June 2020

Baked Bean Fundraising Challenge Our charity of the year is Rothacs – Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service. The charity does incredible work to help survivors of sexual, physical or mental abuse and domestic violence (living or
working in Rotherham) to fulfil their potential and lead happier healthier lives’.

As its Small Charity Week, our very own Mark has decided to undertake several baked bean challenges to raise funds for Rothacs.  So please head over to the fundraising page, make a donation and then suggest a challenge for Mark to do by commenting on twitter, facebook or instagram – see here for links.  Keep an eye on these platforms to see evidence of Mark doing the challenges too!  You can view the videos on our new youtube channel.


June 2020

Small Charity Week Logo 15th-20th June 2020 Small Charity Week takes place this year from 15th-20th June.  The aim of the week is to celebrate and raise awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Each day of the awareness week focuses on a different topic: 1) I love small charities day; 2) Big Advice Day; 3) Policy Day; 4) Fundraising Day; 5) Small Charity Big Impact Day; 6) Appreciation Day.  Keep an eye on our social media channels to see how we are recognising each day!

June 2020

We are very pleased to add 1:1 business coaching to our service offer.  We provide space for you to identify what might be holding you back from achieving your goals and consider the changes you might like to make in your business or charity.  Mark is a member of the EMCC UK [European Mentoring & Coaching Council UK] and subscribes to the EMCC UK Code of Ethics. Please get in touch is you are interested in booking some coaching sessions.

May 2020

Online learning


Check out our series of ‘Power Hour’ short and effective online workshops, aimed at enhancing your learning during lockdown. Find out more here.


August 2019

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Make Your Mark UK  share their networking tips at the Summer Social for members of the Yorkshire and Humberside Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Sheffield on 28th August.

Book here.

July 2019

Good causes encouraged to apply to become ‘charity’ of the year

Nominations are invited from good causes based in Yorkshire to be considered as our newCharity of the year nominations open charitable cause for the year.

Make Your Mark UK is a Sheffield based training and consultancy run by Mark Smith aimed at helping businesses and charities to be better.

Organisations do not have to be a registered charity to apply but do have to be a voluntary or community group based in Yorkshire and have until 16th August to submit their online application.

Mark Storey Director of charity SCCCC who benefited from the charity of the year partnership with Make Your Mark UK recently said “We have found Mark to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. His experience has shone through. With his assistance staff and Trustees have worked together to produce a new strategic plan for the organisation – a plan which has received buy-in throughout the organisation. With Mark’s tailored support, the charity has indeed been helped to ‘be better’.”

If successful, support from Make Your Mark UK could include: a modest donation; promotion; pro bono support for a particular project or support with strategy development for example.

Applications can be made here.

July 2019

Are you an award winner?

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All the individuals and businesses that have been supported through the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme can enter The 2nd Launchpad Awards? The ceremony will take place on Friday 27th September 2019 and is set to become the ‘must have’ award for new and early stage businesses in the Sheffield City Region. Deadline to enter awards is 26th July – apply here.

November 2018

Award shortlisting

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the category of Business Start Up of the Year award at the Doncaster Business Awards. We will find out if we have won at the Business Awards ceremony on 13th December and are keeping all things crossed!  Mark Smith said “it is an absolute honour to have been shortlisted in the business awards – as a new start up business that helps fellow start ups and charities to be better, I know just how competitive the market can be.  I would like to thank all our customers, clients and supporters for believing in me and the business”.

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Business Showcase

We are delighted to have booked a stand at the Business Showcase exhibition again being held on 28th February 2019.

Business Showcase

October 2018

Mark was delighted to run an away day for our charity of the year Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care aimed at their staff team and board of trustees.  The session focused on helping to set the foundations for developing the new charity strategic plan.

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September 2018

Our very own Mark Smith has been voted to be the 2019 National President for JCI UK – the Junior Chamber International.  The mission of JCI is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.  Mark has been a member of JCI Sheffield since 2012, was Local President in 2015 and was awarded the most outstanding JCI member in the world award in 2014.

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August 2018

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