Plucky BiP colleagues from across the business have stepped up to raise £1,620 for charity.
Sixteen colleagues in Glasgow went head-to-head with staff from The Village Hotel on the rowing machine, putting in an impressive performance.
What was the challenge?
The original objective was to row the English Channel – but they did ‘a bit’ better than that – rowing there and back again.
Stand out performances on the day came from Finance Director Linda Andrews, who led the charge, with Customer Success Manager John Dennett and Senior Credit Controller Vinny Short following closely behind.
While in Manchester, 13 colleagues put the pedals to the metal to smash their 150-mile relay target for Red Nose Day.
Graphic Design Lead Seamus Norton put in an exceptional individual performance – clocking up 12.01 miles in 30 minutes, followed by Marketing Manager Alex Jolly (10.12 miles) and Production Executive Al Roberts (10.03 miles).
What did the team raise?
Together the overall competitors raised £810 in donations which the business has agreed to match – bringing the total to a fantastic £1,620.
People Director Alan Mathie said: “A huge thank you and well done to all our BiP colleagues who took part in the challenges on the day.
“And a special mention also to those who provided the much-needed vocal support and encouragement.
“It was great to be able to put on this type of event and see how it contributed to a great atmosphere across both offices. Most importantly, and the reason why we did it, we were able to raise a lot of money for Comic Relief.
CEO Simon Burges added: “As part of our annual BiP Solutions Giving Back programme, it was great to see our colleagues across Manchester and Glasgow raising funds and supporting this year’s Comic Relief appeal.
“As a company we were also delighted to match fund each donation, in support of this extremely important charity.”
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