Cardiff Recruiters Pedal Power
Commuters in the rush hour traffic heading into Cardiff city centre were stopped in their tracks by the sight of one of the countrys leading business leaders pedalling furiously on a cycling machine. Phil Handley, joint managing director of Wales largest independent IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy, IntaPeople, was kick-starting the companys annual charity fundraiser on behalf of BBC Children in Need.
Staff at IntaPeople ditched their suits and shoes for shorts and trainers to brave the wind and rain to take part in the 240 km/10 hour cycle-thon and raise money for this years Children in Need appeal - a charity that the company actively supports each year.
The fundraising event was been organised by Amanda Tilley, IntaPeoples Finance Manager. She said: As a company we raise money each year for a number of charities including Jeans for Genes, Red Nose Day and Wear it Pink. This year we wanted to beat our previous record by raising the most amount of money for Children in Need. For this reason we have decided to do something a little different.
We set a challenge for 10 of our staff to complete the 240 km on a cycling machine - the equivalent distance from our office in Central Cardiff to the BBC Television centre in Central London, from which the Children in Need appeal is broadcast.
Phil Handley, joint managing director of IntaPeople, was the first person to take to the saddle for what became a hugely successful event raising money for Children in Need.
The Cardiff based agency were finalists in this years FastGrowth50 awards, that recognises the fastest growing companies in the country out of a business population of over 200,000. This is the second time that IntaPeople have been shortlisted for the award the last time they were nominated was in 2000, when they won.