BBI Solutions gets involved in Give & Gain Day 2014
On Friday 19th May 2014, BBI Solutions employees swapped their lab coats for paint brushes, volunteering their time and skills in a one day make-over of Rumney RFC.
Rumney RFC is situated in the area of Llanrumney, on the outskirts of Cardiff. The rugby club is well used by the local and surrounding community and is run by a group of enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers; however it struggles financially to raise funds.
Speaking about BBI’s involvement, Eleanor Lindop, Culture and Performance Leader at BBI Solutions said:
“I’m delighted that BBI got involved in Give & Gain Day again this year.The BBI team gave the rugby club a much needed makeover to make areas brighter, cleaner and more attractive.
"BBI values it's links with the local community, so it is great to be giving something back in this way. Getting out of our normal work environment and working as a team is a great way for our employees to learn new skills that they can take back to our workplace."
Give & Gain Day 2014 is the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering and is coordinated by Business in the Community, – the business-led charity that stands for responsible business. The day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering. Held on 16 May this year, Give & Gain Day saw 1,100 volunteers from 50 companies across Wales working on projects that can make a real difference to over 150,000 people’s lives.
Commenting, Rosie Sweetman, Director of Business in the Community in Wales, said:
“Give & Gain Day is not a working day lost; instead it is an invaluable opportunity to help shape a more productive workforce for the future. Staff learn new skills, develop as a team as well as enjoy getting out of their normal work environment.”
About BBI Solutions
BBI Solutions is a leading manufacturer of raw materials and finished test platforms for the in-vitro diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets. Founded in 1959, BBI has grown from a small specialist company to a global business with manufacturing sites spanning three countries.
Our range of raw materials includes human antigens, antibodies, serum and plasma products and clinical chemistry enzymes. We manufacture world renowned labels for lateral flow, ELISA assay and biosensors, including our gold nanoparticles and glucose oxidase.
BBI Solutions offer contract development and manufacturing services with a core focus on gold conjugation and lateral flow test manufacture.
BBI Solutions is part of the BBI Group.
About Give & Gain Day 2014
Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering across the world. It will take place on 16 May 2014. Businesses across the UK are made up of hundreds of thousands of skilled, experienced and energetic staff, while community organisations social enterprises and schools are crying out for the resources and knowledge that businesses can offer. As part of Give & Gain Day 2014 hundreds of companies are giving their employees a chance to take time out of work to address what local communities need. Since 2008, over 82,000 people in 35 countries around the world have taken part in Give & Gain Day and 2014 will see the 100,000th person take part.