Massive respect & congratulations to our gentle giant, Alistair McCuaig and the Egham Dad’s Walking Association (EDWA), who took on the arduous Thames Path Challenge. Walking upstream they completed the challenge in 27 HOURS, 7 MINUTES and 15 SECONDS (not that they were counting!)
This challenge is not for the faint-hearted and follows the much loved National Trail along England’s greatest river, the Thames. The river meanders all the way from its source in the Cotswolds and into London, with the city section voted one of the world’s best urban treks!
The Thames Path Challenge is steeped in history. The full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.
Alistair smashed his individual sponsorship total by a massive 198%, raising an impressive £844 but as a team, the EDWA raised in excess of £10,000 for charities Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, MacMillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society and Mind. There is still time to donate, so please visit Alistair’s Just Giving page if you would like to make a donation.
Everyone at Brightred is immensely proud of you Al, but can you now please put your bruised and swollen feet away!
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) is the 100th livery company of the City of London and like all livery companies, its members look to give something back to the industry and community, and focus on four pillars of activity: Charity, Education, Fellowship and Industry and Commerce – where they help to promote and shape the IT industry and run several schemes (including with the Royal Signals) to smooth the path of men and women into the industry.
As an active member of the WCIT, Brightred’s Managing Director, Michael Allen was honoured to be invited to deliver a presentation to the The Royal Signals at their Blandford camp in Dorset.
The Royal Signals is one of the combat support arms of the British Army. Signals units are among the first into action, providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all operations.
Michael is well aware of the frustrations and bad experiences ex-Royal Signals face when leaving the army. Having come from a military background and now running his own IT recruitment company, Michael was delighted to be able to pass on his expertise on ‘How to write a killer CV’ and ‘How to ace an interview’.
Michael would like to thank The Royal Signals for making him feel very welcome during his stay and wishes them all the very best of luck for the future!
A BIG thank you to those that helped us raise £83.00 at MacMillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 29th September 2017. Together we’ve helped to make a huge difference to people facing cancer. So, we’d like to say thank you – we couldn’t have done it without you
The standard of baking amongst the Brightred Team was surprisingly high but there could only be one Brightred Bake Off Champion on the day.
Managing Director, Michael Allen presenting Steven Ford with his well deserved Trophy
The coveted Bake Off Trophy went to Steven Ford who proved that sometimes less is more with his scrumptious Victoria Sponge. Well done Steven!
Thank you for being the icing on the cake!
Brightred Resourcing is proud of supporting the wider community and this forms a strong ethos amongst our team. We each have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a difference and Brightred helps encourage and focus this impact.
Brightred encourages all staff to consider volunteering because it benefits the community, staff and the organisation. A Volunteering Policy allows staff time off and access to facilities.
Zohra is currently visiting Tanzania and Pakistan with Ifraz Yaseen to start a number of projects for the SYF Shazad Yaseen Foundation. Brightred are extremely proud of the work Zohra is doing with the Foundation and continue to wish her well and a safe journey home. To learn more about the work the SYF Foundation do and to show your support please visit SYF Shazad Yaseen Foundation.
Michael gave up his time to help support a local cricket club who regularly support 100’s of children from around the Slough area providing coaching and development in a safe, family friendly environment.
Michael spent his Sunday helping with the painting of the changing room, repairing the nets, and fixing tables & chairs.
Lighthouse is a full week of fun teaching and group time, sports, craft, drama, plenty of enthusiastic singing and dancing, and cheering for the games on Mainstage, not forgetting, the end of day gunging of the helper of their choice!
“I had such fun and loved being in a tent with nearly a 1000 children all jumping and singing together. All the teenagers I worked with said they would be back again next year, and I would love to join them, which says it all”
Michael, Alistair, Ian and Mark with Martin as support, took part in the MedEquip4Kids Trek 50 Challenge and completed 6th out of 48 teams to raise £2500 for this worthy cause. The team trekked a monster 50 miles in under 24 hours along the stunning Pennines. At times the weather was against them with torrential downpours but the spirit and camaraderie of the team was fantastic and won through.
Brightred Resourcing Limited is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of our business operations.
Our commitment is to:
- Continuously improve our environmental performance and integrate recognised environmental management best practice into our business operations.
- Reduce our consumption of resources and improve the efficient use of those resources.
- Manage waste generated from our business operations according to the principles of reduction, re-use and recycling.
- Manage our business operations to prevent pollution.
- Ensure environmental, including climate change, criteria are taken into account in the procurement of goods and services.
- Comply as a minimum with all relevant environmental legislation as well as other environmental requirements to which the firm subscribes.
To meet our commitments we will:
- Set and monitor key objectives and targets for managing our environmental performance at least annually.
- Communicate internally and externally our environmental policy and performance on a regular basis, and encourage feedback.
- Communicate the importance of environmental issues to our people.
- Work together with our people/employees, service partners, suppliers, landlords and their agents to promote improved environmental performance.
- Promote appropriate consideration of sustainability and environmental issues in the services we provide to our clients.
- Review our environmental policy regularly.
This statement represents our general position on environmental issues, and the policies and practices we will apply in conducting our business.