Diane Ruddock is a member of the National Trust’s senior management team in Northern Ireland. She heads up the conservation charity’s Marketing and Supporter Development Team. The team provides specialist advice for all the Trust’s special places in Northern Ireland, ranging from communications, visitor experience and tourism development to volunteering involvement, fundraising and membership recruitment.
In addition Diane leads for the Trust’s policy and advocacy activity, with a particular focus on landscape protection, land use planning policy, and protection of wildlife and our built heritage. She co-ordinates the Trust’s relationships with a wide range of external bodies, including the Northern Ireland Executive, Assembly Committees and key government departments.
Projects which Diane and her team have been involved with recently include the major restoration of Mount Stewart, which saw the transformed house re-opened to visitors in April this year.
Originally a journalist by training, Diane has worked for the national Trust for 28 years in various different roles.
Member Spot – Rosalind Bloomfield
Our Member speaker for August is Rosalind Bloomfield. Rosalind is a retired teacher who has been a member of the Network for several years. She is a member of Mothers’ Union, an Anglian women’s Church group which is the second biggest Christian charity working in Africa.
Recently Network Members bought copies of a new recipe book called ‘Grace and Flavours’. It is hoped to fund a Mothers’ Union Literacy project in Ethiopia with the proceeds. Rosalind will bring the Network up to date about the project.
Visitors are always welcome (the attendance fee of £5, includes a light breakfast and is payable at the event).
Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event here. Further information can be obtained by ringing Yvonne on 028 4066 2260.
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The Business Network
The Business Network
The Business Network is a network which has been jointly founded by local business owners.
It exists to support local business owners in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council and surrounding areas by providing a networking, discussion and education forum, generating referrals and business leads, providing mutual support, sharing new ideas and business opportunities.
Every local business has the opportunity to participate in the Network. The network's strength is its informality and openness.
The members of The Business Network always look for opportunities to refer or promote other members businesses wherever possible.