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Swapping laptops for paint brushes in Warwick

Our Infrastructure Category and Marketing Team recently ditched their laptops and phones for the day and instead got busy with the paint brushes at Warwick’s Myton Hospice, where they gave the garden fences a fresh new look.

The team took the opportunity to spend a working day having a positive impact in the community, which is supported by the business through our Community Involvement Policy.

Congratulations to Nicky Thomas - Finance Director of the Year 2022!

Our Finance colleagues received well-deserved acclaim at the West Midlands Finance Awards for what has been a hugely successful last 12 months.

A number of colleagues attended the black-tie awards gala dinner at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 26 May - and it was an evening of huge success, as Nicky was awarded Finance Director of the Year for 2022. Meanwhile, our Commercial Finance team was highly commended in its category of Finance Team of the Year, coming a close second.

Pam Wood celebrates 45 years with Wolseley

A legendary racehorse had just crossed the finish line to win a record third Grand National at Aintree as income tax was being slashed from 35% to 33% in the budget and ABBA were soaring to the top of the UK Singles Chart with one of their most famous hits. Meanwhile Pam Wood was embarking on a Wolseley career that’s still going strong to this day.

Pam (pictured), PA to our Chief Technology Officer and Administrative Assistant to WUK IT, is very much part of the furniture here at Wolseley, having been here since 1977!

Our volunteers put on a show at the Ripon Theatre Festival

With Wolseley as the event’s main sponsor, held in June 2022, 12 of our colleagues based at our Ripon Support Centre formed the Wolseley Walkabout Squad to marshal the roaming entertainment around the city on Festival Saturday - the main showcase for professional street and open-air theatre and walkabout acts.

Our volunteers were responsible for the safety of the audience as the acts moved around the streets and open spaces of Ripon, and did a brilliant job whilst showcasing our family culture and community spirit.

David rode 500 miles (and he would ride 500 more!)

In 1988, Scottish rock duo, The Proclaimers, famously declared that they would walk 500 miles. We’re pretty certain they never fulfilled that pledge – after all, it’s a ludicrously long way to travel without a motor vehicle of some description, but David MacDonald achieved the feat.

David, Team Supervisor at our Potters Bar branch, donned his Lycra and mounted his bike purchased through our Cycle to Work scheme and set off for his parents’ house in Dundee from his home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, keeping his carbon footprint low and his overall health in a very good place.

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