On a high: we’re celebrating a double award nomination!

Top team: TRFC celebrates Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2016

Our first fab award nominations of 2017 have seen The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), who runs our Foundation, shortlisted in two categories of TheBusinessDesk Business Masters Awards – Small Business and Employer.

The Small Business award recognises a business in the region that has demonstrated outstanding development and growth in performance. The Employer category celebrates a company that is “great to work for” – which might include a commitment to training and development.

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Why sustainability can drive business success

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by Elizabeth Edgington, head of marketplace sustainability, Business in the Community (BITC), England East

Companies who embrace sustainability and who act responsibly have the edge in business.

They tend to be stronger, healthier and trusted by stakeholders, with robust balance sheets and ambitious growth plans.

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Proud to be awarded Investors in People

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The Right Fuelcard Company and Be Fuelcards are delighted to announce that both our businesses have gained the prestigious Investors in People status at our first attempt.

Investors in People, which sets the best practice standard for how businesses manage and look after their employees, believes that good people make a great business. And that is our ethos too – and one of the reasons we set up our ground breaking Bayford Foundation.

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Why We’re ‘Loving the Learning’ at The Bayford Foundation

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Upbeat about learning: bootcamp trainees with foundation Leader June Forsyth (centre, back row).

We’re focusing on ‘all the threes’ as it’s the third week of our third bootcamp and our recruits are enjoying the training and development the foundation is providing in its quest to create dozens of telesales jobs in the short term – and hundreds of long-term job opportunities.

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Top Telesales Tips from our Pioneering Job Creation Foundation

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As our second bootcamp picks up speed, our recruits are learning a wealth of telesales tips and techniques – from picking up the phone to building valued relationships with customers.

Our third ‘earn as your learn’ bootcamp gets off the ground in January 2014 and our team at BE Fuel Cards is looking forward to welcoming potential recruits to our offices on 6 December at Bowcliffe Road, Hunslet.

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We’ve Launched Our Second Bootcamp and Have More Jobs up for Grabs

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The foundation’s new recruits, with recent graduates (front row), project leader June Forsyth (1st row right) and Mark Kilvington, director of BE Fuel Cards (back row left).

We’re marking a landmark week where our fab Foundation – spearheaded by our Hunslet based BE Fuel Cards team – has promoted four of our recruits into full time employment – and launched a second bootcamp with thirteen trainees.

Creating dozens of short term jobs and hundreds of long-term career opportunities, we are investing up to £5,000 to put each recruit through our training programme and paying them a salary for the duration. Successful candidates will be awarded a recognised qualification from The University of Derby.

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Why The Bayford Foundation Gives People a Chance to Shine

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Guest Post by Gary Hibberd, MD of Agenci Information Security

Do you like ‘Sparkly’ people?  Well I know I do!

I believe we all like to be in the company of people that just ooze passion and enthusiasm for what they do, it can be quite infectious.  But unfortunately with the ‘doom-and-gloom’ news on the current economic climate I thought some people had lost their spark altogether!

But then I was invited to attend a meeting at the Bayford Foundation in Leeds   which is running and paying trainees to embark on rolling 12-week training and development programmes in sales which will create jobs in the energy industry. Continue reading