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This Christmas at Edge Careers we decided to support a charity that not only needs increased awareness but practical help.

Street Link is a government-funded service which allows people to alert local authorities in England and Wales about rough sleepers in need of support in their area. We contacted our local Outreach programme, who cover Redditch & Bromsgrove, to ask how we could assist them.

Knowing that this service will contact professionals who will try to find people and help them access things like shelter and food is a hands on approach that in the Winter months especially is a potential difference between someone surviving the cold spell or potentially not.

We decided with our contacts at Outreach to put together emergency rucksacks containing some essentials such as a torch, a warm hat, double layered socks, gloves, a travel mug for hot drinks or soup, some basic toiletries such as tooth brushes and hand sanitiser/wipes. A few items that will make an immediate difference to people who really need some kindness this Christmas.

The Outreach programme is vital in helping those less fortunate. If you can spare anytime or winter essentials that could help someone we urge you to please head to https://www.ccp.org.uk/ to find out how you can help or call the Caring for Communities and People team on 0300 365 8999.

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On Saturday 4th November, 12 members of the Edge Careers team will be taking part in the Winter Wolf Run. A grueling 10k run through a muddy obstacle course, all in aid of charity.

Winter Wolf Run 2017

Our team, “Not the full Pack Edge”, consists of 12 brave members:

Stuart – Principal Consultant – Civils

Heidi – Residential Manager

Ali – IT and Marketing Manager

Lloyd  – Marketing Co-ordinator

Amy – Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Adam W –  Recruitment Consultant – Trades & Labour

Katie – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Ian – Team Leader – Build

Adam P – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Fabio – Recruitment Consultant – Build

Oliver – Recruitment Consultant – Freelance

Hardev – Divisional Manager – Build

The Wolf run is designed to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.

The team are taking part in the event to raise money for Mary Stevens Hospice, a great cause that provide specialist care and support for people who are living with an incurable illness and their families.

To support the team and donate to this great cause, head over to our just giving page here www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edge-careers

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Wolf Run

 

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Andy Winkett Takes Part in Charity Golf Day

Yesterday (Wednesday 5th July) our Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant, Andy Winkett took part in EPIC’s (Every Professional in Construction) charity golf day.

Andy Winkett Charity Golf Day

(Left to Right) Mike Forster – EPIC, Graham Nicol – MYR, Andy Winkett – Edge Careers and Mark Lee – Buckingham Construction.

The charity golf day was set up to celebrate EPIC’s 40 year anniversary and was played in aid of Ehlers-Danlos Support UK a charity that has been supporting people affected by the syndromes (EDS) for 30 years and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, which provides lifesaving care across Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.

It’s fair to say the day was a massive success with the golfers raising an incredible £16,000 for the two charities.

To find out how you can help support these charities with their amazing work head to their websites www.ehler-danlos.org or www.ehaat.org

 

Fantasy Football Winner

 

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Edge Careers Christmas Jumper Day 2016

It’s Christmas Jumper day and the Edge Careers offices are wearing their Christmas jumpers, ranging from the sensible to the bizarre, all in aid of a great charity, Save the Children. So far the Edge team have raised £47, you can help us raise more for this great cause by texting TEAMEDGE3 to 70050 to donate £2, alternatively you can donate online here.

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Christmas Jumper

It wasn’t just Christmas jumpers though as our London office got into the festive spirit.

Andy Jeffers Christmas

We have had a great 2016 and have now begun the Christmas celebrations to bring the year to a close. We look forward to big and exciting things in the New Year.

Merry Christmas

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

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Edge Careers Donate to a Local Food Bank for Christmas

Food Bank

Led by Heidi , our Residential Consultant, every year insted of buying christmas cards, buys food and drink to donate to her local food bank. The Edge Careers team have donated money to buy essential supplies for people, who without the support of their local food banks, would go hungry.

It’s never too late to support your local food bank and help those who need it most, just one item of food can go along way in helping someone this christmas.

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Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Rob Hyde Wins Septembers Fantasy Football Prize

Rob Hyde, Senior Commercial Manager at DBK Partnerships Limited is the winner of September’s prize in the Edge Careers Fantasy Football League. For his prize we have sent Rob a £50 voucher. We hope you enjoy spending your voucher, Rob!

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Rob’s team, El Jogo Bonito 17scored a sensational 251 points to win the month by a 13 point margin.

Not only did Rob win the monthly prize, but he has also gone into the overall lead with a gap of 36 points, putting him in prime position to win the amazing prize of a 4K TV with a surround sound system and also pick a charity which Edge Careers will donate £500 to.

Here is our current top 10 in the overall leaderboard:

Rank

Team & Manager Total Points

1  

El Jogo Bonito 17
Rob Hyde
471

Dynamo Kebab
Amrit Johal
435

3  

Zlat’s Entertainment
Matt Thomas
420

4  

Zwgris21
Andreas Zographos
417

5  

Boom Xhakalaka
Lloyd Foulkes

416

6   Wexford Wanderers
Aaron Devereux

416

7   Four Oaks Powers
Peter Quinn

411

8   Cox n Bull
James Cox

406

9   Benteke Fried Chic
Quin Coppard

401

10   Eccles FC
Steven Eccles

399

 

Stay tuned for next month’s winner!

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Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

To become an Edge Careers candidate, please click here to register your details. If you are a client looking to fill a vacancy, please click here, or alternatively contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements in more detail via our Contact Us page.

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Charity Dinner Raises £3,000

Charity Evening

Edge Careers along with the group businesses for brum have made a donation to the great charity Alex’s Wish. Stuart Smith, one of our principal recruitment consultants, was humbled to be invited as guest of Morgan Sindall for a charity dinner to raise money for the great cause. Alex’s Wish was created to fund the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a severe and progressive muscle wasting disease. Alex is 10 years old and if the disease follows its classic course it will leave him in a wheelchair by age 12 and paralysed by his teens and not live beyond his twenties. At this moment in time there is no cure, this is why Alex’s Wish was created. Their mission is to raise £1m by 2020 to get into the hands of the world’s leading scientists who have the best chance of finding a cure.

The evening managed to raise £3,000 for the charity and was supported by guest speaker and England Rugby world cup winner, Neil Back.

Morgan Sindall’s attendance at the charity dinner was only a small part of their ongoing support of Alex’s Wish, with members of the company completing a charity bike ride form London to Paris, which raised over £22,000.

Edge Careers have donated to Alex’s Wish and you can too, head to Alex’s Wish page to donate to such a great cause.

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Edge Careers Dance for Three Hours to Help Raise Money for Peter Kay – Dance for Life

On Saturday 23rd April, Edge Careers staff flocked to the Barclaycard arena in Birmingham to take part in Peter Kay’s Dance for Life. The night was a three hour, non-stop dance-a-thon where many suspect shapes were thrown and strange outfits were worn, all in the name of raising money for Cancer Research UK. So far, over £100,000 has been raised for the charity, but you can still do your bit by donating on the official Just Giving page, here. The Phoenix Nights ace put on an incredible performance and made it a real night to remember for everyone involved.

Have a look at some of the shots from the brilliant night.

 

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Meg Oxtoby is the Latest to Wear the Edge Careers #HowFamousAmI T-shirt
Meg Oxtoby - Edge Careers Celebrity Challenge

Meg Oxtoby, the star and eventual winner of BBC 3’s terrifying reality TV show, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, is the latest to take part in the much coveted Edge Careers Celebrity Challenge. Meg Oxtoby came out of the show as one of four brave civilians to survive the zombie infested landscape and proved to be an entertaining and very likable character in the show hosted by Radio 1’s Greg James.

Meg Oxtoby - I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse

As well as winning I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, Meg is an up and coming actress and has appeared in a number of BBC productions, including BBC 1’s Doctors.

Meg Oxtoby is also an online hit, already amassing over 2 million views on her videos and has close to 9,000 loyal subscribers on her YouTube channel. Her most popular video being the Coke and Milk challenge which went viral in 2012 and has earned her in excess of 700,000 views alone.

With so many exciting steps already achieved at such a young age, the future looks bright for Meg. All of the team at Edge Careers would like to wish Meg all the best for her future endeavours and thank her for taking part in the Edge Careers Celebrity Challenge.

 

 

 

 

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Desmond Douglas MBE #HowFamousAmI

Desmond Douglas MBE becomes the latest celebrity to wear the Edge Careers #HowFamousAmI competition t-shirt.

Desmond Douglas

Desmond Douglas is a British table tennis player, who became an 11 time English Table Tennis Champion. At his peak he was rated world number 7 and European number 3, being most notably known for his scissor jump smash, and for his use of pips-out block on the backhand side, mixing pace with powerful topspin from his forehand side.

In 1987 Desmond Douglas was awarded an MBE for his contribution to sport, a year later Desmond represented Great Britain at the Seoul Olympics, in both the singles and doubles table tennis competitions.

Desmond is still actively involved in table tennis, coaching throughout the country, including training some of the top young British prospects at the Youth Development Squad.

With the #HowFamousAmI celebrity competition underway, Edge Careers employees are trying to get celebrities to wear the competition t-shirt, with the winning member of the team being able to pick the charity that Edge Careers will donate £1,000 to. For more information go to www.edgecareers.co.uk/edge-careers-celebrity-challenge.

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Above is Desmond in his trophy winning days.

Edge Careers are Construction and Engineering Recruitment Experts who pride ourselves on offering the highest level of service in the industry to all of our candidates and clients.

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