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Staff and Career News

  1. September 15, 2020

    Staying Active with our August Steps Competition

    Getting our staff more active and having fun this August! The proud winner of our August Steps Competition has received his wonderful hamper of goodies as a prize for achieving the most steps last month.

    Paul Hughes reached a very impressive total of 645,889, making him the winner of our competition.

    We also want to celebrate the runner up, Jun who accomplished an amazing 494,500!

    Our staff were split in to teams for a chance to win another prize for best total score! Team Warehouse took the lead, winning the team prize and Allendale China were extremely close, behind by only 823 steps.

    Thank you for everyone's efforts and for just enjoying pushing yourselves to walk a bit more.

    We are looking forward to another round soon!

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  2. August 14, 2020

    New Staff Picks Catalogue

    Our new Staff Picks catalogues have been accumulated and are being sent out with parcels from today. This collection is published to assist those with all levels of experience in discovering the best items for your purpose.

    Utilizing our staff and specialists knowledge, we have assembled a guide for the most popular and latest products from each of our stores including electronic & mechanical engineering tools, communications components, arts & crafts enthusiasts, equipment cases, technical metrology tools and lots more.

    Available to download now or copies available upon request by contacting us on 01992 450 780 or sales@allendale-group.co.uk

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  3. April 17, 2020

    Allendale 'Pub' Lockdown Quiz

    In an effort to keep spirits high in this challenging time, we organised a pub style quiz for all of our staff. Using video chat network Zoom, this was a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to put a smile on everyone’s faces! One colleague went the extra mile to really add the pub feel by using a greenscreen background. Our testing quiz consisted of 6 rounds – General knowledge, Geography & International, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Sport and a Picture round. We had some surprisingly good answers on a question about Kim Kardashian and some not so good for the name of The Grinch’s dog. David Ingham closely guessed the length of the M1, making him the winner of the tie breaker and the first Allendale Lockdown Quiz. Organising fun events like these are a great way to stay in touch with friends and colleague under the difficult circumstances. I’m sure we will have a round 2 very soon!

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  4. March 13, 2020

    2 mins with Jo Shepherd – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    5 years

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Teacher

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Papercraft

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Christmas tree (or really smiley face)

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Not really into sports

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Labyrinth

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    I make the best peanut butter cupcakes

    What’s y

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  5. March 06, 2020

    Kai Supporting His Allendale Group Baby Grow

    In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.

    It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.

    Baby Kai

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  6. December 02, 2019

    2 mins with Joanne Murphy – Employee Spotlight Questions



    Find out a little bit more about a member of our Customer Support team, Joanne Murphy, as we catch up with her and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Joanne’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    3 months

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Popstar

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Dance

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Blushed smiley face

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    I don’t watch sports but like watching boxing

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Pretty Woman

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    Not rea
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  7. November 12, 2019

    Allendale Group Taking Part in Children In Need Week



    We'll be taking part and raising money for BBC’s Children In Need this week with some fun (and tasty) activities for our staff to take part in from Monday 11th November through to Friday 15th.

    Some of the activities the Allendale Group staff will be participating in are: Duck Race Sweepstake, Staff Baby Photo Competition and a week-long Bake Sale. Every penny will be donated to Children In Need which will help hundreds of thousands of children across the UK.

    Keep an eye out across our social media pages where will be posting the latest news and events going on in the office. To donate to Children In Need, please click here.
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  8. November 07, 2019

    2 mins with David Turner - Employee Spotlight Questions



    Check out what David, our Advanced Engineering Product Specialist, had answered when we asked him a list of questions about himself for you to get to know him better. This is what was said:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    10 Years +

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Something practical, maybe a Mechanic or Carpenter

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    I’d like to be able to play the Guitar but struggle to find the time

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Smiley Face

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Rather be playing than watching

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Blues Brothers

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    Still to find it!

    What’s your guilty pleasure?
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  9. October 25, 2019

    Pancake the New Allendale Office Dog



    We have a new four-legged recruit that has joined the Allendale Group team and his name is Pancake who happens to be a Corgi. He’s our smallest (and cutest) staff member who’s day-to-day tasks will involve patrolling the office, eating treats and bringing a lot of joy to the other members of the team.

    We’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of Pancake the office dog on our social media pages, follow and like our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages to see more of him.
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  10. October 23, 2019

    Introducing Our New Engineering Products Manager



    It’s a great pleasure to welcome our new Machine DRO Engineering Products Manager and Technical Product Specialist, Phil Cadman.

    Phil comes with a wealth of Metrology knowledge and experience as he joins us after 15 years at Bowers Group, operating in many areas, latterly as Midlands Area Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager, supplying Metrology solutions across many industry sectors. Other roles include being a Moore & Wright Product Manager and before that role, Phil was the UK Sales Manager for Bowers Group. Metrology has been a part of Phil’s working career from an early age – he joined Cromwell Tools for a total of 11 years where he joined straight from school. Firstly, he worked in Metrology carrying out repairs to a wide range of measuring products in their UKAS facility, before moving into a sales environment, hence his experience in distribution, gaining experience across many product categories.

    However,
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