Umbrella staff have been busy in their free time getting their desks festive ready for the annual desk decorating competition.
A little tinsel here, some snowflake stickers there…and then came an onslaught of creative and tasteful office decorations until the offices transformed into our own Umbrella Winter Wonderland.
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.
We are delighted to announce that Stephen Holt, Payroll Assistant, has won December Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.
“Stephen always goes the extra mile to help agencies and our internal teams, ensuring contractors get paid correctly and on time. A crucial team player who’s enthusiasm and positive attitude shines through every day.
Congratulations Stephen for your double December win…Employee of the Month and got engaged! Well done and keep up the good work.” Jon Biddle, Director.
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.