Jacquie Hime

Jacquie is a passionate advocate for small voluntary and community sector organisations and committed to ensuring organisations have the financial resources to make a lasting impact.

Jacquie offers training and expertise in bid writing, business planning and fundraising strategy, impact and outcomes and development advice. She is also a qualified better governance and safeguarding vulnerable adults and children to level 3 trainer.

Jacquie is the director of SG5 Solutions Limited, a consultancy and training company to deliver support and advice to the voluntary and community sector. Between the years of 2003-2018, Jacquie was CEO of North Herts CVS.

Accredited training: Level 3 award in Education & Training, Hertfordshire Steps Train the Trainer, ReaLM Level 5 Leadership and Management Programme, ILM Level 3 certificate in First Line Management, Induction to Community Work Level 2 and 3 and Graduate IPM.

Sue Pearlman

Sue Pearlman has worked in the charity sector for many years, is passionate about charities and now works with trustees and senior staff of charities to improve their governance.

Sue is the founder of TP Consultants providing training and guidance in voluntary sector governance and management. She is a consultant with the Lloyds Bank Foundation and is the Lead Trainer in Governance for Hertfordshire Community Foundation, training trainers in governance as well as delivering training.

Sue's experience was gained mainly through her involvement with the Citizens Advice Bureau service where she started as a volunteer and rose to become Joint District Manager for a group of CABx. She remains passionate about the potential of the voluntary sector and understands the different roles that trustees, managers, staff, volunteers, clients, funders and other stakeholders play.

Kate Newton

Kate Newton is an inspirational trainer, with 15 years of experience supporting hundreds of organisations to get started on their fundraising journey, securing successful funding and thrive.

Entering the voluntary and community sector after a career as a Marketing Director, initially as a volunteer, then as a Group Development Manager for an infrastructure charity, Kate brings skills around governance, fundraising and entrepreneurship. Kate enjoys working with charities and community groups to identify issues and work on solutions. She works as Grants Manager for a Hertfordshire grant-giving charity supporting older people.

Robin Hodgkinson

Robin has worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years organising and running training and consultancy programmes, covering VCS organisational and personnel management, personal skills, volunteer management and trustee board training.

Robin has authored the national TrustElearning programme, which for many years was endorsed by the Charity Commission, as well as authoring a variety of online practical toolkits in subjects ranging from volunteer management to writing good funding applications. Robin has undertaken over 50 Trusted Standards (formerly PQASSO) quality assessments ranging from very large to very small organisations.

Accredited training: Adult safeguarding, Prevent training, CTTLS Adult Learning Teaching Qualification, E Guides Certificates, trained and passed as a Trusted Charity Mark Peep Accessor OCN and ASDAN Internal Verifier.