We each like to do our bit for charity here at the Brunel offices, but having started talking a few months ago about the various activities we had planned, we thought it might be a good idea to pool our collective charity resources together and try to make a real difference to a worthy local cause.
Children’s Hospital South West (CHSW) are the only hospice care in the region for children with life-limiting conditions. They were suggested to us as a cause worth supporting by a friend of our Managing Director, Damien, and having looked into the work they do, we couldn’t agree more.
For that reason, we’ve named CHSW as our nominated charity, and all of the charity work we do at Brunel from this point forward will involve raising funds for a cause that really does do some amazing work.
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Brunel are delighted to announce the appointment of Beccy Kedward as our Business Manager, as we continue to build our fantastic team to enable us to provide excellent support and advice to our clients.
Beccy joins Brunel having spent some time overseas, travelling and working in New Zealand, where she provided support for a College in Mumbai, India as part of her role at an Early Learning Teaching College. Before moving out to New Zealand, Beccy worked for Hargreaves Lansdown for ten years, having involvement in all aspects of running the advisory department.
Having returned to the UK a little earlier this year, Beccy has continued running as one of her main pastimes and regular visitors to our website may well have seen the feature on the Amsterdam marathon, back in October, when Beccy had just been appointed to her position. We’re delighted to report that Beccy successfully completed the marathon and is now planning for a Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride in September 2014, with all sponsorship proceeds going to our nominated charity, Children’s Hospice South West.
When she’s in the Brunel office, Beccy will have broad responsibility for making sure that the business keeps running smoothly, with input in several areas; both internal and client facing.
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Beccy to Brunel, where we’re certain she’ll enjoy every success!