2nd March 2011

Entrepreneurial Development Programme for Social Leaders

The Entrepreneurial Development Programme for Social Leaders is a unique, six-month development opportunity for people in leadership roles in civil society organisations who seek to develop or enhance the commercial, entrepreneurial and business skills required for leading organisations in the future. The programme is endorsed by the UK’s premier awarding body for Leadership and Management qualifications – The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).  All participants have the opportunity to graduate from the programme with an ILM certificate. Key features of the programme: Detailed diagnostic evaluation Diagnostics at the outset will ascertain current entrepreneurial abilities and attitudes to business. This includes psychometric testing to provide insight into personality type and team profile as well as a specialist entrepreneurial potential tool. Clarity on development areas from the diagnostic process will help tie objectives to participant’s performance indicators at work and provide a tailored focus for the duration of the programme.  This will provide tangible measures of success and a means of assessing the return on investment. Expert Panels & One to One Development The programme includes two separate full day sessions where participants will benefit from a morning panel discussion with three successful social entrepreneurs, facilitated by a fourth successful social entrepreneur, […]
28th February 2011

Two new exciting development programmes

Peridot Partners have created two exciting development programmes, both of which have been endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Development (ILM), and are due to launch in April. The Pathways to Future Leadership programme is an innovative learning opportunity for Assistant Directors and Heads of Service in adult social care, which has been created in direct consultation with current serving Directors and Assistant Directors, the Department of Health and ADASS. Dawar Hashmi, Director at Peridot says, “Following our successful pilot programme, the learning we have integrated from that experience and almost a whole year’s research, we know that our programme and learning methods are eminently suitable for broadening our learner’s strategic, political corporate, and external exposure, as well as the changing world of social care. Traditional Director of Adult Social Care roles are now becoming broader and often encompassing a range of new responsibilities in areas such as culture, leisure and housing. Our development programme recognises this shift, and gives participants an opportunity to benefit from a tailor made programme suiting their individual development requirements, which will help create future leaders”. Peridot Partners are also launching their Entrepreneurial Development Programme for Social Leaders. This is a unique 6 month […]
18th January 2011

Recently placed Interim Manager talks about Peridot Partners unique offering

“You asked for my views on the business model you have adopted.  This is certainly one that works for me as an interim manager/consultant as a two way relationship with the client is more straightforward than the traditional triangular relationship between interim & agency and agency & client.  As almost all interims are limited companies this should be straightforward for both parties.  In these challenging times the model should also be attractive to local authorities as the traditional 35% mark up appears increasingly unreasonable the longer an interim assignment continues.  The model is certainly consistent with seeking value for money.” If you would like to hear more about our unique  pricing and service offering for interim managers please contact Dawar Hashmi on 07772 368 388.
18th December 2010

Susan Ralphs appointed as Managing Director of The Ethical Property Company

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Ralphs as Managing Director of The Ethical Property Company.  Sue succeeds founder Jamie Hartzell in enabling Ethical Property to offer affordable, well managed and environmentally friendly property solutions to social change organisations and investment opportunities to ethical investors.  Sue is currently Acting MD and Corporate Services Director at The Ethical Property Company and came through a rigorous external recruitment process successfully before her appointment was confirmed.  She is a Chartered Accountant with a longstanding career in accounting and finance within the third sector, with previous roles in finance at Oxfam and more recently as Finance Director of YWCA England & Wales and as an independent Consultant.  Sue is also involved in a voluntary capacity with a number of local charities. We champion The Ethical Property Company’s innovative ethos and triple-bottom-line and wish Sue all the best in leading the organisation forward.
10th December 2010

James Kelly appointed as Chair of The Foyer Federation

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of James Kelly as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Foyer Federation.  James is currently Chair of West Mercia Probation Trust and has a background as a strategic director in local government and most recently working with Advantage West Midlands.  He is an experienced Chair and Trustee has previously been a board member of Charities Evaluation Services, Youth Action Network and Spa Housing Association. The Vice-Chair of the Foyer Federation Board of Trustees commented on the service received from Peridot Partners: “On behalf of the recruitment panel and the board, I would like to thank you for the excellent work you and your team did around the recruitment of the Chair. You picked up how passionate we all are around the current and future role of the Foyer and in the way Jane [our Chief Executive] is supported. In addition, to have found someone that can take good care of what Chris [current Chair] has worked hard to achieve was important. Your understanding of all of that and the detailed execution of the task was first class.” We wish both James and The Foyer Federation the best of luck and […]
29th November 2010

Graham Leigh appointed to Skills-Third Sector

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Leigh as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Skills – Third Sector, where he will lead the development of key partnerships to deliver the national skills strategy for the third sector. Graham was previously director of publishing and development at the Directory of Social Change. Before joining DSC in 2006, Leigh spent eight years at Charities Aid Foundation as senior policy adviser and corporate relations manager. Outside of work Graham chairs the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
28th September 2010

Peridot Partners appoint interim Assistant Director for Adult Social Care

A unitary authority approached Peridot Partners to help them find a suitable interim assistant director to lead their adult social care team. This interim post is all about direct service delivery, and we began searching for an interim manager who had sufficient experience in consistently making improvements in performance and output against a backdrop of controlled budgets. After taking a detailed brief from the client and understanding the challenges at the local authority, Peridot Partners submitted a shortlist of three candidates. One of them has now successfully been appointed on a six month contract.
10th September 2010

Tanya Stevens joins Peridot Partners

Tanya Stevens has been appointed on a permanent basis (in August) as Development and Delivery Consultant to support the delivery of executive search projects and co-ordinate the development of the Peridot Partners marketing and business development. Tanya is an experienced executive search consultant with a background in public policy and journalism.  At TMP Worldwide she worked on a number of high profile third sector and public sector assignments including the Chair and Trustee Board of Skills – Third Sector, Director of the London Skills and Employment Board, Head of Police Finance and Pensions Unit at the Home Office, Divisional Manager – Legal Services and Governance at Ofsted and Head of Strategic Analysis, Performance and Productivity at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Since joining Peridot Partners Tanya has supported the successful appointment of the Director of Finance at the National Union of Students.  She is currently working with Skills-Third Sector to appoint a Strategic Partnerships Co-ordinator, on the appointment of the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Foyer Federation and Tanya will play an important role in the appointment of the UK Managing Director to The Ethical Property Company which begins in early September. Prior to joining TMP Executive Search team Tanya worked at EUSA where she […]