Life in BWOC through the eyes of our latest trainee
Posted on the 19th Jun 2014 in the category Events
Anna Lena Grossmann is BWOC's latest trainee from Marquard & Bahls in Germany.
Here, she expresses how she came to be working in BWOC and her thoughts on the future.
'Meeting new people, exploring different cultures and challenging myself to take a path not taken before has always been my way of searching for new goals.
I knew that participating in a dual study programme right after completing my A-levels would involve serious commitment and represent a great challenge.
My dual study programme consists of working for Marquard & Bahls and studying Business at the Nordakademie in Germany.
Working for Marquard & Bahls requires a great amount of flexibility, since dual students reguarly change workplaces between the various subsidiary companies.
I was plunged in at the deep end on multiple occasions when entering a new department within the company, from becoming acquainted with a new work environment, to using special software or learning about new products.
Going on a work placement abroad to BWOC Ltd in the UK represented a significant new challenge for me, but my colleagues at BWOC were a very supportive team.
I was welcomed with open arms and special emphasize was put on integrating my role into the team quickly.
Currently, I am involved in a project dealing with the management of our new NOW! brand, and I am finding it very interesting to put marketing theories which I studied in University into practice.
Working with fresh, new branding and being involved with the positive developments of this gives me a great sense of achievement.
Outside work, I enjoy the outdoor activities that the South West has to offer. I spend most of my weekends hiking and camping in Wales or the South Coast. In the Summer I am looking forward to going surfing in Cornwall and attending festivals all across England.
I am very grateful for the opportunities and chances that I have been given along the way, and being in the final stage of my studies, I can say that choosing to work for Marquard & Bahls together with BWOC not only offers excellent prospects within the company for the future, but has also shaped the person I am at present.'
We hope that Anna enjoys working with us at BWOC, and wish her the very best for her future within the group.
Movember Charity Event
Posted on the 1st Nov 2012 in the category Events
During November 2011, 6 of BWOC’s finest moustache growers took part in the ‘Movember Charity Challenge’ where the aim was to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
Our ‘Mo Bros’ as they are more commonly referred to in the charity circle raised £638 bydonating their top lip to help change the face of men’s health They started the month of November clean shaven and for the rest of the month, groomed, trimmed and waxed their way into the annals of fine moustachery.
Left to right:- Jason Dean, Jason Rogers, Steve Corrick, Anthony Sparrow, Andy Shutler and Mark Wayne.
For more details on the global impact of Movember, raising over £106million so far please go to http://uk.movember.com/about/ where there is still time to donate
The London 2012 Torch relay is here!
Posted on the 10th Jun 2012 in the category Events
Do you know when it will be near you?
RED ZONE CUSTOMERS
As far as loading fuel goes, we have been advised by the terminals in London that they there are no restrictions for loading during the games. That said we have implemented a contingency plan where we have a London driver trained and based in Kingsbury to enable flexibility during the games.
WHAT ARE TfL (Transport for London ) DOING?
Looking at the disruption caused to road networks in previous games the organisers have earmarked 109 miles of London’s road network as ‘Olympic Route Network’ – ORN.
Of the 109 miles, 30 miles are being used as ‘Games Lanes’
These roads will be open to all traffic but there will be restrictions imposed between 0600-0000. These restrictions will be –
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