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SPEAKER: Bishop Wayne Malcolm will be in attendance

THE NATIONAL Black Women’s Network has come together with NatWest Business Banking to present the third The Faith and Business Summit: Harnessing the Social Capital of our Nation’s Churches which brings together business owners, faith leaders and budding entrepreneurs to create new business ventures through the wealth of social capital in our nation’s churches.

This dynamic events is taking place on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London between 12:00pm – 4:30pm. According to the Cinnamon Faith Action Audit (2015), the contribution given by UK churches and other faith groups that responded was worth £235 million to the economy.

Nationally, they estimate this puts the value given by churches and other faith groups into their communities through social action projects to over £3 billion a year.

The Faith and Business Summit: Harnessing the Social Capital of our Nation’s Churches will be hosted in the heart of London and kicks off with a networking buffet lunch where delegates can network with likeminded individuals.

This will be followed by a keynote presentation from Bishop Wayne Malcolm, iCAN Community Church and a panel session made up of professionals from the banking, social enterprise and faith sectors including Julie Baker (Head of Enterprise, NatWest Business Banking); Bishop Wayne Malcolm, iCAN Community Church; Pastor Roy Robinson, Church of God of Prophecy; Rev Martin Wheadon, Christian Education Project; Executive Pastor Mulenga Chandra, Revival Christian Church Enfield and Minister Joyce Fletcher, National Women’s Ministry Director (COGOP). The panel session will be facilitated by Sonia Brown MBE (NBWN)

Julie Baker said: “At NatWest we know by working closer with our local communities we will better understand the needs of our customers.
We recently launched our Business Growth Enabler role with the aim of being at the heart of local businesses communities, leading the way with innovative education and networking programmes.

"Alongside our ground breaking Women in Business programme, our partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark and our unique Social and Community Capital charity we have set our sights firmly on supporting those individuals and groups who make the biggest difference, wherever they may be in the UK.

"I thank Sonia and the National Black Women’s Network for the opportunity for us to engage with business owners, faith leaders and those starting their business journey at the same time. It is only with this type of support will we equip our staff with the knowledge for the challenges ahead.”

Sonia Brown MBE commented: “A key purpose of the Summit is to highlight how churches can capitalise on its untapped assets whilst coming together to serve as a template to lead on creating and running successful businesses within their local and international communities.”

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