19 January 2024

Corporate Responsibility Inside Out

Registration from: 11:45am

Lunch: 12:30pm

NCBC President, Deborah Labbate, introduced the Club’s Charity Partners for 2024 after which followed a panel discussion with Denis Tully, CEO, of Emmanuel House along with Ben Talbot, CEO of The Friary and Sam Crawford, CEO from Notts County Foundation.

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The discussion centered around several questions highlighting how rising inflation and the cost of living crisis is impacting people and how more are being put at risk of financial pressures and potential homelessness. The panel also discussed how members may be able to support staff that may find themselves in this position.

The discussion went on to look at the business risks in running a charity, the key ingredients of running a resilient charity and what factors contributed to the success of the three charities. Questions from the floor were plentiful and feedback from the charities post-lunch has been several members have already been in contact to support in many ways.


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Corporate Responsibility Inside Out


Denis Tully - Emmanuel House

Denis originates from Dublin and came to the UK in 1978 to join an Anglican Society called the Church Army. He spent 22 years in youth work before taking on a role with the Parent Partnership service supporting parents of children with additional needs in and around education. He moved on to work in Sure Start Children’s Centres with his final role as a manager for Community development in the service before going to Emmanuel House to head up their volunteering. After a short time in that role, he became CEO of the charity which in eight years has grown in the amount of work it does and in its reputation for the quality of work it does.

Sam Crawford - Notts County Foundation

Sam is passionate about social justice and empowering disenfranchised communities and has dedicated his career to supporting disadvantaged people both in the UK and in Africa.

Motivated by the opportunity to find innovative ways of empowering those who have been disenfranchised in society and assisting them to play an active part in their communities Sam’s heart and soul is very much within the voluntary sector.

With over a decade’s experience working in a variety of roles within the sector and most recently co-leading Notts County Foundation alongside colleague and Chief Operating Officer, Emma Trent. Prior to this Sam was Chief Executive of The Friary where he spent 13 happy years within the homelessness sector, a cause which he still feel very strongly about.

Ben Talbot - The Friary

Ben spent his formative years in West Bridgford and attended West Bridgford School.
After spending over 15 years in Financial Services as a Commercial Relationship Manager, he transferred his relationship building skills and financial acumen over to the voluntary sector.

After 3 years as Business Development Manager and then Interim CEO of a city based charity, he made the full circle back to West Bridgford and became CEO of The Friary.
He has now led the charity for 4 years and is amazed every day at the work the charity's team of staff and volunteers do to support those who are most in need.

The Timetable

What to expect at NCBC

Arrival at 11:45, sign in and collect your badge before being escorted into the reception area.

Enjoy a bit of opening networking with the other members and guests of the lunch. Drink included.

Sit down for a two course lunch including a starter and a main followed by coffee. After lunch the guest speaker will take to the podium for their speech.

The meeting and lunch is drawn to a close.

Guests and members are invited to continue their discussions at Saltbox.

Parking is available at NCP Nottingham Stoney Street.


Why join NCBC

Meet potential business contacts

As a member you’ll be invited to a monthly lunch-time event on the third Friday of each month (excluding August) to meet with other members and hear from our guest speaker.

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There are various opportunities to promote your business through word of mouth, our social media channels and also sponsorship.

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