Kate Hardcastle

Kate Hardcastle

Insight with Passion

Kate-Hardcastle-headshot-OA-PROFILEA former backing vocalist, Kate Hardcastle has stepped into the spotlight with her charitable and business interests.

Kate’s business, Insight with Passion (IWP), offers a range of services to transform and rejuvenate businesses. The company has grown year-on-year since founding, running offices in Leeds and Manchester, but prides itself on the initiatives it runs for independent businesses and the local community.

IWP dedicates 20% of its time to local community and charity projects through its Access for All scheme. To date, local projects have benefited from 10,000 hours of branding, customer service and retail consultancy.

Kate’s passion for charity led her to set up Charity Dreamgirls in 2009 and Positive Image in 2015. Charity Dreamgirls exists to support and promote smaller, lesser-known charities that have a small support base. An advocate of the ‘Big Society’, Kate takes pride in reigniting local spirit and revolutionising charitable activity.

Positive Image seeks to inspire confidence in young people, and visits schools and colleges to create more positive role models for them, celebrating those with interesting careers. It looks to boost self-confidence and self-esteem among young people by demonstrating that looks are not all-important.

A champion for women in business, sports and media, Kate is also on the Northern Power Women’s Top 50 list and was awarded a Points of Lights Award on International Women’s Day.

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