have created a trusted community for collaboration and learning.
They connect the family business community to provide a voice, a sense of belonging and an environment for learning and development. They aim to create unique and valuable peer to peer contact and opportunities for generations of families to share their experiences and insight. Established in 2014, the network has developed and engaged a community of family businesses, influencers and partners that support this sector.
The Family Business Network is not a membership model but does offer a subscription channel for additional content, as part of their globally connected community.Introduce Me
Enabling Social Responsibility to build ethical and caring organisations.
As an experienced brand strategist Richard has pursued a passion for helping companies in the public, private and third sector to promote their brand reputation and CSR activity. Richard founded Ecobrand in 2011 which specialises in brand reputation and helps organisations promote their CSR and sustainability efforts as an integral part of their brand personality. To compliment this he also runs the International CSR Excellence Awards. This eventually led to the development and launch of CSR-A in 2018, which provides the UK’s only National Social Responsibility Accreditation Scheme. Since then CSR-A has developed CSR Training and Workshops, Social Impact Reporting and a CSR programme for primary and secondary schools.
He is president for the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce ‘Bucks’ Council, a member of the Society of Leadership Fellows and a Trustee for the Heart of Bucks – Community Foundation.
CSR-A is a leading UK based company delivering a standard for social responsibility. It is now more important than ever to show that we are doing everything we can to improve the world we live in for future generations, not only by reducing the negative impact we have on the environment, but by building a better and cohesive society. It’s amazing what we are already doing that we don’t talk about. CSR-A provides the perfect opportunity to tell your positive story
CSR Accreditation is a great way to pull together what you are already doing with regard to CSR. It helps you easily report on your organisations sustainable and community engagement. The Accreditation application process provides a simple and straight forward template where you can record activity against the CSR Four Pillars of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy. Each CSR Pillar is designed to help you audit and impact report on areas such as energy performance, recycling, staff engagement, health and well-being, community engagement and supporting local and national charities.
Accredited organisations can then use their accreditation to create a social impact report, address ESG reporting and identify SDG’s
We provide a range of workshops, webinars, training and social impact reporting.
Phil Webb is the Founder and CEO of Investors In Community, a digital platform that enables businesses and individuals to donate, volunteer and gift to charity and community initiatives that matter to them.
The platform provides access to a wider choice of good causes, empowering people within communities to consider how they want to give.
As a business, it gives the power to measure; report and deliver positive messaging, a tool that ultimately manages giving across an organisation.
The platform is FREE to use for all charities, good causes and individuals, with no inflated credit card fees and percentages taken from donations.
At present it is a UK platform with plans to expand worldwide.
The future aim of this platform is to give visibility to the giving movement. To evidence what is being achieved and the social impact of both the individual and the business community.Introduce Me
Pete and Matt first met whilst both working together at a fundraising organisation way back in 1999. Between them, they have over 35 years fundraising and event experience. They both have independent skills which, when combined make the perfect recipe for running Global Adventure Challenges.
Pete has spent his entire professional career working in fundraising and events, with his first job being at the tender age of 19! Pete was the very first member of staff at Global Adventure Challenges and has witnessed the calendar of events grow from just 6 per year to now over 130. An encyclopedia of all things relating to the fundraising challenge event market, his enthusiasm is infectious. Still keeping his finger on the pulse, Pete can often be seen completing the odd challenge now and then. Pete oversees the sales, marketing, charity and corporate account side of the business.
Matt heads up the operational side of the business having worked in donor development and donor recruitment, previous to Global Adventure Challenges. Bringing together the elements of challenge events takes great care, planning, management and skill. Together with his team of managers, you’re in fantastic hands – from the support of the Customer Care Team to the logistical planning of flights, ground-handling and UK challenges.Introduce Me
We are a family run energy consultancy who help businesses from a variety of sectors procure and manage their energy costs. Our award winning team of trusted and personable energy experts provide an outsourced approach to utility management, taking care of all aspects of a businesses energy requirements from supply contract procurement through to bill management and energy reporting. We work tirelessly to help businesses make the right decisions when it comes to their utility costs. We are passionate about encouraging businesses to switch to 100% renewable energy, whilst providing them with all the tools and data available so they can take ownership of their consumption patterns and carbon emissions. We believe in a better business energy experience, that is focused on making business energy leaner, greener and easier.Introduce Me
Paul is MD of Business Volunteers Ltd who partners with CEO’s & HR Directors to build staff engagement & CSR through corporate volunteering. After 15 years at the BBC managing media campaigns to connect with hard to reach communities, Paul left in 2014 to set up Business Volunteers. Since then, Paul and his team have grown Business Volunteers to operate all across the UK with staff based in regions and the nations. They manage and deliver safe, quality and rewarding team volunteering days for a wide and diverse portfolio of companies to make a difference locally.
In his spare time, Paul is a volunteer youth football coach and a life long suffering supporter of his beloved Newcastle United. You’ll often see Paul dragging his two young boys along as Magpie season ticket holders to watch the games, home and away, helping to ease the pain.Introduce Me
I Am Moore is a dynamic and nimble learning and development brokerage based in the Liverpool City Region and active across England and Wales offering businesses and other employers a comprehensive range of bespoke services.
We are specialists in the Government’s Kickstarter scheme having created over 200 opportunities for young people since the scheme began at the end of 2020. We collectively have decades of leadership and learning development experience.
Above all, we broker long-term relationships with employers from all sectors. Supporting them to better understand and fulfil the corporate learning and development needs for their people, to supercharge their growth and succession planning needs of the organisation.
In this mid-pandemic era, the most popular early feedback we’ve received from our clients is that we’ve helped them to join the dots and enabled them to navigate through the previously uncharted waters of government-funded and supported training budgets. What’s more we deal with the mountains of administration so that you can get on with running your business.Introduce Me