As the MS Society Awards 2016 'Employer of the Year', we were invited by the All Party Parliamentary Group for MS, a formal group of MPs and peers with an interest in MS and policy issues which affect the MS community, to attend a Westminster review of employment support policies on 28th June. Evidence gathered in the review will form the basis of an autumn report on how to reform policies to enable people with MS to access and retain employment. Read full details including commentary from Bethany Robertson, MS spokesperson, and our HR Manager, Sarah Duggan.
We're looking for four new accountancy apprentices to join our expanding cashiering team based in Manchester. The successful candidates will undertake accounts training to AAT level 2 standard during the initial 12-month period along with receiving on-the-job experience within a live working environment. Find out more and apply for the trainee positions.
Tomorrow is all about eating cupcakes. We do have a sweet tooth at Quill but it's in the name of charity. Thursday 16th June is designated Alzheimer's Society's Cupcake Day, a fundraiser whisked up by the charity to generate money for people affected by dementia. Read all about our cupcake bake off, sale and "Guess the Sprinkles" competition, then keep an eye on our Facebook page for piccies of our cupcake delights.
If you're thinking about outsourcing, do it right. True, there are huge advantages to gain - not least the ability to focus on your core activities - but make sure you do your homework before you sign any contract(s). You shouldn't engage an outsourcing provider without careful questioning and screening. Our just-published self-help guide titled "10 questions to ask your outsourced cashiering provider" poses these essential questions. Now available on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers website.
After our mammoth Hadrian's Wall charity walk for the Alzheimer's Society, we're not stopping... our charity crusade continues with our monthly dress-down Fridays. March's £51 was pledged to Tree of Hope towards an operation for 4-year-old Marley Fenton to help him stand and walk for the first time in his life. April's monies went to Tuned In for its youth services for children from birth to 19 years. Finally, May's funds will be added to our JustGiving account for the Alzheimer's Society. Read more including thank you commentary from Tree of Hope.
As it's Dementia Awareness Week, it's an opportune time to announce our just-completed Hadrian's Wall charity walk which has raised £4,025 (and rising!) for the Alzheimer's Society, already smashing our £3,500 target, with donations still flooding in from generous well wishers. Read more including a thank you from regional community fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society, Steph Larkin, and pledge funds.