Here’s a question for you – how much can a Teesside recruitment firm raise for local worthy causes by organising a quiz for local businesses?
The answer is £5,000 over the past two years, as Paul Card Recruitment proved when they raised £2,887 for Teesside Philanthropic Foundation via a recent general knowledge quiz night, topping a £2,232 effort in 2017.
The Wynyard-based recruitment consultancy specialises in helping businesses find high-quality finance and accountancy professionals, with high-profile Tees clients including Quorn Foods, Jacksons Law Firm and chemicals firm Venator.
To mark a year in which the consultancy has achieved their best ever turnover, director Paul Card wanted to show the firm’s support for local worthy causes.
More than 20 local businesses took part in the quiz night at Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium, with a team from Henderson Insurance Brokers emerging victorious.
Paul, who launched the consultancy five years ago after nine years working for a global recruitment specialist, said: “We’re a Teesside business, all of our staff live on Teesside and we’re all proud Teessiders, so we were keen to support the brilliant work of the Philanthropic Foundation.
“I love the fact that the Foundation and its many supporters are, like us, committed to redistributing the wealth to those who most need our help right here on Teesside.
“Everyone enjoys a good quiz so what better way to raise some funds while helping local businesses do some great team-building and helping the charity to gain further exposure?
“It was a great night, well supported by so many local businesses, and most importantly we exceeded last year’s fundraising total by some margin.”
Paul and the charity thanked Prime UK Solutions, Middlesbrough FC, Anderson Barrowcliff, Flowerhouse, Hooker & Young, Antonio Edward Hair Salon, the Racz Group and Atom Health and Fitness for their fundraising donations, together with Stephen Downey for his role as quiz master.
Members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, senior members of Paul Card Recruitment boast more than 35 years of experience in the recruitment sector and recently expanded with the addition of local recruitment specialist Andrea Conway to their team.