Ambitious Partnerships Conference: Linking Community and Business

Back by popular demand, Jonathan Andrews, will take you on the journey from ‘remarkable partnerships’ between private sector and the charity/community sector to Ambitious Partnerships.

  • Date:

    27 Feb 2020

  • Time:

    9:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • Location:

    Camphill Community Glencraig, 4 Seahill Road, Holywood, BT18 0DB

  • Price:

    This event is is fully booked

We know that partnerships between business and charities have the potential to make a huge impact. However sometimes these partnerships break down or deliver disappointing results, due to challenges including culture and communication.

At this conference we will explore how we can improve the way that businesses and charities partners together, so that these partnerships deliver more ambitious results for society and both partners

Benefits to Charity Delegates

  • Understand what businesses want from a charity partnership and want they don’t want
  • Increase your chances of securing strategic business partnerships that will increase your unrestricted funding and leverage pro bono business skills and expertise
  • Learn how to identify and engage your ideal business partner
  • Opportunity to meet and hear from key business representatives and potential future partners

Benefits to Business Delegates

  • Learn how charities can help your business tackle key social issues and align with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Understand how to secure buy-in from employees, senior managers and key stakeholders to your charity partnership
  • Discover how other businesses are creating and benefitting from ambitious charity partnerships
  • Opportunity to meet and hear from local charity representatives and potential future charity partners

Our keynote speaker is Jonathan Andrews, the corporate partnership specialist with 18 years’ experience and the guru on how to make sure your charity/business partnership is ambitious and set up for success.

Delegates will also meet representatives from key businesses in Northern Ireland who are making real strides in this area of charity partnerships and who are keen to share their experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly!

Please find below an outline of the day:


9:00 am    Tea/Coffee on Arrival – Exhibition Stands and Networking

9:30 am   Jonathan Andrews, Remarkable Partnerships

11:15 am   Break, expo and networking

11:30 am   Breakout session: Hear from business representatives on their approach, featuring:

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox


Belfast Harbour


Danske Bank (2019 NI Responsible Company of the Year)

Lidl Northern Ireland

Phoenix Natural Gas

The Henderson Group


1:00 pm   Lunch

2:00 pm   Tour of Camphill (optional)

2:30 pm   Close

Delegate Cost

£70 + VAT per person, including refreshments and lunch

Exhibitor Cost

Please note a limited number of exhibition stands are available. £130 + VAT per exhibitor, including 1 delegate place, refreshments and lunch


To book your place, please complete the form below; or contact Kyle Lawlor at or (028) 9046 0606. Please note, cancellations received after 13 February 2020 will not be refunded.