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The Only Way is Ethics Conference is coming to Mid Wales in July

L-R: Rifhat Qureshi, Modest Trends London / Andy Middleton, TYF Group / Dai Hankey, Manumit Coffee Roasters

The Team at Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub are holding a virtual conference with a difference next week (Thursday 8th July), in partnership with the Wales Co-operative Centre. Focusing on balancing profit with purpose, ‘The Only Way is Ethics’ aims to encourage businesses to think about implementing a culture shift to create positive change for their employees, communities and the planet.

Running on Thursday 8th July 2021 from 12:00 – 15:00, the conference will feature award-winning speakers including Rifhat Qureshi, founder of Modest Trends London, Andy Middleton, Chief Exploration Officer at TYF Group, and finally Dai Hankey, one of the founding directors of Manumit Coffee Roasters.

In 2019, Rifhat won the award for New Business of the Year at the Welsh SME awards, and more recently, featured as the first Abaya and Hijab store in Oxford Street, London. The brand prides itself on ethical sourcing and community contribution.

Andy is a speaker, innovator and catalyst for large-scale sustainability change. He works on cross-sector projects that reconnect nature, health and wellbeing through education, imagination and enterprise, recalibrating plans and actions to match the challenges their organisations and humanity face.

Manumit Coffee Roasters is a not-for-profit business, formed in 2017 with the sole purpose of providing meaningful employment to survivors of modern slavery in a safe and supportive environment.

Holly Jones, Hub Manager at Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub said: “We’re really excited to be holding this virtual conference with such an important message. Over the course of three hours, we’ll be hearing from some amazing business owners who will be sharing their journey, why they chose to be purpose driven and what difference this makes to their business.”

Wales Co-operative Centre is delighted to be partnering with Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub in hosting this conference.

Martin Downes, Social Entrepreneurship Officer at Wales Co-operative Centre said: “In view of the Climate Emergency and the deep challenges facing our communities as we recover from the pandemic, we want to equip and encourage more businesses to be ethical, environmentally focused and benefitting our communities. This conference is the perfect opportunity to bring people together who want to explore what it means to authentically balance purpose with profit.”

You can register for this excellent virtual conference by searching ‘Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub’ on Eventbrite and selecting ‘search online events.’