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Giving back to the community

Sep 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in CSR, Our People

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Our teams have been hard at work giving back to the community

We encourage our people to achieve great things by giving their time to worthwhile causes - here are just a few Banner and EVO Group team members who have been giving something back recently.

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Six ways to reduce workplace stress

Sep 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Our People, Employee Wellbeing

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Employers are legally required to protect employees from stress at work

This requirement covers all organisations, with those employing more than five people expected to produce a written risk assessment to help prevent stress related issues from arising in the first place. 

With 15.4 million days taken off work for work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2017/18, according to the Labour Force Survey, mental health war responsible for more lost working days than any other single health issue.

Work related stress sees people take an average of 15.8 days each off work, which makes it important for employers to not only improve the support they offer, but also put in place preventive measures.

According to the HSE, the six main areas that can lead to work-related stress are demands, control, support, relationships, role and change.

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Wellbeing for home workers

Aug 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Our People, Employee Wellbeing

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The number of people working from home has grown steadily over the last decade, with at least 1.5 million of us now cutting out the commute to the office.

The increase flexibility can bring a range of advantages, both for employers and employees, including better work-life balance, reduce travel time, higher motivation and savings in office space costs.

Out of sight isn't out of mind though, as employers have the same responsibility for the health and wellbeing of a home-based employee as they do for someone in the office.

Here are some ways a home worker can be supported:

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Supporting Charlotte every step of the way

Jun 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Charity, Our People

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Supporting Charlotte every step of the way

Although she’s facing incredibly tough times, Banner’s Charlotte Verity is being supported by family, friends, customers and colleagues every step of the way.

Charlotte, one of our corporate account managers, was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive triple negative breast cancer just days after her 40th birthday this January.

An impressive show of support from friends and colleagues will include a 12 mile walk on Saturday 29 June to raise money for the breast cancer unit at Nottingham City Hospital.

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Going green and baking buns raises first 1K for NSPCC

May 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Charity, Our People

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Green clothes, cakes and a match donation have helped Banner get one tenth of the way to our fundraising target for our National charity partner.

The first of our charity days at Banner saw people come to work wearing green or choosing not to in return for a donation to the NSPCC, while others baked buns, bought raffle tickets and entered sweepstakes.

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Banner Account Manager raises money for Cancer Research UK

Mar 25, 2019 10:27:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Our People

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CCS National Account Manager, Eric Mountain, will be taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) event on the 30th March to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) are a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK and participants, like Eric, have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner.

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“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”

Mar 7, 2019 1:55:49 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Our People, National Events

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"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room"

- Read our interviews with our Banner apprentices and see how they are Blazing a Trail for National Apprenticeship week

It’s National Apprenticeship week, and Banner are celebrating the 20 apprentices they have welcomed into the business in the last few years; from those who were already employees at Banner and wanted to learn a new skill, to a brand-new selection of team members, as apprentices who have been welcomed into the company.

We’ve interviewed a selection of apprentices from across the business and here’s what they had to say:

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Banner Celebrates National Apprenticeship week

Mar 4, 2019 2:55:53 PM / by Banner posted in Our People, National Events

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Banner celebrates National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2019

National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2019) is here and, at Banner, we’re showing our support by celebrating how our apprentices have #BlazedATrail.

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Giving something back

Feb 28, 2019 10:43:24 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Our People

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At Banner we go beyond our amazing products.

We encourage our people to achieve great things by giving their time to worthwhile causes. Here are some of the employees who have been giving something back.

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Helping the homeless

Feb 7, 2019 2:37:53 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Our People

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We're extremely proud of Camille Kendall, a Key Account Manager at Banner, who went out with the Homeless Hampers volunteers recently to help distribute warm clothes, hot food, drinks, blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless in the Yorkshire region. 

With freezing temperatures and bitterly cold nights, Homeless Hampers provides an essential role in protecting and supporting the homeless in Yorkshire with the help of volunteers like Camille.

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