Making Christmas Epic 2019

Philomena with a selection of gifts donated by Window Ware LtdOur annual event saw another fab year of donations from local companies and candidates towards supporting families who have fled domestic violence and are in safe houses in Bedfordshire.


With help and support from Window Ware, Prices Candles, Home Hardware, Kimm and Miller, Pacific Direct and our own internal team, we made sure that every child and mum were able to celebrate Christmas. Thank you so much to all involved and we hope you can continue to support us every year.

Presents wrapped and ready for delivery to shelters across Bedfordshire Philomena and Sue with a pile of wrapped donated gifts

For more information on how to get involved in 2020, please get in touch with Philomena.

Watton Recruitment at the SME National Awards

SME National Business Awards 2019 logoOh yes! Watton Recruitment made the finals for the Best Customer Service in the UK at the SME National Business Awards. The team tied in their Christmas party with a glitz and glamour awards night at Wembley Stadium on Friday 6th December.

We may not have won but to reach the finals by public vote is a real achievement. We are so very grateful to everyone who voted and got behind us. We will aim to keep up the high level and personable service throughout 2020 and beyond.

The Watton Recruitment team at the SME National Business Awards gala dinner

Teaching at Bedford College

Philomena Watton often gives up her time to support local organisations with CV writing workshops or advice and general help within the recruitment sector.

Philomena Watton sharing her experience of recruitment with students at Bedford CollegeThis October, Philomena headed up Bedford College’s business classes, teaching students about the world of recruitment. She put together some dud CVs and had an interactive day with the students. Even though she was out of her comfort zone, Philomena enjoyed working with a fab bunch of students.

Challenge Bedford 2019

Building on the success of last year’s event, Challenge Bedford saw more teams taking part, with harder and funnier challenges. This fun-filled day raises such a great profile for the Kings Arms Project and each individual company attending, and has now raised over £6,000!

The Teams

The Challenges

For those interested in taking part next year, 2020s event will be held on Friday 2nd October. Get booked on and let’s keep this event growing!

Making Christmas Epic 2018

2018 saw Watton Recruitment finish their year in true community spirit, continuing their support to the women and children currently within safe houses in Bedford after fleeing domestic violence. Watton Recruitment pledge every year to make sure every child in these safe houses receive a main present from Father Christmas and that all Mums receive a hamper for themselves. With the support of other local businesses, we were able to fulfil this commitment yet again.

A massive thank you to…

  • Prices Candles
  • Pacific Direct
  • Window ware
  • RSP
  • Navigator

We will be continuing this every year, as giving back is so important to Philomena and her team, so if you want to help with #makingchristmasepic2019 then do not hesitate to contact any member of the team.