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Bondholders’ Angel support

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The Derby business community has joined forces to support the Knife Angel and spread the message 'Don’t Carry Knives'.

The Knife Angel will be in situ outside Bondholder Derby Cathedral from 3rd to 30th October, and all are encouraged to visit the monument to appreciate the message it carries.

Derby Cathedral is encouraging everyone to share their photographs and message of support on social media using the hashtag #DERBYKNIFEANGEL. You can also follow Derby Knife Angel on Facebook and Twitter

The following Bondholder companies are just a sample of those who have come together to support the Knife Angel’s message of intolerance to violent crime.

G Wathalls and Sons
Bowmer & Kirkland
Work Wallet
Derby Cathedral
Derbyshire Police
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Derby City Council
Mercia Image
Smith Partnership
Pattonair
Intu
Ask The Chameleon
Loates HR
Marketing Derby

Rachel Morris, Diocesan Secretary & Cathedral Chapter Steward at Derby Cathedral, would like to extend her thanks to everyone who has supported the Knife Angel to date.

 

Bondholders win with Chamber

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Several Bondholders were amongst the winners at the 2019 awards night of fellow Bondholder East Midlands Chamber on Friday.

The awards are amongst the largest and most prestigious in the region, bringing together businesses from across Derbyshire to celebrate and promote the outstanding work undertaken by our business community.

Our Bondholders made us proud being shortlisted for many of the awards. Bondholder winners at the gala dinner held at Pride Park Stadium were: Bloc Digital; RDS Global; The Roundhouse; and Sky Recruitment Solutions.

Bondholder Bloc Digital took home the coveted Business of the Year award, but, ever the professionals, the team celebrated by heading back to the office to hit a deadline!

Details of how our Bondholders fared in the awards are given below:

Business of the Year
Winner: Bloc Digital

Business Improvement through Technology
Winner: Bloc Digital
Finalists: Bowmer & Kirkland and Scenariio

Community Impact Award
Winner: RDS Global
Finalists: Purpose Media and LoatesHR

Business Venue of the Year
Winner: The Roundhouse
Finalist: Devonshire Dome, University of Derby and The Derby Conference Centre

Commitment to People Development
Finalists: Air IT and Talk Staff

Entrepreneur of the Year
Finalist: Amanda Strong of Mercia Image Print and Simon Rice of HSG UK

Apprentice of the Year
Winner: Autumn Parkinson, Sky Recruitment Solutions
Finalist: Jess Frearson, Future Proof Films

Excellence in Customer Service
Finalists: Air IT, Anoki, Purpose Media

Small Business of the Year
Finalists: Rhodes Wealth Management and Timms Solicitors

Manufacturer of the Year
Finalist: Work Wallet

 

Business Awards finalists announced

Bondholder East Midlands Chamber has announced the finalists for the Derbyshire Business Awards 2019 - we're pleased to see so many of our Bondholders are finalists.

The Derbyshire Business Awards bring together businesses from across the region and beyond to promote the outstanding work which Derbyshire businesses undertake every day.

The 2019 Derbyshire Business Awards Gala Dinner will take place on the 6th September at Pride Park Stadium.

There will be 13 awards presented across a range of categories, as well as the prestigious Business of the Year award. Winners of selected categories from the evening could go on to compete in the national British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) awards which take place in November.

Here is the list of Bondholder finalists:

Business Improvement Through Technology (make headers bold)
Bloc Digital
Scenariio
Bowmer and Kirkland

Community Impact Award
RDS Global
Purpose Media
Loates HR

Business Venue of the Year - New for 2019
The Derby Conference Centre
The Roundhouse

Commitment to People Development
Air IT
Talk Staff

Entrepreneur of the Year
Simon Rice – HSG UK
Amanda Strong – Mercia Image Print

Apprentice of the Year
Jess Frearson – Future proof Films
Autumn Parkinson - Sky Recruitment Solutions

Excellence in Customer Service
Air IT
Anoki
Purpose Media

Small Business of the Year
Rhodes Wealth Management
Timms Solicitors

Manufacturer of the Year
Work Wallet

Good luck to all of the finalists!

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Students gain 'Loates' of experience

Bondholder LoatesHR have signed an intern from fellow Bondholder University of Derby after she spoke at a Marketing Derby breakfast event.

Kira Williams won a contest among business and human resource students to present at the LoatesHR-sponsored event at the university in April.

She and fellow undergraduate Laura Rose are now working one day a week alongside their course demands and have already impressed so much that the company is hoping to take them on until Christmas and beyond.

LoatesHR director and founder, Sarah Loates, said: “We have developed a very close relationship with the university because I wanted to give something back as I graduated there.

“We took on Laura first for eight weeks at two days a week – then, when she reduced to one day at the resumption of her course, Kira joined us.

“We believe it is really important to develop local talent and we were keen to help develop the best people early in their careers.

“We are delighted to sign both Kira and Laura and hope they are the first of a wave of university students to join us.

“In fact, we would say that other companies should follow suit if students in other fields are of their standard.”

Kira said: "LoatesHR have provided me with a fantastic opportunity that has allowed me to gain a greater insight into how the concepts I have learned at university applied into real life."

Laura added: “"Whilst working at LoatesHR I have gained invaluable experience of seeing how an HR team works. Working in such a supportive environment has helped me develop from a university student into a growing young professional."

Bev Crighton, the University of Derby’s External Engagement Lead, said: "We, at the University of Derby, very much appreciate the commitment which LoatesHR has shown towards developing our students.

"Sarah Loates has been a motivational guest speaker and mentor for some time and we thank her and her team for offering these new internships which are a wonderful opportunity for two talented young people.

"I hope our relationship with LoatesHR continues to blossom."

Working with Autism

Bondholder Rolls-Royce has worked alongside Autism East Midlands to host a Working With Autism networking event at the Learning and Development Centre. 

The networking event allowed invited guests including local policy makers, business leaders and key individuals including Cllr John Whitby (The Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Derby) Annie Hall (High Sherriff of Derbyshire) Heather Wheeler MP (Member of Parliament South Derbyshire) Cllr Nicola Roulstone (Representing Pauline Latham MP).

The event also included representatives from Bondholders BombardierDerby College, GeldardsLoatesHR, Pattonair, and Smith Cooper.

The event focused on the overarching point “What can we do but more importantly what can we do differently?” when supporting autism in the workplace. 

Jane Howson, Autism East Midlands Chief Executive, said: "The employment rate for people with autism has not changed in the last decade and remains extremely low, with only 16% of autistic adults in full-time work.

"However, we know that with the right support and simple, low-cost adjustments to their environments many more autistic people could thrive in the workplace.  

"This event will show, through our partners’ experience, how we can help local businesses to embrace a more diverse workforce, celebrate their employees’ individuality and reap the rewards of doing so."