This year we have raised and donated over £40,000 to our five local charity partners as well as offering our professional and practical help throughout 2017. But how does our support help these charities? Dom’s Food Mission, Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes and Wishes4Kids give us an insight to the difference our support makes.
“The support we have received from Hastings Direct this year has been far beyond what we could have envisaged. It has helped our group expand far faster than initially believed for the year and has provided a level of financial security that has enabled us to keep providing the service. Knowing that our fuel, insurance and running costs are all covered for the year means we can keep delivering our service to the NHS. We would like to extend the greatest thanks to the staff and the company for all the support received throughout 2017.” Ben Holmes, Events Coordinator, Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes.
“It has been an honour to be one of Hastings Direct’s charity partners this year. The money we have received has gone towards granting the wishes of eight sick or disadvantaged children creating memories that the children and their families will never forget. We are very grateful to Hastings Direct for their support and for taking the charity to their hearts. We have met the team on several occasions and have built up a very special relationship with them.” Janine Bates, Trustee, Wishes4Kids.
“To have Hastings Direct support our charity has been an amazing experience of passion and drive showing teamwork at its highest level. The funding is vital to keep us running and to help us reach the less fortunate people. From donations to having colleagues come out and help feed the less fortunate, Hastings Direct have gone above and beyond and have been a pleasure to work with. To all the lovely team and partnerships at Hastings Direct, Dom’s Food Mission would like to say a huge thank you - it has been a real pleasure to have you involved.” Dom Warren, founder, Dom’s Food Mission.
The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.
It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.
There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.
There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.
As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.
All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.
It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.
The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.