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Meet the Team - John Harney

Apr 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Interviews, Our People, Health, meet the team


Introducing you to the next member of our close knit Healthcare Team - John Harney

John brings a wealth of market knowledge and experience from the past 20 years to the Banner Healthcare Team.  He is a true advocate of carbon reduction initiatives, a father to 8 year old football loving Jude, a blood donation hero and an absolute asset to Banner.  

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Meet the Team - Emma Casey

Feb 7, 2022 4:49:22 PM / by Banner posted in Interviews, Our People, Health, meet the team


Introducing you to Emma Casey, a family and community focused member of the healthcare team, who is celebrating 15 years at Banner this year!

Emma has been with Banner now for just short of 15 years. She moved from Manchester to West Yorkshire, to start within the Banner health team, before moving to manage local authorities and government in 2007. Emma has been back in the healthcare team now for four years, working predominately with NHSSC and NHS Trusts, to ensure that Banner is offering the product profile required, whilst achieving savings and supporting customers to meet their environmental targets, via compliant frameworks.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Feb 4, 2022 3:25:08 PM / by Marielle Jackson posted in Interviews, Education, Our People, meet the team


7th-13th February 2022 is the 15th annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week!!

This week, all across the country, we're celebrating the value, benefits and widespread opportunities that apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals, and the wider economy.

The theme for 2022 is ‘build the future’; which is a reflection on how apprenticeships benefit both apprentices and organisations, through development of knowledge and abilities, resulting in a talented workforce who are equipped with future-ready skills.

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Helping our Communities through 2020

Jul 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Interviews, Charity, Our People, Collaboration, Our Communities


We’d like to shine a light on our Banner teams and colleagues who have been busy helping their communities through the unprecedented time in 2020.

Not only have they been adjusting to the new norm, but they have been going above and beyond to help family, friends and their wider communities up and down the country.

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Making a positive impact on Welsh Schools and Community Groups

Jan 10, 2020 9:30:27 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities


Banner sponsored the third DVLA Code Challenge competition recently.  The event enables pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills; as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way. 

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Supporting the Food Bank in Milton Keynes

Jan 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities

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It's been reported that more people than ever are turning to food banks.  Simon Eady, Business Manager at Banner, spent a charity day helping at the Milton Keynes food bank and knows all too well of the vital support it provides to the community. 

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World Mental Health Day 2019 is here and we’re raising awareness

Oct 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Our People


Find out how we’re committed to the health and wellbeing of Our People at Banner

Work is a major part of many peoples lives. It’s where we spend most of our time, it’s how we earn our income and it’s often where we form friendships. Therefore, job satisfaction can play a key role in our mental health and general wellbeing.

At Banner, we understand that wellbeing is a complex blend of the physical, psychological, social and relationship aspects of our employees’ working lives, and we recognise the importance of creating a workplace where everyone can thrive.

That’s why we’re marking World Mental Health Day with a series of activities to show our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees.

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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


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



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



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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