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Life @ Brightred


Team pic 1 - Nandos


In addition to a cash reward and an early finish the ‘Contact Challenge’ winning team celebrated with a cheeky Nando’s.

Congratulations Paulina Bukowska, Leon Crute and Harry Preston for smashing those phones!

Whoop whoop!…another birthday in the Brightred office!

If you can’t make a fuss of someone on their Birthday, when can you make a fuss of them?!

As Brightred have a Birthday Day Off policy, the Team decided to surprise Harry early, and went all out in decorating his  workstation. We hope you had a great day off and an awesome 20th Birthday Harry Preston!

Brightred’s latest recruit has the X-Factor in more ways than one!

Brightred are delighted to welcome Ashley Kupaza, to our already strong team of Specialist DevOps and Cloud consultants. Ashley joins us from a technology led recruitment organisation and we are excited at the prospect of utilising his wealth of knowledge and experience.  

When Ashley is not working you will find him singing and playing the keyboards in his Gospal/RNB Band. The Brightred team have already had the pleasure of hearing Ashley sing, we think it’s safe to say…your chair is safe!  

‘’There is nothing more rewarding than finding opportunities for the best candidates on the market"
Ashley Kupaza
DevOps & Cloud Recruitment Consultant


Congratulations Marian Rimmer on being awarded Employee of the Month for January by Zohra Hussain. 👏🏆🎉❤️“Marian has joined Brightred Resourcing and settled in very quickly. She has immediately added value across everything she does. Never without a smile on her face, Marian is a pleasure to work with and we are delighted she is already an integral part of the team" Michael Allen - Managing Director.

January 2019

New Year, New Apprentice!

Brightred apprenticeships

Paulina Bukowska

Apprentice Recruitment Consultant

You may have read our blog last year ‘Want to be an Apprentice…You’re hired! and will therefore appreciate why Brightred is a big advocate of the Apprenticeship Scheme.

Since publishing the blog Harry has progressed to become a fully qualified and very successful Recruitment Consultant and Zohra has taken on a new role as Talent Acquisition & Development Manager.

Our experience has shown that by offering young people apprenticeships, it enables us to play an active role in moulding our future workforce and creating the skills we need to help grow our business.

Therefore, working in partnership with Key Training, we are extremely excited to welcome Paulina Bukowska to our Apprenticeship Programme.

Paulina is an A-level student from The Henley College, and comes with excellent research and time management skills, both of which are superb attributes for the recruitment industry. Paulina has wasted no time in making her mark at Brightred and has already smashed the record for the fastest placement.

Things are certainly looking bright for Paulina and we are delighted to have her on the team.

2019 Here We Come!

Brightred’s New Year kicked off with an early morning breakfast get-together. What better way to start the new year than with the aroma of fresh coffee, bacon rolls and warm pastries!!

Managing Director, Michael Allen opened-up the meeting with a highly motivational speech that left the team both excited and inspired.

With Brightred’s 2019 growth plans, the future is definitely looking bright!

December 2018

Looking back over 2018 with fond memories!

Any excuse for cake...right?!

A Christmas party with a twist & a shake!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Brightred House

Not a recruiter was stirring, not even a mouse

Actually that’s not strictly true

It was the 4th December and it was our Christmas do!

This year’s festivities came with a twist…of lime, a sprig of Rosemary, a scoop of crushed ice and some serious shaking! All of the staff at Brightred were given a cocktail masterclass by a professional Mixologist (who knew there was such a job?!) at TT Liquor in Shoreditch.

After a welcome cocktail on arrival and a further three cocktails, made under tuition, things suddenly got serious. It was competition time…da da daaaa!!! Now there was only going to be one winner. Everyone at Brightred knows who the most competitive individual is, and more importantly who was going to be picking up the bill at the end of the night. So they graciously allowed ‘the boss’ and his team to win!

In need of some food to soak up the alcohol & non-alcoholic cocktails, the team followed our leader and marched over to Smiths of Smithfield for a hearty dinner.

Another BANGTASTIC Christmas party, which saw only two casualties the following morning 😁

A great evening in the company of great people!!!

November 2018

October 2018

Birthday Boy!

A big balloon for the big man! Happy Birthday Alistair McCuaig, we hope you have a cracking day!

Witamy w zespole!

Brightred are delighted to welcome to the team Michal Michalski, who joins us as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

Michael comes from a technical and non-technical recruitment background. Having achieved a Diploma in IT Web Development & Business, Brightred are excited at the prospect of utilising Michal’s current skills, whilst nurturing his development in his chosen IT specialism.

Welcome to the Brightred Team & enjoy your welcome gift Michal!

September 2018

When the going gets tough, the Brightred Mucky Mudders got going!

With war paint applied, Brightred came, saw and conquered one of the toughest 5 mile events on the planet, once again proving that by working to our companies core values; Teamwork, Passion, Integrity and Respect, anything is possible.

The tons of gritty mud, team-testing obstacles and 5 miles of twisting trails could not stop the team from crossing the finishing line to pick up their Performance finisher T-shirt, white finisher headband and bottle of cider.

Happy Birthday Boss!

Everybody deserves to feel special on their birthday, but even more so when you’re the boss at Brightred! So the weekly morning meeting took on a slightly different mood, as the team took great delight in surprising Michael Allen with his very own birthday party. Of course a party just isn’t a party without silly hats, balloons and the obligatory birthday cake! The meeting kicked off with a slightly out of tune rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you’ and ended with the traditional blowing out of the candles.

Have a cracking Birthday Michael and thanks for being such a great leader!

What a Curry on!

The Brightred Team taking their pre Tough Mudder preparations very seriously at the Nazma, Farnham Common.

Plenty of carbs & protein, all washed down with a few beers. What could possibly go wrong?!

June 2018

Employee of the Month

When the going gets tough...the tough get muddy!

No excuses guys…the T-Shirts have arrived!

A small but perfectly formed team of six have accepted the challenge of the new London North Tough Mudder course in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 7th July 2018.


As our T-shirts suggest Brightred like it dirty and seriously can’t wait to tackle the 5 miles of gloopy mud and 13 obstacles by working to our companies core values….TEAMWORK, PASSION, RESPECT & EXCELLENCE!

See you soon fellow Tough Mudders!!!

World Cup Fever has hit the Brightred Office. Come on England!!!!

Thank you James Lovejoy from Parasol Group for supplying our sweep-stake wall chart.

'50' the youth of old age!

The Romans called it ‘L’, we say ‘Fifty’ and some tribes in the Amazon don’t even have words for numbers that big. In anyone’s language it’s a birthday worth celebrating. Happy 50th Birthday to our very own Coffee Bean Counter Ian Casserly. We hope you have an amazing day on Sunday!

May 2018

Some much needed light relief from GDPR in the shape of Footgolf!

Wexham Park Golf Centre in Buckinghamshire provided the team with an alternative challenge this month. A team from Brightred tackled the nine hole Footgolf course, making there way from hole to hole in as few kicks as possible. It was the perfect ending to a busy week and a chance to blow some of those cobwebs away.

The Results

Steven Ford
Harry Preston
Martin Julyan
Alistair McCuaig
Joanne Sweetman
Leon Crute
Jordan Gowing
Zohra Hussain

Well done Stevie G!

Employee of The Month - Harry Preston

April 2018

The Brightred office is buzzing this month… cool new starter welcome packs, two new employees, two birthdays and Employee of The Month!

Brightred are delighted to welcome on board Jordan Gowing. Jordan is joining us as a Trainee Business Development Consultant, having completed his  Apprenticeship in Customer Service & Sales, Recruitment Resourcing and Business Administration. Jordan is keen to engage with any businesses looking for a bespoke recruitment service, so if you happen to be passing theoffice, stop by and ask for an introduction.

Brightred continues to champion and nurture the growth of fresh young talent through it’s successful Apprenticeship Programme.

We are therefore delighted to welcome Leon Crute to the team. Partnering with Key Training and The Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Leon joins us as an Apprentice Recruitment Consultant (Level 3).

We wish Leon every success on his journey into the wonderful world of recruitment and with Brightred!

Saalgirah Mubarak!

Lots of fun in the office today celebrating Zohra’s 23rd Birthday! It is also Martin’s birthday but he very wisely decided to take the day off and make the most of the sunshine! Everyone at Brightred wishes you both a very happy birthday!

Employee of The Month - Zohra Hussain

March 2018

Congratulations Harry on picking up this months Employee of the Month Award…a very worthy winner!!

February 2018

Brightred’s very own Knights in shining armour  Michael Allen and Usman Tahir were soaking up the atmospheric surroundings of The Information Technologists 99th Business Lunch, held in the stunning Armourers’ Hall, London.

This Business Lunch celebrates the fourth year of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards: an initiative founded by the current Master in 2014 to recognise outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate IT students within the UK.

Congratulations to Harry Preston on successfully completing his Apprenticeship and passing the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing. Learn Direct’s assessor Danielle Dawkins came into the office for one final time to present Harry with his Certificate. Brightred are extremely proud of Harry and delighted that he has accepted a permanent position with the team and look forward to supporting him as their new Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

Following Harry’s success, we now have a vacancy for a new Apprentice and would love to hear from anyone wishing to start a career in recruitment and with Brightred.

If you would like to be considered for our Apprenticeship Scheme please get in touch today.

January 2018

Congratulations to Steven Ford on picking up 2018’s first Employee of the Month Award…a very worthy winner!!

New Year, New Brightred TenPin Champion!!!!!!!!!!!!

A small team from Brightred didn’t waste much time to start the social ball rolling with a couple of highly competitive games of Tenpin bowling.

Alistair set the standard and led pretty much from the start, but was unable to manage the mounting pressure and was pipped at the post by Usman. Brightred’s Managing Director, Michael Allen was clearly delighted to hand over his title and trophy to his young prodigy Usman. Despite a shaky start from Joanne, the Wooden Spoon Trophy stayed safely with last year’s recipient Zohra.

December 2017

A memorable Christmas for the Brightred Team and a fantastic end to the year!

The Christmas magic started in November, with the scattering of some tasteful office decorations.

Our traditional but unconventional Christmas Pizza lunch was followed by the much anticipated exchanging of Secret Santa gifts. Well done to those that managed to keep the secret!

A quick dash home to change, before meeting up in Windsor for some pre-drink, pre-drinks…and no that isn’t a typo. Dressed to impress the team headed to Windsor Racecourse to enjoy a fantastic ‘Glamour of Paris’ evening…Ooh la la!!

The entertainment, food and wine were ‘magnifique’, and the dancing and laughter in abundance. A few sore heads in the morning only cemented why Brightred is such a fab place to work!

November 2017

Congratulations to our young Apprentice Harry Preston on picking up the Employee of the Month Award this month!

October 2017

He’s only gone and done it again!

Congratulations to Alistair McCuaig, who has defended his title as ‘Employee of the Month’ for a second month in a row.

September 2017

Congratulations Alistair McCuaig on picking up a well deserved Employee of The Month Award for September.

Brightred Resourcing is proud to support 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.

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 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.

Following on from our sterling team performance at Tough Mudder UK earlier this year, together with the generous donations from our clients, family and friends, Brightred Resourcing were delighted to handover a cheque to Zohra and the SYF Shazad Yaseen Foundation before their departure, in support of their great charity work.

August 2017

A rafting we will go....

A team from Brightred enjoyed yet another fun-filled, action-packed Team Building Event, in the idyllic location and surroundings of Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre (HOAC). Two teams put their initiative, leadership and teamwork skills to the test by designing, building and racing their rafts on the water.

Before launching the rafts one of the shortest members of the team, aided by some much needed muscle, thought it would be a good idea to throw the more mature but much taller Office Manager in the lake…keep watching your back boys!

The unsteady but stealth like design of team ‘Swallow’ left team ‘Amazon’s’ sturdy but safe raft in their wake, declaring them clear winners on the day…Well done boys!

The evening was finished off with some impressive free style rope swinging.

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

Brightred are delighted to present their Office Manager with this months Employee of the Month Award.

Tough Mudder Half  2017 - We came, We saw, and We conquered!

Brightred prides itself on its strong team ethic, so what better way to test our team strength, stamina and grit by taking on the toughest 5 mile event on the planet .

A few cuts and bruises were picked up along the way, but nothing could dampen the team spirit, determination and desire to cross the finishing line and join the Tough Mudder Community!

Fantastic team effort – well done everyone! A big shout out to all our sponsors – thank you from the bottom of our Brightred muddy hearts!

March 2017

Brightred are delighted to present Alistair McCuaig with March’s Employee of the Month Award!


Brighted prides itself on it’s strong team ethic, so what better way to test our team strength, stamina and grit by taking on the toughest 5 mile event on the planet.

On May 6th, a brave team from Brightred will be tackling 13 obstacles over 5 miles in the infamous Tough Mudder Half.

Brightred has supported various charities over the years, but on this occasion it has decided to support one of it’s own. In September, our lovely Account Manager Zohra Hussain will be visiting Tanzania to continue the good work of the SYF Foundation.

Help make our muddy miles count by donating – thank you!

Please donate to our JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen:…/brightred-resourcing…

Thanks for your support


The Brightred Team kicked off their first social event of 2017 at Tenpin 🎳 Maidenhead, followed by dinner at Bills in Windsor. Congratulations to Zohra on winning the prestigious wooden spoon and to Michael who was crowned Brightred champion 🏆 2017

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