where the sound of the steel bands playing in the background echo around the buzzing reception area at Luton as the usual weekly networking gathering took on a more tropical appearance this week. Licensees joined in the fun of the event along with the team who dressed in their less formal Hawaiian look to host the event.
Showing news for August 2010.
Centre Manager Rebecca Gattinesi from Basepoint Crawley was delighted to present a cheque for £2015.62 to Catherine Sweeney of charity Outreach 3Way at their centre in Ifield. The donation represents match funding given by Basepoint’s parent and charity The ACT Foundation for money raised by Rebecca Gattinesi and Sandra Verral who ran the Brighton Marathon in April this year to raise money for Outreach.
On Saturday 10th July, Basepoint Bournemouth Manager Carly Thompson hosted a stand at The Wessex Autistic Society’s Summer Fayre. The Fayre was held at Portfield School who Basepoint Bournemouth have elected to match fund £10k from their fundraising this year for the 3rd year running.
Luton Basepoint licensee Peter Joyce of NonVerba has done it again ! He’s very proud to have won the TREBLE for the third year in a row at the 2010 CIR Awards. In addition to being the overall winner for the Best Business Continuity Planning Software of the Year, they also received the "Highly Commended" award for their new Pay As You Go BCM Cloud product developed to meet the needs of SMEs. They were judged by esteemed Industry Leaders and managed to beat off international competition and achieved an unprecedented 3rd win for Best Business Continuity Planning Software of the Year. NonVerba key goal for 2011 will be to expand further to provide even more innovative and advanced software solutions to address future challenges that businesses face.
Simon Hall of EcoStyle who is based at Basepoint Luton is leading the way when it comes to spreading the message about climate change and renewable energy. The young entrepreneur recently scooped two prestigious Business awards at the recent Federation of Small Businesses Awards Evening, held at Luton Hoo. Simon beat off competition from hundreds of companies across the region to make the finals and took top honours in two of the ten categories: the Business Innovation Award 2010 sponsored by University of Bedfordshire’s Knowledge Hub and the Environmental Responsibility Award 2010, sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial. Educating the world about renewable energy is such a passion of Simon’s that he has been determined to find innovative ways to get his message across. Utilising his Product Design degree he came up with the idea of developing demonstration model wind turbines and solar panels to try and educate students and adults alike, about renewable energy. Simon’s aim is to encourage everyone to help the planet by using energy from sustainable sources.