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Great Hare Bake Off
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Budding bakers got the chance to show off their skills in William Hare's first ever Bake Off.

This year’s annual charity cake sale included a bake off at the Brandlesholme Headquarters.Staff from across many departments competed for the winning title, baking sweet and savoury goods to be judged by COO Nigel Moss and Peter O’Gorman Associate Director – Projects. After willingly sampling all the bakes, Nigel and Peter awarded Jane Anderson from the Accounts department the win for her perfectly crafted classic Victoria sponge cake.

Jane won a Hare Bake Off apron and Love2Shop vouchers. Cake sales across WH UK at Brandlesholme as well as the Bury and Grantham Facilities raised a fantastic £250 for MIND.

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Tables, Tennis, and Tournaments
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A table tennis tournament was conducted over summer at the WH India Chennai Office.

For the men’s category, 37 players participated in singles and 23 teams participated in doubles matches. Mr. G Dhanasekar of DO Team 1 won the men’s singles tournament and Mr. A Lakshmanan & Mr. S Vinayagam pair of DO Team 2 department won the men’s doubles tournament.

For the women’s category, 5 players participated in singles and 3 teams participated in doubles. Ms. T Suganthi of the Commercial department won the women’s singles tournament and Ms. Abinaya & Ms. Anila Rachel of the Design department won the women’s doubles tournament.

For the mixed doubles category, 7 teams participated in doubles. Mr. A Lakshmanan & Ms. T Suganthi of the DO Team 2 and Commercial department won the mixed doubles competitions.

Congratulations to the winners and all those who took part.

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Hope Foundation
Visiting Hope Foundation
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William Hare India's very own Hare Voluntary Service Group recently visited the local Hope Foundation School, which is a not-for-profit organisation for children from underprivileged backgrounds and orphanages.

Alongside the visit, William Hare India also very kindly donated some essential items such as books, school bags and even an annual school fee for 2 students. Members of the Hare Voluntary Service Group spent time with the children in the classroom before also taking part in a tree plantation.

Well done to all who took part, the work that the Hare Voluntary Service Group do in the local area is extremely important and all members should be highly commended for their part in it.

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William Hare UK - Pub Quiz
Hinge and Bracket See Off Spanish Rivals
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This year's William Hare UK Quiz was deemed a success with a total of 5 teams, made up of 35+ people from across various areas of the Group competing to be crowned Quiz Champions.

The format of the evening was 4 rounds of 20 questions. The questions were a mix of general knowledge, pictures and music, separated by pies, peas and one or two pints.

The eventual victors; ‘Hinge and Bracket’ won with a total of 58 points out of a possible 80. They then very kindly donated the £100 prize money to the William Hare UK charity of the year; MedEquip4Kids.

The runners up, ‘Equipo A’ couldn’t live up to their A Team label and came in a close second with a score of 56.

The quiz was enjoyed by all, with many expressing how much fun it was to get together with colleagues outside of the office.

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William Hare UK at the Dig Deep multisport event
Hare Force round 2…
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This time last year, William Hare UK's very own Hare Force 1 and 2 teams competed against the fittest in the construction industry at the Dig Deep multisport event. This year the teams have returned for round 2 of the adventure race.

The event is organised by ARUP & Lipton Rogers and is designed for top UK construction companies and project teams to challenge their fitness and navigation skills against their industry peers.

Set in the picturesque location of Langdale in the Lake District, the William Hare UK teams battled it out through a series of gruelling races; running, cycling and even canoeing.

Last year the Hare Force teams came 18th and 19th, this year they achieved an amazing leap to 4th and 13th place! Congratulations to those who took part. Let’s see what next year brings…

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William Hare - Apprentice Open Day
Apprentice Open Evening
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William Hare UK hosted their first Open Evening aimed at prospective apprentices on Tuesday 26 April 2016. Students from local high schools and colleges were invited to the Head Office, Brandlesholme House, to discover what the William Hare Apprenticeship Programmes had to offer.

The events gave an overview of the William Hare Group, the opportunities available and targeted both craft and technical apprenticeship candidates. Members of the engineering and production teams presented to the 21 prospective candidates and break-out sessions allowed students to speak to current and former apprentices. Overall the event was very successful, with many candidates expressing their interest in applying for the apprenticeship schemes on offer.

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William Hare - Football Tournament
Charity Football Tournament
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On Saturday the 19th of March, teams from across William Hare UK competed in the 3rd Annual William Hare UK Charity Football Tournament. They were joined by teams from suppliers across the North West.

The event was in aid of this year’s charities of the year – MedEquip4Kids and Cancer Research UK, in memory of Jim Hall. In total the event raised an incredible £870, more than doubling last year’s efforts.

The eventual winners were ‘Scarborough C’, who beat supplier NTS in a thrilling final. The winner of the plate tournament was ‘Team Hobbit’, an amalgamation of William Hare employees and suppliers. Thank you to everyone who took part!

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William Hare - Ethnic Wear
Rangoli Competition – Pongal 2016
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On the 12th of January, the eve of the Pongal festival, a Rangoli competition was organised at the William Hare India offices.

Rangoli is an artform in India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali (Deepawali), Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.

The purpose of Rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. William Hare India employees made Rangolis and the best three were awarded prizes. Staff were also encouraged to dress in traditional ethnic clothes to celebrate the festival. 10 teams participated in the competition and 3 teams were awarded prizes for their designs.

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William Hare - Go Kart Race
Go Karting 2016
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Earlier this month, William Hare held a Go Karting event at Daytona Racetrack Manchester. The event, a 90 minute endurance ‘Le Mans’ Style race, saw 8 teams from across William Hare UK’s North West offices and facilities battle it out for the top spot.

 

The race for a podium finish was very tight, with only 1 lap between 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th places. One small mistake and it could have been a very different looking podium.

However there was no doubt that Team Mercedes AMG were going to win. Even with an extra driver (meaning more changes) and being sinbinned for 20 seconds, they still completed 143 laps, 3 more than 2nd place who could only manage 140.

Team Mercedes AMG were also made up of last year’s winners as well. They are the team to beat in future!

 

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William Hare - Jim Hall Tribute
Jim Hall Tribute
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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of former William Hare employee, Jim Hall. Jim had been associated with William Hare for over 67 years, and during his tenure progressed from engineering apprentice to senior designer.

 

In those early days Jim played a vital part in the company’s development. With his natural outgoing personality and technical background, he was the link with our two most valuable clients, British Gypsum and Albright & Wilson. The relationship William Hare had with those companies, supported by Jim, very much created the foundation for William Hare to become a dominant force in the rebuilding of the UK industry in post war years and later.

Jim was a committed sports enthusiast, a keen cyclist, golfer and long distance walker. His other great passions in life were his family and supporting numerous local charities. Despite this, he remained involved with William Hare assisting in the continued expansion of William Hare UK’s facilities and the liaising with retired employees, keeping them informed of developments in the business and organising social and sporting functions.

Jim’s sporting prowess encompassed time trialling records with Lancashire Road Club, several 100 mile challenge walks and a back to back Lands End to John o’Groats journey, cycling one way then walking back.

In recognition of his efforts Jim was given the opportunity to light the Commonwealth Games Flame at the start of its journey around the UK and he carried the baton through Bolton.

His charitable contributions were immense; he was a patron of Bolton Lads & Girls Club, chairman of the Turton fundraising committee of Cancer Research UK and supported Med Equip 4 Kids.

Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him both in the business and through his many associations in the sporting and charity areas.

In respect of this sad passing, this year’s William Hare UK charity of the year will be the ‘Jim Hall Memorial’ year. All charity events will fundraise in memory of Jim and the money raised will be donated to two charities that were close to Jim’s heart; Cancer Research UK and MedEquip4Kids.

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William Hare - CSR
Thank You William Hare Group
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A big thank you to all the William Hare employees across the globe, who gave up their time, donated their money, tackled physical challenges and went out of their way to help those in need in 2015.

In total there were over 25 charity events carried out by William Hare Group employees during the last year, raising over £10,000 for numerous charities throughout the world. At least 15 charities have benefitted from your efforts.

Some events were fun and some were extremely challenging, especially the Scafell Pike climb in horrendous weather conditions back in September. Thank you for all your hard work, we hope that we can continue the same level of success throughout 2016.

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William Hare - MIBBA
William Hare Supports Local Businesses
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The Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 (MIBBA) champion local Bury businesses and celebrate their outstanding achievements. For the first time, William Hare UK supported the awards by sponsoring the Community Impact category.

This included judging the entries to the awards and attending the celebration dinner on the 19th of November. Darren Burnham, Quality Improvement Manager from William Hare, presented the award for Community Impact. The award recognises businesses, social enterprises or charities that have made an exceptional impact on the community they serve.

The winner was Eagle + Child Ramsbottom for their shining example of how you can run a business but also realise that giving back to the local community is just as important as making a profit.

They organised and hosted regularly charity events throughout the year. They also helped over 60 young people into employment, with 35 being from specific disadvantaged groups, such as young offenders, or young people with a disability.

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William Hare - Dig Deep
HareForce Dig Deep
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Employees from William Hare recently competed against the fittest in the industry on foot, bike and water this Autumn, traversing some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery and toughest terrain, whilst raising money for charity. 

The event was organised by ARUP & Lipton Rogers and was designed for top UK construction companies and project teams to challenge their fitness and navigation skills against their industry peers. The event was professionally delivered by the ex-Army team at Brutal10 Events.

William Hare were a main sponsor and put forward 2 teams to take on the 4 hour challenge whilst raising money for nominated charities 353 and Anthony Nolan. The teams; HareForce 1 and HareFore 2 came 18th and 19th respectively out of a total of 31 teams. The company also designed and engineered the Trophies that were awarded to the winners.

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William Hare - Scafell
Battling the Elements
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At 3,209ft (978m), Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and presents a formidable challenge to many experienced walkers. A team of 10 from William Hare made the ascent through severe wind and rain on Saturday the 12th of September.

The walk was in aid of the two charities of the year; Bury Hospice and St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough. Staff from both the Scarborough facility and the Brandlesholme office made up the team. The walk took the team most of the day and the weather didn’t let up throughout. The team managed to raise an incredible £1,422.50.

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Voluntary Service Group visits Good Life Centre
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The Hare Voluntary Service Group at William Hare India has been out in the local community visiting the Good Life Center in Chennai. 

Established in 1996, The Good Life Centre foster the growth and development of orphans, the destitute, mentally and the physically challenged and homeless by providing them with a safe and loving environment.

15 years and 135 people later, it has lived up to its name and is known in the city for its services in the field of nurturing young individuals and helping them settle in life. 12 employees from William Hare India took part in the day; they played games with the children, provided lunch and gifts to brighten up their day and then planted trees which will be part of the centre for years to come.

William Hare India’s contribution helps the Good Life Centre in their mission to reduce the number of women and children sleeping rough on the streets and to protect and rehabilitate the marginalised members of society.

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William Hare - Human Chain Protest
Human Chain Protest
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Every year, in India, June 26th is observed as “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking". Representatives from William Hare India participated in the ‘Human Chain against Drug Abuse’ event organised by the Narcotic Bureau of Tamil Nadu Police.

They were part of a 2,000 strong line that stretched 3km and protested for an hour. The purpose of the event was to communicate a message to the local youth, raise awareness of the initiative and improve knowledge of the effects of drug abuse.

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William Hare - Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat Victory!
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Scarborough’s Dragon Boat race has been hailed as the best yet after 1,400 people flocked to Wykeham Lakes for the popular event. The fundraiser, organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers, attracted 23 teams, which was a record in the event’s five-year history. 

Two teams from William Hare’s Scarborough Facility entered the race, raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice. WILLIAM HARE 1, were this year’s winners, knocking last year’s victors Scarborough Rowing Club off the top spot. While WILLIAM HARE 2 came a commendable 6th out of the 23 teams.

Gary Sollitt, Works Manager, said: “Saint Catherine’s Hospice does fantastic work for the local community and has touched the lives of a number of our employees and their families over the years. We have found everyone has been very supportive of our fundraising Dragon Boat Victory! for Saint Catherine’s so far and we hope it continues.”

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William Hare - SID Scheme
SID Scheme Helps Children’s Charity
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Blind Children UK is the latest charity to benefit from the Safety Incentive Donation (SID) Scheme operated on the Bradwell Reactor Weather Envelope Project. 

The aim of the scheme is to achieve a month’s worth of consecutive working days without a lost time incident (LTI) with £1,000 being donated to a nominated charity for every incident free month. The Bradwell-on-Sea based project has currently achieved over 645,000 hours without an LTI.

The on-site Safety Manager explained; “Following another month without an LTI, a draw was made to randomly select a charity to benefit from the £1,000 safety scheme fund. The winner was Mohammed Zubair Kazi of William Hare UK who chose Blind Children UK.”

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Kirsty Jackson, Regional Coordinator for Blind Children UK on Friday 8th May. Kirsty Jackson, Regional Coordinator for Blind Children UK, adds, “It was lovely to meet the gentlemen involved in the safety scheme and I was delighted to accept the cheque for £1,000 on behalf of Blind Children UK. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mohammed for his kind nomination and to the contractors of Bradwell RWE Project for making the donation possible. This donation helps us to increase the number of children we are able to reach”.

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William Hare - Dragon Boat
Iron Oar Power
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Sunday 31st May saw 23 teams from across the North West region of the UK brave the unseasonably cold and wet weather to compete in the largest Salford Dragon Boat Festival. 

William Hare entered as the ‘IRON OARS’. The team succeeded in a podium finish, achieving 3rd place, beating last year’s result of 4th place. This year’s dragon boat festival has raised in excess of £15,000 already, with more still to come in. It is hoped the total will exceed £20,000 by the end of June.

The company raised a total of £1,120.50 for Bury Hospice. Charities from around the North West also benefited from the event.

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Hat-trick of Safety Awards
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William Hare has won its third major award for its Health and Safety in a matter of a few weeks. This latest award comes from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) who have awarded William Hare with its Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety.

The award follows the announcement of an International Safety Award from The British Safety Council and an ECIA Safe Working Award, both of which were announced earlier in March.

The RoSPA Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector. The awards are judged on three main criteria:

  • Measure of occupational health and safety management ‘input’ such as the level of development of systems and culture
  • Measures of health and safety management ‘output’ such as consistent application of risk control measures; and measures of ‘outcome’ such as reductions in near misses, notifiable injuries, the number of days lost, accident and ill health costs etc
  • Entrant’s enforcement record across a broad range of KPI, not just lost time accident rates.

The Award will be presented as part of the Safety and Health Expo 2014 which is being held at London’s ExCeL Centre in June 2014.

Commenting on the triple award Brian Hughes, William Hare’s Director of Health, Safety & Environment noted “These awards all come from very well respected organisations and makes all at WHL proud of the fantastic progress we are making. While we are pleased by the recognition, we will nevertheless continue to strive to further improve our performance”

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Staff Complete Fundraising for Air Ambulance
Fundraising For Air Ambulance
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After a year of fundraising activities the staff of William Hare have raised a total of £4,000 for two Air Ambulance charities.

The funds, which will be matched by a donation from William Hare itself, have been split equally between North West Air Ambulance which operates out of Manchester City Airport and Heliport, and the Great North Air Ambulance which flies from Durham and Cumbria.

The Air Ambulance was chosen as William Hare’s Charity of the Year for 2013 following a poll of the staff. Human Resources Manager, Judith Watts, explains more, “The Air Ambulance was suggested by several of our employees as our potential charity of the year. When we looked into it we were impressed not only by the valuable work that it does, but the fact that it totally reliant on donations to fund its operations. We were keen to lend our support.”

Funds were raised through a variety of events including a Christmas raffle and a Roses Cricket Challenge, in which the staff from WHL’s Scarborough Works emerged victorious over its counterparts from Bury. Arguably the highlight of the events came in September when 21 members of staff successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – a real test of endurance involving climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – in under 12 hours.

Gemma Torkington from North West Air Ambulance Charity said, “We are extremely grateful to all at William Hare Group who have supported us. As a charity, we are wholly reliant on donations such as this to ensure our helicopters can continue to operate our life-saving service.”

For more information on North West Air Ambulance Charity, please visit www.nwaa.net Details of the Great North Air Ambulance which covers the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria can be found at www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk

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