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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Parveen Hassan with Midlands Engine,
Conservative Party Conference 
On Monday 30 September, I spent time to learn more about the Midlands Engine developments at the Conservative Party Conference, Manchester. 
The Midlands Engine is committed to unlocking the potential of the Midland’s region for our communities and in partnership with the region’s influential leaders, local authorities, businesses and public sector organisations. The partnership aims to strategically drive and support the economic growth and productivity with a unified voice. 

Post Brexit, the Midlands region will no doubt have great potential for our UK economy and can bring further global successes by driving global trade. 

Parveen Hassan at Midlands Engine, #CPC19 
With much focus on building and promoting our first smart region, a data led, ultra integrated and highly connected region, powered by low carbon energy. Our strategic transport connectivity from road to rail, internationalisation for trade and investment, and innovation and business growth. 

The Midlands Engine has so much to offer and delegates had the opportunity to see the benefits of the partnership chaired by Sir John Peace. 

Parveen Hassan, National Farmers Union Stand,

Conservative Party Conference 
It was a pleasure to spend time with the National Farmers Union, the representative body for agriculture and horticulture in England and Wales at the Conservative Party Conference. We discussed the huge contribution British food and farming makes to the UK economy. Whilst sampling the delicious vanilla, Daresbury dairy ice cream, and backing the campaign to Back British Farming, a stark reminder that food and farming contributes to 122 billion to the UK economy. In the West Midlands region, food and farming contributes to £914 million to the UK economy. 

The agriculture and horticulture industry provides jobs for more than 4 million people. With high standards set globally, our British farmers produce is crucial post Brexit. 

It was interesting to learn the region’s outputs. British food production and farming practices are at the heart of government policy post Brexit, which will assist our British farmers continue to put food on the nation’s tables.

 #BackBritishFarming @NFUpolitical 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Home Secretary Rt Hon Priti Patel MP
and Parveen Hassan 

A pleasant surprise, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP attended the call centre to rally the Conservative Campaigners. It was an opportunity for Conservative activists to hear the views of the Home Secretary and her approach to law and order. 

During the evening after making calls to GOTV, I spoke about my work in the criminal justice sector and inclusion. There was definately synergy! I look forward to meeting again on the campaign trail. 

Monday, 1 July 2019

In July, I was delighted to support Gender Equality Matters launch of Fair Play, the interactive game board created to raise awareness about healthy relationships and domestic abuse. 
Parveen Hassan, and G.E.M.
Fair Play Launch 

Targeted for young people, these two new training tools aimed at  primary and secondary schools, colleges, and professional agencies work through conversations and interaction discussions in a classroom setting. With the Government commitments in ending Domestic Abuse, the innovative game aims to assist and reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences and save lives. 

For further details on how to access the game, contact Gender Equality Matters.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Wendy Morton MP, Parveen &
Chris Heaton-Harris 
It was a pleasure to join Chris Heaton-Harris MP from Daventry Conservative Constituency at the Aldridge-Brownhills Westminster Supper Club. 

Conservative supporters and members joined the evening hosted by Wendy Morton MP. I was delighted to be invited by the host. The afternoon dinner speech contained a lively exchange on Brexit and beyond which included a fundraiser. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Parveen Hassan, 10 Downing Street 
British Muslims and people of Muslim heritage play a vital part to our society and economy so it was a great pleasure to be invited and accept UK Prime Minister, Theresa May Downing Street Eid reception. 

Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Parveen Hassan, 
Downing Street
The event was to mark Eid al-Fitr. As individuals we make a huge contribution to modern Britain through our selfless voluntary and community service, public service, and as business founders. 

We work to support, encourage and mentor others, it was wonderful to share my work with the  Secretary of State, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the impact British Muslims make. 

Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP
& Parveen Hassan 
The Secretary of State also thanked us for the continuous work we deliver amongst communities across the country on inclusion and diversity. 

Parveen Hassan, and Surwat Sohail, CEO Roshni 
I was delighted to support Roshni to mark its 40 year celebrations conference in tackling domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based abuse, at the Millenium Point, West Midlands. 

It’s crucial to support the women charity sector and their vital services to address  all forms of violence against women and girls. Roshni is a registered charity, operating for over 30 years is devoted to providing support for South Asian women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence, forced marriage and honour based abuse. 

The refuge supports South Asian women from many countries including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal,  Sri Lanka. The refuge provides safe emergency accommodation, for women and children fleeing these horrific crimes. And assesses the needs and vulnerabilities of abused women and support them from the initial steps of leaving an abusive relationship through to starting a new life in a new home. 

Working with the CEO, and team, the conference consisted of speakers and experts in the field from academia, charities, law enforcement and government. 

Roshni, BCC, Parveen, WMP
The event highlighted collaboration, best practice with strategic partners and front line service providers to further develop an overall West Midlands strategy which provides a co-ordinated response in supporting victims experiencing forced marriage and honour based violence. 

Roshni also aimed to launch a range of new and exciting projects supporting victims of forced marriage and honour based violence including a helpline for referrals.