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New Directions Chairman Highly Commended at Cardiff Business Awards

On Friday 23rd June 2017, New Directions Chairman Jeff Tune was highly commended at an awards ceremony held in Cardiff. The Cardiff Business Awards recognise outstanding achievement in business and celebrate talent, ambition and innovation from across Wales' capital city. This is the third year the awards have celebrated the best of Cardiff business. The event held at City Hall in the capital celebrated 19 awards in total and was attended by over 400 guests who enjoyed a three course meal and entertainment from former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones. The evening was hosted by television personality […]

New Directions Wirral Branch Help Cherry Tree Raise Funds

Cherry Grove Primary School held their annual summer fair on Friday 16th June 2017. New directions were invited along to participate in the event where the team loaned their inflatable penalty shootout which was a massive hit with all the visitors. Anita Bowman from the school said “We just want to say a big thanks for Samantha coming to the Cherry Grove summer fair last Friday with your penalty shootout! The kids loved trying to score into the shootout and it raised £43-50 – we’re very grateful!". Sam Pilling, Branch Manager for the Wirral Team commented “It was a pleasure to be […]

New Directions Wirral Name ‘Temp of the Month’

Jennifer Morrison, Senior Recruitment Consultant and Mark Monteith, Bookings Consultant have announced Louise O’Kane, Teaching Assistant as their Wirral Temp of the Month. Louise was nominated by the Wirral branch for her outstanding effort and feedback for her work at a Wirral ALN school. Jen was on hand to present Louise with a present and certificate to put in her portfolio. Jen said of the nomiination “Louise has always been a pleasure to work with and it shows through her love and dedication of her job. I thank Louise very much for her loyalty to New Directions and her hard work.” Look […]

Happy Birthday Karen Dodd…from our #Wirral Team

Our Wirral team wanted to wish a big Happy Birthday to Karen, Office Manager from Brookdale School whose Birthday fell during the half term holidays. Jen and Mark (from our Wirral team) presented Karen Dodd with a birthday card and a bottle of prosecco along with a cheeky bag of doughnuts! Jen Morrison says “I’ve known Karen now for many years and we have a fantastic working relationship. I hope she had a lovely happy birthday!”

New Directions opens doors in Merthyr

New Directions Education has moved into the Orbit Business Park to support schools and colleges across Merthyr. Howard Burge, National Director for the organisation said of the decision “our team has been part of the schools and college community in Merthyr for many years. We have worked from our bases in Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent to service the area historically. Now is the time for us to commit to the region and put down some roots”. Merthyr Tydfil is home to some 22 primary schools, one nursery, four comprehensive schools, one additional learning needs school and a further education college. […]

Raising Money for the Herbert Thompson Gardening Club Fund

Herbert Thompson Primary School were looking to develop their green spaces around the school’s foundation phase classes. As budgets were tight at the school, Jen George and Jen Lambert offered to do some fund raising in the form of a ‘Cheeky’ Tuck Shop in the Head Office. Our staff we very happy to donate to the Herbert Thompson Gardening Club Fund as they munched on sweets, crisps and chocolate. Both Jens arranged an Easter ‘Bake Off’ where their colleagues made cakes and were judged on taste, appearance and textures by our own Mary Berry. The total raised was nearly £130 and […]

New Sports Kit for Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig

The New Directions Aberystwyth team have sponsored Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig with a new girls hockey kit (pictured). The school were a tremendous support in 2016 when New Directions took part in the 'Men of Harlech Bike Ride' in association with Cardiff City Football Club. Miss Gwynne from the school said 'it’s a really nice Kit, very impressed. Will send us some pictures and feedback from future matches'. Matt Lloyd, Account Manager for New Directions said 'this part of the job is really rewarding. We have a fantastic relationship with Ysgol Penweddig and I look forward to building on this'.

New Directions Sponsor Halton Infant Music Festival

For the third year in a row New Directions proudly sponsored the Halton Infant Music Festival. Janet Whittingham –Performing Arts Manager of Palace Fields Academy is the coordinator of the Music Festivals. This year the festival has 39 primary schools and 1700 children taking part across Halton borough council. The theme for this year’s festival was animals, each school had the opportunity to create their own animal costumes and have been practicing the songs to perform on the day. A great effort was made by all the children who turned up in their fancy dress or specially designed animal […]

Helping Students Protect their Reputations on Social Media

On Wednesday 10th May 2016, New Directions Education was invited to speak with students at the University of South Wales (USW) about the pitfalls of social media. This is the third consecutive year the organisation has been invited to discuss the ‘hot topic’ with teachers and academics of the future. Carolyn Pearse, Communications and Marketing Officer for New Directions, and former student of USW explained why their business gets involved with such a topical subject: “The question that social media raises in 2017 is not ‘if’ you use it, but rather ‘how’ you use it. The most […]

The Go Girl Academy

New Directions are proud supporters of the Go Girl Academy which was founded by Cardiff based entrepreneur, Wenda James-Rowe. The Go Girl Academy runs workshops for girls aged 10-18 years to promote self-confidence, positive body image, health and well-being. During the Easter holidays a three day workshop was held at the Vale Hotel. During day 1 of the academy the girls had been delivered a session on mindfulness and a dance session which all the girls seemed to enjoy. Carolyn Pearse, Communications and Marketing Officer for New Directions joined the girls on day 2 of the workshop to see […]