Join TechWest.London and Upstream on Thursday 28 March 2019 at Huckletree West for networking and a panel discussion on different live applications of Blockchain Technology.

Our speaker panel includes:
Alecia Esson, Founder and Director, Nxsteps Group Ltd (Chair)
Derek Myers, Director, Beond – speaking about the Zero Carbon Project
Nigel Smith, Head of Product and Propositions, HSBC – one of the first banks to conduct a commercial trade finance transaction on blockchain
Sukhi Jutla, Founder and COO, MarketOrders

The gathering takes place in one of West London’s tech hot spots – Hucktletree West. Huckletree is a workspace accelerator bringing together a diverse, disruptive community of startups, scaleups, innovation teams and global brands – all powered by the belief that collaboration is key to building a successful business. A place where “creativity meets talent and curiosity inspires innovation”.

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Join us for the first the first Park Royal Business Group Breakfast Forum of 2019 at The Castle; a hidden gem situated right next to North Acton tube station. These morning events gather Park Royal businesses to discuss specific issues that affect Park Royal.

The February session will focus on HS2 and the design planned for the Old Oak station. The new station is projected to be the biggest sub-surface station ever to be built in the UK at around 1 kilometre in length and 20 metres below ground level.

Rob Avery, Senior Project Manager for Old Oak Station, Hs2
More speakers to be announced soon!

For more information about WLB/PRBG networking, please contact Clarence at or on 020 8607 2500.

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Carers Network are recruiting for the following roles

Carers Service Manager

Volunteer Development Officer

Carers Service Manager Advert Volunteer Development Officer advert

Click the images above for the full adverts and links to apply for the role

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Monday 25th February 2019

Volunteer Development Officer: 
week commencing 4th March 2019
Carers Services Manager: week beginning 11th March 2019

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What is Funds Online?

It’s a database with over 8,000 funders with the potential to give away billions of pounds overall to organisations and individuals. By subscribing, either as an organisation or an individual, fundraising suddenly becomes that much easier with access to funding from grant-making charities, companies, and statutory sources (including central and local government and the EU) all at the click of a button.


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Ascent is a pan-London project that provides front-line services as well as support to organisations working with those affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.

This second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence through an offer of free training.

Please share this email with organisations that may be interested – this includes statutory services, homelessness organisations, and housing associations, as well as VAWG services.

Click on the name of the training to register now.

Perfecting the Pitch, delivered by Women’s Resource Centre, 7th February 2019, N7 9DP
Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, delivered by Respect, 20th February, Amnesty International EC2A 3EA
Helping Survivors Access Family Law Legal Aid, delivered by Rights of Women, Tuesday 26th February 2019, Barking IG11
Thursday, 21 March 2019, London N1
Harmful Practices, delivered by Women and Girls Network, 27th February 2019, London
Joining the Dots Between Governance, Trustees, and Fundraising, delivered by Women’s Resource Centre, 28th February 2019, N7 9DP
Better Engagement with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse, delivered by Respect, 19th March 2019, Amnesty International EC2A 3EA
Deeds and Words: The Women’s Sector Creating Change, delivered by Women’s Resource Centre, 21st March 2019, W1U 3AJ


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I am chairing an independent commission, set up by H&F Council, looking at policing and crime in Hammersmith and Fulham.  We are presently at the evidence gathering stage and want to hear your views on what we should be focussing on over the coming months before we report back to the Council and the Police with recommendations for action.

A ‘call for written evidence’ is a request for views, opinions and research that can help to inform a commission’s discussions and deliberations, and its conclusions and recommendations at the end of the evidence gathering process.

What the commission wants to know is what most concerns residents and organisations about crime and policing in the borough and why.  What is your experience of crime and policing and what do you think needs to be done to tackle it in H&F?

This is the link to the article announcing the launch of the Commission on the H&F website:

If you want to submit written evidence to the Commission, please send an email to

setting out your views, opinions and/or any research that you think will assist the Commission by 10 February. Your submission for evidence is important to us, as we want to take a holistic and comprehensive approach to tackle crime in our borough.

Kind regards,
Adam Matan OBE
Chair, Policing and Crime Commission

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Emotional Intelligence for Managers and Leaders

Did you know research now shows us how managers and leaders’ moods and actions have enormous impact on those they lead?
  • The job of the manager/leader
  • Defining emotional intelligence and its relevance and importance to the role
  • Identifying and applying the relevant key competencies
  • Understanding your own emotional temperament and behaviours
  • The challenge of self-management
  • Good moods, good work
  • Different styles of leadership
  • What we mean by coaching skills
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Emotional intelligence for managers: five key areas

Emotional intelligence seems to be a bit of a buzzword or common phrase nowadays – but what does it even mean? To some, it may be seen as soft skills, a bit wishy washy and not worth serious attention. But according to the experts, it’s essential if you want to succeed as a manager.
See key areas



Essential Presentation Skills

Of all the things you have to do in your career, is public speaking among the most nerve-wracking?
  • Tips for structuring presentations
  • Techniques to help you deliver a talk
  • Discuss how to handle the nerves and keep your audience’s attention
  • Identify areas to improve and actions
  • Impromptu and prepared speeches
  • Content of your speech: objectives, preparation, structure and delivery
  • Timing, nerves, body language, rapport with audience, visuals and listening
  • Practice session and feedback
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Take the pain out of presentations: five top tips

It is most people’s experience that being asked to make a presentation gives you a stomach lurching shock and a feeling of fear that according to experts is right up there in the list of the universal ten worst human fears. So take comfort, if this is how you feel, you are not alone.
See top tips

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Our next event in London will offer over 300 delegate training places so that all small charities, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining. This training day is part of the Small Local Charities and Community Groups Training Programme.

Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

  • Venue: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
  • Time: 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15-09:45)

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking.

Quick Link: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Quick Link: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Quick Link: Thursday 7th February 2019

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Charity Commission News is sent to all registered charities and trustees 4 times a year.

This edition includes:

  • check and update your details before submitting the annual return
  • changes to public display names on the charity register
  • quality and transparency has fallen in charity accounts
  • charities should get ready for Making Tax Digital for Value Added Tax (MTD VAT)
  • the importance of safeguarding and protecting people
  • keeping in touch with us

Read Charity Commission News issue 62 on our website.

If you are the contact for a charity please forward this email to your trustees.


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