70 East Mids charities gather for masterclass


Friday 8 February 2019



Charities from across the East Midlands gathered for a charity masterclass hosted by Roythornes Solicitors to gain insight from a variety of experts.

The event, held yesterday (Thursday 7 February) at Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, saw more than 90 people from 70 local charities come together to prepare for challenges and opportunities they may face in 2019.

The expert panel included Julia Seary from Roythornes, Liz Cartwright from Cartwright Communications, Paul Colcomb from Wright Vigar, John Hebblethwaite from JCH Wealth Management, John Pennick from Berkeley Insurance and Steve Warren from the Star Trust.

Steve Hampson, Co-founder and Chair of the Star Trust, chaired the masterclass. He said: “It was a fantastic event as all charities share common issues such a fundraising, finance sustainability and compliance with ever changing regulations. However, the panellists addressed these common problems and shared their individual expertise – finance, accountancy, legal, PR and fundraising were all advised upon which was invaluable.

“Charities should be allies in the common goal of making the world a better place, assisting those less fortunate. I really got that feeling when speaking to a number of the organisations who attended. Big or small, all charities face issues surrounding finance, marketing and legalities so free events such as this are extremely useful.”

Mark Dodds, Marketing Manager at Roythornes Solicitors, said: “We work with a number of charities and we were finding that many were asking questions beyond just legalities so we decided to host a masterclass sharing knowledge of not only the law but also accounting, investment, insurance and PR and marketing.

“The event went really well and we are delighted with the positive feedback from the attendees. I must also say a huge thank you to all our panellists for sharing their expertise and giving up their time, it is very much appreciated.”

Roythornes hosts a number of seminars and masterclasses on a variety of topics throughout the year so for more information about upcoming events please visit www.roythornes.co.uk or follow @roythornes on Twitter.



Forthcoming Events

February 21 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Cambridge
February 27 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Fenland
February 27 2019 / 8.30-10.00am
Making Tax Digital Breakfast Seminar
March 6 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
March 8 2019 9:30AM / 9.30am-1.00pm
International Women's Day - Peterborough
March 11 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening - Ely