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Coming into flower.....
So many new opportunities for Peaceworks! As we go into spring, we are pleased to announce that we have been successful in achieving the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network award. This Grant has been awarded to Social Enterprises in the county seeking to expand their work, and Peaceworks have won the award with their bid to expand their highly successful Peer Mediation in Schools Programme (PPMSP). We were part of a cohort of ten award-winners who bid for funds from WSSEN.
Director of Peaceworks, Chris Seaton, said "This is a fantastic award for us. It means we have a real chance to achieve our aim in getting the PPMSP into even more schools across the country, contributing to our long term goal of helping to make society a more peaceful place through its' youngest and most enthusiastic members". We are very excited about the work and will let you know more as the project moves on.
We are also appearing at the Eastleigh Business Conference at the end of the month, which is being hosted at the Rosebowl, Southampton. Peaceworks will be leading one of the workshops and helping to raise awareness of the benefits of mediation in the workplace.
Our new venture into the world of tendering for contracts has begun well and we continue to compete nationally. Peaceworks has an eye to the future: one in which we are working to promote mediation across the UK. With many new initiatives coming from the Coalition Government to make mediation a commonly-used tool for tackling workplace conflict, we intend to be part of the transformation towards mediated workplace conflict in public, private and third sector organisations.
We are looking forward to new partnerships and joint ventures, new training courses in a variety of management themes from Communications skills to Coaching and now that our accrediting body, the National Open College Network has gone global, the world's our oyster!
Things are definitely changing for the better at Peaceworks