We’ve gone all green-fingered with our new break out area, creating the perfect garden space for staff to eat, meet and relax during breaks.
The weather isn’t always brilliant outside our Wilmslow offices, especially now that we are inching towards winter. But the new garden-themed breakout area turns every lunch time into a park-side picnic.
With large picnic tables, foliage walls, planters and reclaimed wood panelling, the garden paradise is the perfect place to sit down, collect your thoughts and take five. But our favourite feature is the three large brand-coloured umbrellas that unify everyone under the same canopy.
Congratulations to Hannah Kelman, Payroll, on winning Umbrella.co.uk September Employee of the Month.
“Hannah’s enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile is valued by everyone in the business. As a key contributor to the payroll team and the wider business, the award is well deserved. Well done Hannah, enjoy the champagne!” Jon Biddle, Director.
Congratulations to Allison Gallagher, Finance & HR Manager, on winning July Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.
Allison has been invaluable and hard working member of the team for 9 years.
“Well done to a very deserving winner!" Simon Pearson, Finance Director.
Congratulations to Suzi Kinsella on winning May Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.
"Well done to Suzi who is a much valued member of the Customer Services team both by her colleagues and our customers. Suzi sets a perfect example of excellent customer service for the rest of the team.
Everyone in the business knows they can leave anything in her very capable hands. Keep up the good work." Adam Connell, Customer Services Manager.
Happy Halloween from all the team at Umbrella.co.uk.
We’ve all been embracing Halloween in the office today whilst fundraising for Mind, our charity of the month.
Umbrella.co.uk are supporting World Mental Health Day, on Thursday 10th October. We are also fundraising for Mind, the mental health charity, throughout October.
Today Umbrella.co.uk are holding a Tea and Talk event to encourage colleagues to have a natter if something is the matter. Just by building social links and relationships, can make workplaces happier and a more mentally healthy community.
Umbrella’s charity of the month was Willow Wood Hospice. Based in Ashton under Lyne, they provide free specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses.
Umbrella staff held an office bake sale, mini golf and raffle which raised £280. We’d like to thank Centralus, our pension and employee rewards scheme provider, for their generous donation of £250. Also we are really extremely grateful for the amazing raffle donations from local businesses including Holt Business Supplies, Manchester City, The Body Shop, Morrisons, Chariot Office Supplies, Cloud Accountant and Gallagher Joinery.
If you would like to find out more about the incredible work that Willow Wood Hospice does click here.
Photo: Andy Finikin from Centralus presenting a cheque to Allison Gallagher.
The accolade of “Employee of the Month” was presented today to Tom Bescoby. Tom has been with Umbrella.co.uk for almost three years and is one of our hardest working Account Manager’s. Tom’s personable and friendly disposition ensures that he’s always engaging with our clients. Tom receives a glowing recommendation from many of our clients who benefit from his fast, efficient and reliable service.
Richard Perch, Account Director, who works alongside Tom said “Presenting this award to Tom was a real pleasure. He’s a real inspiration to the industry and we’re very proud of him. We hope he enjoys the Champagne with friends and family. Working alongside Tom I can testify as to how passionate he is in trying to deliver the ultimate service to our clients”.
The staff at Umbrella.co.uk have collected and delivered much needed items to our local food bank, Food Friend, based at St Bartholomews in Wilmslow.
Food Friend is run and organised by St Bartholomew's Church and provides short term assistance and support to individuals and families in Wilmslow. Illness, disability, family breakdown or the loss of a job could happen to any of us.