Now that summer is finally upon us, we hope you’ve been able to find some time to get outside and enjoy the sun! Whether you prefer a hike in the hills or to sunbathe in the comfort of your garden, there’s no better time to be outside in the fresh air.
It’s been a busy few months for us here at Brunel and there’s certainly a lot to talk about, so read on for your latest team update.
Kate’s night trek up Mount Snowdon
Kate Harris, our operations manager, undertook the challenge to climb Mount Snowdon to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. 18 months ago, Kate tragically lost her mother to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a serious breathing disorder.
Given her mother’s Welsh heritage and love of hiking, Kate and her sister decided that the best way to honour their mother’s memory was with a sponsored night walk up Mount Snowdon. The proceeds of their incredible effort would be donated to the Lung Foundation charity to help other sufferers of the disease.
While the two were no strangers to long hikes, doing it at night was a new challenge. Setting off in the late evening, the group began their long trek. There was an incredible spirit of teamwork, with everyone helping and encouraging the others, so after only three and a half hours of hard work, they finally reached the summit.
For Kate, one of the most memorable moments of the hike was on the return. As the group were halfway down the mountainside, the sun began to rise over the far hills. The view, and her sense of achievement, was unforgettable.
Not only had her challenge created amazing memories, but it had raised an incredible £1,600 for the Lung Foundation. We are all very proud of her achievement and are sure you’ll join us in congratulating her for her efforts.
Director Peter Hill’s retirement
In May, we said goodbye to Peter Hill, a director and one of the original founders of the business. Having spent his whole career working in financial services, he is now leaving for a well-deserved break.
For the last 10 years, Peter has poured all his energy into developing our business, putting together a first-rate team to deliver high-quality service for all of our clients.
We were lucky enough to give him a proper send-off at his home in Bishop Sutton, with a great afternoon of fun and games in the lovely weather.
Peter’s drive, ambition, and boundless enthusiasm will be greatly missed and we’re sure that everyone who knew him will join us in wishing him a long and happy retirement.
The re-opening of our offices
The coronavirus pandemic has been very challenging for us in recent months and so, like most other businesses, we’ve had to adapt.
In the past few months most of our team have been working remotely, aside from a small presence who remained in our offices. Now that the government has eased the restrictions, we are delighted to tell you that our staff have been able to return to the workplace.
Like many firms, we have given our team the option to work flexibly, depending on their preferences. We are all looking forward to experiencing the buzz of the office again, being able to enjoy each other’s company and bounce ideas off one another to deliver high-quality client service.
If you’re visiting us in Wells, you’ll also get to meet our newest team member, Sally Brooks. She has just joined our client services team and will now be the first point of contact for our clients.
While our offices have reopened, we’d like to assure you that we’re taking appropriate measures to keep both you and our staff as safe as possible while returning to some level of normalcy.Back to Our Insights