What a brilliant day we had yesterday at our TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) conference! It was our first major conference since the pandemic, and we’re extremely grateful to everyone who made it possible to enjoy such a successful day.

A massive, massive thank you to Tassy and the team at the Grand Venue (which more than lives up to its name!) – they worked tirelessly to ensure everyone was well looked after.

Thanks to Amar Abbas for stepping in at short notice to compere the event.

Thanks to our excellent speakers – Cllr Phil Riley, Denise Park, Kevin Lavery and Claire Richardson.

Thanks to Clive Lawrence for his superb photographic work.

Thanks to the team at Community CVS for preparation, facilitation and generally being amazing.

Thanks to everyone who had stands at what was an absolutely fantastic marketplace – it’s great to see the diversity of the VCFSE sector in Blackburn with Darwen represented.

And, of course, thank you so very, very much to all of you who came to represent your organisations on the day – we are humbled that so many delegates from our wonderful sector chose to attend and help make the day such a success.

Nice to see plenty of old friends and many a new face. Together we can keep the sector thriving.