Radiant and Brighter

pheonaRadiant and Brighter is a fantastic community interest company which helps individuals to become their very best with career counselling, employment support, mentoring sessions and intensive workshops. It is run by the amazing Pheona Matovu, who will share her story over the coming months.

Radiant and Brighter Community aims to;
Increase and promote opportunities for minority groups and individuals
Expand culture awareness within the local structures and communities
Bridge the gap between mainstream organisations, businesses and communities
Raise awareness of opportunities available to the local community
Promote an asset based approach which recognises the potential of individuals and groups
Promote equality and diversity

Services delivered include;
Employability training and support for Minority groups and individuals
Business Start-up training and support for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and
Bespoke Business to Business Training on equality and diversity, community engagement, leadership, and cross-culture communication.

The organisation has a success rate of 75% of clients going into full time education, employment or business start-up. Since setting up in 2013, over 400 people from BME communities have been reached through our programmes and services.

Following the successful launch of The Radiant and Brighter Communities annual event, sponsored and hosted by RBS in Edinburgh in 2014, this year’s event is being brought to Glasgow!

This event, which presents a great networking opportunity with people from all walks of life, aims to bridge the gap between mainstream organisations, businesses and the local community with particular emphasis to Minority Ethnic Communities. This year we will be celebrating, promoting and encouraging diversity. We believe embracing diversity will unlock the potential within our communities and enable higher value contributions for a socially and economically richer, stronger and healthier Scotland.

Through guest speakers and panel discussions, focus will be on the skills, talents, qualifications and abilities of different groups and communities. We will be asking the question; “Does embracing diversity make our communities and structures healthier and more sustainable?

The event will have Government representation and will also have representation from The Lord Provost’s office.

Confirmed Speakers
Margaret Gibson -Chief Executive Womens Enterprise Scotland (WES)

Ben Nevo -Medical Consultant NHS

Chimezie Umeh -Executive Director Baseline 360 Ltd

David Bates -Regional Manager Marks and Spencer

Ima Jackson -Lecturer School of Health and Life Sciences GCU

Sergeant Kurt Anderson -Police Scotland Recruitment

Twimukye Mushaka -Fieldwork Development Officer The Poverty Alliance

The event will take place on:
Friday, September 4, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Glasgow City Chambers
George Square
G2 1DU Glasgow City
United KingdomTo book your place, go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radiant-and-brighter-communities-2015-celebrating-diversity-registration-12322148879

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