Cultural corporate partnership announced

the sage amendedWe are proud to announce that we are now a corporate partner with Sage Gateshead.

This first-class venue in the north east is renowned across the country for providing quality cultural entertainment, education and training.

Sage Gateshead and all aspects of its works are managed and programmed by North Music Trust, a registered charity. The ethos of the trust is to entertain, involve and inspire everyone through engagement with outstanding music and creative events.

Our investment with Sage Gateshead ensures North Music Trust can help to continue its good works into providing excellence in music education, exploration and training. The trust delivers one of six In Harmony England projects, working with primary school children to improve their life chances, social skills and educational achievement through learning an orchestra instrument.

Sage Gateshead is the home of Royal Northern Sinfonia, the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Although, world-renowned for classical music, Sage Gateshead is known to host pop, rock and folk performers, adult music courses, family events and festivals. For more information visit their website.

Fundraisers hand over a fantastic amount!

colour run 1Today (Tuesday 6th June) we presented Eden Valley Hospice with the funds our team raised completing the Colour Run. We are very proud that our team raised a massive £527!

The Colour Run took place on a lovely sunny day, 14th May, and everyone who took part in the run had fantastic fun. You can see from the photos, even Mollie the dog was a great sport!

Team Pioneer consisted of: Chris Kerr from IT; from telesales Aiva Woodman, Gemma Gardner, Sammy Smith and Sonya Atkinson and her daughter Evie and Mollie the dog; from accounts Rachel and Rebecca with her daughter, Eden and finally Karen Graham, marketing.

We would like to thank all who sponsored the athletes, which included a lot of our Pioneer colleagues.

This year we were a sponsor of the Colour Run, supporting the fantastic services provided by the hospice.

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A cheesey visit

Appleby Creamery have provided us with quality, artisan cheeses for many years now and most recently we have seen sales of their brie portions take off.

Our sales team visited the creamery on Wednesday 31st May to gain a greater understanding of the art of cheese-making and to sample some of their fine products.

The creamery is based in the historic, market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland and the team were met by Pete Crouch and Tom Jackson of Appleby Creamery. A tour of the building and an explanation of all the processes which milk has to go through before becoming the different types of cheese was given by both Pete and Tom.

The visit was finished off with the chance to sample a delicious, creamy blue cheese and a stunningly, vintage cheddar. Thank you to all at Appleby Creamery for inviting us along!

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