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Christmas Shoebox Gifts 2020

Christmas Shoebox Gifts 2020 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Whilst we remain in unprecedented times trying to navigate our way through living with Covid-19, now more than ever those around the world who are less fortunate than us living in poverty need our support. This is why, once again, one of our team members and her daughters have been out shopping to fill shoeboxes for this year’s Rotary Shoebox appeal.

Their Rotary Club continues to support vulnerable families in Albania, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and The Philippines ensuring children aged 1-15, many living in orphanages, receive a gift at this time of year.

Gifts can include:

  • Entertainment – Plastic or wooden toy, jigsaw puzzle, colouring book, colouring and drawing pencils, pens, writing book, Lego, yo-yo, skipping rope, building blocks, doll, dominoes, modelling clay/plasticine, cuddly toy, stickers, playing cards, sports memorabilia, musical instrument
  • Clothing – Hat, scarf, gloves, and warm fluffy socks
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush and toothpaste, flannel, bar of soap, roll-on deodorant, comb/brush, hair bobbles/bands, mirror, costume jewellery, make-up, razors (age-appropriate), face/body cream
  • Household – T light candles, kitchen cloths/scouring pads, soap flakes, first-aid kit

Gifts NOT to include;

Food (including sweets and chocolate), conflict-related toys e.g. toy gun/knife, battery-operated toy, matches, flammable liquids/aerosols, seeds, washing powder for automatic washing machines

Whilst you can’t wrap up the gift items individually, you can line the inner of the box with tissue paper & cover the gifts as well as decorating your shoebox.

If you don’t have a shoebox to hand you could ask a local shoe shop or pay £2 for a Rotary box

If you would like to send  a gift to a vulnerable child this year please follow this link http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/page.php?PgID=570353&DistrictNo=1110

 

Alternatively, why not contact your local hospital & enquire if they are doing shoebox gifts for patients who will be in over the Christmas period & may not have any family or friends who can visit.

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce News

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce News 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

It’s great to see our Advantage Membership of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce recognised as we are welcomed in their Business News publication – check us out on page 44

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Ceremony

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Ceremony 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

As a new recipient of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award, we are proud to have been part, albeit virtually, of the ERS Ceremony taken onboard Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory.

You can watch the ceremony here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBUMXJh9lco&app=desktop – listen out for us 8minutes 55seconds in!

 

#ERS2020 #SilverAward #SupportingArmedForces

 

RoSPA Awards 2020 – Silver Award winner

RoSPA Awards 2020 – Silver Award winner 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

We have, for the 4th year, been awarded a RoSPA Silver award in recognition of our excellent approach to health & safety.  Whilst we were aiming for Gold, as one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2000 entries every year and a reach of over 7 million employees, we are more than happy to be recognised for Silver.

 

Roll on 2021 – let’s aim high again!

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Winner!

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Winner! 614 1181 Jan O'Mahoney​

August is turning into a month of announcements!

We are delighted to announce we have been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant as a Silver Award winner of the Employee Recognition Scheme.

Our award demonstrates our commitment to supporting service personnel and veterans of the Armed Forces community, including reservists, those within the cadets, and military spouses/partners, ensuring a flexible approach towards their training and mobilisation commitments.  We actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to our employees via established policies and procedures.

 

Quadratek becomes a member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Quadratek becomes a member of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce 1283 797 Jan O'Mahoney​

Quadratek is very proud to announce its membership and association with the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

As a part of the worldwide business community through the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) network, Hampshire Chamber helps businesses to grow and prosper. Quadratek is based in Hampshire which is one of the most dynamic, productive and diverse areas for business in the UK and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is based in 6 key growth areas; Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke, Andover and Farnborough.

We looking forward to working with and supporting its teams and members, to build relationships and grow business.

Business as Usual!

Business as Usual! 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

We would like to advise all our customers; past, present & future, that Quadratek is fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic- it’s business as usual folks!

CHAS Premium Plus Certification 2020

CHAS Premium Plus Certification 2020 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Another day another accreditation certificate received!

We are proud to announce we have received our CHAS Premium Plus certificate for 2020.

CHAS Premium Plus covers compliance for Health & Safety, as well as 6 modules of PAS 91: Environmental, Quality Management, Equal Opportunities & Diversity, Financial & Business Standards, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and Modern Slavery

RoSPA Awards 2020 – The journey continues

RoSPA Awards 2020 – The journey continues 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

As predicted, we have been spending a lot of time logging in and out, building, updating, changing, adding to & then deleting from our draft submission for this year’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Achievement Awards.

With 4 awards under our belt; 1 bronze and 3 silver, our aim for this submission is to achieve Gold. Our Compliance Co-Ordinator, Jan O’Mahoney, is building our submission based on the wealth of knowledge and tips gained from attending the RoSPA Awards Excellence forum last October.

Why should you join the RoSPA team??

Well, in the words of RoSPA:

“Accidents at work and work related ill health not only cause major disruptions to business processes but the effect on quality of life to the individual cannot be understated. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.

Established in 1956, The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards offer organisations a prime opportunity to benchmark safety performance year on year and ensure consistent performance between sites. They also provide an effective route to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

It is one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2000 entries every year and a reach of over 7 million employees.

When organisations enter our awards scheme, they access a valuable and influential network by becoming part of our vibrant awards community.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards:

  • Benchmark performance
  • Enhance team morale
  • Access to Mentoring Scheme
  • Access to Awards Excellence Forum
  • Win tenders and new clients
  • Contribute to CPD
  • Get inspired to drive change”

 

If you would like to submit an entry to this year’s RoSPA awards to show your company’s commitment towards excellent standards in Health and Safety, take a look here https://www.rospa.com/Awards, drop them an email at enquiries@rospa.com or give them a call on +44 (0)1212 482 040.  But, be quick; the submission deadline is 26th June!

Good luck

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Here We Come

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award Here We Come 150 150 Jan O'Mahoney​

Our thanks to our Armed Forces Covenant Employee Recognition Scheme REEDs (Regional Employer Engagement Directors) for their invaluable time last week to help us get a better understanding of the requirements for our Silver Award application.

Let the submission prep & evidence gathering begin!






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