Here at Collingwood we believe that having the right mix of work, fun and team activities is essential to keeping our team happy. Here you can see what #TeamCollingwood get up to, with a mix of day-to-day activities and our efforts to raise money and awareness for the two charities that we support - Hope House and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.
12 May 2017 - A Year in Review & Our Visioning Day
This week the Collingwood team got together to review the previous year, share awards and focus on our collective and personal visions.
The visioning workshop allowed us to share our thoughts, drivers and unique perspectives with the rest of the team. This day highlighted our commitment to each other and how our shared vision will help us strengthen the foundations and accelerate performance for ourselves, Collingwood and our clients. I think we can all agree that achievement is a massive driver for all of us and our reason for getting out of bed on a Monday morning.
As for the awards, our rewards recognise those individuals who have really demonstrated our values (accountability, integrity, listening and innovation) throughout the year. Well done all!
Accountability – Chris Barker, Integrity – Anne Lyons, Listening – Jennifer Jones, Innovation – Deborah Morris
Finally congratulations to Doug for winning the vote over our personal visions, it was a selfless, genuine and very determined talk. You can read more about our year of transition and accelerated performance here.
March 2017 - Marketing Week Live
Our marketing department took a trip down to London to attend Marketing Week Live, Kensington Olympia. Over the course of the two days they managed to attend over 20 live discussions and presentations from a number of leading, industry experts, take a whistle-stop tour of the city's landmarks and even managed to cross paths with Prince Charles! Here at Collingwood, personal learning and development are a core part of our culture - Is learning a daily habit in your personal journey?
February 2017 - Collingwood welcome's Jeanette Bodkin to the team!
Team Collingwood continues to grow as new appointee, Jeanette Bodkin, joins us as an executive search consultant focusing on the technology and telecoms sector. Jeanette specialises in placing director-level leaders in transforming technology, automation and telecoms corporations. In recent years, Jeanette has successfully delivered high-profile, global projects for companies including Microsoft, Facebook, SAP and Schneider Electric including corporate intelligence projects which have assisted global clients in shaping strategic expansions concerning complex themes. Read more about Jeanette here.
January 2017 - Director of Care Hope House Children's Hospices
Hope House Children's Hospices has been chosen by our team to support in 2016 and 2017. Due to retirement they have an outstanding role for a Director of Care to join their leadership team based in Shropshire and North Wales. Please share with your network as I would love them to find an outstanding individual to help them on their incredible journey. (Click on the image below to open the job specification)
January 2017 - Collingwood welcomes Simon Montgomery to the team!
As we enter the New Year, we are delighted to announce another new arrival to team Collingwood! Simon Montgomery has joined as a Principal Consultant responsible for strategically growing our construction, property and infrastructure practice. With over 18 years of recruitment experience gained throughout the UK, Simon has significant experience of recruiting for senior executives who add real value to the growth of his clients' organisations. Simon has a broad range of experience of hiring across the technical, operational, commercial and financial functions of his clients’ organisations within the property, construction & infrastructure markets. Read more about Simon here.
December 2016 - Collingwood's Christmas Party & Reflections on 2016
Well it's safe to say, we all thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Christmas and the past year. It's been quite an amazing 2016 at Collingwood. Our team has been remarkable and shown a lot of passion, determination and resilience to help transform our business and become a strategic consultancy that consistently adds real value and delights our clients. The learning curve alone has been very fulfilling! Thank you to everyone, including the clients, candidates and suppliers we have built great partnerships with, who have helped us to transform our business and set us up for a very exciting 2017.
Have a great Christmas everyone and happy New Year!
October & November 2016 - Two New Collingwood Team Members
October: Due to the continued success and subsequent growth of Collingwood’s Building Product and Construction Practice, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Priestley to the team as Resource Associate. Catherine brings with her 15 years’ experience in the recruitment industry largely in the finance sector, having partnered clients with a wide range of assignments from junior and graduate roles through to senior and board level positions.
December: It’s almost a year to the day that Collingwood launched its Business Consultancy services with the appointment of Director, Jennifer Jones. As with any new venture, there is always an element of uncertainty around what lies ahead, so I am incredibly pleased, a year on, to be able to say what a fantastic year it’s been! It’s as a result of this success and subsequent growth, through new and repeat business, that we are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Goodwin MA MCIPD to the team, as Consultant. Adam has built up expertise in Leadership, Strategic Selling, Culture Change and HR Strategy having worked as an independent consultant in the UK and France, and for a top 20 global training organisation.
October 2016 - Raising Money & Awareness for Hope House
October has been a busy month for us here at Collingwood! This month we raised a fantastic £160 for Hope House through our "Shop 'n' Scoff" event, where we sold donated items and yummy cakes. We also donated a whopping 20+ bags to both of our supported charities' shops (Hope House and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital) with a big thanks to everyone who showed their support by either donating items or ate cake for children.
October 2016 - Tarporley War Memorial Hospital Campaign Launch Event
We are delighted to support Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. Collingwood's marketing team have been busy over the last 6 months providing support to TWMH carrying out community surveys and poster design work ahead of the launch of their fundraising campaign.
Deborah Morris, Collingwood's Marketing Executive, attended the launch of their campaign, to raise the much-needed funds to continue providing it’s outstanding service to Tarporley and the surrounding communities. The launch took place on Thursday 13th October at the home of Phil and Alexis Redmond, who kindly hosted the event on behalf of the hospital.
October 2016 - Anne's 10K Run
Raising money and awareness for Hope House - We are extremely proud to announce that Anne managed to raise over £300 for Hope House on her Bangor 10K Run! The race started in the City Centre, leading to the coastline in Penrhyn Castle Estate, back to and along the Garth Pier, over the Menai Straits then back to the finish line in the City Centre.
August 2016 - Beach Day
#TeamCollingwood - To celebrate another successful year here at Collingwood, we took a break from our desks and spent the day at Thurstaston Beach with our Children and Dogs, having a yummy picnic and playing rounders. Even the sun joined us for the day!
October 2016 - Staff Photo Day
Believe it or not, this has been one of Collingwood's biggest challenges we have faced this year - getting everyone together on the same day to have our pictures taken! It's not very often that everybody is in the office together due to client/candidate meetings, personal development or business meetings. However, with sheer determination, our marketing team managed to get everybody's photo's taken for the website. Below are some of the outtakes, enjoy!
August 2016 - Global Corporate Challenge Comes to an End
This year, Collingwood signed up to the Global Corporate Challenge! Teams of 7 compete over a 100 day period against other teams from around the world. During the course of the 100 days, GCC takes everyone on a virtual journey around the world, empowering participants to improve their physical and psychological health, through a staged focus on physical activity, nutrition, psychological well-being and sleep. Through helping to create a culture of health, the benefits of GCC are numerous. These include improved morale, better teamwork, stronger engagement and reduced levels of stress amongst others.
Collingwood's winner: Happy Feet!
August 2016 - Georgia's Graduation
Congratulations to Georgia who has graduated from The Juice Academy having successfully completed her Marketing Apprenticeship. We were over the moon to have welcomed Georgia into Team Collingwood 12 months ago and even more delighted that she has decided to stay and develop her Marketing career with us, she has been an absolutely joy to work with and it has been fantastic to see how much she has grown and added so much value to the team. (Check out Georgia’s blog on her Apprenticeship experience here)
Keep up the good work, Georgia!
June 2016 - European Championships
Of course, we had to do a sweep-stake for the European Championships For some of us, this didn't last very long... Congratulations to Chris, this year's sweep-stake winner!
July 2016 - Anna Tackle's The Commando Trial
Congratulations to Anna Jones for raising money for our two chosen charities, Hope House and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, at Delamere’s Commando Trial – Events with Adventure! The trial covered a mighty 10K distance, set in the beautiful Delamere Forest Park, running through multi-terrain and varying underfoot conditions with sandbags to carry, camouflage nets to crawl under and much more... It looks like Anna enjoyed herself!
July 2016 - Special Visitor
We have a dog-friendly office so we often have our little four-legged friends coming to visit. It may seem like a mad and indeed weird idea but there is increasing evidence that having dogs roaming around your office directly reduces stress and improves team bonding. We are pet lovers at Collingwood and our team are free to bring in their "well behaved" dogs whenever they want.
In addition to forcing us out of the office to take our dogs for a walk, it is definitely clear that stress is reduced when our canines are around.
We would certainly recommend you give it a try if you haven't already.
July 2016 - Chester Races
We all enjoyed a fantastic evening at Chester Races, celebrating a successful year here at Collingwood! #TeamCollingwood
Here are some of the highlights from the past year: We established a set of Guiding Principles that provide guidance on what an aspirational client is to us, the type of Executive Search and Consultancy projects that we really want to secure and deliver. We developed a robust Client / Candidate journey to ensure each project is delivered in the same consistent way. We expanded the business and established our strategy and leadership consultancy practice in November 2015 with the appointment of Jennifer Jones as our Director of Consultancy Services and we recruited Georgia, our Marketing Apprentice via The Juice Academy.
June 2016 - Bag Packing in Chester
This year Collingwood have chosen to support two charities, Hope House and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. Debs, Anne and Anna managed to raise £600 at their bag pack at Tesco, Broughton Chester in the hope of raising money and awareness for Hope House.
Well done guys!
June 2016 - Winning Friends & Influencing People
Congratulations to Anna Jones for her certificate of achievement for graduating on the Dale Carnegie course: Winning Friends and Influencing People!
October 2015 - Collingwood Away Day at Carden Park
#TeamCollingwood spent the day at Carden Park for a brain storming session and a few team building exercises! This included lots of fun activities, such as the off-road jeep driving experience, hover-crafts and Trebuchet.
December 2015 - Christmas Jumper Day
Of course, there is one day of the year where we all put our Christmas jumpers on and get in the festive spirit.. or if you're like Anna, your Christmas glasses and hat too!