Ruddington Company Raises Over £700 for Charity

A Ruddington based human resources firm has revealed it raised over £700 for a community charity during an event just before Easter.

Nottingham’s first ever “DisruptHR” event, at the Canalhouse in the City, was organised by People First, which is part of MHR and operates from Ruddington Hall. It saw over 80 business leaders and HR professionals attend an informal evening which the company said was designed to be “thought provoking” and to “challenge current thinking in the areas of human resources and people management”.

During the event, a line-up of speakers shared their “disruptive” ideas and insights on a range of topics, including leadership, talent, culture, mental health, wellbeing and technology in a series of five-minute presentations.

The entire proceeds from the event are being donated to Groundwork Greater Nottingham, a community charity which works with local people and organisations to help individuals get back into work. Its ‘Towards Work’ scheme aims to help applicants of all ages enter and stay in meaningful employment by developing their skills and helping them overcome logistical barriers such as childcare, care responsibilities and health issues. It partners with local organisations from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who offer work placements to individuals to help them develop their skills and gain experience in the workplace.

Mark Williams, Chief Marketing Officer at People First {pictured top, centre right} says: “The first DisruptHR Nottingham event was a great success, providing local business owners and HR professionals with lots of new ideas and inspiration for their organisation while raising money for a worthwhile cause that helps tackle the long-term effects of unemployment by supporting individuals to reach their full potential.”

Matt Hanrahan, Senior Account Manager at Experience Works an alternative and ethical recruitment service run by Groundwork Greater Nottingham {pictured centre left} says: “Disrupt HR is a great addition to the region’s business event scene, and we thank People First for donating the proceeds to Groundwork Greater Nottingham. Many people in the region are committed to working but find themselves unemployed through no fault of their own. This money will make a real difference to people’s lives, giving them the best possible opportunity to improve their prospects of securing employment.”

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Ruddington Hall – home of People First.     {PHOTO by MHR}

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