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Domestic Abuse and the Effects on Children

Leicester Conference


November 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

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to the autumn edition of the #ff networking magazine. We received a fantastic response to the summer promotional issue which was launched at the Ladies Day Event, and have signed up lots of new members - see the packed networking section on page 12.

This issue is packed full of information and events happening this autumn. There are lots of enterprise development opportunities whether you are just starting out or for more established Entrepreneurs. See the What’s on Section for more details. I am particularly looking forward to the New Woman 2012 event being hosted by Positive Vibrations and the Spring to Start up Events where I will be holding a stall for Engage Multimedia - come along and see me! Engage have lots of plans for future events, and we want you to get involved; for more information see page 3. We have lots of ideas and features to appear in forthcoming issues of the magazine, so if you would like to advertise or subscribe in the #ff magazine please contact Beckie and Engage Multimedia. Beckie Sanderson, Editor of #ff, Organiser of Friendly Fridays and Director of Engage Multimedia Ltd.

CONNECT WITH THE NETWORK Facebook: Engage Multimedia Ltd Twitter: @engagemmltd @_FFNetwork / #FriendlyFriday Call: 07900002530 Website: Email: Unit 9, Linwood Workshops, Linwood Lane, Leicester, LE2 6QJ

engage multimedia

| training | design | consultancy | We can do it with you, for you, or we can show you how to do it!

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3 Friendly Fridays 4 Leicester Conference Domestic Abuse & Effects on Children 6 Enterprise Course with LASALS 7 Alpha House - Enterprise Opportunities 8 Beckie Sanderson - Why we do what we do 10 What’s On 12 Networking Section 14 The Directory Design by Beckie Sanderson Engage Multimedia, Cover pic: Friendly Friday Ladies Day


Advertise in #ff Magazine Section Advertising Space Price Per issue Front cover Banner £80 Full page A5 colour £160 1/2 page full colour £80 1/4 page full page £60 1/8 of a page £40 Subscribe from £30 per year.

#ff is a quarterly community and business networking magazine with a print run of 3000 delivered to all subscribers of the Friendly Friday network, including businesses and organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire. Engage Multimedia is a social enterprise not for profit organisation. All profits will be reinvested into the development of the #ff network. Conditions of acceptance: Although every effort has been made to meet advertisers’ wishes, Engage Multimedia Ltd, does not accept responsibility for inaccuracies in advertisements or consequences arising. No responsibility is accepted for the loss or damage to copy, or error in printing. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to confirm and comply with the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, Sex Discrimination 1975 and Business Advertisement Disclosure Act 1977. All advertisements are accepted in good faith. Placing an order and advertising with Engage Multimedia Ltd, will signify confirmation and acceptance of the above mentioned responsibilities and conditions. The opinions expressed by the advertisers and in any articles, are not necessarily those of Engage Multimedia Ltd. The inclusion of any advertisement, group or organisation in this publication does not necessarily imply recommendation of its aims, products, services or policies. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this magazine, but no liability can be accepted for loss or inconvenience caused as a result of error or omission. Engage Multimedia Ltd reserves the right to amend, shorten or refuse to publish articles and advertisements submitted for publication. None of the articles contained in this magazine are to be reproduced in anyway without first obtaining written consent from Engage Multimedia Ltd.



THE #ff NETWORK The new community and business networking magazine will be a quarterly publication. The magazine will be available online at Issuu and in print. It will be supported by the website, email marketing and social media. For more information, to subscribe or advertise in the #ff magazine please call Beckie on 07900002530. u Engage Multimedia have been celebrating the success of the Ladies Day event in August, what a wonderful turn out we had, and such beautiful weather on the day. See pictures on our facebook page at Engage Multimedia Ltd

Join the network on twitter: @_FFNetwork And get engaged with #ff

Engage has had a fantastic response to the #ff magazine. Many of our members have subscribed taking advantage of the networking section and advertising opportunities in the magazine and on the Friendly Friday website. Engage Multimedia has big plans for future Friendly Friday events. We will be seeking to collaborate with various community organisations, businesses, business advisors and experts to deliver activities as well as networkers to come along and get involved in our monthly events. We plan to have different themes each month, with a range of networking activities, workshops and presentations, based around community and business development, enterprise and multimedia, plus much more. We are currently planning 4 big events throughout 2013 with the aim of reaching different communities and venues in the city and county. We will be looking for lots of business and organisations to hold stalls and provide sponsorship for the events, who will gain exposure and excellent promotional opportunities. If you would like to get involved or take part in the events as guest speaker, stall holder, sponsor or networker, please contact Beckie Sanderson at Engage Multimedia Call 07900002530.


o be t d e s u n e Childr .. seen and not heard..

Until NOW

Domestic Abuse and the Effects on Children Clare Walker Consultancy brings you the Certain Curtain Theatre Company with their explosive drama; Mockingbird High.

A unique event mixing training with explosive drama! An indepth exploration of domestic abuse and how it affects the educational, social, emotional, psychological, physical and cognitive development of our children. A must for anyone working with children and families. The MORNING SESSION will begin with Clare Walker giving an introduction to the highly acclaimed Freedom Programme, an educational model explaining the dynamics of domestic abuse. Looking at the ‘Dominator’ and the tactics of abuse, with a particular focus on how those tactics effect every element of our children and their development - from conception onwards. This will be followed by speakers from Safeguarding practices, sharing their knowledge, including their experience of the Freedom Programme model. The AFTERNOON SESSION will start with a performance of Mockingbird High, from the award winning Certain Curtain Theatre Company. Mockingbird High School…. is an empty and dark place. However, in a locked-classroom deep in the basement, a light still burns. Two pupils are conducting an unusual experiment - the trial of their Mother for neglect and abuse. If guilty, there’s only one sentence – death…. This explosive drama examines the ‘cycle of abuse,’ sexual bullying, patterns of abusive behaviour and the long-term impact on children. There will be an after show discussion, opportunities for networking, a child survivors story, followed by Q&A to round off the day.

BOOK NOW At Booking forms also available on the website

Clare Walker Consultancy

07910371045 • 0116 2886186


twitter: @clarewalker3

Leicester Conference


November 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Y Theatre 7 East Street

Leicester LE1 6EY Lunch and refreshments provided

Each delegate receives a copy of

‘Living with the Dominator’

TRAINING • Multimedia training • Desktop publishing • Web design • Graphic design • Video production • Social media • Email marketing • Teaching and training for funded projects • Bespoke training


We can do it with you, for you, or show you how to do it!

• Graphic design • Website design • Business cards • Flyers • Brochures • Reports • Books • Magazines • Banners • Signage • E-learning materials | Engage Multimedia Ltd | profit is a social enterprise, not for organisation. We are passionate about all community, things to do with multimedia, business and learning. We offer a friendly and accessible service that provides quality, value and impact, maximising return on your investment. of our See website for full details

Consultancy • General consultancy • Printing service • Training development • Project planning • Project management • Budget planning • Branding • Marketing strategies • Marketing • Publicity • Email marketing • Social media management

services, or contact Engage discuss how we can help.

Contact Beckie now on 07900002530 or engage multimedia

| training | design | consultancy | We can do it with you, for you, or we can show you how to do it!



Zinthiya Trust is Supporting Employment in Leicestershire at


RENT LOW COST OFFICES & SPACE on Flexible Terms available on daily, weekly or monthly basis with no long term commitment.

Have you just started your business or currently running it from home? Are you working on a temporary project which needs additional short term space? Are you looking to expand but don’t want to commit to a lease? Alpha House is the perfect place for you to start and grow your business. LOCATION AND FACILITIES


20 units, offices, studios & storage space, Meetings, Events & Training space.

Practical assistance with business basics via advice and ‘signposting’

Car parking for 40 cars Main road location with good links to public transport (Rail & Bus)

Fee-based business support, such as telephone answering, bookkeeping, secretarial, copying, printing & sales and marketing

Postal Service: Use Alpha House address for your business post for a monthly fee of £10

Sales & marketing support

Internet access & Hot desking: Desks and touchdown space that can be booked on a daily, weekly or monthly basis

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BECKIE SANDERSON Director of Engage Multimedia explains why we do, what we do! Beckie Sanderson is the Director of Engage Multimedia, a social enterprise providing Training design and Consultancy Services to Community, Business and Educational Organisations. Beckie say’s “I’m passionate about all things muiltimedia, community, business and learning, and proud to say Engage makes a difference, doing what we do.”

About Engage Multimedia Engage Multimedia was set up in July 2010. Beckie explains “It was clear from the start that Engage was going to be a social enterprise company. We wanted to work with community and business organisations with the aim of bringing them closer together.” The company values were to engage the broadest possible audience by using multimedia to inform, entertain and educate, and to provide value and impact for our customers by improving their multimedia communications. Engage Multimedia provides training, design and consultancy services to charities, community groups, social enterprises, businesses and educational organisations; because we realise the importance of communicating effectively in the digital age, even more so in the current recession. All of our services are affordable, which helps to generate a return on investment and real value and impact for our customers in terms of increasing sales and awareness of our clients products and services.

We can do it with you, for you or show you how to do it!


See client testimonials on our website or via our LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin. com/pub/beckie-sanderson/44/76/a29

Training Engage Multimedia provides a range of workshops and training in desktop publishing, graphic design, digital photography, email marketing, social media and blogging. We also provide, teaching and training services for funded projects and bespoke training and have trained over 200 people since July 2010. Our client list includes many enterprise start ups, established businesses and professionals, such as Leicester Business Women, Douglas Brown PR, Bhanu’s Spice Kitchen, as well as staff and volunteers for a range of charitable and community organisations such as Soft Touch Arts, Faith in Families and Vista. We have also provided training for a range of funded projects such as adult learning projects for Saffron Arts Forum and New Parks Community Panel. Each has provided structured programmes of learning for community focussed projects, such as developing community magazines and training on a range of digital skills. Projects and training such as this are built around community involvement, skill building and sustainability, where the learners gain skills and knowledge to design and produce their own magazine and to fund it via selling advertising, thus building community cohesion and improving local people’s confidence and skills for work.

Design Engage provides a range of graphic design services for print and web. Over the years Engage has designed company logo’s and corporate branding, produced artwork for variety of print materials such as business cards, brochures, leaflets and pop up banners. We have designed and published a variety of publications, magazines, blogs and websites. We have a varied client base of commercial businesses, sole traders, community and educational organisations, including Saffron Arts Forum, Leicestershire Police, Aspiro, CASE, Paul Keager Management Services, Wildacre Care Services and Joined Up Working Leicestershire to name a few.

Consultancy Engage offers a consultancy service which includes project management and planning for multimedia projects, including 1-2-1 multimedia consultancy looking at company branding, marketing and publicity, identifying individual needs, training requirements and budget planning. Engage like to say ‘We can do it with you, for you or show you how to do it!’ We realise one size does not fit all. Our printing service is also a key part of consultancy, as we work with a range of suppliers to offer you competitive pricing and quality service, ensuring you do not spend more than necessary. We offer a friendly and accessible service. See website for details of our print share scheme.

Friendly Friday & Enterprise Clubs Our Friendly Friday events have helped to put Engage on the map and grow brand awareness. We are now an established business partner working with many organisations such as Job Centre Plus, b-inspired, Leicester Business Women and CASE the Social Enterprise People. Engage are passionate about all things muiltimedia, community, business and learning; so our networking events, magazine and publications enable us to shout about it! Plus we have helped and supported many businesses and organisations to develop. Our Enterprise Clubs have evolved from Friendly Friday. We have had over 300 people referred from Job centre plus for help and advice on starting up a business or considering self employment. Engage do our bit to support, encourage and advise people on starting out in business, as it can be a very lonely and scary place at times.

Engage Multimedia Ltd | Tel: 07900002530 | | twitter: engagemmltd | fb: Engage Multimedia Ltd

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what’s on

TRAINING CASE-DA TRAINING 7th Nov – Marketing on a shoestring Call 0116 222 5010 email:

EVENTS Leicester Conference: Domestic Abuse and the Effects on Children. 26th Nov, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm Y Theatre, 7 East Street Leicester LE1 6EY. To book call Clare Walker Consultancy on 07910371045 / 0116 2886186. NEW WOMAN 2012 Do you want to make a lifestyle change, start a business, learn a new skill, take up a new hobbie or change career? Come to the African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, LE2 Leicester. 29 Nov, 10am-3pm Call Fiona on 07527175199 Start Ups are Good For Britain Seminar The Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a FREE event on 7th Nov 8 am – at the Mercure Leicester City Hotel, Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6ES. For more information contact Kam Atker on 0116 2046614 or email:

NETWORKING Friendly Friday Community and Business Networking, supporting social enterprise, start ups and self employed. A fun, friendly and informal session, lots of information, workshops and guest speakers. And its FREE!! 9th Nov, 14th Dec Call Beckie on 07900002530 See MEET / MINGLE An event for people thinking about starting up a business or in the early stages of trading. Different topics covered at each event, from marketing to finance. Refreshments provided. 7th Nov 6-8pm at LCB Depot For more information call 0116 217 9250 or email Register for FREE via


ENTERPRISE Enterprise Club This session supports people who are considering or have just started their own business or self employment. At Unit 9 Linwood Workshops, Linwood Lane Leicester LE2 6QJ. And its FREE!! Nov 2 and Dec 7th. See call 07900002530 Start up Now All you need to know about self employment or business start up. FREE of charge. Building confidence, motivation and skills. Workshops, advice and events. For residents of Oadby & Wigston only. Contact 0116 242 9482 or email Spring into start up Nov - 7th and 28th 10 - 2 At Orange Rooms at VAL, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN Book your FREE place at Enterprise as Life - Mentoring programme Nov - 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 4th Dec, 5th Dec. At St Martin’s House between 9.30am - 12.30pm and all support is offered FREE of charge, To book call 0116 217 9250 or email Enterprise As a Life - Group events St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, LE1 5PZ. Pay Per Click: 7th Nov, 9.15 - 12.30 Booking essential: 0116 279 5011 Creative Enterprise Hub Workshops Workshops are FREE of charge but eligibility criteria applies. Write Winning Proposals and Tenders:1st Nov Pitching For Success: 8th Nov & 15th Nov For info contact Cheryl Gill on 0116 242 2955 or email: Understanding business Enterprise course - starting 9th Nov Interested in starting your ownbusiness? Then join our Level 2 Award in Understanding Business Enterprise Course. The course covers the basic principles of enterprise including: • The skills needed to run a business • Marketing and how to win customers • Business help and support At the Linwood Centre, Linwood Lane For further information and to enrol contact 0116 373 7244

ADVERTISE HERE To list your events or training in this section contact Beckie on 07900002530 or email


#ff Network Directory Beckie Sanderson Director/ Designer/Tutor Engage Multimedia Ltd Social Enterprise Engage Multimedia is a social enterprise offering multimedia, training, design and consultancy services to VCS groups, social enterprises, businesses and educational organisations. Tel: 07900002530 twitter: @engagemmltd

Dorothy Francis CEO of CASE The Co-operative and Social Enterprise Development Agency

Thinking of setting up a business? Would you like to change the way you work? CASE can help with enterprise development, advice and support, business planning, training, identifying and accessing finance and much more. Contact us Telephone: 0116 222 5010 email: twitter: @CaSE_da

Sue Grogan Director Joined up Working Leicestershire Specialists in organisational management, secretarial services and funding applications for the public, private and community sector Tel: 07754 150 559 twitter: @JUW_Leics fb: JoinedUpWorkingLeicestershire

Peter Smith Managing Director Aspiro Aspiro is a social enterprise that provides employment advice and support to adults from disadvantaged groups. 0800 098 8708/0779 599 7058 twitter: @AgentDeckard fb: AspiroOpportunities

@_FFNetwork Clare Walker Director Clare Walker Consultancy Ltd Consultant, Guest speaker and Trainer on domestic abuse. Training and events for professionals UK wide and beyond. 0116 288 6186 07910371045 Twitter: @clarewalker3

Fiona Hutchinson Owner & Event Manager Positive Vibrations UK Event Management Positive Vibrations UK aims to bring to you events that will educate, entertain and empower people of all backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. My focus is on Families, Business, Social, Charity & Community events. 07527175199 twitter: @fionasbusiness

Emma Brown Director The Final Bow Communication skills led training including effective presenting, proof - reading, negotiation and group facilitation for professionals working across a broad range of sectors Tel: 07887991095 twitter: @thefinalbow

Karl Craig-West Website builder Buswebs Building affordable websites and blogs for small businesses, charities and the self-employed in the Midlands. Tel: 07703 885305 twitter: @buswebs David peake - Menphys Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Charity caring for children and young people with disabilities ... ....Supporting the family.

Menphys needs to raise ÂŁ500,000 each year to maintain and develop its work. What can you do to help us? Tel: 0116 2827225 twitter: @MenphysUK Facebook: Menphys Fundraising

Linda Stewart Clinical Hypnotherapist Linda Stewart Hypnotherapy If you want to stop smoking, lose weight, beat a phobia or feel more confident then contact me for a free consultation. 07920000177 twitter:@Lindahypno fb: Linda Stewart-Hypnotherapy

Kate Cowan project Manager & Business Advisor Spring to Action A not for profit company helping people start and run successful businesses. Delivering: Project & programme management, business advice, mentoring & consultancy, business events & training 0116 217 9250 twitter: @springuk

Jez Simons Artistic Director Hathi productions Hathi promotes and funds the weird and wonderful in Live Theatre, Film, Arts and Business entrepreneurship. Led by award winning writer Jez Simons. So if you’ve got an idea run it past us! Also available for weddings, funerals and bar mitzvahs. 0116 286 1774 Twitter: @hathi_tweets

Sue Witts Director Ask Sue Witts promo & Clothing ASW provides more than a product... With our extensive knowledge in this field, you know your project will be safe in our hands from your conception to our delivery. Freephone 0808 198 8348 Mobile: 07858 090797 twitter: @AskSueWitts

Sandra pollock Director & Management Consultant Open Mind Training & Development Ltd Providing Management, HR Consultancy and Executive Coaching. Helping you improve strategy, achievement and profitability for your business. Developing People, Growing your business. 07977227872 Twitter: @OpenMindCoach

Lorraine Turnpenny Independent Distributor of Forever Living products Sharing the gifts of Aloe and a unique business opportunity. 01162331376/ 07736967411 facebook: aloemattersblog twitter: @aloematters linkedin: lorraineturnpenny

Network for Change

Provides Supported Housing, Community Outreach, Resource Centre and Training opportunities that meet the needs of adults of any age who are experiencing mental distress. Values of hope, recovery and self development underpins all that we do. 0116 247 0335 blog:

#ff Network Directory


ASPIRO Opportunities Ltd

Joined up working

Supporting people with disabilities into employment 0800 0988708

Specialists in organisational management, secretarial services and funding applications for the public, private and community sector. Tel: 07754 150 559 twitter: @SueGrogan facebook: SueGroganLtd

CASe-da The Co-operative & Social Enterprise Development Agency, Celebrating 30 years of supporting Co-operatives and Social Enterprises First Floor, 1 The Crescent, King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RX 0116 222 5010 @CaSE_da

Citizens Eye Community News Agency Community Media Hub & Information Library
 Bishop Street
 Apex House, 74 – 76 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB

Complete Wasters Community based Recycling Group The Green Place
 6 Cossington Road
LE12 7RS
 01509 815181

Cooke E-Learning Foundation

Network for Change Providing supported housing, community outreach and resource centre activities for adults with mental health problems. 150-152 London Road, Leicester, LE2 1ND
 0116 247 0335

Saffron Community Enterprises Ltd Community Development Trust Linwood Community Centre
 Linwood Lane, Leicester, LE2 6QJ
 0116 3737 225

The Leicester Enterprise Club UK CIC Supporting the growth of Black and Minority Ethnic enterprise. 5 Blaydon Close, Leicester. LE3 9BF. 0781 6416595

Tomorrow Together Ltd

IT & ESOLTraining creating connected communities. Belgrave Training & Information Centre
 1st Floor
5 Herbert Avenue
 0116 2669040

Supporting women into employment. Unit 1-22
St Martin’s House
 7 Peacock Lane

Engage Multimedia LTD

Social Enterprise providing Business Admin & Graphic Design Suite 110, African Caribbean Centre Maidstone Road, Leicester, LE2 0UA. 0116 221 1789

Multimedia training, design & consultancy Unit 9
Linwood Workshops
Linwood Lane
 0116 2249790 07900002530

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Zinthiya Trust Supporting Employment in Leicestershire Countesthorpe Rd, South Wigston, Leicester LE18 4PJ 0116 251 9068

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#ff mag issue 2  

Commmunity and Business Networking magazine. Autumn 2012

#ff mag issue 2  

Commmunity and Business Networking magazine. Autumn 2012