Ingol’s Intact Centre featured in The Parliamentary Review

Posted on - 28th March, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Ingol, Preston News
Bill and Denise at Mansion House, London
Bill and Denise at London’s Mansion House for the launch of the latest edition of The Parliamentary Review

The Intact Centre in Ingol has been recognised in The Parliamentary Review for its role as a learning tool to the public and private sector.


Intact, which is short for Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust, was featured in the latest edition of the publication, which shares best practice among policymakers and business leaders.

The charity was approached last year by Lord Pickles, co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review, about being featured in the Review as an example of best practice.

The result is a 1,000-word article demonstrating how Intact has become an outstanding leader in its field, and how it has responded to challenges within the sector.

Chair of Intact Bill Shannon said: “I have no idea how he heard of us, but it really is very exciting to realise that awareness of Intact, and what we do, has reached all the way to Westminster.”

Earlier this month, Bill and Chief Executive Denise Hartley MBE attended a reception in London for the launch of this year’s Review.

Denise at Mansion House, London, for the launch of the latest edition of The Parliamentary Review
Denise at the London launch

Denise said: “We are delighted to be involved in this year’s Parliamentary Review and we hope our story is read widely.

“Whilst we are wholly and proudly independent of parliament and the government of the day we tried to get across the message that whilst our short term income is secure – thanks to our funders – these are difficult times for the voluntary sector as a whole.”

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Co-chaired by Lord Blunkett and Lord Eric Pickles, The Parliamentary Review is known as a bastion of political insight, serving as a guide to industry best practice.

In her foreword, the Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss, states that “commerce and free exchange are the engine room of prosperity and social mobility” and that she is “determined to tackle the forces who want to hold that back”.

Lord Pickles, has praised this edition of the Review as one of the most comprehensive yet. He said that as Britain undergoes changes, it is “essential that politicians have a firm understanding of the challenges with which British organisations must contend”.

To view Intact’s article, visit The Parliamentary Review website.

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What do you think about Intact being recognised in this way? Do you use the charity’s services? Let us know in the comments.

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