A message from our CEO:
In these difficult times, community spirit is rising from adversity. It is one of the defining characteristics of our nations. So it is with Covid19. I am humbled by the many stories of individuals and groups supporting their communities, and making a real difference.
We are here to enable diverse individuals and groups to build and sustain their own communities. We do this with and for communities, and crucially we do it in partnership with many other organisations. Through our services we build capability and capacity, aiming to leave a set of organisations who can sustain themselves. This is our legacy.
It is Tempo Time Credits that provide the glue which binds partnerships and sustains them into the future. Tempo Time Credits have a long history. We have brought them into the present by providing a digital solution, while also catering for those digitally excluded.
We are determined to build on the massive surge in people who want to volunteer. We will work with others to capitalise on this and also seek to widen the spectrum of those who volunteer. From the carnage that Covid19 is wreaking through our communities, we will all emerge stronger. We hope we can play a small part in that process.
Mark Froud – CEO
MEET OUR TRUSTEES
Ron is a career Procurement and Supply Chain professional and ex-President of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Having worked in a number of leadership line and consulting roles on both buy- and sell-sides, Ron is now “semi-retired” and keeps himself busy with a mixed portfolio of roles as Non-Executive Director, Trustee and advisor/consultant. Ron is a keen cyclist having previously organised and cycled two London to Paris charity bike rides as well as several rides across Norway for World Play where he is also Chair of their Trustee board.
Stuart is a finance professional and member of the ICAEW since qualification in 1994. Previous roles include Finance Director of Wall to Wall Television, CFO at Simon & Schuster UK (with responsibility for UK, Europe and Australia) and CFO/COO at Argonon. Stuart is currently joint Managing Director of Greenbird Media Ltd.
Siddhi is an award-winning entrepreneur focused on social innovation to deliver on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. She is a passionate change agent and sits on the board for several think tanks and advocacy groups that improve health and wellbeing through the application of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Siddhi’s ambition is to bridge the gender skills gap in technology and has set up a platform to inspire girls to code and follow careers in technology. As a TEDx license holder, she leads a team of volunteers who turn ground-breaking inspiring ideas into actions to transform local communities.
John has recently retired after 40 years as a housing and homelessness campaigner, the last thirty as CEO of Shelter Cymru, the independent Welsh charity. During John’s leadership of Shelter Cymru it has grown to be one of the largest Welsh Charities providing expert housing advice in every local authority area and with an excellent reputation for its research, policy and campaigning work.
John has served on a number of Welsh Government Ministerial advisory bodies and task groups concerned with addressing homelessness, housing and poverty issues and most recently contributing to the current WG homelessness strategy. He has built up considerable experience and expertise in strategic planning and leadership, in communication and media strategies and lobbying and campaigning.
Kieran is a project manager in financial services. He has led on major projects including the operational set up of a cyber security centre, a national access to cash programme, and manages a public-private partnership that supports industry collaboration to make the sector more resilient. He has previously worked in corporate governance and holds a MSc in Management with research focusing on strategic collaboration.
Anna runs a portfolio of roles across the public and third sectors, including as an NHS non-executive director, a Trustee, an independent consultant, and executive coach. Her background is in NHS senior management, primarily in the design, delivery, and improvement of integrated mental health and social care services.
David was chief executive of the charity CRI for 19 years during which time it grew from a small local organisation to a leading national provider of health and social care services with a turnover of £116m with reserves of £14m. During his tenure, service user numbers grew from 90 people per annum to 42,000 per week. The charity was the largest single specialist provider of addiction recovery services in the UK, including the NHS Trust.
Neal recently retired from a 40-year career in local government, working as a librarian, an Audit Commission inspector and finally as commissioner of housing, social care and public health services at the City of London Corporation. Currently, he volunteers as a befriender, works at his local food bank, and is a trustee for Tempo. He joined the Tempo Board in February 2018 having previously commissioned them to work in the City of London and found it one of the most innovative and exciting projects he was involved with.
Adam works in the Third sector leading on transformational change. Prior to this he has managed innovation for West Midlands Police, identifying creative ways they can become more efficient at what they do and better serve their citizens. Prior to this, he worked in retail management and a range of managerial roles on the railway. Adam has won several regional and national awards for innovations to which he has contributed, achieving significant benefits for clients. Adam’s primary contribution is to Tempo’s digital strategy and delivery.
Marc has worked in a number of organisations including – as European CFO of a $20Bn AUM Real Estate Company), in SMEs (Co-founder of worldwide third-party administrator) and start-ups (including tech and media sectors) before consulting and investing in SME clients. Marc is an accountant and holds a B.Sc. and an MBA from London Business School. Away from work, be it cruising the North of France and the South Coast, racing in the Solent, or just having fun, Marc spends much of his spare time “messing about on the water”. He is also a trustee for several charities, doing his bit to make the world a kinder and better place.
Andrew is Chief Design Officer & Head of Marketing at Peach, a digital advertising company. Andrew has three decades of experience in the design and user experience sector and is also an expert in branding and communications, all skills he brings to the development and execution of Tempo’s new strategy.
Tom is Managing Director of On Purpose, a community for leaders working to create an economy and society that works for all. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Ambition School Leadership, a social enterprise which is England’s largest provider of development for school leaders working with disadvantaged communities, and a Venture Partner at Ark Ventures. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an elected Councillor for Hackney Council. He is a Trustee of the Social Market Foundation and chairs the Steering Committee of London’s largest resident-led social housing regeneration scheme.
HOW IT WORKS
The concept is simple: People can earn Tempo Time Credits when they volunteer with a charity or community group that is part of the Tempo network and can then use their Tempo Time Credits on a wide range of activities, products and services that they choose. These activities are provided by our national network of recognition partners and are essential to ensuring the volunteers are recognised for the invaluable work they do.
WATCH OUR VIDEO. A VOLUNTEER'S STORY
Tempo Time Credits works to develop a world in which communities build themselves through enabling more individuals and more diverse groups of people to volunteer and support their local communities. We seek to develop communities where paid and voluntary work are treated with equal respect.