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East Staffordshire South StaffordshireTamworth Borough
Newcastle-under-LymeStaffordshire Moorlands

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Annual Conference 2014

Wednesday 30th April at the Staffordshire County Showground.

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Annual Conference

Thursday 25th April at Keele Hall

This years Voluntary Sector Annual Conference will take on a similar feel to previous years with guest speakers, exhibition stands and workshops on a variety of topics.

We are delighted that Kevin Curley, Voluntary Sector Advisor and former CEO of NAVCA has confirmed as guest speaker of the day.

Conference Agenda

  • 09:30am – Welcome and Coffee
  • 10.00am – Opening Speech by Terry Crowe, Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent
  • 10.10am – VAST Chair of Trustees – Neil Dawson
  • 10:20am – VAST Chief Executive – Sajid Hashmi
  • 10:30am – Guest Speaker – Kevin Curley (former NAVCA CEO)
  • 11:15am – Coffee and Refreshments
  • 11:30am – Q & A Session (see below)
  • 12:30pm – Lunch and Networking
  • 13:30pm – Workshops (see below)
  • 14:30pm – Coffee and Refreshments
  • 14:45pm – Workshops (repeated)
  • 16:00pm – Close

Q & A Session

The Q and A Session at the conference is the opportunity to ask our panel questions relating to their field of expertise. The panel this year includes:

  • Kevin Curley – Former NAVCA CEO and Voluntary Sector Advisor
  • Jacqui McKinlay – Director for Customer Services and Communications Staffordshire County Council
  • Tony Oakman – Director, Stoke City Council
  • Dr Andrew Bartlam – Clinical Accountable Officer of Stoke-on-Trent CCG
  • Geraint Griffiths – Deputy Chief Executive, Staffordshire & Stoke Partnership NHS Trust
  • Gareth Snell – Leader of Newcastle Borough Council


The following workshops will run twice throughout the afternoon so you will have the opportunity to attend two sessions.

  • Understanding Outcomes
  • Social Media (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Love thy Tender (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Funding
  • How to Attract Volunteers (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Your Health in your Hands – Lifestyle session (14.45 Session Available)

For further information please contact our Marketing Department at marketing@vast.org.uk or by telephone on 01782 683030.