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Case Studies and Reports

At Time & Talents we are proud of our record in the Westminster community. All of our projects are set up and managed by us from start to finish, and deliver consistently high standards of support to those in need. Here you can find more information about some of our recent work.

For an update of last year’s successes, view our PDF icontt_impact_report_2015_highres_l.pdf

Brown forman's 'Introduction to Marketing' workshop

Brown forman's 'Introduction to Marketing' workshop

Effective marketing is an important tool for securing funding in a difficult economic climate. On 9 September 2015, Brown Forman ran a free ‘Introduction to Marketing’ workshop, attended by staff and volunteers from 10 different community organisations.

The workshop was delivered by Sophia Angelis, Director of Marketing Capabilities, and Laurence Miklichansky-Maddocks, Director BBI Europe. Time & Talents received immediate positive feedback about the content and style of the workshop, as well as the enthusiasm with which knowledge was shared.

The workshop was specifically tailored to our community partners and covered many of the key issues affecting this client group – tips and hints on carrying out research with little to no budget were particularly praised.  The event provided an excellent opportunity for participants to access expert advice, share best practice and open dialogue with other community representatives; they all enjoyed the day and gained valuable information and insights.

Business Outcomes

Business Outcomes

  • Professional skill development including leadership, communication and presentation

  • 100% of volunteers enjoyed the experience

  • Improved appreciation of needs within the community

ELGIN PRESCHOOL

ELGIN PRESCHOOL

Elgin Pre-School

Community Impact

Community Impact

  • Provision of expertise otherwise unavailable to charities

  • 100% of attendees agreed the workshop added value to their service provision

  • Estimated training cost savings of £250 per person

Elgin Pre-School is a community playgroup managed by a voluntary committee, which includes parents of children attending. The pre-school is situated in a community centre in the Harrow Road area of the City of Westminster. There is a paved, securely-fenced play area and a playground near the setting which are used daily for outdoor play.

On 31 October, a team of nine volunteers from Proximity London transformed the stairwell at the nursery. They first painted the base and then got very creative by drawing and painting a themed design of the four seasons, using their skills to create bespoke imagery for the children. 

Complete transformation!! Very, very, professionally done, it has given the children a lot to see and talk about which results in better earning. Thank you!"

Manager
Elgin Pre-School

Business Outcomes

Business Outcomes

  • Good teambuilding experience and understanding of the local community
  • Opportunity to spend time with a new client group and give back to the community
  • Increased awareness of PwC and enhanced reputation

Community Impact

Community Impact

  • Improved garden facilities, making it pleasant to use and easier to access.
  • Service users feel valued by volunteers spending time to improve their environment.
  • The most food ever collected in one day!

 

DECC EMPLOYABILITY WORKSHOP WITH THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER

Ten Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) volunteers visited the City of Westminster College (CWC) to deliver an employability talk to Level 2 and 3 Science students. The students were given information on various roles within DECC and learned more about how they could get involved.

The students received really useful advice from the Department of Energy and Climate Change – mock interviews were held and they were given tips on how to conduct themselves and answer questions,” explained Louise Rochford, Careers Adviser for CWC.

“They really helped the students to think about what skills, qualities and experience they actually have and how those things would be beneficial for them to discuss as part of a job application or interview. Little things such as playing football or volunteering at a local youth club, are actually really significant and important to mention.”

BUSINESS OUTCOMES

BUSINESS OUTCOMES

  • 83% of respondents said that they improved their communication skills through volunteering
  • 100% of respondents said volunteering was a good teambuilding experience
  • 71% said they improved their mentoring and coaching skills

The students that were there enjoyed the session - I think it’s really beneficial for them to have companies come and give them tips on their CVs and interview techniques for when they prepare for work."      

Louise Rochford
Careers Advisor

 

community impact

community impact

  • Unique extracurricular opportunity for students that they wouldotherwise not have access to
  • Increased employability skills for 60 young people
  • Increased awareness of opportunities in the public sector

 

PWC GARDENING AND FOODBANK AT WALTERTON AND ELGIN COMMUNITY HOMES

Volunteer Team - PWC

Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH) is a resident-controlled housing association in Westminster that was set up by residents who campaigned against the sale of their homes to private developers. It is now a sterling example of how resident control can not only revitalise the physical environment of run-down estates, but also create sustainable and inclusive communities from the bottom up.

A team of 13 volunteers from leading accountancy firm, PwC, transformed WECH’s community gardens, making them clean, tidy and beautiful for residents and visitors to enjoy. They carried out weeding, pruning and clearing. In addition to the gardening, the volunteers ran a food collection session for the local food bank. Some of the team worked to collect food at a local Sainsbury’s and a Co-operative, while others sorted the goods and handed them out to those in need. This activity secured a vital resource for the community, bringing in the most food they had ever received in one day.

business outcomes

business outcomes

  • Good teambuilding experience and understanding of the local community
  • Opportunity to spend time with a new client group and give back to the community
  • Increased awareness of PwC and enhanced reputation

We were all exhausted at the end of it, but had a really great day!

Volunteer Team Leader
PWC

community impact

community impact

  • Improved garden facilities, making it pleasant to use and easier to access
  • Service users feel valued by volunteers spending time to improve their environment
  • The most food ever collected in one day