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Venesky-Brown’s Fantasy Premier League 2019-20

COMPETITION TIME

Do you fancy yourself as the next Alex Ferguson, how about competing with your colleagues and contemporaries in the managerial hot seat of your very own fantasy team?

Join the Venesky-Brown Fantasy Football league for the 2019-20 Premier league season.

The competition is free to enter and will start on Friday 9th August 2019.

PRIZES

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Manager of the Month

HOW

Joining the league couldn’t be easier. Simply use this link https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ to create your team!

Enter League Code: yrczht

RULES

The places are those determined by the main Premier League site and their decision is final. Entrants must have a working relationship with Venesky Brown as a client, supply chain, on-site worker or internal VB staff. We reserve the right to suspend players from the league at any point throughout the competition.

Venesky-Brown Celebrate Success with Building Trades Agency Staff Framework

Venesky-Brown is celebrating yet another success with its recent placement on six of the Building Trades Agency Staff Framework councils in Scotland.

The Edinburgh-based recruitment agency and project solutions company have recently been awarded a new contract with the Building Trades Agency Staff Frameworks, to manage staffing projects for six Scottish councils, including East Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, and The Highland Council.

Venesky-Brown’s responsibilities within these frameworks will include supplying suitably experienced and competent temporary Building Trade Agency Workers, in accordance with the Framework agreement. Working predominantly with the Housing Departments of each Council, Venesky-Brown will additionally supply workers and support to other departments within the respective Council on an as-needed basis.

Expected to commence in July 2019 for a period of two years, this framework project includes two one-year extension options at the discretion of the Council, with all participating Councils being committed to sourcing from the Framework Agreement where they have a matching requirement.

This project is Venesky-Brown’s fifth framework success in the last six months, and comes after their recent success earlier in 2019 with their appointment to two of the Scottish Governments latest Staff Services Frameworks. In addition to their framework ventures, Venesky-Brown still continue to fully service the private sector in blue collar construction staff provisions.

Venesky-Brown Recruitment Secure a Place on the Crown Commercial Service’s Framework

Venesky-Brown Recruitment are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff Framework for IT Professionals throughout the UK. This new framework is in collaboration with NHS Procurement in Partnership and is open to NHS contracting authorities and all UK public sector bodies, such as local government, universities, charities and blue light services.

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945 million – supporting world class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Managing Director Martin Cairns said “We are looking forward to working closely with the framework and their clients, helping them source and supply high quality staff across the IT sector and giving our candidates another high profile option for their assignments.”

We have signed the Scottish Business Pledge…..have you?

The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between the Scottish Government and businesses. Aimed to boost productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development which collectively, contribute to Scotland’s future.

Our vision is to make our business forward thinking and to make a stronger Scotland. By signing the Scottish Business Pledge we have committed to:

• Paying the living wage

• Not using exploitative zero hours contracts

• Supporting progressive workforce engagement

• Investing in Youth

• Making progress on diversity and gender balance

• Committing to an innovation programme

• Pursuing international business opportunities

• Playing an active role in the community

• Committing to prompt payment

You can sign the Scottish Business Pledge here:

https://scottishbusinesspledge.scot/your-pledge/

Venesky-Brown Recruitment Secure a place on Scottish Government Frameworks

Venesky-Brown Recruitment is delighted to announce their appointment to two of the Scottish Governments latest Staff Services Frameworks.

The Frameworks involve the sourcing and provision of interim staff services in the IT Services sector and Professional Services sector from 13th April 2019 to 12th April 2023, for Public Sector Bodies in Scotland.

Four contractors have been appointed to each of these Frameworks, with Venesky-Brown fighting off strong competition to win their place. These Frameworks are two of the largest interim staff services frameworks in Scotland and cover central and local government, the NHS, higher and further education institutions, and other public bodies.

Edinburgh based Venesky-Brown Recruitment was established in 2005 and initially focused on blue collar construction and civil engineering, however over the last few years they have diversified their activities moving into professional services and IT services.

Venesky-Brown engages with all sizes of clients from multinational businesses to SME’s throughout the UK and Ireland. This latest Government Framework project will enhance their expansion plans and strengthen Venesky-Brown’s position within the employment solutions industry over the coming years.

“We are looking forward to working closely with Framework Public Bodies throughout Scotland,” says Martin Cairns, Managing Director of Venesky-Brown Recruitment. “We hope our collaborative and proactive approach will bring success to all involved, by providing high-quality staff services and value for money and at the same time, supporting our candidates by placing them in the best-suited interim assignments within the Frameworks and giving them job satisfaction.”

Contact us via WhatsApp!

Venesky-Brown have now launched a new messaging service where you can get in touch with us via WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is a messaging service where you will be able to easily contact us with your questions and queries, we are available from Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

To be able to contact us via WhatsApp, you only need to save our phone number +447710 856 207 on your contact list and send us your message.

Venesky-Brown Completes Tough Mudder 5k!

Venesky-Brown recently competed in the inaugural Tough Mudder 5km run in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. On a lovely sunny day all 26 of us bolstered by contacts from our clients and onsite workers, completed the course and raised over £2,000 for our chosen charity of 2018 – Health in Mind.

Raising funds started off as our main aim but what became apparent to us was that raising awareness of Mental Health was equally if not more important.

Below is a link to a short YouTube video of our day, which was great fun and gives a few more facts regarding Mental Health. It is very entertaining and worth a look:

***Please note the video contains flashing images***

https://youtu.be/qDuAgjl1C1k

Health in Mind are a mental health charity who have been promoting positive mental health in Scotland since 1982. As a large employer, we take mental health very seriously and we work closely with Health in Mind to support their cause so that, in turn, our employees know that we are there for them and they become more aware of the importance of mental health.

Thank you to everyone that supported us and if anyone still wants to make a donation for this important charity please go to our Just Giving page, see the link below :

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vbtoughmudder

 

Disability Confident Committed

Venesky-Brown are proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer.

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. The scheme aims to help you successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

By joining the scheme Venesky-Brown are committed to the following:

– Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible

– Communicate and promote vacancies

– Offer an interview to disabled people

– Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required

– Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition enabling them to stay in work

The scheme is voluntary and access to the guidance, self-assessments and resources is completely free. For further details, please visit the Disability Confident Homepage

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Five staff members from Venesky-Brown are taking part in the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil on the 21st October 2018.

For this unique challenge, our staff will be abseiling (free-fall style, like the S.A.S.!) from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. It’s a 165ft drop with a soft landing on the sandy beach below.

We are fundraising for our chosen charity Health in Mind.

Health in Mind are a mental health charity who have been promoting positive mental health in Scotland since 1982. As a large employer, we take mental health very seriously and we are working very closely with Health in Mind to support in anyway we can so that in turn, our employees know that we are there for them.

Please support us in fundraising for a great cause!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vbabseil

VB Fantasy Premier League – Update

Venesky-Brown’s Fantasy Premier League is now well under way.

We now have had two managers of the month, for August and September:

  1. August – Tom Roe, great tactics loading up with the 4 wing backs.
  2. September – John Griffith, easily topping the table for September.

Both winners scooped their own prizes of Brewdog Beers and Amazon voucher – Congratulations!

Good luck to those in the league and keep looking here for the next monthly updates and prize winners.