Annual Report 2007

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Presentation given at COSMIC's AGM on 27th March 2008 which reflects on the Annual Report for 2007

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Annual Report 2007

  1. 1. Bright ideas Bright Future Julie Harris Chief Executive ANNUAL REPORT 2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>We aim to encourage and develop the use, understanding and enjoyment of Information Technology for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities . </li></ul><ul><li>Our Values : Supportive, Innovative, Accessible, Inspirational, Ethical </li></ul>Our Mission
  3. 3. Our Objectives <ul><li>High quality ICT training and support </li></ul><ul><li>ICT services and support for VCOs and SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Local employment, good employment practices </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical, effective and responsive organisation </li></ul>
  4. 5. Structure <ul><li>You the Members sit at the top! </li></ul><ul><li>Board elected by Members : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Non Exec Directors and 3 Exec Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff team (employed by the Board) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 full-time, 2 part-time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sub-contractors for training delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Our gardener and our cleaner </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience placements </li></ul>
  5. 7. 2007 – Major Achievements <ul><li>Ministerial visit - Ed Milliband </li></ul><ul><li>Rob winning National ICT Award </li></ul><ul><li>South West ICT Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Edge Award Winners for SW </li></ul><ul><li>Young Enterprise week success </li></ul><ul><li>First SEM company </li></ul>
  6. 8. Finances £562,664 £16,163 £183,306 (65%) £96,222 (35%) £279,528 2004 £617,258 495,470 £460,247 £435,625 Assets £13,326 -£5793 -£ 2,948 - £13,910 Profit in Year £135,192 (55%) £202,400 (61%) £200,884 (58%) £187,826 (55%) Revenue Grants and Contract Income £112,133 (45%) £127,700 (39%) £145,315 (42%) £152,270 (45%) Commercial Income £247,325 £330,100 £346,199 £340,096 Turnover 2003 2005 2006 2007
  7. 10. Projects <ul><li>Evolve – excellent pilot project supporting ICT needs for rural VCOs – Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset </li></ul><ul><li>Springboard , SID , User Journey , FTOL – training for targeted learners </li></ul><ul><li>Switched on Communities – accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>net:gain – ICT planning for VCOs </li></ul>
  8. 11. Websites <ul><li>Pea-pods – e-learning developments </li></ul><ul><li>Joshuas – e-commerce for local business </li></ul><ul><li>Detox4Devon – young people </li></ul><ul><li>Green Taxi – environmental transport </li></ul><ul><li>Low Vision Art – accessible website </li></ul><ul><li>Moorcar – car share social enterprise </li></ul>
  9. 12. Training <ul><li>Explore IT </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office </li></ul><ul><li>Web design </li></ul><ul><li>Range of clients grows </li></ul>
  10. 13. Consultancy <ul><li>Foyer Federation – national </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Dorset – report and bids </li></ul><ul><li>Net:gain research and development </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Hub – social enterprise models, faith-based organisations </li></ul>
  11. 14. Tech Support <ul><li>New and growing service - slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with demand and capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Timebank suits our clients well </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills and expertise needed for this work </li></ul>
  12. 16. Lows <ul><li>Staff changes </li></ul><ul><li>Failure with funding bids </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle with LSC audits </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in individual training demand </li></ul><ul><li>Tough decisions about Ridgeway </li></ul>
  13. 17. Highs <ul><li>Regional work – ICT Champion, Accessibility Champion, Switched on Communities, Social Enterprise Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>Role in major Conferences – profile raised </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Consultancy and Tech Support </li></ul><ul><li>Net:gain Delegate Support Award </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Week activities </li></ul>
  14. 19. The COSMIC Journey Continues <ul><li>Changes in our offices - opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>New focus on organisational support – training, web, tech, consultancy for organisational development </li></ul><ul><li>Regional programmes – continued key role </li></ul><ul><li>New web and technical skills and services </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for partnerships UK-wide </li></ul>
  15. 20. Reflections <ul><li>Clear focus on strategic direction, business development and marketing needs to continue </li></ul><ul><li>Social accounting – keep using the tools even when we don’t go through the whole process </li></ul><ul><li>Need to review and refine our social and business objectives – reflect changes being experienced </li></ul><ul><li>Further development of skills, knowledge and expertise on staff team essential </li></ul>
  16. 21. Look Us Up <ul><li>www.cosmic.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.cosmic.org.uk/facebook </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com/photos/project-cosmic </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/cosmicjulie </li></ul><ul><li>www.swict.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com/in/cosmicjulie </li></ul>
  17. 22. Thank you! <ul><li>Julie Harris </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive </li></ul><ul><li>01404 813226 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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