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Florists in the making …

many thanks to The Bloom Factory for hosting this fundraising event. Looks like everyone had a ‘bloomin’ good time and raised much needed funds.

Breaking news …

we’ve got it …….. Matrix accreditation for another 3 years, for the information, advice and guidance we give through the National Careers Service contract

Thank you …

to Eastbourne Rotary for their fundraising. President David Garlick presented a cheque for £425.oo to Ann our CEO.

‘Community Spirit’ recognised …

… we are pleased to have received the Business Women Excellence Award 2018 recognising our work helping jobseekers

Waitrose Green Token Scheme …

… we are delighted that just over £500 was raised for our funds. Many thanks to Waitrose and to all the shoppers who supported us.

And finalists …

… we have been selected as one of the 2018 Business Women Excellence Awards – Sussex Edition finalists in the Community Spirits Award category

Celebrating another award …

We are delighted to have won the category for Training and Development at the Eastbourne Business Awards 2018.

Thanks to everyone who supported us – we’ll keep working hard to provide information, advice and guidance to local jobseekers.

Client Forum …

On 26 October, we held our most recent Client Forum. Several clients enjoyed tea and cake and shared their experiences of using our services. They also gave some helpful suggestions for improvements which we will consider. As an organisation we value feedback because it helps us to examine and evaluate our practice.

Green Token Scheme …

we are pleased that Waitrose, Old Town, Eastbourne has chosen People Matter as one of the charities nominated to benefit from this scheme during November. Please support us by shopping and posting your token for People Matter. The more tokens, the bigger donation we’ll receive …

Going it alone

… a beginner’s guide to starting your own business. Written by Jane Bwye our Client Adviser,  specialisist in providing advice and support to jobseekers thinking about starting their own business. Copies of this step-by-step guide are available from our office and with proceeds from sales supporting People Matter.

and the winner was …

our very own CEO – Ann Gillard, Mentor of the Year 2018, East Sussex Women in Business Awards

Congratulations and thanks for all you do … from all at People Matter

And finally …

… we are delighted that our CEO has been shortlisted as a finalist in the East Sussex Women in Business awards. Congratulations Ann.

A right Royal do …

Garden Parties have been held at Buckingham Palace since the 1860s as a way to recognise and reward public service. Four are held each year, three in London and one at Holyroodhouse, attended by more than 30,000 people in total. Our CEO Ann Gillard was delighted to attend one such event on Tuesday 5 June 2018, along with Prince Charles, his wife the Duchess of Cornwall and sister Princess Anne. At each event around 27,000 cups of tea are served and 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cakes are consumed! … but not all by Ann …

Working for You Week …

We’ve helped thousands of local job-seekers, and now we’re taking our message on to the streets of Eastbourne.

We’ve embarked on a month-long campaign to make our services even better known to people who are looking for work, or are already employed but who are searching for a better opportunity.

We launched our ”Working For You” campaign by handing out leaflets around Bankers’ Corner and the town centre last Friday (June 1). A publicity push – majoring on social media – is also underway in an effort to help improve individual’s and families’ lives.

In our 21-year history, we’ve helped equip thousands of people for work through free programmes which offer the likes of CV writing, confidence building lessons, and help with interview techniques, computers and with making applications.

And now through a unique initiative, we’re breaking new ground in working with selected employers to fill vacancies. In turn, this is increasing the need for additional clients – people already in work but with a different skill base.

Charles Grimaldi, one of our a trustees, said: ”When the alarm clock goes off on a rainy Monday morning, many of us wish we weren’t heading off to work that day.

”But suppose you didn’t have a job, yet really wanted one and had tried to find employment without success, making you feel isolated and lacking in confidence? We know that feeling at People Matter and have helped hundreds of job seekers by equipping them for employment in all kinds of local companies and organisations.”

We offers services completely free and have a team of trained advisors with time to talk. We have close links with employers and are looking to engage with many more as Eastbourne’s employment needs increase through the Arndale shopping centre expansion and the Devonshire Park conference and theatre development.

Said Mr Grimaldi: “Anyone thinking of a change of direction and re-skilling couldn’t be better placed right now, but we all need support at some stage along the way – and that’s where People Matter comes in.”

Job-seekers looking to learn more should contact us on 01323 431289, or visit our offices at 17 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne.

“Working for you”

… on the streets launching our new awareness campaign engaging with employers and jobseekers

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