Maxine Hart, Operations Director at Wote Street People, made the finals of the recent Place to Be Proud of Awards, nominated alongside Lamb Brooks Solicitors and The Champion Group in the Business and the Community category.
Following a public vote, Champion was announced as the winner at a ceremony on 6th June at the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke.
Destination Basingstoke runs the annual Place to Be Proud of Awards, which are hosted to recognise important contributions to Basingstoke’s community made by local individuals and organisations. The awards are supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Festival Place, and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Maxine was nominated for her voluntary work with Basingstoke Consortium, providing guidance for students from year 10 upwards via the Skillstree programme; helping them understand the world of jobs, often through work experience. She runs sessions on CV writing, interview skills, building your ‘personal brand’ to help get a job, and social media awareness.
Additionally, Maxine is a trustee and volunteer for the M3 Job Club, which provides support and guidance for professionals, such as interviewing courses for line managers and one-to-one CV reviews.
Commenting on the night of the awards, Maxine said:
“It’s been a real honour to be a part of The Place to be Proud of Awards and to be nominated alongside Lamb Brooks and The Champion Group. Congratulations to the winner and thank you to everyone who voted.
“The fact that the Place to be Proud of Awards exists and that so many local people voted is proof that the spirit of community is strong in Basingstoke. By working together and sharing our skills and expertise with those who need it, we can all play a part in keeping that community alive – and from that foundation that we’ll see local business continue to grow and thrive.”
Future projects for Maxine include work with Sovereign Housing, offering assistance with job seeking skills to residents who need it.0
Are you tired of spending hours online searching for jobs? Applying for hundreds of positions and not receiving so much as an acknowledgement? Fed-up of being unemployed or unhappy with your current career path? Here at Wote Street People, we always strive to find the perfect match between candidate and employer – something that cannot[…..]
Wote Street People sponsors University of Winchester Resilience Award With Christmas nearly upon us, the ‘silly season’ starts – parties ramp up, office life slows down, and chat about what everyone is doing this year is as plentiful as the supply of festive bakes. But it’s not the most wonderful time of the year for[…..]
Another year is almost over and with less than 50 shopping days before Christmas, you may also be thinking about a career move in the New Year. Why not consider a job in Basingstoke? Located in Basing View, one of Basingstoke’s growing business communities, Wote Street People know what a great place Basingstoke is to[…..]
– “Graduates want more from life – we know we’re going to live ‘til we’re 100, have five different careers in our lifetimes, so we want to enjoy ourselves.” – The summer months always see an influx of enthusiastic graduates, fresh from universities and business schools across the UK; looking to establish their career path[…..]
According to the CIPD report, women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the workforce. So, why do so many suffer from age discrimination? Possibly it’s to do with the common, but sometimes misunderstood symptoms that affect lots of women between the ages of 45-55, including hot flushes, headaches, aches and[…..]