Running the Bristol 10k for charity
Posted on the 31st Jul 2018 in the category Events
On a hotter than predicted morning in mid-May Mike Slater and Pete Byrom who work together in the BWOC Transport department, laced up their trainers and tackled the Bristol 10k. They were aiming to raise money for their chosen charities (Mike – Bone Cancer Research, Pete – Bristol SANDS) and to complete the course in time to be in work on Monday morning!! Both set off in the final group or ‘Pink Wave’ of runners from Anchor Rd near the Harbourside in Bristol in a route that would take them out of town and down the Portway, underneath the iconic Bristol Suspension Bridge before turning back towards the city and negotiating Spike Island before returning through the city centre and back to the finish line by the Bristol Aquarium.
More than 13,500 runners of varying abilities took part in the run and the pavements along the whole 10k route was packed with people cheering on and providing encouragement to all the runners. Some were taking part in fancy dress – Mike ran in a rather fetching grass skirt others were more ‘conservatively’ attired, Pete opted for t-shirt and shorts. Pete did noted that amongst the thousands of runners there was a team of policemen in riot gear that passed him on the Portway and not long after that a team of firemen in full gear including breathing apparatus carrying ladders and breathing apparatus passed him. As mentioned it was a hotter than predicted morning and a later start in the morning meant that at various points on the course Mike and Pete were (like mad dogs and Englishmen) out in the midday sun. At one point Mike thought the sun and heat might be getting a bit much as he thought he saw a cow running along the course. It turned out to be someone with an inflatable cow costume on running to promote a brand of food!!
We are happy to report that both Mike and Pete made it back safely to the end of the 10k course (and work the next morning) in times of 1hr 1min and 1hr 39mins respectively. Between them thanks to the kind donations from friends and colleagues they raised nearly £500 for their chosen charities and are already planning an assault on next year’s Bristol 10k!!
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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