Date of release: Monday, October 27, 2014

Russell Profitt MBEThe ways in which ‘marginalised’ and ‘socially excluded’ members of local communities can start to reap the rewards of regeneration will be explored in a special seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Russell Profitt MBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Greenwich Inclusion Project, and a former Head of the Peckham Partnership, will be speaking in a free event at the Greenwich Campus on Thursday 20 November.

In Regeneration - Problem or Panacea? he will consider how tourism, technology and other economic development opportunities should work to the benefit of all, with a particular emphasis on the process of urban regeneration currently under way in Woolwich.

Mr Profitt was awarded an MBE for his work regenerating communities in Peckham. With a background in teaching, he was instrumental in advancing the campaign for fair political representation for women and black and ethnic minority communities in the 1970s and 1980s. He has a wealth of management experience within local councils and also works as a communities consultant.

The seminar has been organised by the Economic Development Resource Centre, part of the university’s Business School. It takes place in the Stephen Lawrence Building, Room SL101.

Registration is essential and places can be booked here:

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Picture:Russell Profitt MBE.