We’re committed to our corporate social responsibility at ENS and feel passionately about giving back to the community in which we operate in. Over the years we’ve supported a number of different local and national charities, organising and participating in a range of fundraising events for charities like South East and Central Essex Mind, Vibrance, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Southend Mencap Showstoppers, and The Indee Rose Trust, to name a few.
We are very pleased to announce that ENS are now official members of The Care Workers Charity. Their vision is to promote the financial, professional and mental wellbeing of care workers. In 2020 they paid out almost £2million in Covid-19 Emergency Fund grants and over £200k in Crisis Grants to over 3,000 care workers in need.
For more information on how this can benefit you, visit: https://www.ens-care.co.uk/blog/detail/the-care-workers-charity-.html
To support the local community during these unprecedented times, our incredible office team organised a food drive for the Southend food bank. After a week of generous donations, we managed to pool together a boot-full of tinned goods and essentials. We know our donations will be going to the people who need it most, and would like to thank everyone who contributed to this astounding effort on such short notice!
At the beginning of 2020 we partnered with Packed with Smiles, a local Southend charity that aims to ensure every child can go to school fully equipped to learn. To do this, they provide essential kit to families who may not be able to afford the basics such as school uniforms and P.E kits.
To contribute to this amazing cause, we arranged a number of themed valentine’s day activities in the office! After a day of quizzes, fancy dress and fundraising, we managed to raise an impressive £145 for our charity partner Packed with Smiles. What a fantastic start to our fundraising efforts!
During the final few weeks in December the ENS team cleaned out their closets for charity, gathering up any spare wintry clothes and toiletries to help those on the streets over Christmas. We managed to fill 3 full boxes of goodies, which we gave to Trinity Family Centre; a local organisation that aims to improve the quality of life for all in the Southend area.
As is tradition at ENS, we participated in Christmas Jumper Day again this year. Everyone came in wearing their brightest festive knitwear and joined in with our festive sweepstake, helping us raise an impressive £65 for charity, Save The Children UK.
To help raise money and awareness for charity Breast Cancer Now, we wore our brightest pinks and held a very special raffle in the office for wear it pink day.
We were joined by some of the people we support as they helped contribute to our £170 total!
We held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning in the ENS office to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. A handful of the team got their aprons on and whipped up a selection of tasty homemade cakes to sell on the day.
Throughout the day, some of the delightful people we support helped, treating themselves for charity. All in all we raised £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support!
We all dressed head to toe in our finest denim to raise money for Jeans for Genes day. After running a small raffle in the office alongside a ‘best dressed’ competition, we raised an astonishing £60 for the amazing cause.
Leah, one of our Temporary Staffing Consultants, ran the London Marathon in 2019 to raise awareness and money for Havens Hospice! After months of hard work, training and fundraisers, Leah conquered the marathon, raising over £1800 for Havens Hospice!
At midday we kicked off our 24 hour Danceathon for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, our most elaborate and challenging fundraiser to date!
Throughout the entire 24 hour period at least 2 dancers kept grooving throughout the day and night, helping raise an astonishing £1800 for SECE Mind! Read more
A few members of the ENS team braved the chilly weather and ran 5K for local charity and partner, South East and Central Essex Mind. The team always loves making a difference and through generous donations we raised £130 for their excellent cause!
ENS received a Gold Southend Business Charter Award for our excellent work in the local community.
Some of the team attended the awards ceremony, where we received our certificate!
The ENS team raised money and awareness for the TNA (Trigeminal Neuralgia Association). This is a cause close to our hearts in the company, as one of our members of staff, Chantelle, has been living with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) for over a year.
Chantelle decided to tell her experience with TN to help spread awareness. Read more.
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we encouraged our staff to bring in their canine companions for some fun, as pets are fantastic stress relievers. We also encouraged our staff to wear odd socks to celebrate individuality and spread the message that ‘it’s okay to be different’.
We recently held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning in the ENS offices. Not only did we have a huge selection of cakes for sale, all baked by talented staff from the office, we raised funds and awareness about Macmillan Cancer Support’s incredible cause through a variety of ‘pay-to-play’ games in the office.
Leah, Raj and Dave, our three brave ENS volunteers managed to raise a staggering combined total of £1256.25 for South East and Central Essex Mind!
Everyone really enjoyed getting involved, and the team is proud to have made such a big difference to a phenomenal cause!
For volunteer week this year, ENS decided to celebrate Britain’s brilliant volunteers by getting involved ourselves. From tidying local alleys to cleaning the local Southend beach, our staff helped out with some great local causes during the week.
ENS held a week long set of activities to raise awareness about mental health internally; from an after-work run, to free fruit smoothies for all, our variety of activities helped to ensure our staff continue to stay mindful of their own mental health.
ENS joined Arthur J Gallagher and South East and Central Essex Mind in Southend United’s stadium to sit on all 12,000 seats in a single afternoon.
Although it was a monumental challenge, the team persevered in order to raise awareness and funds for local mental services.
Well done to all involved!
Some of the ENS staff generously volunteered their time to help decorate Southend Mencap’s new coffee shop, the ‘Novel Coffee Shop‘ in March. The cafe combines elements of a library with a coffee shop in a unique community project that aims to offer work experience and training to adults with learning disabilities. The ENS team was excited to have been a part of the project!
Victoria Graves, ENS’ HR Manager, spent her Christmas helping and entertaining elderly individuals over the festive period for local charity, Age Concern. Great work Vicky!
ENS donated some goodies to Dogs Trust Basildon during the approach to the festivities.
ENS helped out local charity, Hamelin Trust, during the lead-up to Christmas by helping raise money during the Rayleigh lights event in 2017. Although the conditions were freezing, the team really enjoyed making a difference for a great local cause!
ENS wore it pink to raise awareness and money for a future where breast cancer can be treated. We hosted a variety of fun office activities to get everyone involved on the day, raising plenty of awareness and money for a brilliant cause.
ENS wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to our long serving agency staff by hosting an afternoon that celebrated their brilliant hard work and long service! The ENS team was honoured to meet our stellar agency staff again, some of which have been working with ENS for over 10 years!
Leah Hudson, ENS’ Recruitment Consultant embarked on a perilous wing walk to raise money for Havens Hospice! With plenty of support from friends, family and members of the ENS team, she managed to reach her fundraising target of £1300! Well done Leah!
To raise funds for Havens Hospice, our very own Recruitment Consultant, Leah Hudson, held a bake sale in the ENS offices. Plenty of staff brought in their finest bakes to aid Leah’s fundraising efforts, helping raise a total of £75 for charity!
For 2017’s Comic Relief fundraising event we hosted a variety of fun office activities, raising over £55 for Comic Relief 2017! From dressing up in red, to fun office quizzes, plenty of fun was had by everyone, all while raising money for a brilliant cause.
ENS travelled down to Vibrance’s sensory room launch event at the beginning of 2017. The afternoon was phenomenal fun, and the team got to meet plenty of fantastic service users and staff on the day. The ENS team was proud to have helped fund the extraordinary room with the money raised during our epic 25-hour Spinathon which was hosted in 2016.
The final activity for our 25th anniversary was Christmas Jumper Day, where staff wore cosy Christmas jumpers around the office as part of the Save the Children initiative! In total, we managed to raise £90.47!
All in all, our 25th Anniversary activities helped raise over £3,500 for a range of different charities and causes! We’re really proud of everyone who got involved for helping accomplish such a huge achievement and we’re delighted to have given so much back to the community we work in.
Organised by our Accounts Assistant, Pebbles, the quiz night was a huge success! It was great fun for everyone, and with generous donations, we managed to raise £274 for Southend Mencap’s Showstoppers project, a drama group for those with a learning disability.
As part of our 25 activities, ENS managed to raise an amazing £457 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by organising a bake sale, complete with delicious cakes from all of our wonderful staff. The day was a brilliant success, and we’d like to thank all who helped make the day enjoyable!
As another one of our 25 activities, we hosted a Chinese meal with a raffle, raising an impressive £553 for the Indee Rose Trust!
As part of our 25 challenges to celebrate our 25th anniversary, ENS Staff took part in a 25-hour non-stop ‘Spinathon’, cycling throughout the day and night to raise money for Vibrance; a charity that supports people with a disability, giving them a voice in the community! In total we raised a staggering £1,872!
Head of Operations, Catherine Lawrence, participated in 2016’s Southend Half Marathon, raising £325 for Havens Hospice!
A team of 15 people from across ENS, including our managing director, Allyson Abel, ran a 6km mud obstacle race in aid of the MS Society. Through generous contributions we managed to raise a whopping £3166.71 for a great cause!
ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
ENS has been able to support our services to a very high standard throughout our geographical locations. Key Performance Indicators often exceed agreed outcomes.
Our relationship with their senior team and operational supervisors is professional and open. We are assured that our long standing working relationship with ENS will continue.
To this end we would not hesitate to recommend ENS as an agency provider to support their organisation.
We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers. With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint. One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school.
What impressed me the most was how Julie listened to exactly what I required and so no time was wasted on my part, sifting through candidates who would not have been good enough for my school. I would highly recommend ENS to another school looking to fill their teacher vacancies.
My daughter Lynda has enjoyed 24 hour care provided by ENS since July 2013. The care staff are all well trained & briefed as to her complex healthcare regime & are also very sociable. This is very important to Lynda who loves to talk &interact with them. They also manage her household budget, encourage her to participate in domestic tasks within her capabilities, & promote a healthy lifestyle. The administration of ENS is excellent & has ensured that Lynda has a regular rota of carers & that when stand ins are necessary that they have had shadow shifts with her.MG
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work and support you have offered our Foyer and Parent and Child Scheme in managing the placement of temporary staff.
We appreciate the level of consistency and continuity your staff have bought to the schemes and would not hesitate in recommending the services of ENS Recruitment.
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