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Lighting up Learning Ltd is a limited company with a sole Director. It operates as a social enterprise, working at no or low cost with individuals, educational settings and heritage organisations. All of its work is centred on uncovering opportunities and embracing intelligent risk, and it specialises in acting as a change catalyst. Most of its work is centred in the South West of the UK and uses coaching approaches as its guiding principles. It is also engaged in government projects predominately for the British Government (British Council), German Government (GIZ) as well as working independently.
Lighting up Learning is covered by both
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
Employment and Employees
Lighting up Learning has only one employee, Nicholas Garrick, its Director. All other members of the 'team', such as the Director's Personal Assistant and Associate Consultants, are all self-employed and transient in the nature of their contracts, project involvement and hours worked. All wider team members with the exception of the Director (who is the only employee) are responsible for their own conditions of employment, insurance, tax and National Insurance.
Lighting up Learning is a firm believer in equality and equity and does not discriminate in any way, positively or otherwise with how they choose business, choose Associate Consultants or those within their networks. With this in mind, they do not collate or ask for equal oppportuntity information as they conduct their business on merit and talent alone. Lighting up Learning will always act fairly to prevent discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, part-time and fixed-term contract status, age, sexual orientation or religion. As Lighting up Learning do not employ anyone most statements with regard to equality do not apply. Associate Consultants are chosen on merit and references and are selcted through personal networks or through face-to-face meetings. Advertisements and interviews are not held and so are not privy to equal opportuntity legislations.
The purpose of a Business Continuity plan is to protect employees, secure communications, assets and sites during various disasters. As Lighting up Learning do not have a site, business premises or offices, most continuity procedures do not apply to us. There are two continuity procedures however that are relevant: data protection and retrieval and, death or incapacity of its sole employee, the Director.
All data is backed up in three separate locations, is password protected and encrypted. In the event of data loss, data retrieval can happen in a variety of ways, ensuring that it is always possible. Only the Director, appointed Company Secretary and Accountant have access to data retrieval although this is from three different locations.
In the event that the Director is unable to continue his duties, the Associate Consultants will be invited to take his place either temporarily or permanently. They will be guided by the Company Secretary and the Company's appointed Accountant. In the event that both the Company Director and Secretary are incapacitated, the appointed Accountant will temporarily manage the Company until such time that a decision is made as per above to continue under new directorship, or to close the business down.
In relation to the Director's activities, all are closely aligned to the Business' values and ethical limitations. As an Executive Coach, Nicholas Garrick chooses to be held to account by the International Coaching Association's Code of Ethics. At the beginning of each new project, a series of outcomes are decided and agreed upon between the Director and the client. These outcomes are reviewed as specified in each contract or schedule as every contract or schedule varies.
Built into every Associate Consultant's contract are expected outputs and measures. Depending on the length of the contract or schedule, meetings will be held between the Director and Associate Consultant to review activities and ensure that they reinforce the Company's values and ethics. There are a number of statements and conditions in each Consultant's contract; a copy of which is available upon request.
Health and Safety
Nicholas Garrick, Director, is the sole employee of the company and by default is the Chief H&S Officer. As Lighting up Learning do not employ more than one person, nor do they own or operate out of any one business, site or address, the Company follows the procedures of the businesses, sites and addresses which they work within.
All Associate Consultants are expected to do the same and Lighting up Learning takes no responsibility for the Healthy and Safety of the self-employed consultants they contract.
Policies and Procedures