You are warmly invited to a Public Lecture by Councillor Faisal Rashid, Mayor of Warrington
'The importance of economic development: making a difference in every part of the community'
Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2017, refreshments at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start
Venue: Lance Dobson Hall, University of Chester (Warrington Campus)
Councillor Faisal Rashid is the 133rd Mayor and first citizen of Warrington.
As Mayor he is planning to continue to honour tradition, attending and promoting local engagements. He is also planning, however, to add new aspects to the role which he hopes will benefit the people of Warrington. One of these will be the new ‘Mayor’s Achievement Awards’ to recognise those who have made considerable contribution to the society and community of Warrington.
To support businesses and charities, Cllr Rashid has launched ‘Circle –The Future for Warrington’, a business networking initiative with money raised going to charity. Cllr Rashid’s drive for cohesion in Warrington’s business and charity worlds extends to its communities with a desire to see more close-knit, supportive environments across the borough.
A family man, married to Aleeza, the Mayoress, and a graduate with a Masters in Business Administration, he came to Warrington for the first time in 1998 from Manchester after falling in love with the town and its green open spaces. Cllr Rashid bought a house in Warrington whilst continuing to commute to work in Manchester. Despite working full time and caring for his family he also started to get involved in the local community.
In 2006 he started working as a relationship manager at NatWest in Warrington and became ever more actively involved in Warrington’s community and many initiatives. He also recognises the need for supporting local businesses which make an immense contribution towards the economy, creating jobs and wealth, benefiting the whole town. With his passion and continuous striving to make a difference it seemed a natural progression for him to become a councillor which he did in 2011. He has for many years been involved in working for the communities in Chapelford and Old Hall (Whittle Hall ward).
Balancing a full time job, family and love for helping others, he wants to highlight what can be achieved in terms of the way we work together.
Cllr Rashid has a goal to see Warrington flourish, to be somewhere people consider a great place to live, work, run a business, raise a family and have a good life.
This is a free event which will be of interest to both specialist and non-specialist colleagues, staff, students and members of the local community. We anticipate that this event will be extremely popular, so please book tickets early.
Date and Time
Lance Dobson Hall, Martin Building
University of Chester (Warrington Campus)