With everyone talking about the Great British Bake Off leaving the BBC and the subsequent departure of hosts Mary Berry, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, it was a happy coincidence that Kingdom recently hosted their own version of “bake off” to raise money for charity.
Kingdom colleagues were invited to take part in the “Great Kingdom Bake Off” at Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows on Friday 30th September as part of a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan provides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care. They aim to support people affected by cancer and help them take back some control in their lives, whether that is providing help with money worries and advice about work, or providing someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk. Their ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.
Kingdom colleagues were invited to bake cakes for the event, which were then judged by Courtney Paynado, Purchasing Manager at Kingdom’s client CEPAC, and Kingdom Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mark Wallace, who was auditioning to take over from Mary Berry when the hit show moves to Channel 4.
There were two categories of prize – the Scrumdiddlyumptious prize for the tastiest cake, and the Culinary Creation prize for the best looking cake. Kingdom’s Training Coordinator Chloe Flaherty won the former for her delicious cheesecake, and Kingdom’s HR Administrator Matthew Parry won the latter with his fantastic looking coffee cupcake. The two are photographed below with their prizes, their cakes and the judges.
The event was a big success, with all cakes available to buy for £1 per portion. £200 was raised for Macmillan, which included Kingdom topping up the amount raised on the day, and it was considered to be such a great event that it will now become an annual feature of the Kingdom calendar.
Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.
Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.
Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.
Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.
For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.