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Celebrating our Trustees!

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As we start the new year we are delighted to welcome Colin Francis to our board of trustees.

Colin steps onto the board as we have bid farewell to Georgina Thomas who is moving on to support another charity.

We thank Georgina for many years of support and guidance, especially concerning our courses’ evaluation, review and planning. Georgina is a fierce supporter of Women in Business and was the keynote speaker at our IWD Celebration in 2023 and partying with us at our recent 40th Anniversary party as you can tell in our main picture. Georgina will be a huge asset for her next non-executive position and we wish her well.

Colin joins our board bringing with him experience in digital sales and entrepreneurial success. Joining the board at a time when digital skills are of paramount importance to any small business owner.

Colin is CEO, co-founder, and Director of LabCycle – a company pioneering the circular economy for laboratory plastic waste. Raising just over £400K from equity funding, government grants and NHS funding in the last 15 months, he drives partnerships, fundraising and strategy. Additionally, Colin is equipped with over 8 years sales experience and has previously been an associate lecturer in Business at the University of Surrey.

He aims to provide a fresh perspective to the charity as a young entrepreneur, with the view to contribute to asset maximisation, workshops, bid writing, investment & digital skills delivery.

We are immensely grateful for the support we receive from our board of trustees, all professional people who volunteer their nous to help us deliver value to our service users. Later this year we will be recruiting other trustees to help us as we evolve in the digital era.

If you wish to support us as we develop our offerings and help to make the digital assets work for local people then please do get in touch.

We are particularly interested in new board members who come with:

  • Digital skills
  • Film and Virtual Production experience
  • Education Knowledge
  • Legal and accounting skills

This guidance explains the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, and what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently.

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, a charity’s management and administration. They play a very important role, almost always unpaid, in a sector that contributes significantly to the character and well-being of the country.

Trusteeship can be rewarding for many reasons – from a sense of making a difference to the charitable cause to new experiences and relationships. It’s also likely to be demanding of your time, skills, knowledge and abilities. You can read more about responsibilities on the Gov.uk Page

If you would like to discuss joining our board please complete our general enquiry form and we will get in touch.

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