Bernadette Benn

Owner at The Creation Station Essex

Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)
Arts and Crafts

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Bernadette Benn's Overview

  • Owner at The Creation Station Essex
  • Chief Executive at Barnabas Workshops
  • Freelance Consultant at Self Employed
  • LSU

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Bernadette Benn's Summary

I specialise in the development and successful deliveryof support to people seeking employment and outplacement services.

Over the past twelve years as CEO of Barnabas Workshops, I have developed the organisation from a community-based charity to one of the leading employability and training projects in East London. As one of the first projects to trial 52 weeks' job sustainability, we successfully achieved a phenomenal rate of 72%.

2013 sees new development of a creative business hub supporting entrepreneurs and new businesses across East London through a consortium of business support professionals. This offers space, hot-desking, business postal address, reception and administration services, and training and networking opportunities, promoting local business for local people.

I also represent the voluntary sector on a wide number of partnerships including Enterprise Redbridge, Work Redbridge, LINk, Redbridge Chamber of Commerce, BDCC and Ilford Business Improvement District.

Bernadette Benn's Experience


The Creation Station Essex

May 2014Present (5 months)

Providing inspirational arts and crafts experiences for children up to 11. Sharing the journey of creative fun that inspires learning, friendships and giggles. Delivery model: baby Discovery & Little Explorer classes during term time, Family Fun session for school holidays. Also offer creative Arty Parties, providing invitation, creative fun and party bags too.
The Creation Station Essex work with a range of partners including, community centres, nurseries, schools, retailers, soft play centres, local authorities and shopping centres.

Chief Executive

Barnabas Workshops

January 2002May 2013 (11 years 5 months)

Freelance Consultant

Self Employed

June 2000August 2001 (1 year 3 months)

Bernadette Benn's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Enterprise
  2. Charities
  3. Change Management
  4. New Business Development
  5. Third Sector
  6. Non-profits
  7. Capacity Building
  8. Programmes
  9. Organizational Development
  10. Sustainability
  11. Engagement
  12. Strategy Development
  13. Partnership Development
  14. Mentoring
  15. Personal Development
  16. Community Engagement
  17. Contract Management
  18. Resume Writing
  19. Consultancy
  20. Team Building
  21. Staff Training
  22. Employee Relations
  23. NLP
  24. Commercial Awareness
  25. Volunteer Management
  26. Social Entrepreneurship
  27. Leadership Development
  28. Training Delivery
  29. Governance
  30. Staff Development
  31. Organizational Change
  32. Community Development
  33. Career Counseling
  34. Management Consulting
  35. Business Planning
  36. Executive Coaching
  37. Culture Change
  38. Stakeholder Engagement
  39. Training Skills
  40. Management Development
  41. Career Management
  42. Career Development
  43. Entrepreneurship
  44. Business Networking
  45. Team Management
  46. Equality
  47. Corporate Social Responsibility
  48. Employee Engagement
  49. Partnerships
  50. Training

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