As the year that was 2016 comes to an end, no doubt more than a few of us will be glad to see
the back of it. But it wasn't all doom and gloom, and we can prove it! We're looking back on the
last 12 months at ACS and all we've achieved in that time.
2016 kicked off with ACS being crowned Facilities Supplies Reseller of the Year at the VOW
green light event in January - a great start to a brand new year!
It seems January's award set the theme for Q1 - in March, ACS were named one of the
London Stock Exchange's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. After only 8 years in business, this was a
massive achievement for us and one we are exceptionally proud of!
March also saw us wave off our 2015 Q4 winners as they made the well deserved trip of a lifetime
to South Africa for all their efforts during 2015's quarter 4.
During May, we held our Last Man Standing endurance event (with one simple rule: run
until you can't!) to raise funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. We also had our famous
annual teambuilding event where our staff spent a day abseiling, gorge walking and caving before ending the day with a barbecue back at the pub!
June saw ACS expand even further, with an intake of new sales staff and our very own
Simon Walsh moving into a full
time E-Commerce role to support our online function. Meanwhile in the business, we had four
of our staff members undertake and complete their defibrilator training, and provided two
machines for use in the event they might be required.
The eagle-eyed of you may have also noticed our ACS branded smart car take to the streets
in July. Not only was this a green and economical addition to our fleet of company cars,
but it also presented a new advertising opportunity!
In August, we congratulated Jade Hampson and Trent Ashton, joint well deserved
winners of our Sales & Operations Performance Awards.
September saw ACS certified as a Carbon Neutral company. We've always prided ourselves on
our low emissions, so we were all exceptionally proud of ACS going carbon neutral, with a special
mention to Emma Ramsay and Sinead Howard, without whom it wouldn't have been possible! We think
it makes great business sense not only for us, but for our customers too.
On September 5th, our Commercial and Managing Directors set off for Kilimanjaro! We're pleased
to say that not only did they both summit the peak and each make it back in one piece, but via
donations and fundraising also raised £8352 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust!
In October, we launched our internal Quarter 4 promotion
which saw our staff team up with their colleagues to take part in Big Brother-style tasks and
be in with a chance to win another trip of a lifetime - this year to India!
Children in Need celebrated its 37th year of fundraising in 2016 and we didn't disappoint
with our charitable spirit, collecting donations for services such as car washes, bake sales
and henna body art, as well as office dares and even a raffle to win a day off - £1500 was
raised in total by ACS for very worthy causes.
We're also pleased tycto say that throughout 2016 we've raised a massive £13,431.08 for
our charity of the year, Yorkshire Childrens' Trust; a fantastic local charity which helps families of children suffering with long term illness or disabilities.
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