Annual “Platinum Conference” to take place next month

Annual “Platinum Conference” to take place next month

With just over a month until the second annual “Platinum Conference” organised by local, independent older people’s charity,  Age UK Suffolk – plans are afoot to deliver a packed morning of speakers and workshops, aimed at local business leaders, offering an excellent networking opportunity as well as a forum to learn more about how businesses can impact positively on their local community.

The theme of this years’ event, taking place on Thursday, 19th March,  is “Partnerships with Purpose” and with the help of their keynote speaker, Nina Metson of Waddington Brown, Age UK Suffolk will be sharing how forming a successful charity partnership can bring immense business benefits that impact across all areas. Following Nina’s keynote address, delegates will be invited to attend workshops led by Suzanne MacDonald Carr and Laura Morrison with a focus on developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies that really work for their own businesses.

The event is free to attend for Platinum Friends of Age UK Suffolk, with a reduced price of £35 for one additional seat for Platinum Friends attendees. For all other attendees, the conference is priced at £55 and includes refreshments and lunch. The half-day conference will end with lunch but delegates will be offered a Dementia Friends information session to follow. Dementia is something that can affect everyone in different ways, and Age UK Suffolk are passionate about encouraging businesses to ensure that they understand this challenging illness, and how their business can support staff who may be living with dementia in some way, as well as becoming a “dementia friendly” organisation.

The Platinum Friends scheme was launched by Age UK Suffolk in 2018 to mark its 70th anniversary.

Rather than asking businesses for a single donation – Platinum Friends offers benefits to businesses such as networking events and the opportunity to develop corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies.

In return for a donation of £200, Platinum Friends offers business networking opportunities, as well as helping to tailor a programme of support for the charity that works for each business member, building truly valuable two-way relationships that benefit both the business and the charity.

For more information on the Platinum Friends scheme, or attending the Platinum Conference, please contact Lindsay Long at or to book your place directly at the Conference, or follow the link

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