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Us being awesome.

One down, two to go.

A group from our Birmingham Office completed the full Tough Mudder course at Belvoir Castle, which involved a 12-mile cross country run and 27 obstacles to overcome; all of which they polished off in 4hrs 25mins. This is the first part of their larger office-wide charity event, called the ‘Muddy, Bike, Hike’ marathon.

Well done to everyone for making it to the end: Michael Robertson; Sabrina Gill; Richard Monksmith; Nondas Loukas; Joshua Hines; Kieran Hunt; Alejandro Barron Himsworth; Lewis Roberts; Luke Blyth; Stephen Scott; Ricky Takhar; Adrian McCordick; Elliot Price; Mark Burnett; Alex Cousins; Chris Lane; Karam Bhamra

Click here to read more about their fundrasing.

Bongo's Bingo.

Our Manchester office went to an event called ‘Bongo’s Bingo’; essentially it’s normal bingo but with all the atmosphere of a darts event. Prizes on the night ranged from a huge inflatable rubber duck to a set of Disney princess dolls and even a bit of cash.

On your marks, get set, bake!

Our Plymouth office have been running their own Great British Bake Off style competition. There are eleven weeks, each with their own themes, in which the bakers must craft something suitably delicious and visually impressive to win the approval of that week’s judge. Each week’s winner gets a golden spoon; the winning team will win the much-sought after Bake-off apron to display.

Plymouth party.

This year our Plymouth office went with a 1920’s theme for an evening of gin & jazz; dress-code being dapper for the gentlemen and flapper for the ladies. As well as a live saxophonist and a magician, they were also treated to their own gin sample menu and a raffle to raise money for Hugs from Henry charity. Congrats to Christopher Hitchcock for winning the ‘Best Dressed’ award.

Design team champions.

A team from our London office won the Camden Design Team league for the first time since 2012. In the winners photo we have: Johan Askman, John Harston, Samuel Revie, Louis Chaumont, Brad Joseph, Desmond Kenny, Thomas Cox, Leighton Smith, Matthew Daniel, Alberto Veronesi.

Special mention to all those who contributed throughout the season: Deneshan Williams, George Coles, Larry Aiyedogbon, Ardalan Saboori, Oliver Lockhart, Robert Dealey, Stefan Schmidt, Tom Richardson.

Ribble me this.

Russel Greenwood formed part of a 58 strong team who completed the 100 mile Ribble Valley Ride for the Steve Burns Rooms Cancer Charity. They raised £6,800, with the overall aim to refurbish five living areas in the Ronald McDonald House Manchester. The house provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families with children receiving treatment in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and St Mary's Neonatal Unit.

Quiz me you fool!

As part of their wider drive to raise money for St Mungo’s – a charity that helps the homeless – our Bristol office saw 13 weeks of quiz-mania come to a close. This time around, it was Challenge Expected – a team from the Acoustics group – who picked up the trophy. All in, the quiz raised £238, which will go towards a grand total (to be revealed later in the year).

Art for postcards.

Budding artists in our London office have been helping raise money for this year’s Tri For Life event. Blank postcards are purchased for £2, transformed into something beautiful, then sold for £10.

Get in touch with Nissa Dann if you’re interested in buying one; all money goes into our Tri For Life donation