We presented a cheque for £3,021 to blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, today. The money was generated from a recent fundraiser, the Salford Dragon Boat Race, held on 20th May at Salford Quays. Anthony Nolan is a charity that uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer and blood disorder patients in need of stem cell transplants. The charity was chosen because we sadly lost our long-serving director, Peter Dye, to blood cancer earlier in the year. Read more.
On our 40th birthday and to honour our long-serving director who passed away earlier this year, we've launched a new employee award scheme called the Peter Dye Memorial Shield. Unveiled at our recent AGM, the award’s purpose is to recognise staff members demonstrating exceptional performance in the workplace. The inaugural recipient of the Memorial Shield is Maria Ashurst, Quill’s helpdesk support technician, chosen because of her outstanding passion for client care. Read more.
It's estimated that three quarters of small business owners forego holidays in order to keep things running smoothly at work. An inestimable number of senior workers are unable to fully switch off when on holiday over worries that issues will crop up that can't be resolved without them. But everyone needs a holiday. We've put together these essential business planning tips to ensure you, like the rest of us, can take time out this summer and enjoy a much-needed holiday. Access tips.
We've published another handy guide on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers website. Titled 'Outsourced typing services: The answer to your admin woes', there's plenty of advice for busy legal practices behind on their paperwork to employ outsourced typing services like ours on a temporary or permanent basis as an ad hoc or complete solution. With peak holiday season drawing close, and your employees planning time off work thereby leaving you with a skeleton staffing structure through the summer months, there's no better time to read our guide.
In our new case study, Joanne Bury at Burys Solicitors reflects on her early years in business when the daily demands faced became more onerous over time, with legal accounting the biggest burden of them all. When her accounts responsibilities started affecting her home life, Joanne outsourced her cashiering function with our Pinpoint service. As an outsourcing convert, she enthusiastically recommends Pinpoint to others. She's thankful to Quill for "making my life, both at work and home, so less stressful." Read Joanne's story.
In our latest case study, Michael Bauer at Cumbria Employment Solicitors recounts his journey from Quill prospect to client which involved an "unsalesy stance" at software demonstration stage, and "exemplary and professional" approach to end user training, both of which he considers refreshingly honest. The overall project delivery exceeded expectations. Read Michael's story.