Tags: Online Gambling Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has reported a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, saying it was reaping the benefits of the £16m invested in technology and product development over the year. 11th February 2019 | By contenteditor Finance GiG hails investment drive as revenue climbs in 2018 Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has reported a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, saying it was reaping the benefits of the £16m invested in technology and product development over the year.Operating revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 amounted to €151.4m, up from €120.4m in 2017.EBITDA was also up 28% year-on-year to €16.1m. However, when excluding one-off costs incurred during the fourth quarter, this figure stands some €1.8m higher at €18.9m for the full year.“After investing around €16m into tech and product development in 2018, we have now closed the circle and are offering products and services across all major verticals in the iGaming value chain,” GiG CEO Robin Reed said.However this increased investment in its offering contributed to the company posting a post-tax loss of €21.0m for the year, largely resulting from depreciation and amortisation of assets, which incurred an additional €20.0m in costs, and impairment charges of €13.7m. All impairment charges were incurred in Q4, as was €5.4m of depreciation and amortisation-related costs, which saw GiG post a Q4 loss of €16.1m for the three-month period.Looking beyond these costs, Q4 revenue was a record-equalling €39.9m, though this remained flat from Q4 2017, when the record was originally set. This total was up 7% on a quarter-on-quarter basis.Q4 revenue was driven by growth within GiG’s B2C segment where revenue hit an all-time high of €25.8m, up 2% on the same period last year. Media revenue also reached a record €8.7m in the quarter, while in contrast, B2B revenue fell 9% year-on-year to €16.4m in Q4.GiG noted that a further decrease in employee numbers helped cut operating expenses by 8% quarter-on-quarter in the period.EBITDA in the quarter amounted to €5m, down 36% on €7.9m in Q4 of 2017, but this was impacted by the one-off cost of €1.8m. Excluding this, EBIDTA for Q4 totalled €6.9m.However, restructuring in the B2C segment during the quarter impacted EBIT with a non-cash impairment of €13.7m, while“In Q4, we matched our previous all-time-high in revenues and for the full year 2018, we grew revenues and EBITDA with nearly 30% over 2017,” Reed said.“We have started our expansion into regulated markets with big brand partners, and we have launched our online and retail sports betting platform in the US.”Last month, GiG made a number of moves to expand its business into new areas, including securing a vendor registration for affiliate activities in the US state of New Jersey.GiG also confirmed its entrance into the lottery market for the first time after it agreed a long-term partnership with lotto betting start-up MegaLotto. Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Companies: GiG
Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks to the National Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering on June 20, 2020.[Religion News Service] — With COVID-19 restrictions preventing an intended in-person rally in Washington, D.C., at least a million supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign reportedly tuned in on June 20 to watch a mix of live speeches and pre-recorded clips of liberal religious leaders calling for a “moral revolution” and the enactment of a sweeping policy agenda focused on the poor.“We are gathered today to call for a radical redistribution of political and economic power, a revolution of moral values to demonstrate the power of poor and impacted people banding together, demanding that this country change for the better,” said the Rev. Liz Theoharis, a Presbyterian minister who co-chairs the campaign with the Rev. William Barber, a Disciples of Christ minister and pastor in Goldsboro, North Carolina.Her remarks to the National Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering were introduced by Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., who planned the original Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. The rally invoked the Poor People’s March on Washington of that year, the last major event called by King before his assassination in April 1968.Bernice King, who runs the King Center in Atlanta, said she was joining the modern iteration of the campaign to “stand with the 140 million poor people and low-wealth people urging America to address with the fierce urgency of now the big issue of poverty and race.”Representatives for the Poor People’s Campaign said that more than 1.2 million people viewed the gathering via Facebook Saturday morning, and nearly 200 different groups — including houses of worship — hosted the stream on their Facebook pages. The event was also broadcast on MSNBC and various radio stations. Organizers planned to broadcast the event three times over the weekend, hoping to accommodate religious participants who are observing different sabbaths on different days.The Rev. Alvin O’Neal Jackson, executive director of the event, said the campaign was dedicated to addressing five “interlocking evils and injustices” plaguing the United States: “systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war-based economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism.”Viewers also heard from low-income Americans who discussed their struggles with health care access, wage inequality, labor rights, voter suppression, racism, police brutality, homophobia, climate change, militarism, indigenous rights and immigrant rights, among other issues.“At one time, poverty was a temporary condition,” said Claire, a woman from Flint, Michigan, who didn’t share her last name. “You were on a down slope for a minute, but you could bounce back up. We can’t bounce back up today. It’s permanent. We’re not going back to the factory and building cars and trucks like we once did.”A man named Curtis, who described himself as a “poor, white, gay Christian,” said the “war on the poor in this country seeks to blame the poor people for their circumstances.”Their accounts were bolstered by short pre-filmed talks from faith leaders such as the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church; Sister Simone Campbell, head of the Catholic social justice lobby Network; Valarie Kaur, a prominent Sikh activist and author; Linda Sarsour, Muslim activist and co-chair of the original 2017 Women’s March; Rabbi Sharon Brous, head of the Ikar Jewish community in California; and Wendsler Nosie, former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.“I come here as a Muslim because my faith teaches me that I must stand with the most vulnerable people in my society,” Sarsour said in a clip taken from a past Poor People’s Campaign rally. “My God doesn’t just tell me to go pray in the mosque. This that we’re doing today is an act of worship, because my God is a practical God.”Brous echoed Sarsour in her own talk, citing Judaism’s approach to debt forgiveness.“The oldest and the boldest formula for economic justice comes straight out of the Hebrew Bible,” she said. “In the 50th year, the jubilee year, the great shofar is sounded and two things happen: all of the slaves are freed and all property reverts back to its original owners. This is a holy reset button … Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. King, we declare a jubilee.”The stream also featured short talks from celebrities such as entertainers David Oyelowo, Wanda Sykes, Danny Glover and Jane Fonda, as well as vice-president-turned-climate-activist Al Gore.“We already know that poverty and systemic racism are completely and tightly linked with the climate crisis,” said Gore. “The climate crisis is already causing massive human suffering around the world and … it disproportionately affects the vulnerable — that’s particularly true for low-income families, communities of color, the elderly, children, the mentally ill, the homeless and those with preexisting conditions.”Barber and Theoharis, calling their campaign a “fusion movement” that has drawn unions and low-wage workers in addition to activists and faith leaders, were apparently emboldened by recent protests against the killing of George Floyd, the black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer.The Rev. William Barber speaks at the National Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering on June 20.“The worst mistake we could make now, with all of this marching and protesting in the street, would be to demand too little,” Barber said.Among the policy demands the Poor People’s Campaign unveiled on Saturday morning were a single-payer universal health care system, free tuition at public colleges, an assault weapons ban, ending inequalities in the criminal justice system and granting Washington, D.C., statehood.While their goals were overtly political and echoed the policies put forth by liberal Democrats, organizers insisted that their organization was nonpartisan. President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic was repeatedly criticized, but he was rarely mentioned by name, with speakers focusing instead on what they framed as systemic issues.Barber said his passion for eradicating poverty, including policy proposals, is rooted in his faith.“Now I know somebody’s out there saying, ‘Well, did you get that from the Democrats? Did you get that from the progressives?’ No, I got it from the Bible,” Barber said. “Jesus said that every nation is going to be judged by how it treats the poor, how it treats the least of these, how it treats the sick and the hungry and in prisons. I got it from the prophets that Jews, Muslims and Christians honor. Isaiah 10 said: Woe unto those who legislate evil and rob the poor of their rights and make women and children their prey.”This story was originally published by Religion News Service. 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A few weeks before the tragedy, Quiroz reported to the Foundation for Press Freedom, a partner of Reporters Without Borders, that he had received threats over an article he published in September. He also complained about the lack of police response and arguments with officials over this attitude. News December 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police response at issue in probe of journalist’s unexplained death Organisation RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en Interviewed in hospital later that day, Quiroz himself denied the police officers’ account. He said he was forced into the vehicle then hit violently on the head before being pushed out of the moving truck. News The departmental police said in a press statement that Quiroz was taking part in the demonstration and that he was picked up because he behaved aggressively towards the officers who had stopped him. They also said the journalist assaulted an officer inside the police truck then jumped out of the vehicle to avoid being brought before the public prosecutor charged with assaulting a public official. Reporters Without Borders calls for a full investigation into the circumstances of the death of the journalist Guillermo Quiroz Delgado on 27 November. The organization offers its condolences to his friends and family. The 31-year-old freelance journalist died after spending a week in intensive care in Maria Reina clinic in Sincelejo. He suffered severe injuries, particularly to the head, after falling from a moving police vehicle during a demonstration a week earlier in San Pedro, in Sucre department. General Rodolfo Palomino, head of public safety for the national police, went in person to offer his condolences to the victim’s family on 1 December. Brigadier General Santiago Parra Rubiano, inspector general of the national police, said the three officers present in the truck at the time of the tragedy had been suspended and were under investigation. “The apparent goodwill shown by the police high command is, alas, somewhat late,” said Reporters Without Borders. “The worst has happened and justice authorities are no longer able to deal directly with the participants in the tragedy, or compare their respective versions of events. However, the investigation must continue, without any pressure. The family of Guillermo Quiroz is entitled to the truth and General Palomino’s action should be taken as a promise to provide it.” Quiroz went to San Pedro to report on a local protest against the energy multinational Pacific Rubiales on 20 November. He was stopped by the police on the grounds that his motorcycle documents were not in order and was put into a police vehicle. News May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reports ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more
Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Cllr John Costelloe, Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght and Cllr Sharon Benson at location.Councillors John Costelloe and Sharon Benson are demanding that Limerick Council take immediate action to reinstate the road surface near the entrance to Meadow Brooke at the Mill Road, Corbally. A large part of the road is not properly surfaced and is several inches below the rest of the road for about fifty meters, giving rise to a dangerous lip.The Sinn Féin Councillors are concerned that as well as damaging cars that this uneven surface and lip also presents a serious safety issue for cyclists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Councillor Costelloe said, “We have been approached by numerous residents in recent weeks who are demanding that this be sorted out. Cyclists, in particular, are at risk from this uneven surface and the thick plums of dust which are coming from it with every gust of wind.”Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght who regularly cycles the Mill Road has told the Councillors that she considers the road conditions to be hazardous.Cllr Sharon Benson said, “The Council need to sort this out before people will need four wheel drives to traverse this road. It cannot be good for car suspensions and tires to say the very least while it is positively dangerous for those brave enough to try cycle along it. This road needs to be fixed before somebody get seriously injured or even worse.”A spokesman for Limerick City and County Council responded saying, “The Mill Road is in poor condition as a result of private development works approved under a Road Opening Licence issued by Limerick City and County Council.“We are greatly concerned about the issue and Engineering staff from our Licencing team are actively engaging with the developer. They have been advised of our concerns regarding the condition of the road and the unacceptable delay in rectifying the road condition.“Correspondence has issued to the developer to this effect and the consequences of a failure to address the road as matter of urgency has been advised to the contractor.” Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Previous articleFILM REVIEW: The Dead Don’t DieNext articleEmma’s biggest Irish concert – 700 seater at Rosbrien Pavilion Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Print Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsTransport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsPoliticsTransportSinn Féin councillors’ concern over condition of Mill Road surfaceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 21, 2019 116 Advertisement
Limerick on Covid watch list 06/05/2018pictured at the 9th Annual Bon Secours HospitalGreat Limerick RunPic: Don Moloney TAGSCommunityhealthNews Announcing the decision, Event Director John Cleary said that the decision was taken following consultation with the health authorities and is fully supported by all partners involved, from sponsors to regional stakeholders.“We did not take this decision lightly but have no doubt that it is the appropriate thing to do. Public health must come first. The health of the 14,000 participants and the thousands of others who come to Limerick over the May Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy these great events on the Saturday and Sunday is our primary concern in making this decision.“We now fix our thoughts on October 3rd and 4th next when we will be at the starting line for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun. The sense of anticipation and excitement from participants for the event will be heightened by the wait. We look forward to its success and a significant final quarter economic boost for Limerick,” he said.Niall O’Leary, Vice President and Site Head Regeneron Raheen, said “The decision to reschedule the event is fully supported by Regeneron. The safety of all spectators and participants is of the utmost importance to us. As the proud sponsor of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, we want all involved to have the best and most memorable race experience. We look forward to hosting a great event in Limerick this October.” NewsCommunityRegeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun rescheduledBy Cian Reinhardt – March 12, 2020 252 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Said Jason Kenny, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Manager: “As a major healthcare provider in Ireland, we fully support the decision to reschedule this event. Public health is the single biggest priority now and must outweigh all other considerations. We have no doubt that the Fun Run and wider weekend will have a hugely positive impact for the region on the first weekend in October.” Facebook Print The organisers of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun announced today that the May Bank Holiday weekend event has been rescheduled to the first weekend in October in the interest of public health. Previous articleBREAKING: Schools are closing due to Covid-19Next articleCheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year
News UpdatesRail Accident- Claim Can’t Be Denied On Account Of Boarding Wrong Train Mistakenly: Bombay High Court Directs Rly To Pay 8 Lakh To A Victim’s Mother Sparsh Upadhyay2 Feb 2021 6:45 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has recently ruled that one cannot be branded as an unauthorized train passenger merely because one mistakenly boards a wrong train. The Bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessa ruled thus while directing railways to pay ₹8 lakh as compensation to one Munnibai Chaube whose son died due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train. Facts of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has recently ruled that one cannot be branded as an unauthorized train passenger merely because one mistakenly boards a wrong train. The Bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessa ruled thus while directing railways to pay ₹8 lakh as compensation to one Munnibai Chaube whose son died due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train. Facts of the Case Appellant’s son Vikki was travelling from Nagpur to Tumsar Road by Howrah-Janeshwari Express and allegedly fell down from the running train. He was taken to KTS Hospital, where he was declared dead. The appellant (Munnibai Chaube) filed an application under Section 23 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, for compensation on account of death of her son in “untoward incident”. [NOTE: As per Section 123 (c) of The Railway Act, 1989, “untoward incident” includes the accidental falling of any passenger from a train carrying passengers.] Tribunal’s Order The claim of the appellant was contested by the respondent-UOI on the ground that no such “untoward incident” had occurred resulting in the death of her son and the respondent further claimed that the deceased was not a bona fide passenger. While recording a finding that the death of deceased had occurred in an “untoward incident”, the Tribunal dismissed the claim mainly on the ground that the said ticket was not a valid journey ticket for Howrah-Janeshwari Express. The matter before the Court The appellant (Munnibai Chaube) challenged the judgment and award, dated 17th January 2017, whereby the Railway Claims Tribunal dismissed his claim application. Assailing the said judgment, the appellant contended that the Tribunal was required to consider, whether deceased Vikki had lost his life as a result of “untoward incident” and whether the Railway Administration had proved and established exception or exceptions available under Section 124A of the Railways Act. He contended that the Tribunal was not justified in dismissing the petition only because the deceased had boarded a wrong train. Court’s Observations Observing that the victim Vikki had admittedly purchased a train ticket for travel from Nagpur to Tumsar Road and had boarded a wrong train, the Court said, “He cannot be branded as an unauthorized passenger merely because he had mistakenly boarded a wrong train. The death of the said passenger was due to the injuries sustained in accidental fall from a running train.” The Court further said, “Accordingly, the death was an “untoward incident” and was not covered by proviso to Section 124-A of the Railways Act. The Tribunal was, therefore, not justified in rejecting the claim solely on the ground that the victim had boarded a wrong train.” Lastly, the Court said since the appellant had discharged the initial burden of proving that Vikki was a bona fide passenger and that his death was an “untoward incident”, the respondent cannot be absolved of their liability of paying the compensation to the dependents of the deceased. Thus, it was directed that Union of India would deposit a sum of Rs.8,00,000T in the account of the claimant-appellant after verifying the identity within a period of three months. Related News It may be noted that Apex Court, in the case of Union of India vs. Anuradha & another (2014 ACJ 856), had held that, “If a passenger unguided by railway security personnel, ticket checkers or in absence of the regular announcements mistakenly boards a wrong train halting on the platform, may on realizing his mistake fall off the train due to panicky situation or otherwise accidentally, the railway administration cannot feign ignorance about the untoward incident in such case in order to shirk away from its strict liability to compensate monetarily for the untoward fatal accidents” Last year, the Bombay High Court had allowed an appeal against the order of the Railway Claims Tribunal, Nagpur and had directed Central railways to pay Rs.8 lakh as compensation to the family of one Arjun Gawande who died while alighting from a train at Badnera station. Justice MG Giratkar of the Nagpur bench had held that even though the deceased boarded the wrong train which did not have a stoppage at Badnera station, the Tribunal’s finding that the deceased responsible for his own death was not sustainable. Case title – Smt. Munnibai v. Union of India [First Appeal No. 259 of 2020] Click Here To Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Head to headOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today The series where we look at similar roles in different types oforganisations This week: Clare Smith, HR director at care provider Leonard Cheshire andJanice Cook, HR director at children’s charity NCH 1. What are your main responsibilities? CS My job falls into two parts. I am responsible for everything to do withHR so that includes personnel, employment law, training and health and safetyfor nearly 8,000 employees. Then there are the general responsibilities of amain board director and includes strategic direction and support initiativesthat will have a positive effect on the lives of disabled people, such asWorkability and Jobability. JC I’m a member of the senior management group responsible for the strategicleadership. I also lead corporate policy and strategy in HR, includingpersonnel, organisational development, training and development,communications, management information and health, safety and welfare. 2. What’s the pay like? CS Recent surveys show that the voluntary sector pays directors about 20 percent less than those in the private sector and I am no exception. However,there are other compensations working in the voluntary sector and I know I ampaid fairly vis-à-vis my colleagues. JC In accordance with our salary policy for senior managers, my pay is in linewith the comparable part of the charity sector market. 3. How flexible are the hours? CS Leonard Cheshire has more than 160 operational sites, which means I amout of the office quite a lot. I have to work flexible hours as the travellingmeans very early starts and late finishes. The rest of the time I am in theoffice. JC As a senior manager with significant responsibilities, the hours aredemanding. I try to stay within the recommended 48 hours per week, but someflexibility is possible and time off in lieu is available. 4. What do you like most about the job? CS The people are great. I have a superb team, like-minded colleagues and avery supportive boss. There is also a lot of laughter so what more could Iwant? JC The corporate strategic planning and development responsibilities thatcomplement my strategic organisational development role. 5. What are the challenges? CS The biggest challenge has been the culture shock of moving frommanufacturing into the voluntary sector. My challenge now is to combine thebest of both worlds. JC As a voluntary organisation, the challenge is always the limitedresources, as our priority is always to spend most of our money directly onservices for children and young people. 6. What is your biggest headache? CS I would like to be original, but can’t. My biggest headache is providinga good HR service within a tight budget. JC Finding the time to do all the interesting and exciting things that needdoing. 7. What size is your team? CS There are eight people who report directly to me. In the personnel teamthere are 13 people, mostly part-time, giving a personnel to employee ratio of1:700. There is also a four-strong national training team as well as eightpart-time health and safety staff to cover the 160 sites. JC NCH has a devolved structure for all HR services. I have direct linemanagement responsibility for 10 posts, and functional responsibility for 90posts. 8. Who do you report to? CS I report to the director general who is also the chief executive. JC The chief executive. 9. What qualifications do you have? CS T.Cert. BA. FIPD. MBA. JC FCIPD, MSc Human Resource Management. 10. What are your career aspirations? CS Being HR director for the country’s largest charitable employer does notleave many new career opportunities. I love my job and Leonard Cheshire isstill a changing and growing organisation with many challenges. JC Chief Executive of a medium-sized voluntary organisation. 11.What training and development opportunities are there? CS Leonard Cheshire is an exceptional organisation when it comes to trainingand development. I would receive full support for most of the things I wantedto do as long as I could justify them and pay for them within my department’sbudget. JC NCH is highly committed to training and development and this is nodifferent for senior managers. I acquired my MSc with NCH funding and support,and regularly receive learning and development opportunities. 12. What is your holiday entitlement? CS Currently 26 days plus bank holidays, rising to 27 next year. JC 32 days a year, plus one extra day at Christmas plus bank holidays 13. What is your working environment like? CS Brilliant. I have an office with a nice view and best of all it’s near receptionso I can see and talk to people as they come and go (being nosy is an essentialattribute of people in personnel). JC We are on a very old site, in buildings that have been in ourorganisation for decades, with trees and grass – not bad in London. 14. What other benefits do you get? CS All the benefits most directors get but no car. JC An NCH car and a final salary pension scheme. 15. What’s the best part of working in HR? CS The infinite variety. After 25 years in personnel I thought I had seeneverything but Leonard Cheshire employees still surprise me. JC Influencing the way the organisation develops, particularly in terms ofcultural development. This is enhanced if you are working in an organisationlike NCH which has high values and high quality services. 16. How does your firm treat work-life balance? CS Leonard Cheshire offers such a wide range of working arrangements that wecan meet most people’s needs. JC NCH takes work-life balance seriously. We have had flexible workingopportunities, with support for parents and carers for many years. Abouttwo-thirds of our, mainly female, staff work part-time. 17. What’s your dream job/who do you most envy? CS Nobody. I like being me. JC Owner of a health farm. Clare Smith, HR director, Leonard Cheshire Job at a glanceSize of team: 35, mostly part-timeHolidays: 26 daysBenefits: Working for Leonard CheshireReports to: Director generalCurriculum vitae2000 Director of HR, Leonard Cheshire1991 European HR director, multinational paper manufacturer1989 Divisional personnel manager, heavy industry1986 Regional personnel manager, paper manufacturingJanice Cook, HR director, NCHJob at a glanceSize of team: 10Holidays: 32 daysBenefits: Car, pensionReports to: Chief executiveCurriculum vitae1999 NCH,director of HR1990 Head of HR at an innerLondon social services department1987 Personnel managerPre-1987 Prior to that, started atthe Bank of England and re-trained as a PA before moving into HR Previous Article Next Article