December 14, 2011
HOW YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR BUSINESS!
(Left to right)
FRONT ROW: JKHS students - Aimee Griffiths, Kathryn Harding, Ellie Riggs, Kelly Morris, Megan Humby.
MIDDLE ROW: JKHS Students - Chris Mair, Alix Baldwin, James Buffry, Danny Dean.
BACK ROW: Rob Wallis (Head of JKHS Sixth Form), Debbie Berry (Teacher of Business Studies), Rachel Addison (Managing Director, Labels Outlet Shopping), Mark Jefferies (CBI), Andrea Pegler (People Officer, Labels Outlet Shopping).
Students from Ross-on-Wye’s John Kyrle High School have been advising Labels Outlet Shopping on methods to improve their social media marketing strategy.
The Lower Sixth students have worked with Labels since October 2010 as consultants, ‘JK Consultancy’, advising Labels on improving communications with their store customers, website visitors, and database members.
Eighteen of John Kyrle’s Lower Sixth Business Studies Group have forged an alliance with Labels’ Management Team over the past 3 months as part of the CBI’s ‘Business in the Classroom’ initiative, which aims to create partnerships between local businesses and schools.
The project, which aims to increase young people’s knowledge of the workplace and improve their employability skills, culminated in a formal presentation, by nine students, which took place ‘boardroom style’ at Labels’ last week.
“We were absolutely delighted by the standard of the students’ presentation, which was both impressive and professional, said Rachel Addison, Managing Director, Labels Outlet Shopping. “The content was well considered and informative and is testament to how committed they have been to the project to ensure that everyone fully understood our needs, enabling them to propose improvement opportunities for our social media networking.”
Labels Outlet Shopping is already putting several of the team’s proposals into action and intends to continue to work with their new ‘consultants‘ throughout this year as part of the Company’s marketing strategy for 2011. Labels’ management team has agreed to support a second project for next years’ Lower Sixth Business Studies group, with this years’ students acting as their mentors.
December 14, 2011
IN THE PINK AT LABELS!
In the Pink at Labels Outlet Shopping are colleagues: (left to right) Karla Prothero, Jayne Walters and Carolyn Willis.
It was yet another busy week at Labels Outlet Shopping, in more ways than one!
As well as an influx of extra visitors during the half-term holiday Labels supported this month’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign promoting the ‘Wear it Pink’ fund raising event on Friday 29 October.
Alongside businesses throughout the country the Labels’ team donated £2 each to allow them the opportunity to wear pink to work for the day.
Colleagues at Labels Outlet Shopping near Ross-on-Wye took the challenge one step further and organised additional activities so that customers and visitors could be involved too.
Many of the Labels’ suppliers donated prizes for a free customer draw and local baker Taynton Farm Foods from Gloucestershire, created a special pink cup cake to help with the fund raising.
“Our team, with very generous support from our brilliant customers, raised an outstanding total of over £1,000 during the week.” said Labels’ Managing Director Rachel Addison.
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