For the first time this year, 3BM held a Christmas Card Competition with our primary school clients. The competition was open to KS1 only students and had a great response with over 80 entries! This was amazing given that there was a limited time to complete.
We had some fantastic designs, with a great effort being made by all. The entries were judged by the 3BM Creative Director, in our Marketing division.
We are pleased to announce that the winning design was created by 5½ year-old Felix Camacho, from St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
Felix received a £25 John Lewis voucher and St Thomas’ a £75 donation to their school fund.
All students who entered the competition received a bag of chocolate coins and a certificate of participation.
The design has been transformed into our 2016 Christmas card and is currently being posted out to all our clients.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the schools who entered and we look forward to hosting the event again next year!
We will be posting out photos on our social media so please take a look.
Considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards provide a showcase of resources and companies that seek to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration that are fundamental to the learning process. The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions.
Every year, we ask our clients and schools to complete a feedback survey to give us an insight into the quality of our services.
We’re delighted to announce that for the 2nd year running 100% of our schools would recommend us to others!
After another year of fantastic responses, 99.3% rated our services as excellent or good!
After months of fundraising, our Human Resources Manager John Geary has shaved his head to raise £1,250 for Macmillan Cancer Support!
John was inspired to raise money for the charity after both of his parents were cared for by Macmillan nurses during their fight with the awful disease.
“Macmillan and Marie Curie were amazing in looking after my Mum & Dad.” John says on his donation page, “And they also supported me and my two siblings through this dark and emotional time.”
3BM short-listed for ICT service and support BETT award
3BM have been short-listed for a prestigious BETT Award – in the ICT service and support category. Each year, the awards endeavour to recognise, reward and promote excellence and considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the educational ICT industry. The ICT service and support category required applicants to produce a 2 minutes video. The judges will be looking at the number of views, likes and comments. Do please take a look and support us. The winners will be announced January 20th 2016. http://bettawards.com/2016_finalists/
Take a look at our submission to the 2016 BETT Awards. Please leave your comments on YouTube.
I started my apprenticeship in the Corporate Finance Team of 3BM, in October 2014, with no working experience and I was extremely anxious about what to expect. However, the support and patience I received from my colleagues helped me feel more comfortable and I settled very quickly. After being trained and shown how to perform the tasks needed of me as an apprentice, I instantly felt like part of the team and that my role had a purpose.
Being at 3BM has not only taught me skills specific to my role, but it has also taught me about the working life, which is what I wanted to gain out of my apprenticeship.
I’ve always known that I’ve wanted to work and 3BM gave me the chance to start my career which I am very grateful for.
3BM undertook a client feedback survey in June / July and are delighted that all would recommend us to other schools. More than half of 3BM supported schools completed the survey. We asked them what they thought of the overall quality of the various services and had stunning results. c80% of schools rated the service(s) they have as being excellent, with virtually all others rating us as good.
As a thank you for participation, we offered £50 for the most useful feedback, with the winner being: Lady Margaret School, LBHF.
We will not be sitting on our laurels of course! We continue to develop our offer further and are striving to provide a greater portfolio of services as we build the Mutual. This year we have expanded from c50 to 75 staff to ensure we can be the best.
A huge thank you to the continuing support from our schools!
Kinetic Coaching is a charity that works with youngsters in London to help them develop and realise their potential through sport. To assist Kinetic Coaching, we have supported one of their football teams as part of our wider community support programme.
3BM are admirers of Kinetic Coaching’s work with young people, which they do through partnerships with schools. Their drive as an organisation is to expand their offer to support many more sports to help improve children’s experiences.
Last week, the football team competed in the finals of an international event in Sweden, achieving great success and only succumbing at the final stages to Japan (after beating the host team, France and Brazil). We are very proud of the boys and their efforts. Aaron one of their current year 10 players is modelling their new kit.