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Giving Something Back

98% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

NRG is very charity focused, they have selected Maggie's Cancer Care Charity for the past four years as their charity of choice. They do not just limit their fundraising activities to Maggie's but continue throughout the year to hold dress down days supporting various charities – Children in Need, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes etc. NRG's Chief Executive is Chair of the fundraising Board for Maggie's North East and gives her time free of charge and their staff are hugely supportive of her and have raised over £25,000 in the last four years. One of the main challenges the staff undertake is the Monster Bike and Hike which takes place annually in Fort William, Scotland. A gruelling 72 miles made up of 31 miles on a mountain bike followed by a 41 mile hike – all in 24 hours! Teams have also participated in the Three Peaks Challenge climbing the three tallest peaks in Great Britain again within 24 hours. Prior to taking part in these challenges, the teams have raised money by organising various events including: quizzes for staff and client companies raffles coffee mornings gents having various parts of their bodies waxed! NRG no longer send Christmas Cards to clients but make a donation to charity each year. Their Managing Director is also an active committee member of the Theatre Development Committee - created to develop funds for Newcastle's flagship Theatre, The Theatre Royal, to ensure community engagement activities including workshops, dance, creative groups, within the community. She is also a member of Sunderland Business Group - which is a group of private sector organisations working with the public and third sector to support children in schools through work experience.

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95% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

NRG is very charity focused, they have selected Maggie's Cancer Care Charity for the past four years as their charity of choice. They do not just limit their fundraising activities to Maggie's but continue throughout the year to hold dress down days supporting various charities – Children in Need, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes etc. NRG's Chief Executive is Chair of the fundraising Board for Maggie's North East and gives her time free of charge and their staff are hugely supportive of her and have raised over £25,000 in the last four years. One of the main challenges the staff undertake is the Monster Bike and Hike which takes place annually in Fort William, Scotland. A gruelling 72 miles made up of 31 miles on a mountain bike followed by a 41 mile hike – all in 24 hours! Teams have also participated in the Three Peaks Challenge climbing the three tallest peaks in Great Britain again within 24 hours. Prior to taking part in these challenges, the teams have raised money by organising various events including: quizzes for staff and client companies raffles coffee mornings gents having various parts of their bodies waxed! NRG no longer send Christmas Cards to clients but make a donation to charity each year. Their Managing Director is also an active committee member of the Theatre Development Committee - created to develop funds for Newcastle's flagship Theatre, The Theatre Royal, to ensure community engagement activities including workshops, dance, creative groups, within the community. She is also a member of Sunderland Business Group - which is a group of private sector organisations working with the public and third sector to support children in schools through work experience.

Leadership

94% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

The leader of NRG is distinctive in her ability to directly contribute to all areas of the NRG business. She actively promotes the business in a direct business development function, developing and securing business opportunities for NRG. She influences business opportunities through her broader commercial knowledge and regional and national networks. She manages a wider remit of extracurricular activities and community based work - including the regional chair of Maggie's Cancer Care Charity, accepting the challenge and responsibility of raising £3million in funding and promoting Maggie's to the wider community. As a leader of NRG, Lorna is passionate, creative and challenging. Her enthusiasm inspires staff working at NRG and her breadth of knowledge and diverse portfolio of regional roles instils confidence in clients with her breadth of knowledge on factors influencing employment skills. Lorna's leadership style empowers the senior team to manage their respective business teams yet she has a style that is wholly accessible to all members of staff. She instils a culture of hard work and diligence in delivering excellence in service, whilst positively nurturing ambitions. Lorna drives a very focussed business but also ensures as a team we aren't afraid of having fun along the way. She is very passionate about ensuring that all staff regularly get the opportunity to get together for social events. Lorna also recognises when "down time" is needed for her team and this year has helped staff take advantage of the public holidays by offering staff an additional holiday day over the festive season.

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Women in Senior Management

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