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We’re proud to sponsor this year’s Reuse Network Awards

As a Friend of Reuse, we’re proud to sponsor this year’s Reuse Network Awards.

Find out more about our partnership and how we make a meaningful impact on both the environment and individuals lives here: https://lnkd.in/d6Fdst9S

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Did you hear the news? Award nominations for the Reuse Network Awards are now open 🙌

Award categories this year are:
🏆 Volunteer of the Year
🏆 Reuse Organisation of the Year
🏆 Outstanding Community response

This year’s awards have been kindly sponsored by Domestic & General, and with their sponsorship, have made it possible for the three shortlisted Volunteers to attend the conference for free and find out who the winner of the award is in person.

We can’t wait to celebrate the hard work and fantastic achievements of so many people working and volunteering within our network of charities and social enterprises.

If you’re a Reuse Network member and would like to make a nomination, please email info@reuse-network.org.uk to request the award nomination forms 📝

The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 October so be quick!

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Supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity at the Robin Hood Half Marathon

We had a great day supporting the Robin Hood Half Marathon as the official volunteer sponsor! This is another step forward in our support of the local community and the important work of Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

The event took place yesterday, Sunday 26 September and we had twenty D&G runners commit to the full 13.1 mile half marathon and plenty of D&G volunteers to help get them across the finish line.

Congratulations to all volunteers and runners at the event yesterday! #dandgpeople #robinhoodhalfmarathon #community

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D&G Outbound Team Leader Chigs competes in 2021 Great British Bake Off

This year’s Great British Bake Off has landed, and D&G’s very own Chirag Parmer is competing!

Known to his friends and colleagues as ‘Chigs’ and based in our Nottingham office as an Outbound Team Leader, Chigs has worked at D&G for two and a half years and we’re thrilled to be following and supporting his journey through the competition. We can’t wait to see more of his talent on Tuesday evening.

From all of us at D&G, best of luck, Chigs!

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Domestic & General is now live in the USA!

We’re delighted to announce that Domestic & General is now live in the #USA! This is a huge milestone for our company and our new USA colleagues, who have worked tirelessly to bring D&G to America. With a Contact Centre in Ohio, our services will be available across the States. It’s the start of a big journey across the pond and we’ll have more updates soon!

#DandGJourneyUSA #DomesticandGeneral #DandGpeople

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We’re a finalist at the Business Culture Awards

D&G has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Business Culture Awards in three categories, including Best Working Environments & Practices Initiative, Best Internal Communications Strategy for Business Culture and Best Medium Organisation for Business Culture.

Our relentless focus on customer service, transformation of our head office and transition to hybrid working has been a key focus over the past year, and we are proud of our team and the milestones we have achieved together.

#DandGpeople #BusinessCultureAwards #businessculture

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Lockdown Contact Centre of the Year Winner!

Domestic & General and QStory have come away with a highly commended for the Lockdown Contact Centre of the Year – over 250 seats award at the 2021 Contact Centre Excellence ‘Lockdown’ awards! This recognises and celebrates the hard work and dedication our Contact Centre colleagues have shown our customers when they needed us most. #HighlyCommended  #DandGpeople

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Nottingham Laptop Donation

We are proud to be working with Nottingham City Council to help reduce digital poverty by donating 70 laptops to families across the city.

3,000 Nottingham households with children only have internet access through a smartphone. Now that children are learning from home, it is important they have the right technology to effectively continue their education remotely.

As one of the city’s biggest employers, we are delighted to offer our support to parents and their children during this challenging period.

#DandGPeople

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Domestic and General proudly supports LGBTQ+

Whilst we cannot take to the streets to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride this year, we will still be showing our support.

Last year, Domestic & General sponsored and took part in Brighton & Hove Pride. Taking to the streets with over 100 D&G people, over 20 flags and a float to match. The diversity, culture and sense of community is exactly why we wanted to be involved and will continue to be.

Although the event is officially cancelled this year, it will not stop us celebrating Brighton & Hove Pride from home, listening to each other, supporting each other, and spreading the message far and wide. It is vital that we still recognise and celebrate the importance of Pride and its role in celebrating diversity!

To kick off the weekend, we spoke to Dean Barden, Operations Process Lead in Brighton, who was pivotal to our involvement in the parade last year.

Dean, what was it like organising a Pride parade entry?

“We were delighted to be asked to work on the Pride project. In all honesty, we underestimated the huge amount of work that would go into making it a reality, especially while continuing to do our normal roles!”

“We have worked to bring together a fantastic team of people: The Pride @ Work team from the Brighton office, Pave London, Brighton & Hove Pride, CBRE (our facilities providers) and our D&G colleagues in Creative Services, Marketing and Communications.”

Domestic and General at Brighton Pride

What were the reasons behind D&G taking part and sponsoring Brighton Pride 2019?

“Pride is a key event in Brighton & Hove’s calendar where we all come together to celebrate the diversity of our fabulous city. Personally, as a part of the LGBTQ+ community and having worked at D&G for 8 years it was about time we had a presence at pride.”

“D&G has a wonderfully diverse group of people working at our Brighton site, so our parade entry was all about celebrating this diversity”.

What was walking in the parade and being a part of Pride like?

“It was the most incredible experience. The excitement from the crowd for our parade entry was so uplifting. It was great to dance and celebrate with my colleagues while representing a truly diverse range of LBGTQ+ identities with a huge range of flags we carried.”

“One of my favourite moments was when out float happened to stop next to the only anti-gay protestors I saw on the entire route. The reaction from our staff was to drown out whatever the lead preacher was saying with whistles and boos, waving our flags directly at them. A reminder of what the parade is really about!”

What did people think about the D&G float?

“Every time the smoke or rainbow confetti flew out of our float there was a huge cheer from the crowd, so I took that as a good sign! We had some fantastic direct feedback while on the route from a lady in the crowd who was impressed with how our message of pride in our diverse workforce came across, she said she had never seen the intersex flag flown in the parade before!”

Thoughts on Pride 2021?

“YAASSSSS! It’s going to be bigger and better than ever, bring it on!”

So, what can you do to show your support this year?

Whilst you can’t go out and take part in the Brighton and Hove Parade this year, you can take pride in listening, learning, accepting people, supporting each other, educating yourselves and expressing yourself instead.

From small gatherings, educating yourself on how to become a better ally, or even just sitting back and watching the virtual show, you can show your support and make positive changes.

Keep an eye out on our social media where we will be showcasing some of our favourite memories from last year, and check out Brighton & Hove Pride on Instagram or their website, to see the full timetable for the weekend.

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Salute the NHS: One Million Meals

Salute the NHS, a not for profit and private sector led campaign serving the NHS frontline during the covid-19 crisis, fulfilled its promise to serve 1 million meal packs to critical medical teams.

Launched three months ago, with the first delivery to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford on 6th April, Salute the NHS’s mission has been met with the one-millionth meal being delivered to an NHS frontline worked on Monday 6th July.

The campaign delivered 7,205,61 products all around the UK, covering 215,000 miles and reaching more than 50 hospitals. None of which could of happened without over 800 dedicated volunteers in Bicester, Oxfordshire where the boxes were being assembled.

Food and ingredients were supplied by Tesco and several other leading brands, and their preparation into nutritious meal packs was overseen by hospitality and catering business Absolute Taste. The deliveries were all provided by Yodel, while D&G staffed an information service for NHS workers, hospitals, companies, and the public to either contribute or offer feedback on the effort.

Check out the journey:

 

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2019 People Manager Townhall

Our People Manager Townhall and IGNITE Awards Ceremony last week were both special events in the D&G calendar, attended by over 400 employees.

We are proud to celebrate the great work of our people managers and the key role they play in creating highly engaged teams at D&G.

Our employees make a real difference to our customers every day and the Townhall provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase all of the exciting change initiatives we have planned

 

 

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