Caboodle Solutions Limited Carol Harrison General Manager Bright ideas workshop: ICT Support for community groups and smal...
About us Caboodle Solutions is a hybrid, public/private sector initiative between leading IT services provider Steria Limi...
Caboodle:  Corporate Social Responsibility We recognise that our business activities have direct and indirect impacts on t...
Caboodle: Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Vision <ul><li>“ To be the preferred local provider of IT services and infrastructure within our focussed markets whil...
The Caboodle Culture <ul><li>Caboodle is about making IT accessible </li></ul><ul><li>We think its good to be aware of ste...
Meet the team We continuously seek to improve our performance and believe in empowering our people to be involved in the C...
What makes us different? <ul><li>Caboodle is a new way of looking at IT </li></ul><ul><li>We are a local company formed sp...
What makes us different? <ul><li>Our focus is on the regeneration of Newham, and especially on increasing the number of IT...
How can we help? <ul><li>We can bring professional IT services normally associated with large multinational companies to t...
Working together in the local community <ul><li>Caboodle worked with the Resource Centre for the Elderly to develop a new ...
We Listen <ul><li>Its useful to know about new technology, but where do you start? </li></ul><ul><li>Some firms can make e...
Our Strengths <ul><li>Caboodle has a proven track record in providing quality IT services, training and service excellence...
Aspirations for 2007 <ul><li>To launch our redesigned Pathways scheme and to offer placements to 12 unemployed people a ye...
Visit our stand <ul><li>If you are interested about how you can make IT work for you, Caboodle are available to provide ad...
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Carol Harrison pesented the work that Caboodle does in providing ICT support for community groups and small business, at the Bright Ideas conference in Newham November 3 2006

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    1. 1. Caboodle Solutions Limited Carol Harrison General Manager Bright ideas workshop: ICT Support for community groups and small businesses
    2. 2. About us Caboodle Solutions is a hybrid, public/private sector initiative between leading IT services provider Steria Limited and the London Borough of Newham. This gives us a unique position in the marketplace and understanding of our customers and their issues, concerns and challenges. + =
    3. 3. Caboodle: Corporate Social Responsibility We recognise that our business activities have direct and indirect impacts on the society and are committed to working in a responsible manner , increasing our community focus and being a good corporate citizen.
    4. 4. Caboodle: Corporate Social Responsibility
    5. 5. Our Vision <ul><li>“ To be the preferred local provider of IT services and infrastructure within our focussed markets whilst continuing to support the community” </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Caboodle Culture <ul><li>Caboodle is about making IT accessible </li></ul><ul><li>We think its good to be aware of steps you can take to take your business to the next level of competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>We want to keep you informed of IT trends and issues to help you make decisions that will suit your business   </li></ul>
    7. 7. Meet the team We continuously seek to improve our performance and believe in empowering our people to be involved in the Company decision making process. A diverse and socially inclusive company, Caboodle promotes a team working culture and a comfortable supportive working environment.
    8. 8. What makes us different? <ul><li>Caboodle is a new way of looking at IT </li></ul><ul><li>We are a local company formed specifically to work in, and give back to the local community. </li></ul><ul><li>One way we can do this is through our ability to provide corporate level IT solutions; at prices SMEs and the voluntary sector can afford. </li></ul>
    9. 9. What makes us different? <ul><li>Our focus is on the regeneration of Newham, and especially on increasing the number of IT professionals in Newham. </li></ul><ul><li>Our ‘Pathway to employment’ training scheme was designed to tackle barriers to employment through providing vocational IT. </li></ul><ul><li>To date our scheme has resulted in 33 local unemployed people achieving exam passes and going on to find secure employment. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, we also support students from Just I.T Training to gain practical experience in IT to further progress their careers </li></ul><ul><li>We strongly believe that IT skills are necessary across business sectors. That’s why our staff have pledged to support CC4G a DfEs funded programme aimed to transform the attitudes of a generation of girls to get them interested in IT. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    10. 10. How can we help? <ul><li>We can bring professional IT services normally associated with large multinational companies to the SME and voluntary sector community </li></ul><ul><li>We can offer training and work placements to people who want to progress their careers, in IT or otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>We aim to promote a slicker yet more </li></ul><ul><li>cost-effective use of IT in the Newham business community </li></ul>
    11. 11. Working together in the local community <ul><li>Caboodle worked with the Resource Centre for the Elderly to develop a new computer centre to access IT and develop IT skills. </li></ul><ul><li>To support this initiative, and enrich the centre users experience of internet technology, Caboodle donated and installed webcams at the centre. </li></ul>
    12. 12. We Listen <ul><li>Its useful to know about new technology, but where do you start? </li></ul><ul><li>Some firms can make even the simplest query seem mind boggling with jargon and “techno-speak” . This is not what Caboodle is about. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that IT must be a help not a hindrance. Our down to earth technical staff will guide you through your business decisions, and help you to prioritise and plan for any changes you might want to make. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Our Strengths <ul><li>Caboodle has a proven track record in providing quality IT services, training and service excellence </li></ul><ul><li>We are backed by forward thinking local borough council and Leading IT solutions provider </li></ul><ul><li>Providing you with a consistent and affordable service, we’ll explain your options and supply you with the information, products, services and expertise you'll need to get on with the job. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Aspirations for 2007 <ul><li>To launch our redesigned Pathways scheme and to offer placements to 12 unemployed people a year. </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the number of work experience placements we offer to local community groups </li></ul><ul><li>To become more involved with community initiatives, such as Bright Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>To function as an environmentally progressive organisation moving towards measurable change. As a first step, we have committed Mayor of London’s Green procurement code. </li></ul><ul><li>To further engage with businesses in the community and make people more aware of the IT resources available in the community. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Visit our stand <ul><li>If you are interested about how you can make IT work for you, Caboodle are available to provide advice and answer IT queries you may have in general </li></ul><ul><li>How can we work together? </li></ul><ul><li>We are interested in hearing from you. We want to know how we can contribute to community services groups operations and vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our stand, or alternatively contact us at: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 020 8430 4304 </li></ul>

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