Pennysmart CIC (PS CIC) was set up in 2009 and is a female led free-to-client agency specialising in combating poverty and exclusion for those in, or at-risk of financial hardship and/or debt crisis.
Pennysmart CIC was set up to combat poverty and exclusion for those in, or at-risk of financial hardship and/or debt crisis. Targeting those who are least likely to access mainstream providers, due to the multiple social issues they are having to manage on a daily basis.
It operates in some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods across England & Wales without any specific geographic anchorage in any one local authority area or region.
The Managing Director and founder, Jayne Bellis wanted help with running and providing appropriate governance support for the organisation after onboarding a brand-new board of Non-Executive Director’s — all first-timers with little experience.
From the initial planning stages to the final recommendations through to implementation, the Barclays Pilotlighters worked cohesively, communicating effectively and collaborating seamlessly to ensure they delivered the tasks on time.
After completing Pilotlight Direction, following the recommendations from the Pilotlighters, the charity is implementing the guidance to improve roles and responsibilities as well as organising the board. Jayne now has a roadmap to deliver on all the charity’s goals and will continue to build and improve on this blueprint well into the future.
The project not only met its intended goals but also demonstrated the Pilotlight Direction programme can deliver exceptional results while maintaining a positive and proactive approach throughout the process.
Jayne Bellis, Managing Director at Pennysmart