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October 11th 2017 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

100 young employees

holly sydney 2

Sydney Milner and Holly Coleman are our latest new apprentices and their recruitment means we have employed 100 young people since taking on the management of Platform youth hub in 2011. In an additional milestone, over 50% of our employees are now aged 16-25.

Holly, now our bookings coordinator said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship ...

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April 4th 2017 | Jonathan Gibbs | Comments - 0

I'm Here


It surely cannot be that difficult. Count the number of young people coming to Lift, Platform and Rose Bowl so we can monitor how well we are doing. Just ask them to sign in on a piece of paper, right? Then someone just has to transfer the data from that piece of paper to a spreadsheet, perhaps, or better still a database.

But that regula...

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January 15th 2016 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Cabinet Office Surprise Booking

Staging and cameras appear in the Yellow Hall

The Isledon year started off with a mystery. The Cabinet Office rang bookings on Tuesday: have we got two halls for 130 people, a room to set up a press office, plus private parking, for an unspecified senior cabinet minister’s press event the following Monday?

It was very early in the year, so unusually we did have all the space at sho...

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February 10th 2015 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Things are looking rosy

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We have three very good bits of news. First, our contract to run Here To Islington, connecting volunteers to local projects, has been extended for another year. Second, we have been awarded the contract to manage Lift and Platform youth hubs for at least another two years. And third, Islington Council and Friends of the Rose Bowl have awarded us...

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October 16th 2014 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Time To Take Over

Shazzy, Deputy Young Mayor and Hiba, Young Mayor

National Takeover Day gives young people the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do. The aim is to break down barriers between generatio...

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