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CEO’s Blog – 09/05/2018

Marketing, Public Relations, Press Releases…. Is it all worth it?As the CEO of a small organisation, I find I have my fingers in all sorts of different pies; not only having the responsibility for so many things but actually getting involved in helping do them as well.  One area that I get involved in is […]

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CEO’s Blog – 06/03/2018

EthicsNo, I don’t mean the county to the north east of London but ethics, as in conducting yourself ethically.Many moons ago I learned a business model that I apply even today – probably because it’s one of the simpler ones to understand!  It was called the “Four Es”, which stands for “Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy and […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/01/2018

Our Own Kind of GraceI have one of those desk calendars at work which has some of those inspirational sayings for each day of the year.  My version is a Christian one and on the day I write this it says:“The meaning of life.  The wasted Years of life. The poor choices of life.  God […]

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CEO’s Blog – 01/12/2017

There are so Many People who Really Need Your help Over the Christmas period people often start to think about those who are less fortunate and in the case of The Bridge Trust that is inevitably those who are without somewhere to call a home.  The majority of homeless people in our region are “sofa […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/10/2017

The Debate About Begging Over the past few months there has a been a lot in the local news about the rights and wrongs of homeless people begging on our streets, or more particularly about whether you and I should give to beggars. I listened with interest as a BBC Radio Kent reporter told about […]

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CEO’s Blog – 29/08/2017

We can Lead a Horse to Water Some people I encounter are surprised to hear that we don’t look after homeless people for free. They assume we give them free accommodation, free food….. free everything. So why don’t we then? You see it’s all about preparing people for the world they will have to face […]

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CEO’s Blog – 22/06/2017

Choose GoodFirstly, I apologise for this blog sounding like a sermon. It’s not meant to be, but as a Christian I have always found the hardest question to answer is “why does God allow bad stuff to happen” – including why he allows someone to becomes homeless. Many struggle with this and to quote just one […]

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CEO’s Blog – 16/05/2017

Paying the Ultimate Price of Rough Sleeping (part 2)My last blog was on the very sad subject of a rough sleeper in west Kent losing their life. I said at the time that:“….. I suppose that sooner or later we hear about someone in our neighbourhood who has been hassled, attacked or as was the […]

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CEO’s Blog – 27/03/2017

Paying the Ultimate Price of Rough SleepingWhenever I give a talk or presentation, a large part of it is spent trying to show that a homelessness problem even exists in our relatively affluent and leafy suburbs of west Kent.  After all, you don’t exactly see dozens of homeless people sleeping rough in our High Streets […]

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CEO’s Blog – 20/02/2017

The Importance of Being EarnestI recently read the play of the above name, written by Oscar Wilde in the late 1800’s.  It’s a farcical comedy and a short one at that, so well worth the read.  The play opened on St Valentine’s day in 1895 and was attended by the great and the good of […]

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