Why apply to become our next Charity of the Year?

Posted on 7th November 2018

A charity functions in the same way as a business, and therefore it must also comply with employment laws and legislations. However, when budgets are tight and time is too, HR practices and employee training often take a back seat.

While this may not immediately sound terrible, it can be a disaster waiting to happen. Just like a business, charities also run the risk of legal action if they don’t have the right policies in place or adhere to current legislation.

At Gateway HR & Training, we know exactly what this means for a charity, which is why, as well as offering a charity discount on all of our services as standard, we also choose one charity every year to receive our services and support for free.

In previous years we have been fortunate to work with an amazing group of charities, who have each benefitted from their Charity of the Year status with us. Here are what a few of them had to say…


“I have had the pleasure of meeting Emma & Lindsay who are both highly knowledgeable and totally professional in everything they do at Gateway HR. Through their services they have amazingly selected us as their chosen charity to offer support to in 2014. This unexpected but most welcome honour is down to Emma’s clear determination to help local businesses and address any HR issues they may have.

“I have no compunction in calling Emma or her colleagues for advice and I know I can rely on them recommending the right course of action in any circumstance. Thank you, Emma!”

Paul Young, Adrenaline Alley – Charity of the Year 2014


“The contribution that you have made to our organisational development through the HR support has been invaluable. I think you know that we had struggled to manage our own HR and keep up with developments which have taken place recently. It is difficult to find the time for housekeeping and maintain expertise. It has been of enormous assistance to us to have your expert input and to have confidence that we are taking proper care of our valuable staff and protecting the organisation.”

John Tory, The Lowdown – Charity of the Year 2016


“Thank you for the support of GatewayHR during 2019. Your support has included raising funds, being able to access a range of quality courses and seminars, professional support and guidance on GDPR including a seminar, being on the interview panel when Teamwork Trust have recruited staff, attending Teamwork events, and creating an awareness of Teamwork in the business community with regards our counselling service.

“GatewayHR staff have been very friendly and supportive to Teamwork Trust, giving professional advice and support on HR and training issues. They have also given of their time free of charge to support Teamwork Trust.”

Nick Hayton, Teamwork Trust – Charity of the Year 2017



Now we’re on the hunt for our Charity of the Year 2019; how could we help your organisation?

Get in touch by emailing clare@gatewayhr.com the following information before 30th November 2018:

  • Charity name
  • Registered charity number
  • A brief summary of your charity (what it does, how old it is, how many people you employ)
  • The support you would be interested in receiving from us (you can see all our HR and training services on our website)

Or if you’d like any further information, call us on 01536 215240.

Clare Hargrave Character
Written by:
Clare Hargrave
Marketing Manager