NatWest Accelerator: Purpose-led Guest Speaker

NatWest Accelerator: Purpose-led Guest Speaker

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NatWest Accelerator: Purpose-led Guest Speaker

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You are invited to join us at this speaker event where we discuss all things around growing a purpose-led business, with a particular focus on becoming B Corp.

We’re delighted to be joined by Donna Okell, Founder and Director of UK for Good (formally known as Cheshire for Good); Lynne Ashcroft Griffiths, Founder of AG Comms - a virtual communications agency; and Chris Monkman, Co-Founder & CEO of Neighbourhood, the UK's largest community coworking platform.

Donna is not only Founder of UK for Good, but is also a B Leader and Positive Change Maker.

Following 35 years spent running the family businesses, working for the Queen's bank, and running a charity, she had a lightbulb moment. It was clear that the needs and expectations of people and the planet were rapidly changing, yet businesses weren’t adapting.

That’s why in 2021 Donna set up Cheshire for Good, a B Corp-pending business with a clear purpose to inspire, inform, and enable SME businesses to grow successfully, AND sustainably.

Lynne Ashcroft Griffiths is an internal communications expert with 20 years' experience, and also part of Cheshire for Good.

Lynne’s business was designed with one purpose initially; to create flexible opportunities for women in the corporate world. Since then, she’s redesigned a business model that benefits everyone who needs flexibility. By 2021, AG Comms had shared a new vision; to create a better world with equality and climate care at the core of everything we do. With this, came new values, strategy, and structure alongside purpose partnerships to align all business activity to the UN SDGs and their commitment to be B Corp certified and Carbon Net Zero by 2025.

Chris Monkman refers to his business as ‘Airbnb meets WeWork’, as Neighbourhood operates a network of repurposed hyper-local work spaces designed to connect remote workers to inspiring spaces and a community around where they live. Chris has achieved B Corp status and recently received investment.

Hear from Chris as he takes us on his journey to becoming a B-Corp certified company in 2021, and what that has meant for the growth of his business.

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