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TVHC scoops first prize at net:gain awards

21/04/2008

Teesdale Village Halls Consortium is celebrating yet another success for their delivery of the net:gain programme. Fergus Arkley, Business and Development Manager for the Consortium delivers the net:gain workshops which is a highly subsidised development programme that helps voluntary sector organisations implement an IT plan that can improve their service quality helping to save time and money.
On 10th April 100 net:gain delegates from all over the country came together at an event in Rugby to share their experiences, learn new technologies and make new contacts.

Fergus was presented with the Achievement Award 2008 for having the most delegates who have completed the net:gain programme. The Consortium has previously been recognised as a model of best practise for rural delivery, and are previous net:gain winners in such illustrious categories as net:gain Outstanding Delegate Support and Best Delegate Case Study.

Many organisations have benefited from the net:gain programme including the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, Community Renewable Energy, Colburn Community Partnership, Durham Action on Single Housing, Teesdale Community Network and Durham City Arts.

Fergus received the Consortium's award, a 500 winning grant, trophy and certificate from Simon Berry, Chief Executive of Ruralnet UK.

Fergus Arkley and Simon Berry

Photograph: Fergus Arkley, Teesdale Village Halls Consortium (left), receiving the award from Simon Berry, Ruralnet UK.