Find below previous events relating to Connect Reading (formerly known as Reading Business Community Partnership).
Workplace and Community Vitality sponsored by Novotel Reading
Engaged, motivated and healthy employees are an important component of business success. How do we promote a healthy workplace? What lessons can we learn from how sport is used to engage young people in developing their lives?
These were the questions answered at the Workplace and Community Vitality Forum was held on Wednesday 6 February 2013 from 8:00am - 10.30am at Novotel Reading Read more..
Sustainable Travel sponsored by Network Rail
The Department for Transport estimates that the cost of congestion to business is set to rise by £10 -12 billion over the period from 2003 to 2025 (expressed in 2002 prices). Peak road congestion in Greater Reading has been identified as a barrier to our continued growth. The number of passengers using Reading station are also set to double by 2030.
Recruiting, nurturing and retaining talent was the focus of the forum sponsored by Reading College.
'The Power of Networks' kindly sponsored by Hilton Reading Hotel
This forum was a reflection on social media as a tool for customer and employee engagement; Learning how communities develop and increasing personal responsibility with cross-sector speakers and a panel discussion
Planning for Your Community and Your Future
This Connect Reading Breakfast Forum also combined our AGM was kindly sponsored by Green Park
We heard an update on the plans for our local economy...
Engaging the Disengaged
A round table discussion investigating how the SME community and general public can be encouraged to promote sustainability
The Development and The Divide
Reading is a place of two halves; boasting our successful local economy but in its shadow remains areas of deprivation. This forum provided updates on the physical developments that are planned and under way for Reading as well as an insight into the work of a charity that befriends and supports those in need.
Green Forum 2010
Connect Reading, in conjunction with C8 Consulting and Kyocera Mita hosted a special meeting in November 2010 offering members the chance to get answers to the burning 'green questions' affecting their businesses. Read more..
Will the governments CSR change the way we do CSR?
'Will the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) change the way that we do local Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?' Read more..
Local corporate community involvement: How to make it work for you and your employees
Delegates heard from Yell's Corporate Responsibility Manager about how to keep directors happy and involved, champions charged, volunteers motivated, and charities engaged. The different types of leadership strategies that are used to create the energy in your organisation to keep your vision and objectives on track. Read more..
Skills and Enterprise - Readings Future Success
Enterprise and Skills - Reading's Future Success'
was sponsored by Novotel Reading Centre and held on Monday 8 February Read more..
Life chances through technology
In partnership with Reading Borough Council and the Digital Inclusion Team of Central Government over 60 organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors came together to discuss how technology could play a role in assisting and preventing NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) young people in Reading. Read more..
Creating Profit Through Community Involvement
This first full day conference from Connect Reading focused on enhancing business performance, profitability and reputation by working in your local community and featured workshops including Strategy with Measuring and Reporting, Employees and Customers.