...beyond our statutory training courses to include the same kind of service and advice you receive from us for other HR issues.
Now we can support you to maintain a safe working environment with our new range of service level agreements that allows you access to a health and safety professional when required. Our team take a common sense approach to health and safety management and are experienced in undertaking audits and developing policies and guidance. And our team have experience working with businesses and schools across Herefordshire in this capacity.
See the details of the service here. To sign up for a free 1.5 hour information visit to review your specific needs and draw up a service agreement to suit your business, email Simon Catley or phone him on 01432 260372.
...due to finish in Spring 2016. Since its inception, Hoople has delivered in excess of its planned budget savings and is now regarded as a strategic partner to the council. Over recent months Herefordshire Council and Hoople have collaborated on a joint review to consider the future long term commissioning model.
The review has considered the future options to determine the best way to deliver value for money, improve back office services and support the local economy. It will recommend to cabinet that the council works with Hoople to develop a detailed business case to put in place the necessary changes to allow the council to continue to commission support services from Hoople beyond 2016. It will also recommend proposals to enable the company to grow new business and continue to meet the needs of its other customers. The detailed implementation plan will be developed jointly by Hoople and Herefordshire Council.
Over the past three years Hoople has successfully grown its customer base. The company currently has contracts with national bodies, local voluntary and private sector companies, health organisations, schools and academies. To allow it to develop both its shareholder and non-shareholder business, the Board will be reviewing the company’s structure as part of the implementation plan.
Hoople Ltd’s Chairman, Nigel Sellar, said “ We are very pleased that Herefordshire Council recognises Hoople’s achievements and its value to the local economy. Hoople is committed to providing flexible, quality services that deliver value to both our shareholders and our other customers. The unique relationship which exists between Hoople and Herefordshire Council will enable the teams from the two organisations to collaborate on a commissioning model which delivers back office services with the right levels of expertise, agility, value and control to suit the changing needs of the council, as well as our other customers and shareholder.”
Hoople was established in 2011 as a Teckal compliant organisation. Our shareholding partners are Herefordshire Council and Wye Valley (NHS) Trust. Our founding principles were to rationalise, improve and provide better value support services to, Herefordshire Council and Wye Valley (NHS) Trust; retain jobs and skills within Herefordshire and build a strong, independent company, trusted to deliver a diverse range of high quality services to the private sector.
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