Southport economy boosted by conference for leading UK mutual
24th June 2013
Benenden health, one of the UK’s leading mutual healthcare providers will set up its annual conference in Southport this week bringing with it an estimated boost to the local economy in the region of £200,000.
The conference will see over 500 guests visiting the town, including more than 350 delegates who are nominated from benenden health’s extensive UK-wide branch network. Delegates will be coming together to debate a wide range of issues relating to the organisation at Southport’s Theatre and Convention Centre on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June.
This year’s conference will also welcome special guest speaker, Ashley Brooks, NHS National Patient Champion who will speak on the challenges facing UK patients today.
Renė Fraoli, Society Secretary at benenden health said: ‘Our annual conference is always a great opportunity for our members to come together to make decisions on the future of the organisation. It also gives them the chance to engage with Benenden Health’s management team and get directly involved in how our business is run.
‘Mutuality is the very essence of our organisation and this is why it is vital that we have our members at the core of the decision-making process. In 1905 our founder, Charles Garland had a vision of an organisation based on the principles of mutuality and this spirit still exists as much as ever over 100 years later.
‘We look forward to spending time once again in Southport – having fond memories of our centenary conference in the town back in 2005 – and we’re glad our presence will have a positive financial benefit to the local economy’.