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New Directions Out in Numbers at Finance Awards Wales

Photo of New Directions Finance Team

On Friday April 20th, 2018 our accounts team attended the annual Finance Wales Awards where one of our staff was shortlisted for Accounts Assistant of the Year. Kath Redwood who has worked for New Directions for 15 years was shortlisted alongside three other industry professionals from the following organisations - Inspiresport, Magnet and Steel and Tiger Cardiff Ltd (Flying Tiger Copenhagen). Amy Jones, Financial Controller said of the event ‘our team thoroughly enjoyed being part of celebrating finance excellence on Friday night at City Hall in Cardiff. Although Kath did not win her category […]


Matt’s Marathon Challenge

One of our very own Cardiff Education Team Account Manager’s, Matthew James, recently completed the Sheffield half marathon, beating his personal best with an impressive time of 1hour 28 minutes and 21 seconds in aid of the TomMaynard Trust. Originally Matt planned to run the Newport half marathon on 4th or 18th March but both dates were cancelled due the freak snow blizzard that ravaged the UK throughout last month. Subsequently Matt made the 4 hour journey to Sheffield last Saturday to run (7th April) Sheffield’s Half marathon instead. Matt has been in training since December and also […]


Kicking off the Award season with a bang…

New Directions were overjoyed with their recent win at the Cardiff Life Awards 2018, taking home the award for ‘Professional Services Company of the Year’.  After being shortlisted three times in 2016, ’17 and now ’18, New Directions proved that the third time really is a charm. This award is a testament to our success and determination to provide invaluable recruitment and training services in the education sector throughout Wales. We are dedicated to supplying schools and our staff with the best possible support and training opportunities. Gary Williams, New Directions Director […]


Women in Business in Transition – It’s time for change!

Sophie Cecil

As you are all no doubt aware International Women’s Day is a time to reflect, call for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by women. Now, it does officially say it’s for women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, but I believe it is a day of celebration for all women, because some women go unrecognised for their everyday acts of courage and contributions. So, with my thoughts about courage and recognition I believe it important we continue in our quest to gain a better understanding of the impact of the perimenopause […]


Mr X Appeal Drives Charitable Ambitions

New Directions have been involved in the Mr X Appeal for a number of years. The Mr X appeal is a Swansea based charity asks businesses, individuals and groups of people to offer a Christmas present donation for young people living in poverty or care. The appeal has grown into a tradition at New Directions and has grown considerably over the last few years. In 2014 we donated around 100 gifts; this has now tripled with nearly 300 gifts donated. New Directions Pharmacy employee, Andrew Harris has helped contribute to the success of this appeal by getting 126 members involved from outside New […]


Making Bold Brave Decisions to Future-Proof the Team…a Blog by Leah Seltzer

Leah Seltzer

A little under a week ago, my brilliant ‘second-in-command’ colleague set off on the next big bold adventure of her life. It prompted me to make some bold decisions too that would mean our paths would meet again. Kate, who has been by my side now for around four years (and very highly thought of within our business), has gone off on maternity leave until 2018…when I write that in actual numeric facts - it makes me shudder. I am assured by most parents who have had maternity or paternity leave that the time they are out of their business role and learning to handle their new life is fast. […]


New Directions crowned: Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment – UK

New Directions are delighted to be awarded 'Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment - UK' in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, the first award of 2017. This comes after already being shortlisted for a number of awards this year, including being announced as a Cardiff Life Finalist for a second year for Best Company. Industry awards enhance our reputation as a brand and we are always delighted when we are recognised as specialists within our industry. Jeff Tune, Chairman for New Directions comments, "We have had a number of awards for our Education recruitment, however to be recognised […]


New Directions Announced as Cardiff Life Finalist for a Second Year

Leading business services organisation New Directions have been announced as ‘finalists’ in the ‘Best Company’ category at the Cardiff Life Awards. This is a second successive year of shortlisting for the organisation who had a 2016 in which they won a flurry of awards and became Wales’ first supply agency to be announced ‘Gold Status – Investors in People’ status. Speaking about the shortlisting, Group Head of Communications and Marketing - Ruth Dalton said ‘I have worked as part of this team now for over five years. I have watched the growth and change within the business. […]


High Heel Hitches in the Work Place…a Blog by Sophie Cecil

The news channels we are tuned into this month are all discussing a really hot topic that has been central to women working since the time when…well women started working. What to wear in the office, what size heel, colour lipstick, hairstyle and beyond. Following the government report ‘High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes’ by the parliamentary committees for Petition and for Women and Equalities, our leading sector publication – Recruiter released a very interesting statement warning recruiters to review their dress code policy wording so neither gender are discriminated against. I […]


Welsh Organisation Named ‘Best Company to Work For’

A leading Welsh recruitment and training organization was named as a winner at the 2016 Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards. New Directions won as ‘Best Company to Work For (under 250 employees)’ at the 2016 IRP Awards. An IRP Award is the highest accolade an individual or company can receive in the recruitment industry and is unique in raising awareness of the positive role models whose exceptional work, and candidate and client care, sets the bar for all recruitment professionals and businesses to aspire to. The IRP Awards are the only recruitment sector awards hosted […]