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Raising funds whilst the sun shines

Raising funds whilst the sun shines

June was a month of fundraising for The Research Partnership, whose employees were helping our charity Forever Angels raise money to transport a container of essential goods to their baby home in Tanzania.

The social committee organised a series of fun games and activities to encourage employees to get people involved. Events included a quiz night, where staff were tested on their knowledge of RP colleagues; a silent auction, with donated gifts sold to the highest bidder; and a logo competition, where employees were invited to take a photo of our logo in unusual surroundings. As well as raising over £420 for Forever Angels, this initiative has taught us a lot of interesting and unusual things about the people who work at The Research Partnership.  For example, did you know that our founding Director Mark Jeffery is related to George Stephenson – the father of the railways? Who would have guessed that Mark Braund appeared on TV to talk about elk-hunting in Sweden? And who knew that Emilie Mandin made such tasty apple crumbles? Her cooking is so good the dessert was auctioned off 8 times, raising over £40 for the baby home.Our colleague Mark Braund’s step-brother recently visited the charity and asked the children if they would participate in the logo competition. They immediately rose to the challenge and we were delighted to receive these gorgeous photographs.The Research Partnership is proud to…

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  • Posted by Olivia Richardson
  • July 1, 2009
  • Awards, News

Founding Partner shortlisted for business award second year running

Founding Partner shortlisted for business award second year running

Mary Assimakopoulus, Founding Director of The Research Partnership, has been shortlisted for the prestigious First Women Awards for the second year running.

The First Women Awards, held in association with Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, were established to recognise:- Women who are trailblazers and pioneers in business; genuine "glass ceiling breakers". The First Women Awards are not just for general business achievement.- Women whose achievements/"firsts" and individual actions have helped and are helping to remove barriers and open up opportunities for others to follow.Mary was shortlisted in the Science and Technology category for her instrumental role in developing and launching an innovative research tool into the pharmaceutical industry and for championing women in her employ throughout her career.The winner of the Award was Paula Bell, Group Finance Director of Ricardo Plc. Congratulations to her and the other shortlisted candidates from The Research Partnership.More information about the Awards can be found here
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