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Playing a Peaky Blinder

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Derek Woods battled through the Beast from the East and the summer swelter to hit the heights for his latest charity challenge. The Bootle Client Relationship Manager for Santander organised a Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Liverpool’s Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, prompted by his son-in-law and a group of friends. Having done the…

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Bonnie Scotland

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Clydebank may have the smallest number of people to call upon, but that has never stopped them pulling together to raise funds to help people both locally and across the world. “There are only a few of us but we are proud to support many local charities as well as people in need abroad,” says…

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An almighty final push

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Big hearted Copley souls have always been proud of their charity fund-raising, but Jane Beverley has absolutely no doubt that this final effort will see her caring people going out on a high. They are determined to keep on until the last and earlier this year voted to support the local Forget Me Not Children’s…

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Charity boxer’s now fighting the flab for a good cause

November 19, 2018 Local Community Projects

Charity boxer, Ricky Dickens, is still supporting good causes, by fighting the flab he has piled on since taking part in a knockout Cancer Research UK bout last year. Ricky began to gain weight after his boxing debut, so he joined up to BPH’s Fat Club and now he is celebrating another victory, as the…

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Mercy trip a life-changer

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Helping desperate people in Nepal after a devastating earthquake destroyed their homes, has also changed the life of iPSL fund-raiser Paul Coxon. A four day trek in May, through the mountains from Kathmandu to a remote village, spurred him on to raise £1,800 and he has made a long term commitment to continue helping the…

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Star turn

November 19, 2018 Our People, Uncategorized

Affectionately known as the Ant and Dec of iPSL, Northfield’s Duncan Blackwell and Dave McSeveney are bracing themselves for a parting of the professional ways when the site closes. But only on the work front. Site Manager, Duncan, and Senior Operations Manager, Dave, are also best friends who regularly hang out together. They joined the…

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A family leaving with heads held high

November 19, 2018 Our People

Camberley people are gearing up to the closure of their site, knowing that they will leave with heads held high. Many celebrate decades-long careers and friendships in a unique environment that has long fostered a feeling of being part of one big extended family. “Many people, like me, started work here thinking it would do…

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Jo signs on for star-studded new career

November 19, 2018 Our People

A passion for meeting celebrities and collecting autographs will turn from a hobby to a full time job when Jo Cimetta moves on from iPSL. For the past 20 years the BPH Night Shift Processor has spent her spare time collecting celebrity signatures, a lucrative pastime that has enabled her to collect some 500 autographs…

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A life on the open road

November 19, 2018 Our People

After 15 years working nightshifts, Tony Beedham is heading in a new direction… with a career as a driving instructor. The BPH Processor plans to move back to his home town of Selby in North Yorkshire, invest some of his redundancy in an instructor training course and set off on a new career path. “I’ve…

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Jet setting role awaits

November 19, 2018 Our People

Clydebank’s long-serving Karen Reid can’t wait to retire and begin her new role, as a jet-setting babysitter. After 42 years in the business the Processor is looking forward to having time to travel to Hong Kong and Dubai to spend more time with her daughters and grandchildren. “We’ve managed about one trip a year to…

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