South Ribble Big Do and Community Awards 2016
South Ribble Big Do and Community Awards 2016

South Ribble Big Do and Community Awards 2016

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Samlesbury Hotel

Preston New Road

Samlesbury, United Kingdom

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Big Do is one of the area’s largest cross sector networking event of 2016 bringing together business, community and public sector organisations in South Ribble for a huge networking-fest of a Big Do.

You will be able to find out about what South Ribble Partnership has been upto as well as telling us what we 'can' do to make the area a better place for residents, visitors and businesses. We have a number of themed workshops in which you can help shape the future by getting stuck in to some of the big questions being faced by South Ribble.

We also have a number of information stands about our projects; you will be able to find out what they are doing and even how you can get involved!

At the end of the evening, we will be taking a little time to recognise the huge contribution, indvidiuals, community groups and businesses make to South Ribble and saying 'THANK YOU'

We will keep you fed and watered and hope that you will have a great evening, making new connections for your organisation and hopefully sprouting new ideas and intiatives to improve the Borough for everyone.


17:00 - 17:45 - Arrive, get networking, meet new people!

17:45 - 18:00 - Find out what we have been upto as we present our Annual Summary

18:00 - 18:45 - Workshop Time! Get stuck in and help shape the future of South Ribble

18:45 - 19:15 - Bit more time for networking and to grab a drink

19:15 - 20:00 - Presentation of the South Ribble Community Awards!! 

20:00 - 21:00 - Time for some networking & food; the buffet is served!

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS - Which one would you like to go to? Let us know!! (You will need to book on to your workshop of choice, you can do this on the registration page)


Led by Maria Desmond MBE, Business in the Community Connector

Mutual benefit can be found for both businesses and the charity sector in sharing expertise, skills and practises.

Are you interested in finding out how you can engage with local charities or vice versa with local businesses?

  • What time, skills and or expertise do you offer?
  • Is there anything stopping you from sharing?
  • What benefit would you want from an exchange of skills and time?


Led by Howerd Booth, Community Works Manager - South Ribble Borough Council

The Ultimate gameshow where you could win millions

City Deal could be the opportunity of a lifetime. It has already started to transform South Ribble. More homes, more businesses, more people and the opportunity of new resources. City Deal could provide over £7million of community improvements in South Ribble. We don’t want to gamble on this. We want to ‘play’ our cards right.

The workshop/gameshow/adventure into the future looks at;

  • How you might invest a million?
  • What are your ideas, plans and issues?
  • Where opportunity knocks?


Led by Iain Pearson, Executive Director – All Age Services, Age Concern Central Lancashire

Early help and prevention has a huge role in enabling people to maintain their health and wellbeing.  Changes to services and ever tighter budgets can have an impact on the level of intervention and early help that can be given.  Against the backdrop of change we would like to know;

  • Has your organisation felt the impact ‘austerity’
  • Has there been an impact on early intervention and prevention here in South Ribble
  • What can be done to ensure prevention and its benefits are not lost





What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The venue is best accessed by car. There is ample parking at the event, including disabled spaces.

I have a food allergy and or special requirements, do I need to let you know?

Yes please; it helps us to make sure we can make necessary adjustments for you.

I have mobility issues, should I let you know?

Yes please; it will help us to put in place reasonable adjustments.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring your business cards with you or a handful of your leafllets as you will be networking and its great to share information


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact us at or 01772 625546


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please; it helps us to speed up registration (however, dont worry if you have forgotten it)


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We want people to know who everyone is, so we all get Name Badges.  Your ticket should be for you and so if there are any changes please let us know so we can have the right badge for you.


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Preston New Road

Samlesbury, United Kingdom

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