The support from Corby-based HR specialists, Gateway HR, over 2018 has helped Teamwork Trust build better business processes.
Teamwork had been chosen by the outsourced Human Resources services and training company as their ‘Charity of the Year’ – among the valuable support provided over the 12 months was staff training, teambuilding activities, networking opportunities and introductions to businesses and joint social media activity.

Emma Wynne, Managing Director, Gateway HR said: “Teamwork’s ethos to provide opportunities for all fitted very well with our own values as an HR company and we have loved working with them over the year.

“We provided practical support, HR advice and training to Teamwork – areas within a charity which can sometimes get overlooked. One area was advice on recruitment processes to ensure new staff not only have the right skills set to work in the charity, but the right mindset and attitude too – for an organisation like Teamwork where their members play such an important role in the direction of the charity, the recruitment process is key so this was an area we have made a real difference.”

Emma said learning and understanding even more about Teamwork’s work and the variety of valuable services provided helped them tailor their support along the way.

“Our coaching and training consultant delivered a team-building activity for staff which was based on getting the most from a multi-site organisation, by encouraging different departments to comminute and share information more effectively,” said Emma. “This was directly linked to specific issues faced by the charity and will help improve their ways of working in the future.

“Teamwork has a fantastic reputation and everyone at Gateway HR has been really impressed with the involvement and interest from the community and local businesses. The working relationship has worked both ways, and we too have learnt a lot from the charity’s staff and members.”

John Bruce, Strategic Director, Teamwork Trust added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Gateway HR for choosing us and for committing to understanding what we do so that their support over the last year was entirely relevant to our needs. We’ve had a fabulous year as their chosen charity, and we are so grateful that a local business was able to give back to an organisation like ours to help us better our business processes for the future."