PROJECTS

 

2010-12

  • Enterprise First :  New Enterprise Allowence Programme on the Isle of Wight   portfolio of 50 + clients
  • Learning Links – A taste of Enterprise – Traning for self-employment
  • Woman’s Wisdom : 1-1 coaching for Women on Probation – supporting 25+ women at any time
  • Inside Out – 12 week course leading ex offenders on pathways to education & employment
  • West Itchen Community Trust : running courses ,coaching and Enterprise networking clubs in Inner city Southampton Monthly events – 100 + clients
  • – Development of Social enterprise project with Southampton Solent University Employability & Enterprise team

2008-2010

  •  ‘A Taste of Enterprise’  105 clients 59% of clients went forward to start up in business and continued to trade after 6 months.
  • SEED Community Coaching 18 month project working with 120 clients 87% of whom moved forward with Self employment /employment or education & training

2009-10

  • Delivery of Enterprise ‘Boot Camps’ for NFGE  at universities across the UK

2006-10

  •  Pre –start support within Enterprise Gateway – 4 yrs

2005-08

  • Rural Business Grants programme and European trans-regional business development exchange programme for women (48 Businesses) Exchange of skills and information between IOW & NI

2005-09

  • Specialist training for creative industries (CIBAS) – 10 courses run
  • Business Link Wessex work4yourself programme. Specialist support for women returners – won National award 24 month programme – 500 women completed the programme over 50% went on to start a business

                                                            

Member of IOW Leader+ management group

1992-2006

  • Shell UK LiveWIRE National finalists in both in 1996 / 97 Regional award winners in 1996,1997,1999 & 2002

2002 -04

  • Wight Wheels-an innovative wheels 2 work project providing transport in rural areas – acknowledged in a national publication as ‘best practice’ supported 60 clients over 2 yrs

2002  – 2005

  • Enterprising Rural Woman / Rural Roverprogrammes funded through ESF / SRB Programmes  100 grants issued – 250 businesses supported

2001

  • Co – ordinator  & Business Development of IOW Farmers Market (25 businesses)

1996-2001

  • PYBT Advisor co-ordinator IOW. (Volunteer) recruiting, training and managing a team of 50+ volunteer  mentors.

2000

  • Wight Mentoring  Recruitment & training of 64 local volunteer business mentors

1997-2000

  • Co – ordinator STEP undergraduate placement programme – National finalist 1999

1996 -2000

  • Coming Home – undergraduate support & management training, graduate recruitment & repatriation. work experience & management training for 50 Students

1996-2000

  • Enterprising Island Youth.(SRB funded) Personal & business development programme for young people, Specialist support for hard to help groups, single parents, ex-offenders etc. 3 yr programme 150 clients assisted

1995 – 2004

Business Link Isle of Wight providing business counselling & start up training

1992 -1995

  • Youth Enterprise Development/ Counsellor. Isle of Wight Enterprise    Agency working closely with LIVEwire & PYBT