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Introducing #Darlington’s Troy Williamson

About Me

  • Troy boxes for Team GB

    Team GB Boxing

    What is your Name:

    • Troy Williamson
  • How old are you:
    • 23 years old
  • Where do you live:
    • I live in my home Town of birth – Darlington
  • What is your favourite sport:
    • Boxing
  • Who is your sporting hero:
    • Mike Tyson
  • Where do you box:
    • Darlington Boxing Club
  • Why did you get involved in boxing:
    • I became involved in boxing, as I wanted to better myself and achieve in my chosen sport so I went to my local gym and joined and soon realised that I had a lot of natural talent and potential
  • What is your background:
    • I come from a challenging background where we didn’t have a lot of money to spare, but we did have an abundance of love;  So I decided to make the most of my physical attributes in a positive way to make my family and community proud of me. I also wanted to inspire other young people to stay away from negativity, drugs and crime and to use their talents and aspirations positively
  • What are your achievements to date:
    • I’m currently ranked number 2 in England
    • I continue to help others
    • I have reached the Senior Elite ABA Finals in only my fourth boxing season
  • What is your current level of competition:
    • I Represent Great Britain, I’m boxing at world level via tournaments all over the world
  • What is your ambition:
    • My ambition is to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, then turn professional and to win World Titles
  • Why do you require sponsorship or donations:
    • To help me to improve my fitness, training regime, diet and nutritional planning.
    • I welcome all financial (and other) donations and am particularly seeking those who wish to contribute to my sponsorship programme.
      • Sponsorship Programme:
        • Plan A = £ 175.00 per month or more for a minimum 12 month period
        • Plan B – £150 per month for a minimum of 12 months
        • Plan B = £100 per month for a minimum of 12 months
          • What do you get back for sponsoring me?
            • You would be supporting a Team GB Boxer
            • You would be supporting a future Darlington Olympic Champion
            • You would gain photographic opportunities for yourself or your business
            • You would gain my appearance for special events / occasions
            • You would gain business Branding / logo promotional opportunities for you or your business
            • You would gain 1 FREE Red Virtual Administration (RedVAS) Online Office. http://www.redvas.info
            • You or your business would gain 1 FREE Red Pressures Ltd Coaching Session. http://www.redpressures.co.uk
Darlington's Troy Williamson

Troy was born in the northeast of England and is working hard to promote all that Darlington and the Northeast has to offer in terms of business growth, development, family life and opportunities.

 

 

Contact Details

Email: troy2k5@icloud.com

Instagram: troywilliamson_1

Twitter: @Troy_W1

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16 Safe Employment Skills Techniques

It is very important to carry out full reference checks and vet staff before allowing them into your business even if it is for volunteering purposes.

Vetting Staff

Protecting business against rouge staff

It is important to acknowledge that some people have negative intentions and seek only to cause hassle and then to portray themselves as victims.

Employment Tribunals can be avoided by simply following some basic employment techniques such as:

1). Following though with several references checks from former employers of the prospective employee. Under no circumstances should this be avoided, even if the person is being employed to volunteer for a few hours per week.

2). Ensure that you recruit using full professional interviewing techniques and do not cut corners during this process.

3). It is good practice to have a minimum of three interviewers on the interview panel and take good notes throughout the process.

4) Test the prospective employees competence in being able to undertake the tasks that they will be employed to undertake.

5). Communicate using formal correspondence and ensure you keep your relationships on a business footing at all times as trust is something that is earned over a sustained period of time.

6). Ensure you keep a robust filing system so that you are able to retrieve relevant information at will.

7). If you or your business is taken to Employment Tribunal, its also important to take the time to follow tribunal processes or to pay for support as untrustworthy volunteers and individuals take advantage of the fact that busy business and employers do not have the time to read the mammoth correspondences and communications that the business or individual will be subjected to through Employment Tribunal processes.

8). Bare in mind that those with bad intent don’t always tell the truth to you or anyone else.

9). Black or foreign employers must also consider the racist intent of those with the will to try to cause hassle or scam monies out of others. Unfortunately this is true as racism and racist intent are horrendous and everyone should work hard to show all forms of racism the red card.

10). Considerations must be given to the intent of others and yourself if you don’t follow this basic guidance.

11). Remember that innocent business and people can be found guilty by the Employment Tribunal thus it is imperative that due process is followed and time is found for it, even though inconvenient and time consuming.

12). Please remember that those with such negative intent, have the will and the time to do so, unlike busy business.

13). There are those who seek to bully others by porting themselves as a victim. Unfortunately there are many reasons why people seek to cause hurt, pain and hassle to others but the important thing is that you must take simple steps to protect yourself from the harm, distress and financial loss that these people cause.

14). Dont be embarrassed or feel shame due to the inappropriate behaviours of others. Simply follow these simple steps and seek help, guidance and support but don’t let such bullies get you or your business down or bring you or your business down.

15). Good luck out there but it is not luck that is needed but robust recruitment and employment skills!

16). These processess are not good for your work-life balance but being bullied and harassed its good either. Therefore there are times when it is vital to take steps and to move on as most people are honest and decent and seek to do a good job and help others. This is important to remember.

For further advice, you can contact Nicky Jolly at HR2day about how to safely recruit and employ staff. http://www.linkedin.com/in/nickyjolley

Case Studies

Sharing Case Studies

Reflecting upon evidence of success

Service Evaluation: Full report compiled inclusive of executive summary to enable you to show your services measured impact upon your customers coupled with evidence of your organisations quality assurance.  Demonstrates the impact that your service has had on your customers thus provides you with an evidence based report of your credibility.

Case Study:

Red Pressures was invited to undertake a service evaluation of one of the Council’s leading children’s centre.  This commission involved providing interim management whilst gathering substantial evidence to support the content of the report.   Following submission of full report, this has led to the service provider offering ongoing role as change agent to lead, manage and change manage the service whilst implementing all recommendations.

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Management Investigations: Don’t be afraid of employee tribunals, don’t be afraid to independently investigate incidents that arise within your organisation.  Full report supplied inclusive of executive summary, conclusions and recommendations.

Case Study:

Completed management investigation for a Local Authority Children’s Service which led to the Assistant Director being able to challenge their Ofsted grading (external inspection framework) thus successfully improving their star ratings.

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Youth Services: Red Pressures provides a wide range of Youth Support Services from our executive team.  Services include: Interim Management, Strategic  direction and input, Consultancy, Service Integration, Quality assurance. Youth Inclusion, Street-based Provisions, NEET and much more.

Case Study:

Have worked closely with a local not for profit organisaiton to develop its football services across the Town, this has led to the organization now requesting that Red Pressures support them to achieve formal business status and support them to fundraise across the Town and develop their legal constitution, policies and procedures.

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Social Work: Independent social work services inclusive of direct work with children, young people and their families.  Professional friend/supporter services, advocacy and support.  Fostering and Adoption support services available including mentoring and coaching support.

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Coaching and Mentoring: available to support you the work and personal issues and transitions within your life.  All coaches are exceptionally experienced and from wide ranging professional services inclusive of public service careers.  Coaching and Mentoring support available to foster careers and adopters from experienced professionally qualified social workers.

Case Study

Service provided in an interim role has led to the commissioning of Red Pressures as a coach and mentor within this service provision for members of the senior executive team.  Reports to date are that significant improvements all round have been derived due to the input of her Red Pressures coach and mentor.

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Red Pressures also provides bespoke safeguarding , diversity and leadership and management training that is designed to ensure return on investment.

NEBG Magazine on Red Pressures

http://www.nebusinessguide.co.uk/news/art/1466/Business-Link-Takes-Pressure-off-Expanding-Firm.htm

Business Link Takes Pressure off Expanding Firm

A family-owned business is developing its reputation and expanding its client base, after receiving support from Business Link.

Controlling the Heat!

Red Pressures featured in NEBG Magazine

Darlington based Red Pressures offers a range of services including social work, training, business support such as leadership management, youth services and sports and life coaching.  
 
The business was launched by Yvonne Cherrington in early 2007 who wanted to utilise her wealth of social work, organisational and business expertise to set up her own venture, initially working with organisations who needed management support during a gap in recruitment.
 
Keen to get the business off to the best possible start, Yvonne and husband Mike approached Business Link for advice and guidance on their business idea from the outset, which marked the start of an ongoing relationship with the business support organisation.
 
The projects that Yvonne was involved with at this time, including her first role as Head of Safeguarding for the States of Guernsey, often meant spending time away from her family – Mike, a specialist in youth, sports and life coaching, and four children aged between 10 and 24 years old.  
 
The role eventually led to the family uprooting from their Darlington home town to Devon after Yvonne was head hunted by Devon County Council to provide a change management programme.  
 
Business Link adviser Suzanne Henty ensured that there was a smooth transition to Business Link in Devon. 
 
During this time, Mike, spent his time further developing his coaching and mentoring client base, and attracted clients from as far afield as Hong Kong.
 
Keen to return to Darlington and establish Red Pressures’ roots in the  region, with Mike a permanent member of the team, the family returned in August last year and continued their relationship with Business Link and also joined a number of networking organisations to raise their profile in the area.
 
Business Link adviser Suzanne Henty has been able to provide a wide range of support to help the company through its first stage of growth.  As well as ongoing mentoring and advice, she has been instrumental in helping the business to access funds via the North East England Investment Centre (NEEIC) towards the development of an e-commerce website.
 
In addition, Business Link skills adviser Colin Hobson has been able to support a range of training and development initiatives, including identifying funds towards Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and referring the business to Northumberland Business Services to complete the Leadership and Management Programme.  He was also able to provide advice on locating suitable premises which has helped heighten the company’s profile.
 
Red Pressures is now in the throes of expansion and is providing a range of services to sole traders, SMEs, local authorities and voluntary and community sector organisations, and has seen a significant increase in its regional client base since returning to the area.  The company, which employs six members of staff, including eldest sons Luke and Jonathan, is now looking to recruit two additional employees.
 
Mike Cherrington from Red Pressures said: “Suzanne and Colin have been instrumental in supporting the development of Red Pressures through ongoing advice and guidance.”
 
Business Link’s Suzanne Henty said: “Yvonne and Mike are determined to succeed in what is currently a difficult marketplace.  Both are extremely focused and have overcome a number of obstacles to succeed.  I look forward to helping them achieve their future goals and to sustain their growth.”
 
Skills adviser Colin Hobson added: “Red Pressures continues to look for ways to progress and develop the business. They’ve established a great working relationship with Business Link and I hope this continues as the business grows.”

Submitted on 05.08.10

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