Kieran grew up in Hampshire and obtained an honours degree in Politics & International Relations from Reading University in the early 1980s.
Dr You Van Lam Cheun U from DNVGL was bowled over when a surprise visit from Joanne Hudson led to a Golden Heart award. You Van was rewarded for dedicating the last 5 years to not only volunteering himself as a Number Partner volunteer but also being a key player when spreading the word about the benefits of corporate social responsibility with the business. You Van also leads a team of excellent volunteers in Loughborough and is the nominated mentor for all new recruits to the project. (more…)
Our member companies and their employee volunteers brought Christmas cheer to children and people of all ages across the counties in a series of Festive Challenges. The Festive Challenges saw the volunteers put on parties, Christmas lunches, wrapping presents for children and other treats for hundreds of people during December. (more…)
Jamie Mollart is a Director and shareholder of highly regarded and well-established Leicester based full-service marketing agency Rock Kitchen Harris.
Congratulations to John Beckett from Blaby District Council who was recently awarded with one of our Golden Heart Awards for being a committed and outstanding Team Challenge host. (more…)
Born in Peckham, London, Lee Sullivan was educated at Cambridge University and has since dedicated his career to the meat industry, working with respected brands Tulip, Greencore and Grampian before joining the Samworth Brothers group in 2013. He is now Managing Director of Walkers Deli, sole supplier to the Tesco Finest range of cooked meats and the largest manufacturer of pate in the UK. Walkers Deli employs 550 staff at its Leicester, Cobden Street site. (more…)
Cambridge & Counties specialises in providing lending and savings products for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We are dedicated to helping businesses develop, consistently providing quality services and support. Established in June 2012, the Bank has a unique ownership structure being owned jointly by Trinity Hall, a college of the University of Cambridge, and Cambridgeshire Local Government Pension Fund.
On Tuesday 21st September, 6 students from Crown Hills Community College were invited on an Employ Me! Tour of Lexus in Leicester.
The tour was led by Richard Rhodes, Head of Business, and began in the company’s board room with an introduction to job roles within the organisation. Career pathways for Receptionists, Service Technicians, Sales Executives and Administration staff were presented to the students with an explanation of how each role contributes to a good customer experience overall.
The students were then shown around the offices, service and valeting areas of Lexus before moving on to the showroom and used car area. They were also given the opportunity to explore the cars in the showroom, which they thoroughly enjoyed!
Upon returning to the board room, the students were split into two groups to complete an employability exercise on time keeping and the impact poor time keeping has on the business. Both groups put forward some great suggestions and showed a good understanding of the importance of being on time.
Feedback from the students was very positive, with comments including “It was fantastic!” and “Everything went smoothly and was very informative”. They were also all keen to know more about working as Sales Executives and Technicians.
Our thanks go to Sytner Leicester and Lexus for organising and hosting the tour.
James Poynton from Blaby District Council was surprised last week when he was awarded with one of our Golden Heart Awards. James has been an amazing Team Challenge host for two of our member companies recently at Fosse Meadows Nature Reserve and has gone above and beyond to make sure the events were a complete success. (more…)
Joanne Hudson was delighted to deliver some new and exciting games to volunteers from Aggregate Industries this week! (more…)