Celebrating a unique partnership with the Cabinet Office

11 September 2013        

End of cabinet office partnership

Last night we celebrated the end of our 15-month long skills sharing partnership with The Cabinet Office at Admiralty House, Whitehall.

A first for both of us, the partnership saw Cabinet Office staff share their professional Civil Service skills and expertise with us, conduct fundraising activities across the department and volunteer their personal time to support us.

The Cabinet Office were also able to raise awareness of heart disease internally via information and guidance provided by the charity.

The partnership saw Cabinet Office staff donating over 190 hours of their time on skills sharing workshops and reviews. Staff also raised over £15,000 by participating in a variety of our events and third-party run events, including:

We are continually striving to improve and grow as an organisation.


Our Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, said: “We are truly delighted to have had the support of the Cabinet Office over the past 15 months. The partnership gave us the opportunity to tap into the expertise of their staff and cultivate an environment of sharing best business practice between cultures. We are continually striving to improve and grow as an organisation and there is no doubt that this partnership has helped us do this”.

Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary and First Parliamentary Counsel, said: “The Cabinet Office's partnership with the BHF as our Charity of the Year has worked really well for us and, I hope, for BHF.

“I've been very proud to see civil servants being innovative, taking responsibility for their own learning, using their skills, and working in partnership with another organisation. And to such good effect - creating a real impact.”