The Saffron Group consists of Lancashire South Asian business and Charity leaders, who meet regularly in Blackburn with Darwen, to discuss how they can celebrate diversity in a way that brings communities and businesses closer together. Their latest project is to hold an engaging activity event at Blackburn Youth Zone.
Taking place on the evening of 6 March, the “Saffron Superheroes” event will bring together a diverse range of individuals and businesses, with the aim of breaking down cultural divides and barriers in the local and wider business community. Members of The Saffron Group, which includes leaders from a number of high profile Lancashire businesses, have assumed identities as superheroes that best suit their personalities for the event.
Raz Mohammed, a member of the Saffron Group and CEO of Blackburn Youth Zone, said: “The Saffron Group is more about relationships than business. We’re trying to bring like-minded business people together to help better engage with the diverse community we have here in Lancashire. Through informal events, we want to break down the cultural barriers that exist, in both the business and wider community and make a difference in the community through projects like the Youth Zone.
The Saffron Group recently challenged business leaders in the local community to a ten-pin bowling competition, which proved a great success as relationships were formed in a more casual and social environment.
Continued Raz: “Our event at Blackburn Youth Zone on 6 March is open to any business in the Lancashire community that wants to have a fun, activity-filled evening. I encourage businesses and business leaders in the local and wider community to get in contact with me and come to the event, whether as a participant or an observer.”