Staff at the Whitstable office of Fuel Card Services have raised £1,337 for the Royal British Legion’s 2015 Poppy Appeal. The project was led by Fuel Card Services account manager Scott Mooney, an army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scott Mooney said, “I have seen for myself how the Royal British Legion provides invaluable support to former and current service personnel and their families. The annual Poppy Appeal is not just about remembering the past, but about giving essential help to those in real need right now.”
Scott and his colleagues asked local businesses to donate raffle prizes, then sold tickets and made collections outside their local Tesco. The grand prize was a luxury weekend break, with other prizes including a recording studio session, crystal goblets and a DAB radio. The raffle and collections took place alongside other fundraising efforts within the Fuel Card Services office.
Rob Webb, general manager, said, “Scott and his colleagues managed to raise £837 very quickly and Fuel Card Services was happy to add another £500 to that. As part of the Whitstable community, we were delighted at the generosity of neighbouring businesses.”
The 20 raffle winners were drawn on November 11 by Anne Hill, representing the Whitstable branch of the Royal British Legion. She said, “We are very grateful to Scott, and his Fuel Card Services colleagues, and to everyone who bought a raffle ticket or made a donation. This will certainly help our Poppy Appeal.”
Fuel Card Services recently relocated its Kent office to Estuary View Business Park in Whitstable, having outgrown its former home in Canterbury. Rob Webb, said, “Our existing 36 employees all moved with us, but we need at least 30 more account managers to meet growing demand for our services.”
The company is recruiting account management staff, responsible for bringing in new customers and then looking after their business needs. No previous experience is necessary, with full NVQ training provided in sales and account management. Applicants will need to be excellent communicators with a confident telephone manner, self-motivated, energetic and positive. They can expect a competitive salary with uncapped performance bonus, life assurance, pension, discounts on private healthcare and more.
Fuel Card Services provides cards that allow commercial road users to refuel at a fixed weekly price, available at thousands of locations throughout the country. This usually means a discount of 3p to 4p per litre on pump prices, with even bigger savings on the motorways. Its cards can be used at BP, Esso, Shell and Texaco filling stations and on the Diesel Direct and UK Fuels networks, as well as supermarkets, independents and motorway services.[/glossary_exclude]
Posted on 24th November 2015
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