• 10:00 – 10th September 2019.

  • 16:30 – 10th September 2019.

Dillington House,


TA19 9DT

This is an event for groups working on rural community businesses, at all stages.

Delegates can look forward to a packed agenda promising networking opportunities, skills-based workshops and discussions about best practice and the relevance of broader national developments.

Highlights include workshops on fundraising, managing volunteers and staff, promoting health and wellbeing, and boosting the local economy as well as optional ‘speed networking’ sessions where Plunkett staff will attempt to match-make groups working on similar projects.

The event is being offered free of charge to Plunkett members and £29 for non-members on a first come, first serve basis.

Morning – arrival by 10am

Welcome and introduction

Key note speech: The role of community business in making better places

Break-out sessions: the basics (repeated so you can choose 2)

  • Fundraising and financial planning
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Getting the most out of staff and volunteers
  • Speed networking

Afternoon – starts 1:30pm

Break-out sessions: opportunities for community business

  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Boosting the local economy
  • Creating dementia friendly enterprises
  • Have your say: how can Plunkett inspire more community businesses?

Break-out sessions: overcoming challenges and changing with the times

  • Overcoming community issues and tensions
  • How to continually adapt your business
  • What does the future hold for post office services?
  • Have your say: how can Plunkett inspire more community businesses?

Panel discussion: what makes a good community business?

End – 4:30pm

For more information about the event, please contact Ellie on ellie@cbaevents.co.uk or 0333 241 2890 ext 208

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