Business development & knowledge sharing

Elite Training and Consultancy Limited delivered business development and knowledge sharing support to the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) as part of the Social Value requirements on a large public sector IT contract. NIACRO is a voluntary organisation committed to reducing crime and its impact on people and communities through working with children and young people, families affected by imprisonment and adults in prison and the community.

This collaboration involved designing and building an online calculator which would enable NIACRO’s participants to determine when their criminal record becomes ‘spent’. The supplier worked closely with NIACRO to understand the legislative framework, design and build the tool, and undertake extensive user testing to ensure the calculator met the needs of their participants. This tool is due to be made available, free of charge, via a soon-to-be-launched DisclosureNI website.

The Programme Manager from NIACRO commented that:

“The time and expertise Elite Training and Consultancy Limited gave NIACRO to develop a new online tool has been invaluable. The impact of the work is set to have far reaching positive consequences for the people NIACRO support, and help us to unlock the potential they have by de-mystifying the disclosure process.

The Supplier had a unique combination of skills and experience, and we were able to maximise this with a project that both met our needs and fitted their brief, giving us the freedom to think creatively about a project that we may not have contemplated were we not afforded the gift of the Supplier’s time.”

Sean Walsh from Elite Training and Consultancy Services Ltd who led on the delivery commented that:

“The Social Value Programme is an excellent idea. Put simply, it inspires collaboration that would otherwise not exist. In our case, we sought out a partner that we would otherwise not have found, conducted work we would otherwise not have done and made a positive social contribution we would otherwise not have made. Can’t recommend it enough!”

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