MSP’s October Board Meeting was held at the Firefit Hub Youth Zone in Toxteth, Liverpool and welcomed both board members and MSP team members alike.
Most notably, this was the first board meeting with MSP’s new director, Tom Douglas. Tom brings a wealth of knowledge from the world of business and boasts successes as manager of the Ikea store in Leeds as well as in senior management positions with ASDA, Tesco, and Lidl.
Tom’s extensive experience within the business sphere will undoubtedly allow MSP to fulfil its short and long-term goals and become more sustainable overall going into the future.
It is absolutely brilliant to have him on the board and I know, from my work as the Chief Executive Officer at England Lacrosse, that good business knowledge is what allows organisations like MSP to complete their aims and look forward to bigger and more ambitious projects.
This is certainly an exciting time for MSP and Tom’s knowledge will allow us to meet the demands of the wider health agenda as well as deliver on a greater number of collaborations with other organisations, such as the successful one we currently have with the Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership.
During the meeting, the Staff Satisfaction Survey results for April 2018 to April 2019 were reviewed. It was really excellent to see staff morale had gone up right across the organisation, when compared with the last survey, and this will further help us in our quest to create future exciting projects and collaborations with other organisations within our sector.
In addition, we learned of the extensive relationship mapping exercise that has been undertaken by the team.
In total, 266 different stakeholders have been identified and ranked and, in due course, we will discuss as a board the strength and productivity of these relationships and make improvements where we can with regards the current landscape and the direction of these relationships going forward.
There were also updates on:
At the end of the meeting, we discussed, with the new director, Tom, what MSP’s priorities should be in the coming months and years; these will be decided formally and discussed at the next board meeting on 16th January 2020.
And with that, I’d like to wish everyone associated with MSP a happy, healthy end to the year as we approach the festive season. See you next year!