Third Sector set to Thrive


Ambition and innovation are two themes that will be celebrated at a conference dedicated to charities, social enterprises and third sector organisations next year.

Jon Sparkes
Jon Sparkes

Thrive Third Sector is a collaboration between event management specialist, Mackerel Sky Events, and communications agency, MPAD, and is designed to help third sector organisations thrive, not just survive.

Keynote speaker will be Jon Sparkes, chief executive of national homelessness charity Crisis and former chief operating officer of UNICEF UK.

Rachel Picken, MD of MPAD, said: “We work extensively with charities and third sector organisations in Cornwall and the wider south west, and we are inspired by the motivation, ambition and creativity we see in this sector.

“The charity sector is incredibly important in our region – there are more than 4,000 third sector organisations in Cornwall alone – so we wanted to create an inspiring event with relevant big-thinking content.”

Organisers are continuing to shape speaker slots and content, with sponsorship opportunities still available.

For information about sponsorship packages or speaker opportunities, please contact Rachel Picken or Claire Eason-Bassett.

Thrive Third Sector will take place on Friday, March 13 at Heartlands. To book a ticket, click here.