Leaders series: building relationships with business

Our new series of breakfast briefings provides an essential opportunity to explore critical issues affecting civil society organisations and their work.

Created specifically for CEOs and senior staff, these exclusive interactive sessions are led by our expert partners and speakers. You’ll get the chance to share experiences with peers and explore critical issues affecting CSOs. Places are strictly limited to ensure that delegates are able to get the most out of the session.

The second series, Building relationships with business, focuses on how CSOs can build strategic and effective partnerships with business.

Building relationships with business

These two breakfast briefings will support INGO leaders to transform the relationship between their organisations and business.

Guided by Caplor Horizons Executive Director, Ian Williams, and expert speakers. You'll explore how to best create, develop and sustain collaborative relationships with the private sector that result in genuine shared value for both parties.

You'll learn how to create synergies with business. Find out how working shoulder to shoulder with responsible businesses can be a more potent force for change, helping your organisation tackle some of its greatest challenges.

Who is it for?

For experienced, senior professionals with responsibility for leading their organisation’s relationship with business. It is particularly suitable for CEOs, senior managers, board members and those involved in developing partnerships, who wish to build deeper, longer-term strategic relationships with business.

What you will learn

By the end of the series you'll be able to:

  • Explain the latest trends in private sector collaboration to colleagues
  • Confidently create effective relationships with businesses
  • Develop a strategy to sustain collaborations across different sectors to achieve greater impact


Session 1: Starting effective relationships with businesses – setting sail

Friday 7 July 2017, 8.00am – 11.30am

In this session you will:

  • Explore leadership preferences for creating collaboration
  • Discuss top tips for engaging with business
  • Learn from business leaders on their experience with cross-sector partnerships

Session 2: Strengthening relationships with businesses – navigating the waters

TBC, 8.00am – 10.30am

In this session you will:

  • Explore leadership preferences for sustaining collaborations
  • Discuss best practice examples of long-term strategic partnerships
  • Learn from experts in charity-business collaborations on what makes for successful, long-term collaborations

Course prices

Band 1


Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.


off if you book early*


off multiple bookings*

Event dates

In order to get the members' price, you will need to log in.

Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

25 places remaining


Ian Williams
Caplor Horizons

Executive Director of Caplor Horizons

Hannah Newcomb

Hannah is a Corporate Social Responsibility specialist. She has managed a multi-million-pound portfolio of CSR projects and led strategic partnerships with NGOs including Oxfam, CARE International UK and The One Foundation.

David Barnes

David is DTTL global managing director of Public Policy, with responsibility for developing Deloitte's relationships with senior stakeholders. David has extensive experience of partnerships with NGOs and a keen interest in international development.

John Berry
Cognition Agency

John is the chair of Cognition Agency, a digital marketing business. He has other senior roles in businesses and is substantially involved with voluntary organisations such as Vennture and Caplor Horizons.


Deloitte UK
Hill House, 1 Little New Street
United Kingdom