Business Breakfast 08:00 for a coffee and bacon roll, the meeting runs from 08:30-10:30
Business Briefing 10:45 for tea/coffee, the meeitng runs from 11:00-13:00
We will hear from:-
Jeff Quinn, Diversity and Equality Officer at VisitScotland with responsibilities including staff training and awareness, and is currently engaged in forward planning for VisitScotland’s equality mainstream reporting requirements in 2017.
Heather Trench, Sustainable Tourism Officer for the CNPA. Heather is responsible for monitoring tourism and visitor data for economic, social and environmental impacts and will be taking a closer look at what the recent Cairngorms visitor survey can tell us about the experience of existing visitors with disabilities
Adam Streeter-Smith, Access Officer with CNPA. Adam's main responsibilities are the management of our grant to ranger services, the coordination of ranger work and promotion of responsible access. Adam will talk about the range of accessible paths across the National Park and how to find information about these routes.
What does good look like? We have invited along three member businesses who are already a shining light in this field and will hear from:-
Maggie MacKay, Manager, Crathie Opportunities Holidays. Maggie operates four speically designed and equipped self-catering holiday cottages in Royal Deeside catering for people with disabilities and offering a wide range of special equipment at no extra cost.
Suresh Paul, founded and runs Equal Adventure, which works to meaningfully involve disabled people in outdoor adventure activities. Equal Adventure now provides information, training, events and equipment to help inform and resource anyone with an interest in inclusive adventure and active lifestyles, including wounded sick and injured service personnel.
Roslyn Munro, Social Development and Recruitment Officer, Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company. Ros will look at both sides of the loneliness and isolation coin and how we can change things for the better. Engaging volunteers through the need for transport and social inclusion projects, to help reduce vulnerability in our local elderly and not so elderly residents.
Funding support from Cairngorms National Park Authority
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Cairngorms Business Partnership Ltd
The Cairngorms Business Partnership (CBP) is the primary representative organisation and voice for the business community in the Cairngorms National Park. It is affiliated to the Chamber of Commerce and has an active membership of circa 340 businesses from across all industry sectors