Posted on 1st November 2018
12th-16th November is Trustees Week
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees come from all walks of life and have a range of skills including HR, IT, business planning and general life experience. Being a trustee gives you the opportunity to help a charity grow and develop. It also looks good on your CV as it shows that you are using your skills to make a difference in the community. Paula Nicholson is one of our trustees. She explains what she gets out of being a trustee of MSVA:
“My career has given me a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of people. I have worked in industry, in market research; in the Civil Service running inner city benefit offices and working on policy development for disabled people in the Department of Health; and finally running my own consultancy business. I get great satisfaction using skills learned in the workplace to benefit the voluntary sector and from working with a great bunch of people”
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people to get involved and make a difference. Most charities have vacancies on their trustee board. If you want to find out how you can get involved take a look at the volunteering page on the MSVA website: www.msva.org.uk
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."