It really was an inspirational 3 days and provided the Plunkett team with so many opportunities to meet, develop and strengthen relationships with people and organisations doing great things. Many of which we have been following up on in relation to bringing value to the community business movement in 2024 and beyond.
Anyway, I want to offer my thanks and appreciation to our panellists for joining us in Cornwall and for sharing their own contributions. The panel included Thakeham’s, Rob Boughton, Will Dennis from Daylesford Organic, Laura Olver from Appleton Community Shop and Geetie Singh-Watson from The Bull in Totnes.
From sustainable farming practices, community-owned shops, creating jobs, promoting inclusion, and building sustainable homes with community and place-making at their heart – all of our panellists demonstrated leadership and innovation in their sectors. There was certainly some debate on our panel, and many differences in views, but there was also collective agreement that cross-sector collaboration is needed to achieve a thriving, resilient, and inclusive British Countryside.
We’ll be heading back to Anthropy and look forward to working with our partners to inspire a better Britain.
James Alcock, CEO.