Manchester City Marathon
Posted on the 8th Apr 2018 in the category Announcements
On Sunday 8th April 2018 Lauren Reason took part in the Manchester City Marathon. Lauren has worked for BWOC at our garage at Brent Knoll for nearly 3 years and when not working at the garage Lauren is kept busy working with her horses or helping on her parents farm.
A year ago in a conversation about goals and achievements someone told Lauren that they doubted she’d be able to run a marathon. That was it CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!! Lauren put in place a training plan with the goal of completing the Manchester City Marathon in April 2018. On Sunday 8th April along with a small but dedicated team of supporters including Laurens mother and Angela Ndow (manager of the Brent Knoll Garage), travelled to Manchester and took part and completed the 26 miles 385 yards in a very impressive time of 4hrs 1 minute 23 seconds!! Brent Knoll garage manage Angela Ndow said ‘We are all incredibly proud of Lauren for completing this challenge and for the work she has put in and are hoping her feet have recovered in time for her next shift at the garage!!’
In taking part in the Manchester City Marathon Lauren had decided to raise money for Cancer Research. Lauren had lost her Grandfather to the illness and is currently supporting a close family friend through chemotherapy so knows how vitally important every penny raised is towards the charity. Hosting a karaoke night, a quiz night, getting sponsorship and via her ‘Just Giving’ page Lauren has managed to raise just over £2,600 and hopes to reach her target of £3,000 very soon.
BWOC raises money for ‘Help for Heroes’
Posted on the 15th Oct 2014 in the category Announcements
The BWOC Telesales and Field Sales teams went head to head in a charity football match on September 26th, raising money for the very worthy ‘Help for Heroes’ charity.
The 5-a-side game, which took place at ‘Goals’ in Darlaston, West Midlands, managed to raise a grand total of £230.30.
Telesales were victorious after beating the Field team 20 – 7 and Scott Fillingham, National Field Sales Manager said afterwards ‘that is was a very close result’.
The game was spearheaded by James Heath in the Telesales Department.
He had this to say….
‘’ Help for Heroes is a very deserving charity, with every penny raised going towards helping to rehabilitate our wounded soldiers.
There are currently about 75,000 members of the UK military needing help, and hopefully the money we raised will go towards helping them”
If you would like to help the cause, you can donate via Just Giving at https://www.justgiving.com/bwoccharityfootballmatch/
To read more information about the work Help for Heroes do, click here http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
BWOC's birthday gift to Weston Hospicecare
Posted on the 1st Jul 2014 in the category Announcements
BWOC Limited has created a colourful new livery for its newest tanker.
The Weston Hospicecare livery - designed as a gift for the charity's 25th Birthday - will adorn the side of the tanker as it travels 70,000 miles every year in the South West.
Supplying the majority of independent distributors in the South West, the Weston-based fuel supplier is a long-time supporter of the local charity. The Tanker is the latest in a line of BWOC activities to raise awareness and money for the Hospice.
Mark Wayne, BWOC's Managing Director, said: "Weston Hospicecare is a charity close to the heart of BWOC and we are proud to be recognised as one of the many companies that support them locally.
"With the Hospice celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, we as a company wanted to present them with a special present of support. We hope that through the branding of this vehicle, we will help them to continue lifting their profile in the local area and making people aware of the remarkable job they do in supporting our community.
"They are a charity made up of very special people and I would encourage local businesses to support them however they can".
Gill Auden, Chief Executive of Weston Hospicecare was thrilled by the gesture: "What an incredible birthday present! We're very proud to see our logo alongside BWOC's as testament to the strong relationship we have built over the years. Everyone at the Hospice will get a flutter of pride every time we see it!
"They have let me close enough to have my photo taken with the tanker, but thankfully they have not asked me to drive it!"
If you spot the tanker, why not let Weston Hospicecare and BWOC know by taking a picture and posting it to their facebook page, www.facebook.com/westonhospicecarepage!
Happy Retirement Barry!
Posted on the 10th Mar 2014 in the category Announcements
BWOC has, once again, had to say a very fond farewell to one of our most valued members of staff.
Barry Saxton has worked in the oil industry for most of his working life. He previously worked as a Driver and Depot Supervisor for a fellow oil company before joining BWOC as an Account Manager in our bulk division.
Barry works very closely with Customers, Suppliers and his fellow Colleagues, all of which speak very highly of him.
Barry has been a key member of our Western Department and a loyal and trusted friend of the BWOC family for over 12 years, and has now decided at the age of nearly 70, to start taking things easy.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his dedication over the years and wish him all the happiness in the world for the next exciting chapter of his life.
Farewell Barry, we will all miss you.
The BWOC Team
First-ever Grown in Britain partner woodland lays down its roots
Posted on the 7th Mar 2014 in the category Announcements
The Grown in Britain initiative has announced the launch of it's first partner woodland, a 55 hectare planting near Cranbourne in Dorset. The new woodland project brings together industry and landowners to expand UK woodland cover, capture carbon and produce sustainable timber.
Grown in Britain was launched in 2013 and seeks to increase the use and supply of sustainably sourced UK timber. The new woodland marks a major milestone in the initiative and comes about as a result of voluntary carbon mitigation funding provided by Weston-Super-Mare based fuel distributor, BWOC.
The carbon woodland was developed and certified under the UK Woodland Carbon Code by Forest Carbon Ltd, with BWOC purchasing over 21,000 tonnes of carbon capture credits to help finance the project. BWOC has a long term programme of supporting UK woodland creation in recognition of its own and its customers carbon footprint.
Located at Cranbourne Estate, the new woodland has seen the planting of 123,000 native and coniferous trees and will be managed to encourage biodiversity and provide a source of high quality home-grown timber.
Timber harvested at Cranbourne for use in UK markets will support ongoing management of the woodland while highlighting its dual value- both as an environmental and economic asset.
Dougal Driver, Chief Executive of Grown in Britain, said; "Grown in Britain continues to gain momentum in the UK, and we're delighted to be launching the initiative's first ever partner woodland at Cranbourne.
Demand for high quality timber continues to increase and we're seeing more and more big brands - and their customers - trying to source wood products from suppliers based in the UK.
To meet demand, we need to plant more woodland, and that's exactly what is happening at Cranbournewith help from Forest Carbon and carbon mitigation funding from BWOC. That's good news for UK suppliers, the forest economy, wildlife and local people who enjoy spending time in our woods."
BWOC's Managing Director, Mark Wayne, said; "Cranbourne is one of seven carbon woodlands we have supported and our staff and customers have responded incredibly well to this ongoing commitment.
What we particularly liked about Cranbourne was its productive element - the chance to contribute to creating a woodland that would be able to ensure its own permanence through the sustainable extraction of timber."