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BHP makes a mark with charity trustee training programme

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2019 event and speakers

We have just finished hosting our annual Charity Trustee Training Programme for the fifth year in a row. We invite charity trustees from across the region to attend the free training seminars in Yorkshire, and we’re proud to say that they have been a huge success right from the start.

The sessions were split across three different dates all promising to help those working for charities as trustees. The events were held between March and July at; The Hospitium, York, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield and The De Grey Rooms, York.

For 2019 we hosted an advanced training session alongside our existing introductory seminar. Giving the chance to those who have attended previous introductory sessions, to develop their understanding further.

Speakers included our Head of Charities, Jane Marshall, who said: “It was a great opportunity to share some thoughts on financial duties and the responsibilities of a charity trustee, which I hope everyone benefitted from.”

Alongside Jane, Catherine Rustomji, Partner at Browne Jacobson, presented on the requirements of charity trustees and their legal duties.


We received some glowing feedback after this year’s training programme, where we welcomed more than 130 charity trustees.

“A well-presented topic specific workshop pinpointing key aspects of governance; most beneficial.” – Alan Begg, Compass

“Informative and well-presented.” – Tony Cooper, SRSB

“Excellent seminars suitable for all trustees. I always learn something new in a language I can understand.” – Janice Haigh, Care and Repair Leeds

“Two very clear presentations.” – Jane Ritchie, Vocational Learning Trust

“These training events are always high standard. Jane and Catherine make a great team and I always come away with new ways to think of things.” – Sharon Challands, Derbyshire Law Centre

“Hugely relevant and highly practical seminar. Catherine and Jane were both very engaging in presenting this.” – Tiggy Clifford, Torque Law

“A very useful seminar, beautifully presented, relevant and easy to digest – and just the right length.” – David Foster

“The information provided was pertinent to current issues being considered by our trustees. The delivery style was clear, concise and evidence based.” – Janette Smeeton, Derwent Rural Counselling Service.

“Clear, helpful, pragmatic advice/guidance.” – Stephen Kober, The Cathedral Archer Project


We are delighted that so many attendees benefitted from this year’s seminars and we look forward to helping more charity trustees in 2020. If you would like to keep up to date with our active charity work or events please visit: