We would like to say a HUGE Thank You to Shona Neish, from Neish Consultancy who delivered an exceptional coaching session for some of our Fundraising team last week.

Specialising in coaching and personal skills training, Neish Consultancy leadership coach and trainer, Shona, reached out to Children First Derby, offering to run a free training session for staff members who may benefit from her valuable expertise in public speaking and presentation skills.

Fundraising staff members Gina Repton, Maxine Bass, and Louise Webb were delighted to join Shona, and all thoroughly enjoyed the coaching session - enabling them to hone and perfect their presentation and public speaking skills.


After the successful training, Shona kindly offered to run a further session to benefit some of our supported young people who form part of the Children First Derby Youth Forum – to help equip them with good presentation skills, which will also help to build self-confidence and boost self-esteem, which is amazing!

We would also like to thank Smith Partnership Solicitors for generously allowing us to use one of their spacious and plush meeting rooms for the training session. With a special thank you to both Claire Twells and Sophie Shapcott for their incredible hospitality throughout and for making our team feel welcome.

HUGE thanks to all for a wonderful and informative session - what a fantastic collaboration from Derbys Finest members!