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    Workplace Week 2015 set to double the amount of money raised for BBC Children in Need

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    This year’s Workplace Week, the week-long showcase of workplace innovation, has ambitious plans to double the amount of money raised for BBC Children in Need. Last year’s event, which saw more than 100 people attend the workplace tours, day-long convention and fringe events, raised over £13,000. Andrew Mawson, MD of leading workplace consultancy AWA, and the brains behind the venture, which is now in its sixth year, has set a target of £25,000.

    To achieve this aim, AWA is expecting to double the amount of workplace tours available, increasing capacity at the convention, allowing a small number of paid-for exhibitors and programme advertising at the convention, and encouraging organisations in the built environment to arrange relevant Fringe events ­– breakfast or lunchtime seminars, or evening sessions to take place during the week – for which they’ll pay a small donation.

    “Last year was our best year yet, but we want to raise the bar even further and encourage as many people as possible to join in with some of the numerous activities taking place, as well as being inspired by innovation in the workplace,” said Mawson.

    This year’s Workplace Week takes place between 9th and 13 November 2015, with the convention being held on Thursday 12 November at KPMG’s Canary Wharf office with the title ‘Joining the Dots….putting the workplace at the heart of UK productivity’.

    More than 10 workplaces have already signed up to showcase their innovative spaces through 90-minute tours, including: Innocent Drinks, Guardian Newspapers, Mintel, Lloyds of London, BDO, and the CBI. More big-name participants will be announced over the coming months. There are only 16 places available on each tour so delegates are advised to book early by visiting workplaceweek.com/workplace-visits/

    The inaugural Workplace Week in 2009 happened after Mawson watched BBC Children in Need and had the idea for a workplace-related event raising money for the charity.

    Mawson said: “Workplace Week has fast become an absolute must in the professional calendar since AWA launched the first one in 2009. Through fantastic support from sponsors and everyone who has participated in the last few years we have raised a whopping amount for Children in Need.”

    Generously supporting Workplace Week 2015 are the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Institute of Facilities Management, the Building Futures Goup, CoreNet UK, the Chartered Institute of Building and i-FM.

    To take part in Workplace Week 2015 or get involved visit www.workplaceweek.com

    About Workplace Week
    Workplace Week is a week-long showcase of workplace innovation taking place in the UK between 9th and 13th November 2015 in aid of BBC Children in Need. Workplace Week consists of short visits to some of the most innovative workplaces in the UK, a big workplace convention on 12 November at KPMG’s Canary Wharf office, fringe events and a reception at KPMG office on 12 November from 5.30-8.30pm. The event is organised by AWA and generously supported by i-FM. Delegates can book their place by visiting the website www.workplaceweek.com, selecting their chosen event and then paying a small contribution which goes to BBC Children in Need.

     

     

    For more information contact Cathy Hayward at Magenta Associates on 07971 400332/ 01273 669917 or email cathy.hayward@magentaassociates.co.uk

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