This blog promises to reveal the inside track of a third sector leader influencing in Whitehall, championing professionalism and causing a stir.
Sir Stephen Bubb is director of Charity Futures, which promotes better charity governance and leadership. He was formerly Chief Executive of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) until 2016.
His blog is part of the British Library’s national blog archive.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The Bubbs en famille
Assiduous readers of the Blog will realise it's that time
of year again, when the Bubb's decamp en mass to Hope Cove in Devon. I'm here
for a long weekend with my siblings, parents and assorted nephews and nieces. Hope Cove is a gorgeous spot, an idyllic fishing village surrounded by the
rolling lush hills of the Devon countryside. The cliffs are particular
spectacular and what's more, they are third sector cliffs. Owned by the
National Trust, which is one of our most treasured environmental charities.
Today a visit to Dartington Hall, another great charity
and of course the home once of that
famous progressive school. Now a centre for a range of activities, showcasing
local crafts and artist, not to mention Dartington glass as well as a centre
for social entrepreneurs. However, I was not able to actually visit the Hall and
famous gardens because of their ridiculous rule that bans dogs, even on
a lead. Such a shame they exclude so many animal lovers from these delights!
And although the mobile is all a bit dodgy, the wifi makes
emailing and blogging simple! Never time
off for a CEO.
The Hound and her cousin Bertie at the cottage
in Hope Cove.
The Hound goes to Church; discovers they do biscuits!