University's entrepreneurial experts share expertise at CSR showcase

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Wednesday 05 February 2014

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Coventry University’s Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) is lending its support to the 2014 UK CSR and Sustainability Showcase at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on Tuesday 11 February.

The IAE is funding a limited number of tickets to attend this inaugural event, which will highlight the positive business benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by bringing together both seasoned and new practitioners to share, network, learn and exhibit.

Speakers include national business leaders from Carillion, the Co-operative Group, High Speed 2, Tata Technologies and others with exhibitors attending from the energy sector, charity, the environment, social housing and business growth and development.

The IAE will also be sharing its Open Innovation Programme with delegates at the conference. This European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supported initiative is a business support package devised to match up the innovative ideas of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the corporate might of larger organisations to bring benefits to both parties – and to the economy.

Louise Marjoram, senior project manager from the IAE, said:

We are delighted to align with the CSR and Sustainability Showcase. It’s a great opportunity to learn what corporate social responsibility is all about or to top up existing knowledge.

CSR is increasing as a business philosophy for doing good and also as a competitive differentiator when it comes to reputation building, attracting and retaining new employees and establishing sustainable business practices.

Many corporates have a well-established and evolving approach to CSR which they will share at the showcase so we see this event as a great platform for small and medium sized businesses to not only learn from this but to share what they are doing too.

The 2014 UK CSR and Sustainability Showcase, which is being organised by Longden Ltd and Camden 360 Communications, takes place from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 11 February 2014. 

Further information can be found at or by contacting Annette Gann (m: 07415 864429; e: or Carole Longden (t: 07774 424404; e:

The IAE funded tickets can be booked online at

For further information, please contact Mark Farnan, communications assistant, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7765 8245 or email

Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship
The Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship works closely with both large organisations and SMEs to promote innovation and widen participation in entrepreneurship programmes.

Further information on the IAE is available on its website or by contacting Louise Marjoram, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd on 07974 984283 or email