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Other services available include:

  • mentor scheme development
  • charity leadership development support
  • consultancy for charities requiring support with; organisational development, fundraising strategies (including support with a CSR strategy), mentoring
  • develop your companies CSR/ Sustainability programme
  • bid writing
  • charity startup support
  • social enterprise startup support
  • website development
  • digital content design
  • voice-overs
  • motivational speaking

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“Multi award winning Social Entrepreneur | Passionate about social justice, creativity, innovation”

An experienced Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility, Coaching, and Youth Work. Strong business development professional with a heart for social justice. A born creative with the ability to express artistically through entrepreneurialism and standard artistic avenues.

Experience

September 2016 – Present | Freelance Consultant/ Social Entrepreneur

Projects include:

Charity Consultant (freelance) 

I was responsible for:
– the development of the social enterprise from dormant to active
– the development and implementation of a business plan
– the development and implementation of a workable business model
– the creation of a bespoke mentoring programme for beneficiaries
– re-branding and developing a marketing strategy that fitted the umbrella charities core values
– managing relationships with key stakeholders
– establishing partnerships with businesses and groups that had similar aims
– establishing links with corporate partners
– cementing the social enterprise as one of the core working features of the umbrella charity

CIC Startup Consultant (freelance)

A peer to peer mental health initiative for men. This involved:
– creating a social network and basic app designed for peer support
– creating campaign materials to support users and for distribution on well known social networks
– establishing partnerhips with existing mens mental health groups in the region
– speaking about the impact of mental health at conferences

June 2019 – August 2019 | Consultant | Redeeming Our Communities (ROC)

February 2019 – July 2019 | Creative Director | Seed Studios

My responsibilities in this role include:
– consolidating the vision, values and strategic direction for the charity
– devising and implementing an organisational development plan
– creating a 24 month growth budget and associated fundraising plan – working alongside a social
investor to generate the income to seed fund the development plan
– establishing partnerships with community groups, local authority agencies and services, arts
organisations, political leaders and other key stakeholders
– leading and developing the CSR programme
– establishing and maintaining relationships with funding bodies and major donors
– maintaining the charities operations during the consolidation and development period

February 2008 – September 2016 | Chief Executive | The Joshua Project Trust

My responsibilities in this role included:
– establishing the vision, values and strategic direction for the charity
– setting regular goals and targets for the charity as a whole and individual departments
– establishing partnerships with community groups, local authority agencies and services, schools, the local FE college, the university and other key stakeholders
– leading and developing the CSR programme
– establishing and maintaining relationships with funding bodies and major donors
– leading a staff team and supporting their leadership of a large volunteer team
– campaigning on issues affecting the charities beneficiaries and inputting into local and national policy through direct contact with elected members and peers as well as inclusion in policy review groups
– advocating the work of the charity through public speaking engagements and contribution to relevant publications

Key achievements:

– I developed relationships with major donors who saw the charity as a conduit for their philanthropic activity. This philanthropic activity was linked to the charities turn over and was accessible on an unrestricted basis. The major donors were wealthy individuals, leaders in business as well as members of the aristocracy
– I developed key corporate partnerships with 14 key groups. These included a major financial group, insurance brokers, banks, SMEs, a football club and supermarkets. Approximately 90% of the charities income came from relationships that I fostered with private/ major donors and corporate partners
– In 2010, I launched an appeal (it would now be considered a crowd source fundraising campaign) to raise £70,000 towards the costs of obtaining and refurbishing a former community cinema for use as an education and recreation centre. We achieved our target within a week via private individual pledges, the largest being £20,000
– The charity appeared on the tv programme ‘The Secret Millionaire’ and received £25,000

September 2007 – February 2008 | Project Leader | The Joshua Project Trust

In this period I was seconded for 1 day a week to found and establish the work of the charity. This involved:

– setting a vision, developing the brand and recruiting a management board
– seeking delivery and working space
– establishing community partnerships
– raising seed funding to start the charity
– recruiting, training and deploying a team of volunteers

January 2005 – February 2008 | Youth Development Worker | TLG – the education charity

My role with this charity included:

– working alongside young people who had been excluded or were at risk of exclusion from school to support them towards gaining GCSE equivalent qualifications
– developing a therapeutic creative arts curriculum
– developing and leading an ‘out of hours’ recreational youth programme that included structured activities as well as open youth clubs
– developing a small group mentoring programme
– working alongside the supported housing department supporting homeless young people aged 16 – 25

August 2004 – January 2005

In this role I was responsible for:

– the day to day management of the coffee house and conferencing facility
– managing a small team of staff
– managing the budget inline with the business plan
– establishing a regular customer base for the conferencing facility
– managing stock levels and processing orders
– serving customers
– training staff members
– ensuring that the values of the charity were reflected in the coffee house (which was a social enterprise, part of the charity)
– maintaining a relationship with our main corporate sponsor, Costa

Rich was born to help others and I can think of no better person to lead a Charity.

We worked together on several community projects and his passion and enthusiasm to improve his community and to support and promote those who are vulnerable just shone through like a beacon.

Rich has drive, warmth, gets things done and above all, he is a naturally and gifted leader in his field of work – Gary Horton, Yorkshire Building Society