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Say hello to Iris - our new member of the team!

With a growing demand for our Executive Recruitment Service we have added a new member to our team.  We chat to Iris Pendergast about her new role as Executive Recruitment Director.


Why developing your employees with apprenticeships is good business

by Caroline Bell, Business Development Manager, People 1st

As training providers, People 1st often speak with employers about the training they need for their staff.  A frequent dilemma for employers is around committing to training for their staff, only for those to leave or move on.  We counter this by asking them to consider the alternative outcome, i.e.;

“What if you don’t train your staff and then they stay!”

Let’s also celebrate the other health heroes who have made the NHS a great success

by Nora Smith, Chief Executive, CO3


The NHS has become so central to all our lives that it is hard to imagine what health care was like before its creation.

Today there is a funding crisis and everyone now accepts that fundamental reform is necessary to ensure that it is as successful in the 21st Century as it was in the last.

Brendan McAleer, CEO, Dún Uladh, on Leadership & The Excelling in Leadership Programme

We spoke to previous Excelling in Leadership programme delegate, Brendan McAleer, CEO, Dún Uladh, (Twitter style) who offered his insights on the course to support his leadership development.

For further information visit the CO3 website here: CO3 Excelling in Leadership Programme


1. Why did you sign up for the Excelling in Leadership programme?

CO3 interview Norman Carson, winner of the 2018 Trustee of the Year Award, to find out what winning the Award meant to him


1. What did winning the Trustee of the Year Award mean to you?

After I recovered from the genuine shock when my name was read out, the impact of what had happened became a true reality. I was delighted, considering the extent of the total charity sector and number of trustees throughout the sector. What an honour to be named as one worthy of the title but also a great appreciation of the staff and for the staff who "believe in me."