Halloween at FCS

Bringing out the best of Fuel Card Services’ staff

Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the fun has stopped at Fuel Card Services. The recent spooky activities undertaken by our teams continues to highlight the importance we place on staff happiness and support.

Our offices across the UK recently got into the Halloween spirit, so here’s a quick update on what our teams got up to in the name of some good old ghoulish fun.

Fun for everyone at Fuel Card Services

As we revealed in our blog last month, Fuel Card Services’ Leeds office took part in an incentivised schedule for Halloween 2019, which saw our account management team vying to earn points in rounds of client contact, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and limbo to win a host of prizes, including shopping vouchers and paid time off.

Also in Leeds, the retentions team picked Kyle and Suranne as being the best fancy dressers on the day, meaning they both picked up fun prizes as well.

Elsewhere, our colleagues in Halifax had a sales drive and played a number of games, including pumpkin picking. Meanwhile, our Scotland office saw teams take part in apple bobbing and everyone getting dressed up as mummies.

Finally, staff in Burnley played two of the teams’ favourite games, Blow the Spider and Rat Relay. It was a creepy crawly day of skill but packed with fun for all involved.

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staff dress up on halloween

Enjoy the Halloween fun with Fuel Card Services

Halloween is always an exciting time of year and at Fuel Card Services we like to give our staff any excuse to let their hair down and get into the party mood.

As a result, this year, our account management team are going above and beyond to get into the Halloween spirit.

 

Fancy dress and fun and games

Spooky fun will be the order of the day in our Leeds office this week, with the chance for our teams to take part in apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and limbo. Our account managers have been partnered up and they’ll be vying to earn points in their teams throughout the day to win some top prizes.

They’ll be earning points for great customer service, sales and taking part in all the games. As well, each participant will receive points for their commitment to coming into the office in their best fancy dress.

At the end of the day, a range of prizes will be handed out to the winning pairs, including vouchers for shopping – a fantastic prize in the run-up to Christmas – as well as paid time off for the best performers.

It’s always great to give something back to our staff who work so hard to support our clients, so the opportunity to get into the Halloween party spirit was just too good an opportunity to pass up!

At FCS Europe, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS Europe.

 

View our current vacancies at www.fuelcardservices.com/current-positions/ 

External Audit Success!

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed this year’s ISO audit by external auditing body SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

We have maintained our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, ISO 14000:2015 Environment Management and ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems.

The IMS Department would like to say thank you to all of those who were ready and willing to participate in the audit.

Jennifer Mason, our Senior Management Systems Coordinator remarked, “the reason we achieved certification was due to the hard work and assistance of personnel all year round.”

Well done to everyone involved for retaining this great accomplishment!

Celebrating World Mental Health Day with Fuel Card Services

World Mental Health Day 2019 took place on October 10th. It was a chance to reflect on the importance of supporting proper mental health well being for all of us.

At Fuel Card Services, we take this issue seriously. Therefore this year’s event saw all of our offices working hard to promote a better understanding of the importance of mental health, and how we as a business can do more to support our staff.

Why is mental health so important?

According to the mental health charity Mind, one in four people in the UK will suffer some form of mental health illness in their lifetime. This is a shocking statistic, and highlights the massive impact that these issues can have on both people and businesses.

Taking care of yourself and others should therefore be a top priority for all organisations. Meaning the well-being of staff can be closely linked to levels of productivity, absenteeism and generally creating a more positive, supportive and pleasant working environment all around.

How did we celebrate this important day?

Across our multiple offices, Fuel Card Services’ staff took part in a range of activities designed to promote greater mental well-being, and to start people thinking about mental health awareness.

Our Wantage office in Oxford saw everyone get together for a long pub lunch. It was an opportunity for staff to unwind and socialise during the working day. As well as to reflect on the importance of developing positive working relationships.

The lively atmosphere created a nice mood at work once we returned to the office – it’s definitely something that raises morale and we’ll be aiming to do more often!

Elsewhere, our Kent office went with the theme of ‘health is wealth’. We saw our very own training and development manager, Rob Welling lead a group mindfulness/meditation session with the office, which went down a treat!

Rob brought in a Tibetan singing bowl, which surrounded the room with a resonating sound. Whilst encouraging the reps to visualise various different scenarios and take a moment to focus on their own mental health.

In Leeds, pizza and nibbles were the order of the day and it was another opportunity for staff to unwind and speak to people they might otherwise not have need to interact with as part of their role.

Overall, the impact of World Mental Health Day 2019 has been to help bring together our teams to be more supportive of each other. While highlighting how a little mindfulness can go a long way to creating a happier, healthier workplace.

At FCS Europe, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team. From a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS.

View our current vacancies at www.fuelcardservices.com/current-positions/

 

Marathon Run

Raising funds and fitness with FCS

At Fuelcard Services, we pride ourselves on supporting many fantastic causes, as well as encouraging our staff to maintain fit and healthy lifestyles.

With this in mind, our very own Jamie Steel has been busy creating a new programme for staff that will get people up and moving and raising money for good causes.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Jamie’s bright idea will see as many members of staff as possible take up the challenge of training to take on a marathon in 2020.

Things are starting slowly this year, as all those interested in taking part will gradually build up to taking on this mammoth task. The team’s first goal will be a 10k event later in 2019, with more races to swiftly follow.

It’s an opportunity for FCS to raise money for some fantastic causes, with the participation of staff helping to raise funds for a range of charities in the coming year.

Jamie explained: “You can be a beginner or an expert, have minimal fitness or be a reigning marathon champion! Training plans along with nutritional help and support will be provided for all levels, as long as you are committed and determined to pull together as a team.”

The first potential race will be the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash and we’re confident the event will be a springboard for many great things to come in terms of our future fundraising efforts and the fitness of our teams.

At FCS, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk