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Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive. History / Background - Linskill School until 1987 - Education Centre by NTC until 2005 - Planned closure and demolition.

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1 Simeon Ripley, Chief Executive

2 History / Background - Linskill School until Education Centre by NTC until Planned closure and demolition and sell the land

3 History / Background Centre tenants and community setup a huge campaign to save Centre Friends of Linskill and Associated Groups setup in 2004

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5 History / Background -The Linskill Trust took over the building on 1 st April year peppercorn lease

6 Linskill Trust -Independent Charity and Company Ltd by Guarantee -Employs 27 staff -10 permanent volunteers and 40 placements per year

7 Linskill Nursery - Registered with OFSTED - Recently approved Nursery Status - Currently 26 children at one time. - Moving Nursery to increase capacity to 38

8 Room Hire and Office Hire - 12 rooms for casual hire - 28 permanent rooms to hire Catering - Café open six days a week - Provide meals to Percy Hedley and Nursery each day - Buffets and Events catering

9 Events and Fundraising - Large Hall (Capacity 350) - Licensed Bar - Conferences, Weddings, Parties - Fundraising

10 Book Fair June 2012

11 Auction Night – October 2012

12 Community Engagement - Community Events - Community Newsletters - Clear Branding - Social Media and Website

13 Environment - Marks and Spencer installed 42 solar panels in October Generates 7000 kwh of electricity per annum - Trust now looking to install double glazing and new boilers

14 Challenges -Funding -Size and Age of Building -Staffing -Generating Income

15 Income / Grants -Trust received two year setup grant from NTC -Trust also received five year BLF grant until November Capital Grants to improve building -Target to become 100% self-sufficient by 2016

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18 Income / Grants -Aim to cover remaining revenue funding by; -New Nursery expected to double income over three years -Office Hire; four permanent rooms available to hire -Refurbish Rooms and building to attract more customers

19 Recent Achievements - New Nursery -Marketing Strategy -Staffing restructure -Environmental measures -Extension to lease -Five year business plan and cashflow -Secured 3 Year Esmee Fairbairn Grant -Won Community Enterprise award

20 Contact Details Simeon Ripley Chief Executive


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