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New partnership aims to boost social inclusiveness of Gloucestershire businesses

Businesses from around Gloucestershire are being urged to boost their commitment to social responsibility thanks to a new partnership between a networking company and leading charity.

Sterling Networks, who run a number of business networking events in the county have teamed up with leading UK disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

The link came after Sterling's managing director Neil Davis and sales director Tracey Davis visited Gloucestershire House, the Leonard Cheshire care home in Cheltenham.

The partnership will see disability awareness and inclusion being highlighted in each of the 17 networking groups run by Sterling.

Neil Davis said: "We are so impressed by the range of services and programmes that this national charity delivers locally - directly contributing to our local communities, homes and businesses.

"They support people to live as independently as they choose. This partnership has the potential to make a difference within our business community."

Regional Fundraising Executive for Leonard Cheshire, Sarah Grout, said: "Our partnership with Sterling Networks is further proof of just how serious we are about connecting with local businesses and working with them to make a real difference to disabled people in our area.

"With the help of the Sterling network we can reach out and support local businesses to become more inclusive and diverse employers, boost their commitment to social responsibility, share skills and access new talent.

"We are thrilled and proud to be part of such a forward-thinking network."

Sterling Networks are encouraging member and non-member businesses to explore ways in which they can make a difference with Leonard Cheshire and to consider becoming more disability inclusive businesses.

The charity will be featured on their website and showcased at the Sterling Business Expo being held at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester on February 27.

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