The Hollie Gazzard Trust is delighted to be the chosen charity for the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022.

The GloucestershireLive Business Awards, in association with Reach Plc and BusinessLive, are back for 2022, recognising the resilience and achievements of the business community. For nearly quarter of a century the annual awards ceremony has been recognising the county’s best and brightest businesses, bringing together senior leaders from wide-ranging industries, from large corporates to young start-ups. This year’s returning headline sponsor is Cheltenham accountancy firm Randall & Payne, which is giving its support to the awards for the tenth time.

Over the past year, companies from across the county have worked hard to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and to begin to focus on recovery and growth. Despite the difficult trading conditions, many firms have been quick to adapt and innovate, and as a result are now thriving. It’s these efforts which are to be celebrated. There are a range of categories for 2022, including two brand new ones – the Sustainability Award and the Charity of the Year.

We are delighted to be a part of the event and organisers will be fundraising for the charity on the night of the awards dinner.

Following Nick Gazzard’s talk at the launch, the Hollie Gazzard Trust are pleased to offer the Active Bystander Training for Sexual Harassment free of charge to 20 businesses on a first come first served basis. The ideal group number is up to 16 people.

The programme is designed for staff to learn more about sexual harassment, and how they can help combat it by learning skills to intervene as a positive bystander.

When someone intervenes well:

  • The wrongdoer receives the message that their behaviour is not okay. This stops the harm in progress and can prevent them from doing it again.
  • It tells others that the behaviour is not tolerated and that it’s safe to intervene, changing the group norm.

We cover the definition of a bystander and the types of bystanders, outlining how a bystander can intervene to stop events before they happen or while they are happening. We look at the 4 stages of intervention and the reasons why individual’s do not intervene including social psychological theory and social norms theory.

The programme is delivered in two 3-hour sessions or three 2-hour sessions with a period in between each session for reflection. Active Bystander training can be delivered to anyone. An activity-based course designed for members of the community and businesses to learn more about sexual harassment, and how they can help combat it by learning skills to intervene as a positive bystander. The course will also include information and a demonstration of our personal safety App, Hollie Guard along with FLARE, an anonymous reporting App. The ideal group size is around 16 individuals to ensure optimum benefit for all participants, as it is interactive and involves working through scenarios and role-plays.

If you would like to request a workshop please send us your contact details and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange further details: CONTACT US

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