Welcome to the June edition of our company newsletter! This month we have exciting updates to share, as well as an important celebration of diversity and inclusion. Let's dive right in!
Celebrating Pride and Championing the LGBTQ+ Community
At WRS, we take immense pride in our work and our people throughout the year. In June, we join countless others worldwide in celebrating Pride Month and standing alongside the LGBTQ+ community. We firmly believe that everyone should bring their authentic selves to work, knowing they will be welcomed and supported by their colleagues.
We recognise that while each of us is unique in our own ways, our shared values, goals, and visions unite us as a team. This month, let's come together to honour diversity, promote inclusivity, and champion equality within our workplace and beyond.
We have some noteworthy updates to share regarding our recent activities and achievements...
This month we welcome onboard two new starters to the WRS UK team, Joe Grzywinski and Leila Ellis. Joe Grzywinski is a Business Development Consultant for the Marine division and Leila Ellis is joining our finance team. Good luck on your journey’s with WRS.
WRS CEO Mark Brown Takes a Trip to Tampa
Our esteemed Chief Executive Officer, Mark Brown, recently traveled to our Florida base to personally connect with new team members and experience stateside life. Mark immersed himself in the local culture, exploring Downtown Tampa, enjoying an amateur softball game featuring Co-founder Francis Dunleavy and Julio Medina, sharing a meal with the team at Hula Bay, and even hosting a pool party to celebrate the team's hard work. It was a fantastic opportunity for camaraderie and appreciation.
What’s Happening at WRS
June 7th - Emma Upton on Creating a Unique Work Culture
Our HR Manager, Emma Upton, delivered a thought-provoking talk at Summit Events Rewards, Benefits and Wellbeing Summit earlier this month. She emphasised the transformative potential of hybrid working and discussed the vital role of engagement in driving our company culture. To learn more about Emma's insights, you can read about her talk here.
June 5th and June 8th -Celebrating World Environment Day and Ocean Day
As a company committed to environmental responsibility, we were thrilled to observe both World Environment Day and Ocean Day this month. These occasions allowed us to reflect on our current climate commitments, including our partnership with ClimatePartner, and set new sustainable targets. We are determined to reduce our carbon footprint and paper consumption while actively working towards preserving our planet.
Marking More Milestones
This month, we have the pleasure of celebrating some notable work anniversaries. Mathew Spells, our Marine Divisional Manager, marked an incredible decade with WRS in May. We extend our heartfelt thanks for his dedication and commitment. Additionally, we congratulate Iain Porter, Business Development Manager for East Africa, on completing his first year with us. We eagerly anticipate the continued contributions he will make to our organisation. Lastly, we recognise the one-year anniversaries of Swapnil Khopkar as Crewing Manager, Noah Rogerson as a consultant, and Denis Liam as a consultant. Thank you all for being an integral part of the WRS family!
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been honoured with not one, but TWO prestigious awards in the first half of this year!
First and foremost, we were selected as winners of the inaugural "Made in the UK, Sold to the World" awards in the Financial and Professional Services category. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional services on a global scale. We are privileged to represent the UK as we extend our reach to clients and candidates all around the world.
But that's not all! We were also named as one of the "Best Staffing Firm to Work For in the UK" in the 51-plus employees category by Staffing Industry Analysts for 2023. This accolade acknowledges our commitment to fostering an extraordinary workplace culture that nurtures talent, encourages growth, and empowers our incredible team to thrive.
To achieve such remarkable success in just six months is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Their tireless commitment to excellence have truly set us apart.
To find out more about our award wins click here...
Join Our Team
If you're looking for new opportunities within our organisation, we encourage you to explore our latest internal job vacancies. Whether you're seeking a career change or know someone who would be a great fit for our team, please feel free to send your CV to Emma Upton.
As always, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to our shared vision. Together, we continue to shape a unique and thriving work culture at WRS.