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Charity golf day

On Friday Tom, along with a few clients of FBR, had the opportunity to take part in a charity golf day in support of Paul Curtis.  Paul is a very courageous man who suffered life changing injuries following a mountain bike accident in September 2016 when he broke his neck, damaged his spinal cord and was left completely paralysed from the chest down.  The aim of the golf day was to raise funds for extensive adaptions to Paul’s family home, which will enable him to spend more time with his family during his rehabilitation.

The weather was surprisingly good and apparently it could be said that the golfing was nearly on par with the Ryder Cup action.  Although we must give a moment of silence for the 4 balls lost by Tom in the whole round.

The day was a whopping success with everyone having a blast and playing a solid round. It’s days like this that give the team an opportunity to see our clients away from the office. We spend so much time speaking to them daily it’s nice to give everyone a chance to relax and enjoy an afternoon away from the site and the office.

In addition to playing the round in support of Paul, FBR donated a pair of Southampton Saints tickets to the upcoming Chelsea match, which were auctioned off raising £300 towards the cost of adapting his home.

FBR sponsors Seagulls Swimming Club

FBR Recruitment are delighted to announce that we have agreed a 3-year sponsorship deal with Seagulls Swimming Club. Seagulls offer youth swimming, masters swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo at four leisure centres around the south. It has recently had swimmers competing at high profile national competitions, including members qualifying for Britain, England, Wales and Ireland championships and water polo players representing GB.

Seagulls Swimming Club (https://seagullsswimming.club/) was formed in 1978. The club is solely administered by volunteers and a team of dedicated coaches and assistant coaches. They operate at four venues – Two Rivers meet in Christchurch, Ferndown, New Milton and Lymington. They compete regionally across the south and nationally.

About the sponsorship Tom Flood, FBR Construction MD, says “We are delighted to be sponsoring Seagulls. We pride ourselves on supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community and we look forward to being part of the development of our future potential champions.”

David McWilliam, Seagulls Chairman, adds “As a not-for-profit organisation, we are extremely pleased to have formed a long-term partnership with a local sponsor. Our coaches and committee are always working hard to ensure continued success for the club and this sponsorship deal will only help this happen.”

Tom and all the team at FBR are thrilled to be able to support a local club that adds so much to the community!

 

 

FBR Recruitment’s day at the RUGBY

This past Saturday the guys from FBR Recruitment had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Aviva Premiership rugby final at Twickenham. The weather couldn’t have been better.  The scene was set for a memorable game between the returning champs Exeter and the eager Saracens keen to take home the cup!  Most of all we had a fantastic group of clients with us to celebrate the day.

The day started off with everyone getting the train, getting acquainted with one another and heading to Twickenham. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement, as you’d expect from a rugby final, and everyone was in good spirits.

We sat down for a spot of lunch and a refreshing drink before making our way to our seats for the match. Everyone listened to Mark Ritchie regale the group with stories of his rugby days when he was a young lad. Although I am not sure if we believe he could have given Jonny Wilkinson a run for his money, but if he says so…

Tom Flood, FBR’s Managing Director, was all smiles and looking cool in his shades on the sunny afternoon. Tom said “it was a wonderful day, and it’s nice to be able to say thank you to our clients for supporting us as a new business”

Thank you to everyone that attended the match this year and here’s to more days out like this in the future!

 

Be more organised with a free FBR desk pad

It’s nearing the end of January and we still have a few 2018 desk pads left. So, if your desk is looking a bit bare and one of your New Year’s resolutions was to be more organised we could help!

Let us know you need a desk pad and we will come to site and drop one or two off to you. We also have mugs and pens which always seem to go missing on site!

Mark Ritchie at Scorpion's new East Sussex offices.

Scorpion’s new South East office.

FBR have worked closely with Scorpion Buildings for the past five years providing both commercial, operational and design staff not only for their head office in Marlborough, but also for their East Sussex offices based in Glynde. The stunning newly refurbished offices were a recent winner in the Commercial Category of the Sussex Heritage Trust 2017 Awards.

I attended their new Glynde office open day last Friday afternoon (24th November) where I met their existing staff including the three new recruits.

I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit their superb new winery project at Rathfinny which is due for completion in early 2018.

Support vehicle to Lee Marsh's Big Bike Charity Hike

Charity motorcycle challenge

FBR have worked closely with J M Scully for the past 10 years providing both commercial and operational staff within their Shopfitting division.

Back in the summer we were approached to sponsor their “charity motorcycle challenge” lead by their operations manager, Lee Marsh. The challenge was to ride approximately 4000 miles around the coastline of the UK on three 30+ year old 125cc motorbikes that had been converted to Café Racers and complete the trip in 14 days. To add to their completed challenge they were camping on the trip which meant they had a tight deadline every day to cover the 285 miles each day; also they had a backup support vehicle carrying spares and all their camping gear. To find out more about their trip see: http://www.bigbikecharityhike.com/

The two charities they were riding for were the Stroke Association and SANDs (Stillborn and Neo-Natal Death charity).
FBR are pleased to announce that they completed the motorcycle challenge within their fortnightly time frame and thus so far have raised over £8500….
Fantastic news and well done to all!

Three 30+ year old 125cc motorbikes converted to Café Racers
Three 30+ year old 125cc motorbikes converted to Café Racers

Outside The Royal Hotel, The Esplanade, Bognor RegisOutside The Royal Hotel, The Esplanade, Bognor Regis


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Welcome to our new website! FBR Launched in January this year to cover the recruitment of technical and trades on a freelance and permanent basis for housing developers, main contractors and civils contractors.

We have an experienced team headed up by myself for Housing Developers, Mark Ritchie for Main and Civils Contractors and Richard Barnes for Trades and Labour across these disciplines.

Please get in touch if you are a client looking for staff or a candidate looking for your next move.

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