Watton Recruitment on BBC Look East

With the announcement of two large warehouses coming to Bedford, Philomena made an appearance on the local BBC news to share her experienced and trusted opinion on the employment growth, and the highs and low of recruitment in the local area. Her fear of public speaking is well and truly conquered!

Philomena preparing to appear on BBC Look EastPhilomena speaking to BBC Look East from Watton Recruitment's offices in Bedford

Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Watton Recruitment's Easter egg collection!Every year the team at Watton Recruitment have pledged Easter eggs to a chosen charity. This year they were able to support three charities!!

  • FACES, a local children’s charity who have always had our support, received 60 eggs;
  • The YMCA who run women’s refuges received 30 eggs and Easter egg hunt packs for the children to have fun with on Easter morning; and
  • The Kings Arms Project passed over 40 eggs on to the homeless of Bedford who stay at the night shelter within Bedford Day Centre.

Members of the Watton team pass Easter eggs on to FACESEaster egg hunt packs passed on to families at the YMCA Women's refugee in Bedford

Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards 2018

Philomena with the winner of the Female Employee of the Year awardWatton Recruitment was not responsible for the organising and hosting of this year’s Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards (phew!), however still played a huge part in the evening. For the 3rd consecutive year they were a headline sponsor for Female Employee of the Year award. Philomena Watton was also a finalist in the Silver Heart category for her work within the local community and was delighted to present a cheque for over £5,000 to Marjbritt from The Kings Arms Project for the money raised during her year as president in 2017. What a great evening!!

Video of Philomena presenting the Female Employee of the Year awards

Philomena presenting a cheque for over £5,000 to The Kings Arms Project

Philomena presenting a cheque for over £5,000 to The Kings Arms Project

Philomena with her fellow Silver Heart award finalists

Philomena with her fellow Silver Heart award finalists

Spreading love on Valentine’s Day

The little things that make a big difference definitely rings true on Valentine’s Day when Watton Recruitment hit Bedford with their token gifts to show their appreciation and love for their clients. There is always chocolates and love hearts in the office for all of the candidates that drop by too (if our own Alex hasn’t eaten them all first!).
Watton Recruitment's Valentine's Day treats for clients

The Success of Making Christmas 2017 EPIC

Watton Recruitment would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make Christmas Epic for all the women and children who had fled domestic violence and were in safe houses over the Christmas period.

Piles of presents donated for the Make Christmas 2017 EPIC campaignPresent donated for the Make Christmas 2017 EPIC campaign

They had pledged to give every child a Christmas present, however ended up achieving the following

  • Father Christmas at the Watton Recruitment-organised Christmas party for women & children fleeing domestic violenceEvery child received an advent calendar in time for the 1st Dec
  • A Christmas party including buffet, games, a visit from Father Christmas, a hamper for all Mums, and a small gift for each child from Santa
  • A selection box for all children
  • A main present for each child for Christmas morning
  • Each mum received a hamper including, dressing gown, camera, beauty products & candle

An amazing effort by all involved!

Philomena says “ I attended the party personally with my own children and left in tears… happy tears to see the smiles on the faces of the children and mums and sad tears of the stories I had heard on the evening. I most certainly am doing this every year. In all of the years we have been involved with charity work, I can honestly say I have never been so overwhelmed as I was with this project.”