Fun in the Workplace
What has your centre been up to? Send us your pictures - let us how much fun it is to work in your contact centre!
Wax on Wax Off!
One of our colleagues Scott Stronach from the Tesco Customer Service Centre in Cardiff recently agreed to bid goodbye to a part of him he’d literally grown very attached to in order to help raise money for our Charity Partner Diabetes UK. The charity is particularly close to his heart as his mum has Type 1 Diabetes so he has seen firsthand the impact the condition can have on everyday life. Read the full story here.
Tesco Customer Service colleagues gear up for 500 mile charity cycle challenge
Colleagues from the Tesco Customer Service Centres based in both Cardiff and Dundee are gearing up for a challenge that will connect the sites in a way that’s never been seen before. 14 Tesco colleagues from both centres will cycle from Cardiff to Dundee covering 500 miles in just 5 days.
The riders will set off on 20th June and will aim to ride for a gruelling 7 hours a day come rain or shine to raise money for the Tesco Charity Partner Diabetes UK. Anthony Perry a rider from Cardiff said, “I try to complete a charity challenge every year, but compared to half marathons or three peak challenges, this is going to be the most difficult yet. The obvious focus and incentive is to raise as much as possible for the charity of the year which is going to be great.” Read the full story here.
Welsh Contact Centres brave It's a Knockout for charity
Over 300 participants and spectators enjoyed a fun-filled day, with teams of 10 people representing various Olympic nations, striving to win the coveted Ty Hafan It’s a Knockout Olympics gold, silver or bronze medals. This is good old-fashioned inflatable fun and great for team building, as well as a fantastic family day out. It’s a Knockout attracted teams from a range of target markets. As well as the It’s a Knockout challenge, there were children’s rides, games, refreshments and other activities available to entertain visitors. The successful Ty Hafan It’s a Knockout has been held for the past two years and attracted 30 teams each year. Teams have entered from a wide range of backgrounds in previous years, including NHS, MOD, manufacturing companies, sporting organisations, service sector industries, teachers, telecoms and groups of friends. The appeal of It’s a Knockout is that it represents a unique team building opportunity for businesses, a fun day out
for teams and groups of friends but also a great trip for families and supporters. Whilst the concept is very retro, the mass appeal remains very current. This year’s event was very contemporary taking place just one week before the Olympic Games begin. This year in conjunction with the Welsh Contact Centre Forum the Contact Centre support was fantastic.The It’s a Knockout Welsh Contact Centre Forum Olympics Special Event was held at the South Wales Police Sports Ground, Bridgend on Saturday 21 July 2012. See the video here. Look at the photo's here
Tesco support the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
In December, Steve Bonera, a Hub Developer in Tesco Customer Service Centre in Cardiff, received word that he had been chosen to take part in the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, as part of the Olympic celebrations.
Nominated by his boss at the time, Gavin Rowlands, for his long term commitment to raising money for various charities through running, Steve would take his place amongst local heroes and celebrities in carrying the Olympic Torch for a stretch of its journey around the UK. Read More
Graduation season kicks off early at Tesco
Graduation season has kicked off early this week in Llanishen with 25 staff at the Tesco Customer Service Centre becoming the first group to earn nationally recognised qualifications in the workplace. Read More
Singing the praises of Admiral's Inspire C
To say the Admiral Inspire Choir have performed at some impressive venues is an understatement! Since the launch of the choir, the dedicated members have played at The Royal Albert Hall, Bafta, Millenium Centre and The Lyric Theatre to name but a few. However, one particular gig was a highlight for the choir members who are keen supporters of the Garnwen Trust. Read more
Admiral's Got Talent
You provide the talent, they provide the stage!
Admiral is holding a talent show to showcase the most talented performers from across the Group in a variety of acts. The best act will be crowned Winner in our Admiral's Got Talent Grand Final in September 2012.
Whether you can sing, dance, do a short stand-up routine or something else, Admiral want to hear about it.
Auditions will be held in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport this June so this is a great chance for the staff to showcase their talents!
The winners of the three Welsh auditions will be competing against acts from Admiral Group in America, Spain, Italy, Canada, India and France, to be crowned ‘The Most Talented Act in Admiral’. The Final will take place in Cardiff on Thursday 14th September in front of a group of senior managers from across all the countries in which we operate. Who knows, Admiral might just discover the next Paul Potts or Susan Boyle.
Giving back to the community with Time2Care
Black Horse (part of Lloyds Asset Finance) has a great tradition of giving back to local communities and they are committed to allowing employees to use work time to get involved and support local community groups and charities. Branded as Time2Care, their scheme gives each Lloyds Asset Finance employee up to 21 hours per year out of the business to participate in community volunteering activities. Read More
Jobs fair held in September 2011 was a great success. Gallery
In house fancy dress for customer service week. Gallery
Fun was had by all whilst raising money for charity. Gallery
HSBC Direct Swansea
Royal Wedding Celebrations
Celebrated the royal wedding with in house competitions. Read more
Rise to Schools Challenge at Gnoll Park. Read more