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Leading The Way With Common Purpose

As a member of the Common Purpose advisory board Louisa Harrison-Walker, Managing Director at Benchmark, was proud to take part in the Frontrunner leadership development programme.  Louisa’s involvement enabled her to give university students first hand experience of leadership within business, and provide an open forum to discuss best practice. The Frontrunner Leadership Programme is designed to develop students leadership

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Rise To The Challenge

Caption: (LR) Getting stuck in to the tasty treats – Lucy Sibbald, Louisa Harrison-Walker and Cortney Oneal from Benchmark, plus Amy Tingle from Neurocare. Benchmark bakers rose to the challenge to meet the ‘Neurocare November’ target of raising £100 for the Neurocare charity. The team created home baked goods and sold them to neighbouring businesses at the Workstation, raising £125

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Benchmark Salutes Technical Whizz

Benchmark Senior Consultant Ellis Ridge had the privilege of presenting the Best Innovation Award at Sheffield City Council’s Code Make Win awards at the Workstation on Thursday, 7th July. The Code Make Win initiative was designed to showcase the best of students coding and digital making projects, supporting young talent by encouraging them to enter their creations. The winning Best

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Switch On To Young Talent

Benchmark switches on to fresh young talent by sponsoring the Best Innovation category in Sheffield City Council’s Code>Make>Win competition, also supported by Barclays.  The initiative is designed to showcase the best of students coding and digital making projects, supporting young talent by encouraging them to enter their creations. The Best Innovation award will run across all three competition age groups:

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Swing Into Action

Benchmark will be swinging into action this Friday in support of the Neurocare Golf Day at the Hallamshire Golf Club.  Now in its 11th year the Golf Day is a favourite in the Benchmark calendar as the business has supported the charity for many of these years. With 48 teams battling it out to take the winning spot on the

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Creative Creatures

When you think of famous artists you don’t generally think of animals – well, thanks to Whirlow Hall Farm this is all about to change.   The charity is set to host a unique exhibition featuring artwork by their own creative creatures from the farm itself. The original artwork will be showcased at this exclusive event on Thursday, 28th April at

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What’s in a name?

From our experience a name says a lot, and a strong name will make someone stand out from the crowd.  We want our chicks to enter the world confidently and are taking the naming of them seriously. So far we have Whirlow, Beaksy, Penelope and Yeezy.  With 12 chicks we need a couple more inventive hen inspired names before our

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Sheffield Roots

At Benchmark we’re proud of our Sheffield roots, and when it came to supporting the Master Cutler’s Challenge this year there was no question of doubt that we wanted to be involved.  Having the opportunity to support St Luke’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice through this unique charity event is one we couldn’t resist, as they both provide invaluable services to

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Sharing Knowledge – Master Cutlers Ambassador Programme

Two of our Benchmark team, Ellis Ridge and Connor Welch, were on hand to support The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme this week, when they joined a session to help deliver interview advice to pupils on the programme. The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme is run by work-wise and delivers a high quality ambassador programme to students looking

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Icing On The Cake

It’s been a memorable week for our Benchmark consultant Becca Morris – she nailed second place in the Neurocare charity Bake Off, plus the icing on the cake has been hitting her ambitions target for 2015 two months early! Becca cooked up a treat for Neurocare’s annual Bake Off going up against the city’s star bakers, showcasing her own signature

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No Fear

We’re giving a big shout out to our consultant Ellis who showed no fear in her the jump for Whirlow Hall Farm and sky dived to raise a whopping £536 for the Sheffield charity. Ellis absolutely loved the experience so much so that she’s contemplating booking in for the next one.  We think her face says it all! The funds raised

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Gardening Day at Whirlow Hall Farm

As part of Benchmark Recruit’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibilty we were delighted to take lend a hand at Whirlow Hall Farm and Eductional Trust. The farm provides interactive educational programmes for children from all areas and backgrounds across Sheffield. Whirlow Hall Farm relies soley on donations and contributions from local businesses and people. We were joined by several members

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Chesterfield College

We are often surprised how many young people apply to us with poor CVs and lacking the ability to sell themselves at interview, considering how essential these life skills are we were more than happy to lend a hand and host a seminar for the pupils at Chesterfield College. The session focused on offering advice and guidance on how to

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Benchmark Recruits for Neurocare!

It was during a chance meeting at Nabarro’s Annual Summer Ball held at Sheffield Cathedral that Lesley Eland from Neurocare mentioned that she was desperate for an extra pair of hands in the fundraising office, but was just too snowed under to get it sorted! Knowing the hard work and dedication that the Neurocare team put in to their charitable

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Yorkshire Day

Ey up! Staff at Benchmark Recruit recently joined forces with JCI Sheffield on a campaign to celebrate everything Yorkshire-like and raise money for local charities, in association with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation. On Friday 31st July all staff were encouraged to come to work dressed as one of the county’s stereotypes and donate a minimum of £2 for the

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Whirlow Hall Farm Charity Raffle

Benchmark Recruit, sponsors of the JCI Ball held in Sheffield last month,raised over £1000 for Whirlow Hall Farm with a charity raffle. The prizes were donated by a range of Sheffield companies and organisation including Cubana’s bar and restaurant, The Mediterranean, Sheffield International Venues, Exposed Magazine, Seams Ltd and so on. Bridget Evans, Chief Executive of Whirlow Hall Farm Educational

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Charity Race Night!

Benchmark Recruit were one of the main sponsors of Irwin Mitchell’s ‘Charity Race Night’ – an event held at the Irwin Mitchell offices in Sheffield city centre. Ladies were invited to place bets on the races and the evening included some highlights of horse-racing and spectating from the 80s as well as many interesting hats and head-attire! A huge success,

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Benchmark’s Amy Tingle now a Neurocare Trustee!

We are delighted to announce that Benchmark Director Amy Tingle has been chosen and appointed as a trustee of Neurocare the charity that provides Funding to purchase world-beating technology for the Neurosciences Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Lesley – Chief Executive of Neurocare said “it became apparent during our talking head focus group that Amy was capable

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Sponsored walk for Water Aid

Benchmark Directors Amy Tingle and Louisa Harrison joined other JCI Sheffield members for a sponsored walk to raise funds for WaterAid, a charity that helps provide clean drinking water for underprivilaged children across the world. The theme of the day was to walk a mile in someone elses shoes which involved walking across Sheffield carrying a water bucket and between

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Benchmark Charity Business Club

Our first charity networking event went with a bang! Over 50 attendees came to network and support a charity close to our hearts. The breakfast event raised just under £500 Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, which is the unique environmental and educational trust that works with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities. Since its launch in

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Three Peaks Challenge!

Benchmark and the extended team proved they had the heart and the head for heights after tackling one of the country’s toughest outdoor challenges in aid of the British Heart Foundation! The group had less than 24 hours to complete the notorious Three Peaks Challenge and raise £1,000 for the charity! The challenge saw the team climbing Ben Nevis in

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Charity football tournament

Benchmark Recruit joined forces with JCI Sheffield to host a football fundraising tournament in aid of the South Yorkshire Community Foundation (JCI’s nominated charity of the year) and the Boots For Africa campaign. The tournament was a culmination of months of hard work by Louisa (who is also Community Director for JCI) and Andrew Whitham of SUFC and simply wouldn’t

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Charity on the farm

We may be sharp-suited city slickers…but there’s nothing the team at Benchmark Recruit like more than an escape to the country. And that’s why we have become members of the 480 Club, the business organisation that supports the city’s Whirlow Hall Farm. Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is the unique environmental and educational trust that works with inner city children and

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Selling Scarves for Neurocare…

“We were absolutely thrilled to have employees from Benchmark Recruit helping out with Neurocare November scarf sales. Their competition amongst themselves meant they often had the heaviest collection tins of the day and really helped to boost our totals. We are so grateful for their constant enthusiasm and support.” Emma Douglas, Fundraiser

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What would you do with an extra day off?

“Earlier this year, I stumbled across an advert requesting volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia. As somebody who had witnessed how Dementia could change people’s lives for the worse as my nan passed away after suffering from this illness, I felt it would be something I’d be keen to assist with. My life was in a pretty stable, happy

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Fighting for access to libraries for the children of the future…

Sheffield City Council has announced that our under threat local libraries will move into community control. This includes Totley library that our Director Louisa has been campaigning to save. Since October 2013 Louisa and a team of volunteers have been campaigning hard to keep their local library open. This has involved many public meetings, hundreds of consultation response forms being completed, countless petitions being

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Leap of faith

Our fearless consultant Ellis is all set to take a leap of faith and jump out of a plane on Saturday 11th July in aid of Whirlow Hall Farm. Ellis is no stranger to flying and has taken many foreign holidays, but this will be the first time she has actively exited a plane mid flight!  There’ll be no time

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