Bring A Pound To Work Day

Published by swctrade on 13 Mar 2019
    Tuesday 12th March 2019 was Yorkshire Coast Radio "Bring A Pound To Work Day", their big day of fund raising for Saint Catherine’s Hospic


Bring A Pound To Work Day

swc trade frames logo  St Catherines Hospice logo  Yorkshire Coast Radio logo

Tuesday 12th March 2019 was Yorkshire Coast Radio “Bring A Pound To Work Day”, their big day of fund raising for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough.

With help from local businesses, including here at SWC Trade Frames, Yorkshire Coast Radio have beaten their £10K target with £13,000 already raised and still more to come in.

These donations will go directly to Saint Catherine’s, allowing them to continue their caring work in the local community and right across our area.

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James ‘Percy’ Pearson joins SWC management team

James ‘Percy’ Pearson, another one of the SWC young guns has recently joined our management team as Purchasing Manager. Percy has a fantastic eye for detail, plenty of experience within Stores/Purchasing and great commercial awareness making this particular strategic decision a very straightforward one.

James Pearson new SWC Purchasing Manager

We recently re-located our Stores department to another unit on site due to expansion and we are forever adding to the already comprehensive suite of products we offer as a business. Therefore the importance of tightly managing stock we hold is significant and we firmly believe Percy is the right man for the job, both present and future.

Percy is a great example of SWC’s commitment to ‘grow staff from within’ having started part-time 5 years ago with ‘brush in hand’ and we look forward to helping him develop further over the years to come.

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8, 9, 10 KM Ken!

Our very own Ken Boak here at SWC Trade Frames, with his unrivalled reputation for excellent customer service, and his delicious home-made cakes that we’re all massive fans of, is taking on a big challenge this year to celebrate his milestone 60th birthday.

Ken, otherwise known as 8, 9, 10… is running a 10K marathon!

Ken Boak

Under his own admission, Ken tells us that ‘the only thing he has run since leaving school is a bath’, so we’ve arranged for a few extra paramedics to be on standby!

Ken will be running alongside his sons, James and Mark as well as daughter Becki on Sunday 21st October & he is hoping to raise some money for his chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK.

Ken is a true gentleman who regularly gives back to the community. He is a fantastic role model to all those around him. If for every time Ken has helped someone out, a donation of £1 was made, then we’d reach the target of £1,000 overnight!

Please follow the link below to Ken’s just giving page & make his huge effort even more worthwhile by helping him to raise money & awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

Good luck Ken!

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In the spotlight…..

By day, Paul Margetts is a mild mannered Transport & Logistics Manager at SWC, but outside of this Paul is a real local hero who volunteers for Her Majesty’s Coastguard search and rescue team within the Scarborough borough. Saving lives whilst risking their own, is an everyday occurrence for the fearless teams of rescuers and emergency services up and down the country.

When we go home at night after work to relax & put our feet up, when needed, Paul is out saving lives, almost always in the face of adversity, which is an incredible contribution to the local community and a role with responsibilities that command our utmost respect.

As an unpaid volunteer, Paul together with the other emergency services do an inspiring and truly fantastic job. We are all very proud of these deserving gallant heroes who we give our thanks, praise & recognition too.


A word from Paul….

I joined HM Coastguard on 31 July 2012 after a lengthy but interesting recruitment and selection process. Once accepted into the Scarborough Team I had to undergo a lot of training in order to ensure that I was competent in the basics of being a Coastguard Rescue Officer (CRO). This process can take around 1 year to complete, but I was pretty keen so I made sure I put the extra hours and time into the role so that I could put myself forward for the relevant tests in order to become an active team member sooner rather than later. Within around 2 months I had managed to get myself to the required knowledge level, therefore I was issued with my pager and allowed to attend emergency call-outs. Over the coming months/years I increased my knowledge and experience by being an active team member as I pretty much attended every call-out and training session during that time.


During my first few years as a CRO I was based in Whitby through the day with my previous job, therefore, I carried a pager for that area and attended any daytime call-outs. My then employer was happy for me to leave work to attend these calls, providing I made the hours up, which I did. Responding to incidents for the Scarborough and Whitby Team(s) gave me a response area from the Blue Dolphin Caravan Park in the souh to the north or Staithes, due to the overlap of resources. I absolutely loved being on-call for these two areas, although it did get very difficult at times due to the pressures of work and the pressures of some of the incidents that I/we were tasked to. In the 7 years I have been a member of HM Coastguard I would say that I have attended hundreds of incidents and I believe that I have learnt something new from every one that I’ve been involved with.

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Random Acts Of Kindness In Partnership With Yorkshire Coast Radio

Here at SWC we know that a simple act of kindness can make somebodies day so we teamed up with our local radio station, Yorkshire Coast Radio to spread some cheer up and down the Yorkshire coast with some Random Acts Of Kindness. Now employing around 140 much valued staff; supporting the community is core to our company family values, so we were delighted to get involved with Yorkshire Coast Radio to ‘delight’ members of the public with Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts Of Kindness

Paddy & Tom, 2 of the lovely presenters at the radio station went out and about along the Yorkshire Coast doing random good turns. During the promotion, they turned up at a supermarket check-out and paid for peoples shopping, gave delicious cakes & snacks to passers by, paid for taxis, bought gifts for local volunteers who do sterling work to support others, paid for a hairdo, went to a local school and celebrated a much loved dinner lady’s BIG birthday, ..and gave a donation to MIND to help them with the wonderful work they do around mental health taboot!

Random Acts Of Kindness

Thus far, the feedback we’ve received around the Community’s engagement with this project through Social Media shows in excess of 92,500 hits & 43,500 views of the videos!

If you follow the link below, you will be able view some of the acts of kindness. If you want a laugh (or a cringe!), yours truly is on the “Do you mind if we interrupt?” video!

Susan Richings
on behalf of Team SWC

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Bring A Pound To Work Day

Published by swctrade on 13 Mar 2019
    Tuesday 12th March 2019 was Yorkshire Coast Radio "Bring A Pound To Work Day", their big day of fund raising for Saint Catherine’s Hospic