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Welcome Angela Burrows

We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest Account Manager, Angela Burrows.

To get to know Angela, we asked her to take our new starter quiz, here is what she said.

Three words to describe yourself
Vivacious, thorough, and passionate.

In your own words, tell us a bit about your background
For the last 25 years I have worked in Account Management in the Print, Signage and POS, my most recent role was buying, project managing and installing POS/Signage for Retail Stores. Unfortunately, like many people I was a victim of Covid and find myself being made redundant.

Who do you admire most and why?
My Mum. A perfect role model and my hero, she always looks at the positives and never gives in. Life’s for living to the full.

Name three people you’d like to invite to a dinner party (alive or dead)
Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Princess Diana.

What do you do best?
Shop!

What’s your pet peeve?
Flies and squeaky doors.

What’s your favourite film?
Dirty Dancing.

What are you most looking forward to whilst working at Bluestones One?
Meeting new people, travelling the country, and job satisfaction.

Bluestones One launches referral scheme

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our referral scheme prize draw!

From Wednesday 3rd February until Thursday 25th February, any Field-Based Merchandisers currently working with Bluestones One who refers a friend to work with us will be entered into our prize draw to win £200 tax-free*.

We understand that many of our current merchandisers regularly refer their friends and ex-colleagues to work with us, so we wanted to take this opportunity to recognise this and give everyone who recommends us the chance to win £200 for themselves and £25 for their friend.

If you would like to refer a friend, all you have to do is get them to fill in this form and include your name in the field “Who referred you to Bluestones One?” then you’ll gain an entry in the prize pot. The more referrals you make, the more entries you get in the prize pot and the more of a chance you have of winning.

The winning entry will be drawn on Friday 26th February 2021 and shared on the Bluestones One Facebook page, so don’t forget to like the page to ensure you don’t miss the announcement.

The competition will close on Thursday 25th February 2021. The full form can be found here: https://bluestonesone.co.uk/retail-merchandising-pre-interview-questionnaire/ 

*T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs can be found here.

Terms and Conditions
• This referral scheme is only open to Bluestones One Field-Based Merchandisers.
• The prize is a £200 tax-free payment for the winning referrer and £25 tax-free payment for the associated referral.
• Each entry corresponds to one referrer and one referral. Only one entry will be picked from the prize pot.
• Bluestones One Field-Based Merchandisers can make unlimited referrals.
• A referral counts when a referred individual completes this form and names the person who referred them in the field, “Who referred you to Bluestones One?”
• The referral must have merchandising or retail experience.
• The referral must not have worked for Bluestones One before.
• The closing date for referrals is Thursday 25th February 2021. Referrals will be accepted after this time but will not be entered into the prize draw.
• The winner will be picked at random on Friday 26th February 2021 via a Facebook video on the Bluestones One Facebook page.
• The winner’s name will be available on request and published on Bluestones One’s media accounts.
• The promoter is Bluestones One.
• By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Field Team Awards 2020

Every year we aim to recognise and reward the individuals in our Field teams who have gone above and beyond while embodying our company values.

This year, our teams have felt additional pressures but have consistently worked hard and impressed both us and our clients. It was a tough task to choose our 2020 winners, so we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their commitment, professionalism and resilience during this difficult time.

Without further ado, here are the 2020 winners!

Our 2020 winners

New Employee of the Year

For surpassing expectations of a new starter

Winner – Kelsey Rawlings

Shortlisted nominations for New Employee of the Year
• Alex Woffindon
• Paige Matthews

Kelsey Rawlings
Kelsey Rawlings
Luke Randall
Luke Randall

Leadership Award

For leading by example and showing genuine leadership qualities

Winner – Luke Randall

Shortlisted nominations for the Leadership Award
• Jason Crawley
• Tom Bowyer

Directors Award

Identified as an integral person within our business who has worked to a consistently high standard throughout the year

Winner – Garry Leck

Shortlisted nominations for the Directors Award
• Mike Webb
• Mark Goulding

Garry Leck
Garry Leck
Harry Stringer
Harry Stringer

Effective Communication Award

Communicates effectively with Management, Resource and Field teams

Winner – Harry Stringer

Shortlisted nominations for the Effective Communication Award
• Tom Bowyer
• Mihai Cojanu

Commitment Award

Consistently shows a high level of commitment

Winner – Mihaita Cojanu

Shortlisted nominations for the Commitment Award
• Mike Webb
• Anthony Levelle

Mihai Cojanu
Mihai Cojanu
Mike Webb
Mike Webb

Above & Beyond Award

Dedicated to getting the job done, always goes the extra mile to achieve great results

Winner – Mike Webb

Shortlisted nominations for the Above & Beyond Award
• Luke Randall
• Dave Jones

Brand Ambassador Award

Leads by example and represents the Bluestones brand in a positive way through Demeanor, Values and Ethics

Winner – Jason Crawley

Shortlisted nominations for the Brand Ambassador Award
• Emma Williams
• Angie Little

Jason Crawley
Jason Crawley
Paul Bland and Stefan Peat 
Paul Bland and Stefan Peat 

Pair of Aces Award

Two individuals who have worked together to a consistently high level across multiple accounts within the business

Winners – Paul Bland and Stefan Peat 

Shortlisted nominations for the Pair of Aces Award
• Chris Johnson and Michael Constable
• Will Shields and Michael Cullinan

Star Performers

Individuals that have stood out from the crowd and recognised for displaying individual excellence

Winners – Brian Gudgin and Mark Goulding

Brian Gudgin
Brian Gudgin
Mark Goulding
Mark Goulding

Work for us

Are you interested in joining our Field team? Find out more and view all our latest vacancies now.

Bluestones One announces acquisition

Bluestones One is delighted to announce the acquisition of Dee Set’s store development division. Bluestones One is one of the leading installation and merchandising businesses in the UK with a vast customer base and this acquisition further accelerates their ambitious growth plans. Bluestones One is part of the Bluestones Investment Group, which primarily invests in the staffing and recruitment sectors, supporting people to establish their own successful businesses and providing a number of shared services from their head office based in Chester. The acquisition, confirmed on 1st May 2020 sees the entirety of Dee Set’s Store Development division being acquired by Bluestones One. Due to the nature of the acquisition and both parties experience in this area there should be no disruption to existing staff, customers and operations.

Gary White, Managing Director of Bluestones One, said:

This acquisition is incredibly exciting, bringing together two very successful businesses. We’re looking forward to welcoming the management and field teams and driving the business forward in the coming weeks and months. Throughout our discussions it’s been clear both parties wanted to achieve the same end goal and will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition. All staff will be part of the transition process and we look forward to continuing to supply the same great service to Dee Set’s customers and our own. The benefits for both staff and customers are significant as it allows us to offer wider opportunities to our existing and new teams and continue to improve service levels across the wider customer base. This deal is in line with our strategic plan and gives us a great platform for further growth and expansion of our service offering.

The acquisition provides a great opportunity for all teams and customers to benefit from the two businesses coming together. Dee Set’s store development division supplies a number of services that Bluestones One already deliver to a variety of retailers and associated businesses.

CEO of Dee Set, Greg Phillips, said:

We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Bluestones that will give our many dedicated colleagues the opportunity to work within a business as passionate as they are about the services that our store development division delivers. We are confident Bluestones ambitions match our own, as the Dee Set business continues to grow and flourish in other areas.

This deal cements Bluestones One’s position in the market place with increased capacity to supply employment opportunities and support a large retail customer base.

For more info about Bluestones One, please email info@bluestonesone.co.uk or visit the website www.bluestonesone.co.uk

Our referral scheme is now open

Do you want the chance to win £200? If you currently work with us as a Field Based Merchandiser, when you refer a friend who has retail or merchandising experience you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win £200 and get your mate £25*!

All you have to do is get your friend to fill in this form and include your name in the field “Who referred you to Bluestones One?” then you’ll gain an entry in the prize pot. The more referrals you make, the more entries you get in the prize pot and the more of a chance you have of winning, simple!

The winning entry will be drawn on Facebook on Friday 21st February, so don’t forget to like the Bluestones One Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss the announcement.

The competition will close on Thursday 20th February 2020. The full form can be found here: https://bluestonesone.co.uk/retail-merchandising-pre-interview-questionnaire/

*Terms and Conditions apply

  • This referral scheme is only open to Bluestones One Field Based Merchandisers.
  • The prize is a £200 tax-free payment for the winning referrer and £25 tax-free payment for the associated referral.
  • Each entry corresponds to one referrer and one referral. Only one entry will be picked from the prize pot.
  • Bluestones One Field Based Merchandisers can make unlimited referrals.
  • A referral counts when a referred individual completes this form and names the person who referred them in the field, “Who referred you to Bluestones One?”
  • The referral must have merchandising or retail experience.
  • The referral must not have worked for Bluestones One before.
  • The closing date for referrals is Thursday 20th February 2020. Referrals will be accepted after this time but will not be entered into the prize draw.
  • The winner will be picked at random on Friday 21st February 2020 via a Facebook video on the Bluestones One Facebook page.
  • The winner’s name will be available on request and published on Bluestones One’s media accounts.
  • The promoter is Bluestones One.
  • By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Seasonal opening hours 2019/20

If you would like to get in contact with our merchandising or retail teams over the Christmas break, you can contact us via email on merchandising@bluestonesone.co.uk or via our office numbers, North East 0191 466 1340 or Worksop 01909 495 353.

Here are our full office opening hours during the Christmas period.

North East office

Monday 23rd December – CLOSED – Available via phone
Tuesday 24th December – CLOSED – Available via phone
Wednesday 25th December – CLOSED
Thursday 26th December – CLOSED
Friday 27th December – CLOSED – Available via phone

Monday 30th December – CLOSED – Available via phone
Tuesday 31st December – CLOSED – Available via phone
Wednesday 1st January – CLOSED

Worksop office 

Monday 23rd December – 8.3 0am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday 24th December – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 25th December – CLOSED
Thursday 26th December – CLOSED
Friday 27th December – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Monday 30th December – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday 31st December – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 1st January – CLOSED

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bluestones One supports fundraiser for Jeanie-May

We regularly try to support local and national charities and fundraisers, but the one we’re recently supporting is much closer to home.

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