Some nice workshop feedback…thanks!

Education workshop feedback Since our intervention, Red Potato staff have received this great workshop feedback. Many thanks to @welhatcouncil for these kind comments: “We would like to thank the The Director of Red Potato, Jay Wheeler, who led the Education Workshop on Apprenticeships, Skills & Training at the Welwyn Hatfield Annual Alliance Conference on the … Continued

Herts Healthy Homes Partnership Programme, with Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council/ Herts Healthy Homes project Red Potato were selected by Hertfordshire County Council to: build engagement and involvement from a diverse range of partner organisations, including voluntary sector organisations, district and borough Councils ensure partnership outcomes were recorded and communicated work with Herts Healthy Homes partners to create and embed referral processes Hertfordshire County Council … Continued

#WHDAC2105Awards

Well done to all the Teams who participated in the 2015 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge!  Red Potato were pleased to be a business partner with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the programme again this year. The Challenge requires local schools to work with local businesses and charities with the aim of growing £100 “seed … Continued

Working in Partnership with Councils

Judgement Day at the #LGCAwards: We were really happy when asked to be part of the Welwyn Hatfield Council presentation to the Local Government Chronicle Awards panel in #London.  During January the team (composed of Welwyn Hatfield Council and Red Potato staff) put in the time to prepare and rehearse our pitch to the judges.  It was great … Continued

Rearranging the deckchairs – keeps the local economy ticking over

We’ve all heard the phrase “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titantic”.  The definition on Wiktionary is “To do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem” Many local councils are faced with an office estate which was designed in the last century, … Continued

Transformation in the Voluntary Sector

I am not an expert on the voluntary sector and don’t pretend to be. But clearly the sector is in the process of massive changes.   The NCVO published a best practice guide for local authorities and the voluntary and community sector.   At a time when the prospects for the voluntary sector are “shrink, merge or go … Continued

Do the preparation, check the destination

The  project has been completed, the final report, finally approved, the diary is clear of project update meetings and the virtual team has gone its separate ways. But what has changed?   How have things improved?   Have things got better for local people?   These are the questions which we need to be answered for any project … Continued