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Building Effectiveness 2017

The first Building Effectiveness programme delivered by HCF Training and Development. It was supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Will Hobhouse (High Sheriff in 2017) and delivered in partnership with the Cranfield Trust.

Congratulations to all 10 participants who completed the 2017 programme. All worked hard to make significant changes that aim to make their organisations stronger, more effective and sustainable. The 2017 organisations who completed the programme were:
Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North
CVS Broxbourne & East Herts
Grove Cottage Bishop's Stortford Mencap
HACRO
Headway Hertfordshire
Herts Inclusive Theatre
Herts Young Homeless
Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers
Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Watford FC's Community Sports & Education Trust
View this film of the participants talking about their experience of Building Effectiveness: https://youtu.be/p203zRKD2C4

You can also download our portfolio of case studies from Building Effectiveness 2017
HCFT BE Building Effectiveness 2017 Case Studies
HCFT BE Building Effectiveness 2017 Case Studies


High Sheriff Awards 8th March 2018

At the High Sheriff Awards on Thursday 8th March 2018 the winner and runner up for the 2017 Building Effectiveness Programme were announced. Congratulations to:

Winner: Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers

Runner-up: Watford FC's Community Sports & Education Trust

Emma Power, Scheme Manager for Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers:
"We entered into the Building Effectiveness programme full of ideas and with opportunities in place – not expecting to achieve anywhere near what we have in the last twelve months. I had no idea there would be a ‘winner’ and we are over the moon with the generous donation! In true Building Effectiveness spirit I hope to make use of the donation to further develop our sustainability into the future.
Personally, it has been an incredible learning curve for me, which I have thoroughly enjoyed! From Will’s ‘just get on with it’ attitude, Henry’s fabulous insight into branding to Sue’s training and support.
In a hectic year filled with challenges the ‘time out’ at Will’s house provided time to think and learn from my peers – thank you Will, Sarah and Dawn for facilitating these meetings.
We now find ourselves in a more sustainable position with two shops open and the lottery bid in place - looking forward to a year where we focus on the services we provide to families rather than ‘surviving’
Thank you all for helping us achieve this."

Henry Holland-Hibbert, Home-Start's business mentor:
"Great result Home-Start team and well deserved. Your enthusiasm makes it all worthwhile. All the best!"

Sue Pearlman, their HCF advisor:
"It was a real privilege to meet such a committed, energetic and enthusiastic people... I'm so pleased for you all. You deserved to win!"

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