Everyone at Heyllo congratulates Hartlepool United FC and their fans for getting back into the Football League. We were glued to the TV as Pools put us through the mill, but even though we’ve got no fingernails left we are delighted to see Dave Challinor’s boys winning promotion after a win on penalties against Torquay.
We know the town will be buzzing for the next few days, but when the dust settles and the hangovers ease we know that promotion will give the town a huge economic boost.
Our Managing Director Nicola Burrows said: “As a Hartlepool business that deals with scores of other businesses across the town, we know how much this promotion means to a lot of people.
“Last week when we were speaking to our partners about recruitment and training opportunities, the first thing they talked about was Pools. It seemed as though everyone in the town was planning on a trip to Bristol!
“From an economic point of view, this football result cannot be underestimated. The exposure the town will get from being back in the Football League is huge, and hopefully if restrictions are lifted in time for the new season we will see fans allowed back into The Vic, not only from Hartlepool but from the visiting teams too.
“That has a knock on effect for the bars and restaurants, the hotels, there are so many businesses that will benefit from this. We know it has been tough over the last 15 months with lockdowns and restrictions, but we’re on the right track to getting back to normal and the fact Pools are back in the Football League give the whole of our local economy a shot in the arm.
“It is fantastic achievement from everyone connected with Hartlepool United to finally regain their place back where they belong, and while we’ll enjoy the rest of the evening by raising a few more glasses to the team, we’ll be back in the office in the morning ready to help businesses in and around Hartlepool with their training and recruitment needs.
“Let’s hope this promotion can help to bring the feelgood factor back to the town and all of the businesses in it.”
For more information about Heyllo, give our team a call on 01429 363160
REC, the main governing body for the UK Recruitment industry, has introduced a compliance test to assess its members’ “knowledge of the relevant industry legislation and the REC Code of Professional Practice”.
As members of REC, this code demonstrates that Heyllo! Limited’s commit to operating at a higher ethical level than simply meeting with statutory obligations. With a minimum pass mark of 75% founder and Managing Director, Nikki Burrows was delighted that Heyllo! achieved 83% on their first attempt at the test.
“We recognise how important it is for our customers, both clients and candidates, to know they are working with recruitment partners who understand and demonstrate best practice in the services they provide. Our vision at Hey Talent is to ‘put our customers at the heart of everything we do’, and we believe working with REC, continuing our commitment to achieving best practice and delivering a highly ethical service all play a crucial part in achieving this goal.
I am delighted by the achievement across the business including recruitment, advertising, marketing and management, we know that this result represent the work delivered by all our teams across our business.”
The REC Compliance Test questions relate to both permanent and temporary recruitment practices and specific questions included areas such as:
We are proud to have set-up office at the new BIS centre in Hartlepool. The BIS centre was recently shortlisted for the RIBA North East (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2020 Awards.
A new chapter in the regeneration of Hartlepool has begun with the official opening of Hartlepool’s new £3m centre for the creative industries. ‘The BIS’ - a centre for ‘creating businesses through innovation and skills’ - has been created by Hartlepool Borough Council bringing a derelict building back into use through the refurbishment and enlargement of the town’s Grade II-listed former Post Office.
Hartlepool Borough Council, Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Northern School of Art, have worked in partnership on the project as part of a wider ongoing council initiative to develop the Innovation and Skills Quarter around Church Street.
Open to both new and existing businesses in the creative sector, The BIS features facilities including: monitored security through a CCTV and alarm system, as well as a mix of studios, workshops and office space. The Council and the Northern School of Art will be running a full programme of creative-themed events and seminars at The BIS throughout the year, for businesses across the town.
The BIS was officially opened by councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher - leader of Hartlepool Borough Council - who unveiled a commemorative plaque.