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'Deck your desks' competition

Posted: 20th December, 2018

Our ‘deck your desks’ Christmas decorating contest has been held for the second consecutive year. With no limit on what they could do and a £30 budget to go shopping, each team chose a suitable festive theme and enthusiastically decorated their workspace in an attempt to impress our judging panel. After much deliberation, Mark’s team came first, Eleanor’s second and Jason’s third. Congratulations to our employees for embracing the challenge, impressing the judges with their creativity and introducing a Christmassy atmosphere firm-wide. Read more and watch the video entries.

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Petersfields gains complete back-up from Quill

Posted: 18th December, 2018

Long-time Quill client, Petersfields LLP, utilises the full range of software and outsourcing services from its trusted supplier. Subscribing to Interactive for case management and document management, Pinpoint for outsourced cashiering and Payroll for outsourced payroll and pension management, Quill provides a complete back office support structure for the busy twin-site law firm. Read case study.

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We're doing our bit for charity this Christmas

Posted: 12th December, 2018

We're doing our bit to give back to those less fortunate than ourselves this Christmastime. Our voluntary charity committee has picked four charities, namely Wood Street Mission, Redcar Area Food Bank, Whitechapel Centre and Whitehawk Food Bank for which we're busy collecting food, toiletries and gifts in the run up to Christmas. We're also hosting Christmas Jumper Day and running a bonus ball competition to raise money for charity too. Read more.

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£650+ donated to Children in Need

Posted: 28th November, 2018

As you'll know, Friday 16th November was the BBC's annual Children in Need fundraiser. We donated money to the tune of £652.90, generated by holding our very own Great Quill Bake Off, running a Mario Kart Tournament, having teas and coffees made for us by the Fabulous Brew Boys Julian Bryan (pictured here in his maid's hat) and Tom Wormald, taking part in an online duck race, hosting our Big Fat Quiz and selling tickets for our popular raffle. Read more.

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We've earned Best Companies '1 Star' status

Posted: 27th November, 2018

Having been voted by employees on attributes such as leadership, management, personal growth, teamwork, wellbeing and community involvement in this year's Best Companies survey, we've achieved '1 Star' status for 2019, representing our enhanced levels of employee engagement and demonstrating how we value our people.

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We're fundraising for Children in Need

Posted: 8th November, 2018

Having earned more than £972 million since the 1980s when first broadcast on TV, BBC Children in Need is one of our country's biggest charity fundraisers with money helping disadvantaged children and young adults right here in the UK as well as abroad. We're supporting the annual appeal next Friday with our very own mix of exciting fundraising activities ranging from baking competitions and brew making by our directors to raffles and quizzes.

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Prepare for four months of arctic weather with Quill

Posted: 18th October, 2018

Long-range weather forecasts predict freezing temperatures, heavy snow and icy storms beginning as early as November and continuing for four months. As a nation, we simply don't cope well with severe wintry conditions and our travel network, particularly, struggles to maintain any semblance of normality. For businesses this means one thing: protracted disruption as staff can't journey into the office. It's heartening to know there's an easy way to protect your organisation from weather-induced disaster: outsourcing. With Quill, choose to outsource your payroll and pension management. After all, can you fail to be tempted by 247, 365 cover in the run up to winter?

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Charity news: Children In Need, Christmas foodbanks and blood donations

Posted: 18th October, 2018

With Children In Need just around the corner, we're planning our usual bake sale, all-you-can-eat buffet and raffle to raise money for disadvantaged and poorly children. Christmas is only a few weeks away too, so we're holding collections of food, toiletries, toys and gifts on behalf of regional appeals. Finally, we held another group blood donation session last week and our very own Steven Shaw (photographed here) has recently pledged his 25th blood donation over a 9-year period.

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New employee award scheme in memory of director

Posted: 26th July, 2018

We've launched a new employee award scheme called the Peter Dye Memorial Shield, named after our long-serving director who sadly passed away earlier this year. Peter’s unwavering resilience, perseverance and dedication to his working life at Quill are the attributes sought in the winner of the Memorial Shield. The inaugural winner is Maria Ashurst, our helpdesk support technician. Read more.

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