Women In Business Evening

Monday, December 5, 2016

SOS recruitment’s first ‘Women in Business Evening’, kindly hosted by Beales Department Store, took place on the evening of 24th November 2016.


Around 70 SOS clients attended the event. SOS recruitment’s Commercial Manager, Amanda House, welcomed everyone and talked about the evening being a celebration of women in business in all its variety. She spoke about us all sometimes being slaves to our emails, and that the purpose of the event was about switching off and allowing ourselves time out for some R&R and pre – Christmas retail therapy!

Guests were greeted at the door with SOS chocolate party favours, goody bags, packed with a range of cosmetics and perfumes, courtesy of Beales, then treated to Bucks Fizz and delicious canapés.

Someone who knows all about juggling a work life balance is our very own Managing Director Julie Cook Hughes. Julie runs several successful businesses, one of which is A-List Business Class whilst also being a mum to three girls. Guest speaker, Jacqui Starkey, AList Head of Operations, explained the benefits of investing in AList membership, an employee rewards incentive card with discounts across an expanding range of products and restaurants. In addition to these benefits, for every card sold £5 is donated to the Charity Help4HomelessVeterans.

Gavin Lewis, Store Director at Beales then went on to select the first of several prizes from the free raffle prize draw. The lucky winners were:

Leah – £50.00 Beales gift voucher (donated by Beales)

Karen – £30.00 Beales gift voucher (donated by SOS recruitment)

Tina – Classic Hamper (donated by Beales)

Kay – AList membership (donated by SOS recruitment)

Holly – Evening bag (donated by Beales)

Clare – Fine Bone China Mug (donated by Beales)

Tracey – Cafetiere (donated by Beales)

Jackie – Bottle of mulled cider (donated by Beales)

Marie – Elderflower wine (donated by Beales)

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We have received such lovely comments and feedback from so many of you after this event, we will definitely be organising another one very soon, so watch this space!

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