The Big Connect 2013


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Central London venue to be confirmed at a later date
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Whether you are meeting other teams from around the country, sitting on a sofa learning new skills, understanding the programmes and initiatives that can help you in your job or listening to inspiring speakers - there is something for everyone at the Big Connect!


Keep up with reports, tweets, images and video from the event as they happen on the Big Connect page.

This event is about sharing, learning and building powerful networks, which is why there will be a wealth of practical learning opportunities for you and your partners.

At The Big Connect we will bring together the growing network of Business Connectors from across the UK, along with the people and the organisations from the communities in which they work.  We are also inviting the companies, national partners and individuals who support the Business Connectors programme and help to make this network possible.

We are delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales is reinforcing his commitment by coming along and meeting the companies leading this programme.

Find out more about the sessions available on the day.

Sessions at-a-glance

Groundwork’s interactive session on empowering young people - read more.
Regenerate and the Association of RSLM’s Workshop on how to engage local residents and mobilise their assets and skills to transform your local area - read more.
David Robinson, present’s his intelligent approach to preventing the problems blighting our communities - read more.
Fujitsu and Lloyds present the business case for helping transform our local communities through Business Connectors - read more.
Find out how the Big Lottery Fund can support your community - read more.
This exciting session hosted by Spacehive and Buzzbnk will tell you everything you need to know about crowd funding - read more.

Learn how to access affordable finance and encourage better provision of fair finance with the Community Development Foundation - read more.

NCVO and Give & Gain show us how to manage corporate volunteering - read more.

 Learn about the process of developing a measurement framework for the Business Connector’s programme as a case study, to examine benefits, challenges and approaches to measuring outcomes with New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) - read more.

Real People HR advice surgeries for anyone with HR or employee relations issues. Book your 20 minute surgery now!  - read more.
Are you a social entrepreneur looking to scale-up your work? UnLtd will point you in the right direction - read more.
Learn from HD Learning from HR Moves how to manage your time more effectively - read more.
Visit Trading 4 Good to find out more about a new digital service helping small businesses strengthen their reputation and grow - read more.
Come and de-stress with a relaxing massage from Joyful Living - read more.