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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.

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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.

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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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