ActionCOACH boosts fundraising efforts for children’s cancer charity

Business coaching company ActionCOACH, which has a team based in Chesterfield has partnered with Children with Cancer UK to help raise money for the charity.

Throughout September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Action Coaches across the UK are raising funds by delivering seminars for business owners – and 100% of the ticket price is being donated to the charity.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.

Julie Wagstaff, UK Co-founder of ActionCOACH, is thrilled to be launching the initiative: “I think everyone has been affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime, but childhood cancers are particularly agonising to encounter and it’s a shocking statistic that on average 12 children and young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every day.

“We’re determined to help raise both awareness and funds for a brighter future for the children and families touched by cancer. We understand that children are the dreamers and entrepreneurs of the future, and that’s why we want to encourage business owners to get involved and help us make an impact on so many families across the UK.”

Around 4,500 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK, with it being the leading cause of death in children aged one to 14 years old.

Survivors can face a lifetime of serious health issues as a result of the intensive treatment used to treat their cancer, so the charity’s funds also focus on research for new therapies that are safer, kinder and with fewer toxic side effects. So far, the ActionCOACH UK network of 200+ coaches has raised over £27,000 for the charity, but they don’t want to stop there.

Cliff O’Gorman, CEO of Children with Cancer UK said: “We are so grateful for the fantastic support of ActionCOACH UK and their ongoing commitment to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK with such a great initiative. We are delighted that they share our mission to improve survival rates for children and young people diagnosed with cancer. The impact of this partnership is far reaching as it will help us continue to fund vital, life-saving research and find kinder, safer treatments with fewer toxic side effects.”

ActionCOACH Chesterfield supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.


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Kickstart Scheme enables Action Coach Chesterfield to grow

Action Coach Chesterfield is one of the latest businesses in the town to benefit from the Kickstart Scheme, which aims to reduce levels of unemployment among young people.

The initiative provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions

Action Coach Chesterfield has recently taken on Andrew Marwood as a Customer Journey Agent thanks to the scheme, after Managing Director, Fiaz Sadiq attended a Kickstart day at the Chesterfield Job Centre to see how the firm could help those in the community seeking employment.

Fiaz commented: “The skill set we required for the Customer Journey Agent was to be data and analytic driven, to help support the complete journey for the client. In the first 5 minutes speaking to Andrew, he demonstrated confidence and ability in these skill sets, and his attitude to take ownership made it an easy decision.

“In times like these, the best thing we can do is give chance, and provide a supporting environment for young people to grow and learn skills, that will not only help them in their professional life, but more importantly build life skills.”

The company has now confirmed that further to adding Andrew to the team, the firm is now looking to fill two further positions through the scheme. One of the positions is currently being advertised (Business Development Agent), providing an opportunity for an experienced salesperson to progress within their career with a future in Business Development.

Another position in the company will be out soon; as the company aims to add a Marketing Agent to its team. This position will focus on all things Marketing, identifying social media trends and working with social media accounts.

To find out more about how Kickstart can benefit your business, go to:

Action Coach supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

Andrew Marwood- Action Coach Chesterfield

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ActionCOACH Chesterfield offers six local companies complimentary acess to 2021 business bootcamp

ActionCOACH Chesterfield are offering six businesses complimentary access to its Business Bootcamp 2021.

The chosen 6 will have access to the group’s ActionCLUB sessions. these will be 2 hour sessions for up to 2 people per business, for 4 weeks. Everything will be measurable so ActionCOACH can actively track the results they know you will achieve.

At the end of January a panel of judges, including Actioncoach Chesterfield’s Fiaz Sadiq and Dom Stevens from Destination Chesterfield will analyse the results of all 6 businesses and pick a winner.

The winning prize will be 12 months complimentary ActionCLUB membership worth £5940, with sessions being held every 2 weeks.

Business Coach and managing director of ActionCOACH, Fiaz Sadiq said: “Many business owners work IN their business and it’s even more important now to invest time in learning on how to work ON your business. Creating synergies between all the moving parts of their business from Mindset, Marketing, Finance, Virtual Leadership and Management in an ever-changing Digital Economy”

“ActionCOACH Chesterfield has been open for Business since September 2020, and during the short time we have been open we have not only serviced paying clients – but opened our doors to any local businesses struggling in the current climate, by gifting them free coaching sessions to help them achieve their goals and teach them basic business survival skills.

“We have shared one on one coaching sessions with local businesses in need, as well as gifted webinars to help them shift their mindset from “how will I survive this” to “I will survive this”.

Applicants should send the following details to the email address provided:

  • Who they are
  • Brief into to their business
  • What their goals are and the help they need to achieve them

The application deadline is Friday the 29th January 2020 – so make sure you submit your application to before then to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize.

ActionCOACH supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.



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