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
"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."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""