The kids are (gonna be) alright…

Fettes Management confirmed recently an ongoing advisory partnership – and Non Exec involvement – with Glasgow based start-up social enterprise, Yozila!

Yozila! is a fresh, glossy, interactive magazine style web-based activity, career & education portal created to inspire children & youngsters (10 – 18 years) to explore future positive opportunities. Yozila! is supported by the Scottish Enterprise High Growth Scheme and already has a large number of partners having completed a recent pilot in several schools, colleges and Universities across Strathclyde.

It’s aim is to ensure that through an interactive and engaging platform we can educate, inform and assist in the development of children such that they take positive steps, act on the information & make informed decisions that positively affect their future.

Yozila! provides easy to access insights and information on further education courses, future careers and positive activities; delivering biographies of the people involved, information on the huge spectrum of operations locally and providing a video look behind the scenes of day to day work in these areas.

Taking part in positive activity inspires children to make decisions, ask questions and consider a more positive outlook on life. Yozila! offers the opportunity to learn and experience, taking part in many unique, engaging and life changing experiences across Scotland. These experiences deliver a change that could not be achieved singly by others, and changes the children’s outlook; developing their confidence forever.

Yozila! is delivered with key stakeholder partnerships to ensure community wide support for Scotlands future.

In order to get to the next stage of development, and secure matched funding, Yozila! requires £15k of funding. This will ensure that the online platform and smartphone applications can be delivered to the standard required for potential nationwide roll out later this year. If you or your organisation would be interested in supporting Yozila! and being a founding partner in its creation – please get in touch.

Whatever the manner that the government has wrongly “invested” its money in Scotlands future – and with no results to show for the expense, the future for our children certainly looks a lot more encouraging. With Yozila! the kids are gonna be alright…

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I am an experienced international, commercial, strategic business leader delivering customer focussed initiatives for world class leisure & sports brands. I have a credible track record of leadership and senior management experience in particular with business operations, marketing & business development within leisure, sport, ecommerce/retail & B2C sectors. I have a unique creative vision, supported by sound financial management & budgetary responsibility having increased brand awareness, sales & core revenue by 60% & profit 200 % at Football Aid over a 3 year period. In parallel, I am centred on attention to detail ensuring a consistent product offering and the greatest possible customer experience. This is delivered through strong collaborative teamwork and creating a culture of creativity, determination and enthusiasm amongst team members. I possess an ability to cement & develop relationships at all levels and can easily engage, report to & upwardly manage share & stakeholder alliances ensuring delivery of business objectives. Key skills Developing & implementing business plans focussing on sales, profits & volume Bringing sales & marketing strategy to life to inspire customers; making visions/dreams a reality Customer service; driving enhanced customer satisfaction & delivering a reputation for excellence Developing, influencing & implementing plans & partnerships that deliver competitive advantage Effective planning & delivery of multiple channel, venue & geographical programmes & projects Leading & managing operation, marketing & business development teams to believe in their ability to succeed Experience headlines Commercial; sales, strategy, development, marketing, sponsorship, promotion, customers service Business administration: P&L, performance, improvement & operational management Marketing & brand; communications, brand management, development & membership/loyalty Ecommerce & retail; FMCG, optimisation, data (CRM), social media, SEO, PPC & affiliates Technology; CRM, web TV, new media, smart phone/iPhone applications

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