Hillyer McKeown teams are rising to the challenge for Countess Charity

The latest news from our sponsors Hillyer McKeown…

Within a week of the Countess charity approaching Hillyer McKeown about supporting the challenge, three brave teams had enthusiastically stepped forward to take part on 24th March 2018. The teams are committed to raising the £1500 target (£500 each team). The fundraising event is based on the Wipeout as shown on TV and involves physical and mental challenges.

Elspeth from the Countess commented, “Huge thank you in advance to all those that support us, and we’ll do our best to get photos and videos to you all.”

When asked why he’s taking part Craig, from the accounts department at Hillyer McKeown shared his story:

“Having worked in Chester for over three years, I think it’s important on a personal and business level to support your local community. We work in Chester, have clients here and want the area to thrive. I feel supporting the Countess charity is especially important; it is our local hospital for both myself and our staff so we feel the challenge is a fun way to help.

The charity wants to make trips to the hospital feel as comfortable as possible, and give patients the care and attention they need. Our team taking the challenge also feel it’s a great local cause – one of the group goes regularly so feels quite strongly about supporting the hospital that has looked after them and their family. There are other examples of how hard the charity works to benefit the community, and I am proud to be part of that.”

Ellie, another team member commented, “I’m looking forward to the Segway Ice Bucket Challenge – I have never tried it before so no doubt I will end up falling over!

Can you donate?

If you would like to donate what you can, please visit the Hillyer McKeown Countess challenge donation page.

Tranmere Rovers and B&M Waste score with recycling

Tranmere Rovers hit the back of the net by diverting 100% of their waste from landfill with fellow Wirral-based shirt sponsor B&M Waste Services.

Working with businesses across Wirral and Liverpool, B&M Waste Services offer recycling-led waste collection services and are this month delighted to say a big ‘congratulations’ to Tranmere Rovers.

David Curtis, Director at B&M Waste Services said “It’s a great working partnership we have with Tranmere Rovers, who’s commitment to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact is highly commendable. It’s testament not only to them but our own team including our drivers and David Carter, who account manages Tranmere on behalf of B&M Waste.”

Across the Prenton Park site, training ground and the Riverhill Hotel separate containers and collections have been introduced for glass, food, paper and card and general waste recycling, none of which is sent to landfill. It is instead recycled or processed as refuse derived fuel where energy is recovered at a combined heat and power station. This is both better for the environment and the club’s green credentials, as well as being in line with the Club’s sustainability agenda. Additional responsive services are arranged as and when required depending on additional events, match days and higher footfall for certain dates increasing waste collection requirements.

Carl Kruger, the Operations Manager from Tranmere Rovers commented “Our front of shirt sponsors, B&M Waste are highly responsive and have always fulfilled both our regular service and additional requirements when we’ve hosted larger events such as the concerts in 2017. Whatever we throw at them they deliver and it’s a pleasure to reciprocate work by using local companies to fulfil our waste management needs”

B&M Waste Services iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the Wirral region, as well as their logo being on the front of the Tranmere Football shirt.


JobHoller celebrate 2018 award nominations and offer TRFC commercial partners a free product licence to help you recruit directly!

Our back of shirt sponsors JobHoller are leading the way in helping companies recruit directly with fantastic results and awards to prove it. They received the prestigious Newcomer of the Year Award for 2017 at the OnRec Awards and are current finalists for 2018 for The Creative Online Marketing Award and The Technical Innovation Award – to be announced in March.  To help celebrate their success so far, they are giving you the opportunity to try their marketing and recruitment tools for free!

If you’ve been recruiting in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that getting strong candidates for your roles in the North West and Merseyside is getting harder all the time. It appears that there just aren’t as many people looking for work anymore and those that do apply as not always quite right.  This is why JobHoller came to market and why they may be able to help.

JobHoller are experts in Employer Branding. So much so that they are country partners for World Employer Branding Day in Prague later this year alongside companies like Google, Microsoft, Adidas and more.  To understand more about what your employer brand is and how it helps attract, engage and retain your employees, then check out this blog that helps explain everything.

In simple terms, JobHoller combines marketing, recruitment and technology into an amazing candidate attraction solution that has already helped many companies find their perfect person. There’s so much you can do to get ahead of your competitors when it comes to recruiting.

To show you how JobHoller could work for you, they are offering a free Recruiting + Marketing license for 1 month to any TRFC Commercial clients who sign up in February 2018. The license gives you access to the very best recruiting and marketing tools to allow you to attract talent directly.

The license allows you to create a mobile friendly careers portal, separate from your main website and complete with company information, live jobs, company perks and lots more. You can also integrate your social media streams so that potential candidates can see what life is like at your company.

As part of the license, you can benefit from substantial discounts on job postings on Monster, Jobsite, Total Jobs and all the other top-rated job boards. You can post to multiple job boards from just £195 + VAT through JobHoller!

All applications are controlled through your license, which means you can keep all your CV’s in a portal, score them accordingly and even send out standard communication specific to your company process. The whole system adapts to your way of working rather than the other way around so can slot into your current processes seamlessly.

To find out more about JobHoller, go to jobholler.com and see what other exciting tools you can use to recruit the very best.

A New Year Thank You from B&M

Our front of shirt sponsor B&M Waste Services’, who offer recycling-led waste collection services across Leeds and the West Yorkshire region are this month delighted to say a big ‘thank you’ to their loyal customers.

Paul Hoddy, Area Sales Manager at B&M Waste Services said “We’re always thrilled to report good news, and given that we work with many customers in the education sector, thought the New Year is a great opportunity to thank our loyal customers who’ve seen increased recycling and reduced costs since transferring their waste management service to us. In particular Swinnow Primary, who’s recycling efforts are exemplary and have been a delight to work with as they’ve introduced recycling across the school”

Mobasher Mir, Swinnow Primary School in Leeds said “We have been working with B&M for the past three years now, from the beginning starting with the sales advisors to the customer support team everyone at B&M is friendly and always give excellent support and advice. I have worked with a few different waste collection companies and B&M is far by the best!”

The iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the West Yorkshire region, where they offer Carbon-Neutral recycling and waste management to businesses, with zero waste to landfill as their target.

Sponsors B&M Waste are supporting the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Read all about what Front of Shirt Sponsors B&M have been doing with the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and the ‘big yellow truck’

B&M Waste Services’ nominated charity Children’s Heart Surgery Fund are thrilled with B&M Waste Services who have started to promote the charity on the side of their Leeds-based bin collection vehicle.

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with congenital heart defects across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and promoting the charity on the side of B&M Waste’s iconic big yellow trucks further assists spreading awareness of the valuable work the charity facilitate.

Commercial General Manager for B&M Waste Services, Amber Greenhalgh commented “Raising the profile of our nominated charity through utilising the billboard which is our ‘big yellow trucks’ is a great way to assist them in raising awareness. They work to support children and the families of those born with congenital heart disease, and are highly deserving of our support.”

The iconic yellow waste collection vehicles can be seen across the West Yorkshire region, where they offer Carbon-Neutral recycling and waste management to businesses, with zero waste to landfill as their goal.

Sharon Coyle, CEO of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund said “It’s great to have the support of such an ethical company, they really have gone all out to assist us in the work that we do, including the recent promotion of the charity free of charge on their Leeds vehicle!”

Amber continued “Children’s Heart Surgery Fund provides an invaluable assistance to very poorly children who are undergoing major surgery. The support for both children and their families is incredibly valuable and we are truly proud to support them.”

B&M say moving up the waste hierarchy will put businesses ahead of Theresa May’s environmental plan

Our front of shirt sponsors B&M Waste have been looking into ‘Reducing, Reusing and Recycling’….

With Theresa May announcing her 25 year environment plan which has a keen focus on reducing plastic waste, B&M Waste Services are encouraging businesses to concentrate efforts on moving up the waste hierarchy to reduce, re-use and recycle.

Carbon Neutral B&M Waste Services work with businesses across the country to audit their waste, and develop better waste management initiatives to achieve increased recycling and zero waste to landfill.

Neil Curtis, Managing Director at B&M Waste said “With China’s restrictions on plastic imports and the likely impending increase in disposal and recycling in the UK, there will be a shift towards the responsibility falling on those in the manufacturing industry to streamline processes and consider sustainable packaging”

“We will now see a further increasing emphasis on businesses to firstly reduce their waste and then re-use or recycle the waste they produce.”

Neil continued “B&M Waste welcome the shift in focus on reducing the environmental impact of waste, and encourage businesses across the UK to do their bit in improving their recycling initiatives.”

Liverpool Motor Auction Go Green with B&M Waste Services

Another great news story from front of shirt sponsors B&M Waste.

Two long-standing Merseyside businesses are a winning team where recycling in concerned, achieving increased waste segregation for recycling and 100% diversion of waste from landfill.

Both established over 60 years, Liverpool Motor Auction and B&M Waste Services have worked together since November 2016 to introduce successful separation of mixed recycling from general waste at the 4 acre site in Tuebrook, Liverpool.

Mark Stockley, Operations Director at Liverpool Motor Auction commented “I would just like to say how pleased we are with the service we have received from B&M Waste Services since contracting them to manage our waste. The driving staff have never let us down and are always punctual, helpful and go out of their way to help if we need anything doing.”

Thomas Aspinall, Area Sales Manager for B&M Waste Services said “It’s been great working with such a forward thinking and all round great bunch of people at Liverpool Motor Auction. They provide a huge range of cars and are environmentally conscientious too. Separating waste for recycling and choosing a bin collection company which diverts waste from landfill is something many businesses don’t think about, but we can help with”

Mark continued “We were also delighted to find out that our waste has such a high recycling percentage compared to the previous company that we used. We look forward to working in partnership with B&M Waste and wish their company every success in the future.”

Latest News from B&M – Further Expansion of B&M Waste Services

Our Front of Shirt Sponsors B&M Waste Services… are delighted to announce the acquisition of the trade waste collection business from Martland Skip Hire based in Burscough.

As a family run business with a recycling and service focus, the Martland operation was a natural fit into the B&M. B&M Waste have contacted all customers during the transition period to ensure they maintain service levels and work with them to encourage continuous improvement by increasing segregation wherever possible, in line with ‘TEEP’ legislation.

Neil Curtis, Managing Director of B&M Waste Services, says: “I’m proud to announce this continued expansion. We are excited to continue to enhance the recycling focus of these customers and look forward to the future as we continue with our growth plans.”

We would like to congratulate B&M with its continued growth, from all at TRFC!

Club Sponsor Hillyer McKeown – Is it worthwhile entering awards?

Some news from our sponsors Hillyer McKeown about the ins and outs of awards…

If your business has ever entered an award, you will know that putting together an entry takes time and effort. Deciding whether to take part in a busy business depends on the available time and resources – and the ultimate question is: will it be worthwhile in the end?

When Hillyer McKeown received details about the national 2017 Law Society Excellence award the first and most straightforward part was choosing which category to enter. The decision was taken to showcase National Apprenticeship Week (NAW ran from 6th to 10th March) which focused on the stories told by our apprentices about their experience.

Lindsey Kidd, Group Managing Partner at Hillyer McKeown commented:

“Entering the category of Excellence in Marketing and Communications provided the perfect platform from which to showcase their talents. The choice of topic resonates with what we are about; the development of the apprentices on our apprenticeship programme aligns with our aim to ‘grow our own’ talent.”

 So was it all worthwhile?

To be shortlisted in the category meant a great deal and we were then delighted to be Highly Commended, and amid such a high calibre of national firms.

The result has particularly boosted confidence within our support teams and apprentices. We would recommend entering awards which actively support dedication and encourage businesses to improve the quality of their work.

Alex, who began as an Apprentice Business Administrator at Hillyer McKeown, where she quickly excelled, now has a permanent role. She said:

“I thoroughly enjoy my job and without an apprenticeship I would not be in the position I am in. I am pleased I chose this route.”

If you’d like to find out more about the campaign celebrating their apprentices, view their stories on our NAW17 website page.


Children’s Heart Surgery Fund networking evening success with B&M Waste Services

B&M Waste Services’ nominated charity, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF), held a gin tasting based event this month to raise awareness of the charity and fundraise, whilst encouraging Leeds businesses to network.

B&M Waste were proud sponsors of the event held at Lamberts Yard in Leeds, where Whittaker’s Gin provided the gin for tasting. Tony Whittaker spoke about the different gins, how it is made and the different flavours being sampled.

Paul Hoddy, Area Sales Manager for B&M Waste Services commented “We are so proud to support such a deserving charity and what a great way to bring other Leeds businesses together so they too could learn more about the fabulous work they do, whilst sampling the wonderful Whittaker’s Gin.”

Director of B&M Waste, Neil Curtis said “Children’s Heart Surgery Fund provides an invaluable assistance to very poorly children who are undergoing major surgery. The support for both children and their families is incredibly valuable and we are truly proud to support them.”

Sharon Coyle, CEO of CHSF, said “It’s great to have the support of such an ethical company, they really have gone all out to assist us in the work that we do, including the recent promotion of the charity free of charge on their Leeds vehicle!”