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December Newsletter

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2023 is coming to a close – and with that, we’ve launched our roadmap for 2024. We’ll be entering our 16th year, so vision and strategy have never been more important – but we’re also ready to celebrate our beliefs, values, and fantastic team as we continue to grow.

But before that, let’s reflect on the past month at WRS HQ, including our green update, insights from the OEEC, and industry news from December. So read on for more… and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at WRS!

WRS Highlights from December

Christmas parties at WRS UK and USA

Our UK and US teams painted the town red (and green!) with delightful Christmas celebrations. In Manchester, our UK team indulged in a festive feast at Habas restaurant, while across the pond, our US team enjoyed a splendid evening of tapas at Bulla Gastrobar.It was fantastic to see our CEO, Mark Brown, and Uganda Business Development Manager, Iain Porter, joining the festivities, bridging distances to celebrate together. 

A visit to the MIK Foundation

CEO Mark Brown and Customer Care Manager, Nina Dransfield, journeyed to Uganda, bringing support through the donation of essential food items to the MIK Foundation. This visit underscored our unwavering dedication to supporting orphaned children in the Hoima region, shining as a powerful example of our commitment to creating a positive global impact.

OEEC: All you need to know

We exhibited for the second year at the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) in November – it was a great opportunity to network with existing clients and new prospects. Our latest article details exactly what we learned.

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Click here to view our upcoming events.

Sustainability Initiatives and Achievements

As well as matching talent to projects in the sustainable energy sector, we’re proactively reducing our own carbon footprint. For example, we cut unessential travel, use recycled goods, and prioritise local supply chain procurement.

We were also recently certified as carbon neutral by Climate Partner, after offsetting 386.45 tonnes of carbon emissions from 2022. But our sustainability pledge isn’t limited to in-house activities. We’re supporting two United Nations-approved initiatives, which aim to foster positive social and ecological change:

  • emPOWERing Africa: We’ll deploy renewable energy technologies across the continent, to provide easier access to green energy and promote local expertise.

  • Improved cookstoves: These consume substantially less firewood than traditional open wood fires, a leading cause of deforestation in Uganda.

Click here to find out more about our climate agenda

Team Appreciation and Milestones

December marked a number of work anniversaries for our team members:

  • Oliver Green - 2 years

  • Mary O'Malley - 11 years

  • Pippa Glendining - 6 years

A big thank you to you all for your efforts!

On top of this, a big congratulations are in order for Noah Rogerson who was promoted from Recruitment Consultant to Senior Recruitment Consultant. Thanks to Noah and everyone for all their hard work this year, and beyond.


Celebrating Success

We were also honoured with some amazing awards this year. Insider recently wrote a feature about our Financial & Professional Services win at the Made in the UK Awards. And we’ll be continuing this streak with our own company awards in January.

Acknowledging Excellence

Our December US Employee of the Month is John Gomez, our Senior Recruitment Consultant. This is the second time John has taken the trophy home, and it’s no surprise – his commitment to excellence and support for the team are both unwavering.
Congratulations John! 🥳

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 we turn the page into the new year, we eagerly anticipate celebrating our successes at our upcoming company awards in January. Stay tuned for more updates, inspiring stories, and achievements in our next month’s newsletter!