Professional Fundraising Awards 2000 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 May 2000 | News Entry forms for the Professional Fundraising Awards 2000 are now available. These are the UK’s only award scheme to celebrate excellence, achievement and innovation in fundraising. Find out more from Professional Fundraising magazine. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Wadham students will place a code of conduct on hired security guards at this week’s Queerfest, after accusations of homophobic abuse, theft, and leering at last year’s event.SU Entz officers initially attempted to ban the firm R&R Frontline Services Limited, claiming their employees created an “unwelcome atmosphere” by using homophobic slurs at the event dedicated to “queerness, defiance, diversity and self-expression”.After the college informed the Entz team this would not be possible, they decided to enforce a code of conduct enforcing standards on “queerphobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism and sexism”.The college said the freelance guard implicated in last year’s events will not be returning.This year’s Queerfest, themed ‘Where do we go from Queer? 100 Years of Queer, Past, Present and Future’, will see 850 students descend on Wadham College for a night devoted to artistic expression and freedom of identity.Alleged incidents by a guard at last year’s Queerfest included a stolen phone and use of offensive slurs against attendants.According to senior SU officers, a security guard allegedly used a homophobic term of abuse against a student in attendance.An Entz officer said that they sought this year to prevent guards from “staring out” attendees. Nelson told Cherwell: “The decision to use R&R came through college…the best we can do is to take steps to ensure that the same things don’t happen again.”After conceding to the college’s decision, the Entz officers chose to enforce a code of conduct for the guards working at this events. Nelson told Cherwell: “we’re submitting a very black-and-white script to R&R detailing our absolute bottom lines in terms of conduct.“This involves our expected standards towards LGBTQIA+ attendees, definitions and working examples of queerphobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism and sexism, and protocol in regards to lost property/theft etc.”One incident that may have prompted such a policy is the alleged theft of a mobile phone.Following the event, two students were forced to travel to recover the phone after a member of the security personnel reportedly took it home to his house. According to the officer, this was “because people might come dressed in very little fabric, [and] we don’t want the security guards to check them out”.One queer-identifying guest told Cherwell: “The security didn’t feel welcoming at all.“If people aren’t being welcomed inclusively with open arms then it definitely feels a bit weird.”In response to the incidents, the Wadham Entz team, consisting of Son Olszewski, Oli Nelson, Alex Coonar, and Theo Anton, requested the college find an alternative security for this year’s event, which are also hired for bops and other events.Senior college figures informed the officers this would not be possible, and R&R would return.The Entz team has held discussions with R&R over the last two weeks, which resulted in the firm confirming the accused guard from working at the event. One of them told Cherwell: “My friend asked me to accompany him to an address that had popped up on Find my iPhone.“After we recovered the phone we realised that it had the guard’s SIM card in it.”No one pressed charges, and the case is reportedly considered closed.The code of conduct document reportedly contains a list of comments that could be interpreted as offensive.“It has examples of things we find problematic even if they don’t,” a Wadham SU officer told Cherwell.There are no specific allegations of this having taken out in the past, but the policy was included as “a preventative measure”.The Entz officers held a meeting with R&R on Monday to discuss general security protocol. They agreed security personnel will be briefed on in three stages; first the head of security, second through the document which is being sent out, and third by the Entz team on the day of the event. Entz officers emphasised that the alleged incidents were committed by a freelance operative: “If we or the college had changed firms we could very easily have got the same individuals under question from last year, since they are freelanced and work for more than one company.”Queerfest is advertised as a space “to rejoice in a radical spirit of queerness, defiance, diversity and self-expression for six utopian, space-age, magical hours”.An evening of live music and dancing, Queerfest is Oxford’s biggest student celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, which culminates Queer Week.A spokesperson for the college told Cherwell: “Wadham College has been using R&R Frontline Services for many years. Since last year’s Queerfest, in consultation with Wadham students, the College has continued to employ this company to work at regular Wadham bops and at Wadstock. “R&R Frontline Services have confirmed that employees concerned in isolated incidents at last year’s Queerfest will not be working at the event on Saturday.”R&R declined to comment.
Food giant 2 Sisters Food Group is investing in biscuit and pizza categories, it has revealed in its Q3 results.The company saw total like-for-like (LFLs) sales up 1.1% to £798.7m in the 13 weeks ended 2 May 2015, as it gears up to launch new products.2 Sisters owns the Fox’s Biscuits brand, and said it would invest in marketing and promotions across the biscuit category.It said it had addressed the cost base of its biscuit business across all functions, which, along with new product launches, will enable the group “to drive benefits later in the year going forward”.The frozen food category also looked positive, seeing LFL revenue up 2% to £92.5m. The company will invest in its frozen pizza capacity to make way for new product launches.It has also secured a contract for more retail ranges to launch in November this year.Chief executive Ranjit Singh said: “This is an encouraging performance and in line with expectations. It underlines our commitment to focus on building a better business, which leads the food sector and is passionate about putting customers and consumers first.“In our Chilled business, we are looking at further investment in capacity to enable us to meet our growth ambitions, and we can report a good performance by our Branded division.“All this activity sets a very solid foundation for future growth of the business.”This comes after 2 Sisters workers at its Gunstones bakery in Sheffield went on a 48-hour strike over pay freezes. Another 48-hour strike is set to take place on 17 and 18 July.
The 30-year-old is a familiar face to Tigers boss Steve Bruce, who also signed him when he was in charge of the Latics in 2008. Figueroa has agreed a two-year deal with Hull, who won promotion to the Barclays Premier League by finishing second in the npower Championship last season. Hull have signed former Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa on a free transfer. Press Association Talks between Figueroa and the club have been ongoing since the Honduras international’s contract with relegated Wigan expired. He is Hull’s second signing of the summer following George Boyd, whose loan move from Peterborough was made permanent last month. Figueroa is delighted to be reunited with Bruce, the man who brought him to English football. “When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion,” he said. “I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager and I’m looking forward to working with him again. “I’m happy to be here and to be a part of the club. It is a big challenge for me, but it’s certainly one I’m looking forward to.” Figueroa admits he had considered the possibility of a move to the KC Stadium as soon as they sealed their place in the top flight on the final day of the season, a 2-2 draw against league winners Cardiff. He added: “I watched the Cardiff game and after the final whistle I turned to my wife and said ‘Hull could be an option for me next year’.”