The Danbro Rock Choir…exciting news!

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Danbro is very proud not only to be a sponsor of the Lytham Festival for 2015 (with a great line-up of musicians) but also that our Danbro Rock Choir will be making a number of appearances!

Here’s some exciting news on future performances…

MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST – at the Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Full support slot by the Danbro Rock Choir and band for the “Tenors of Rock” show. Evening performance. PLUS an invitation to perform a song with the Tenors of Rock during their performance!

SUNDAY, 9th AUGUST – main stage at the Lytham Festival, Lytham Green

A performance on the main stage at Lytham Festival, on the Last Night of the Proms – complete with full orchestral backing!  This will feature the Danbro Rock Choir PLUS a surprise during the performance of Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright.

Come and join us…we’d love to see you there!

Check out the Lytham Festival website for more information!

Lytham Festival - Line up!

Lytham Festival – Line up!

 

What a difference 9 weeks makes for Inteb…

The Inteb / BE team with cake on our first day at Jubilee House!

The Inteb / BE team with cake on our first day at Jubilee House!

9 weeks ago the small team at Inteb was working in 4 separate rooms within a business centre, with 3 or 4 of us in each room – some upstairs, some downstairs and each room with a heavy, closed fire door separating us from our workmates. Now, we’re all working in one, light modern space, with new furniture, a staff break-out space, our own meeting rooms, washrooms and kitchen (luxury of luxuries after sharing in a business centre)!

We can walk around and have those ‘water cooler’ moments of spontaneous discussion with colleagues, about work matters or about other things. I feel like I know more about the jobs my colleagues do now and I’m more connected to their successes and challenges. If a new piece of business comes in, the whole room shares it, if someone hits an IT brick wall, a quick shout-out to the room usually flushes out someone who has tackled that before and can help.

Importantly I also know more about my colleagues now as people: One is a Beaver leader; another has a qualification to rescue stranded seals, should she discover any; a third has a serious weakness for Percy Pig sweets!   It’s not that we previously hid these things from each other – it’s just we just never really had the opportunity to discover them!

Then there’s the impact our new location has on everyone who comes to see us.  Suppliers, clients, partners and potential employees alike have all been hugely complimentary about Jubilee House and about the experience of coming here.  Parking is easy, Reception are smiley and efficient, the WIFI and mobile phone reception work (which wasn’t the case where we were before!) the food is great and the location is stunning.  We laugh with our contacts about coming to Inteb for an ice cream at Jubilee House by the seaside – and we’re pleased to be seen as somewhere people want to come and visit (and we’re happy to buy ice creams if that’s what it takes to make people feel good).

Like all growing businesses we’re still grappling with the usual stuff: building the sales pipeline, cash flow; attracting and retaining staff and offering them a career path within a small team  etc.  It’s been a huge commitment for a business of our size to take space at Jubilee House, but we see it as a bold statement of intent, a message that we’re heading for great things.

I think we’re going to need a lot of ice cream!

Julia Westcott, PA to Philip Hargreaves, Inteb

Jubilee House, East Beach, Lytham

A week of fundraising at Danbro…

On hearing of the Nepal Earthquake only a couple of weeks ago and the devastating affect this has had our thoughts turned to how Danbro could help and do whatever we could to support the work Operation Orphan are doing in Nepal.  (Operation Orphan is a charity designed to create a brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children in our world. For many of these children, education, employment and a decent standard of living are simply out of reach – please check out their website for further details www.operation-orphan.org).

With heads together and ideas flowing we decided to start our week of fundraising with the opportunity for everybody to dress down (usually this only happens on a Friday).  Fiona and Jenny put together a sweepstake using characters from animation films and a “spot the ball” competition.  And, of course, a traditional Danbro Bake Sale!

Throughout the week all our wonderful bakers have been gearing up for the Bake Sale on Friday – you would not believe how competitive they are!  Mind you the cakes are fantastic.  Our thanks to Brothers of Charity as well for donating all the money from the sale of their cakes today in the coffee shop.

Too many to choose from !

Too many to choose from !

It’s Friday and Bake day has finally arrived.  Aly has loaded up the trolley ready to take them around the building…although a few of us did sneak in early!  Can definitely recommend them all.  I have never seen so many fabulous gorgeous cakes (I think I tried most of them as well!)!

Yummy!

Yummy!

Operation Orphan have done an amazing job supporting those in need where they can in Nepal and we hope that we’ve helped in some way.  We’ve managed to raise over £500 – so thank you everybody at Danbro for joining in!

Settling in nicely…

It’s been a busy month for Danbro but we’ve settled nicely into Jubilee House and loving it!  It’s a fabulous location with wonderful views.  It was a big move from our four units in Blackpool to one Head Office in Lytham but everything went well and it was business as usual right from the off!

Our new address is Jubilee House, East Beach, Lytham FY8 5FT.

Jubilee House...a fabulous building!

Jubilee House…a fabulous building!

A big day…

Today, 19th December 2014, Conlons officially hand over the keys to Jubilee House to Helen and Damian Broughton.

The building looks amazing and we are all very excited about moving into our new offices!

Congratulations to you both from us all at Danbro for this incredible achievement!

19th December 2014 - the keys to the door!

19th December 2014 – the keys to the door!

 

Hard hats and hi vis jackets at the ready…

All the staff at Danbro had the opportunity to tour Jubilee House throughout the week of the 10th November.  It was fantastic to see what’s been happening both inside and out.  It’s been an incredible journey watching the development change over the months (our thanks to Christian Allen for producing the photographic evidence!) and now we are gearing up for the actual move.

Only 6 weeks to go and Danbro will be in our new, beautiful offices.

Congratulations…!!

Congratulations to the Friends of the Estuary, Lytham on achieving the 2014 It’s your Neighbourhood Award gaining Level 5: Outstanding.  This award is from the Royal Horticultural Society and North West in Bloom.

A well deserved award!

A well deserved award!

This is a fantastic achievement for a group of local volunteers who came together in 2008, with the goal of improving the condition and appearance of the local area, from weekly beach cleans to beautiful flower arrangements.

Here’s Meg and Michelle receiving their certificate.

Meg and Michelle from Friends of the Estuary, Lytham.

Meg and Michelle from Friends of the Estuary, Lytham.

Well done Friends of the Estuary from us all at Danbro!