Along with businesses across the nation, the Horizon family donned their cosiest, wackiest, most spectacular festive knit for Christmas Jumper Day – raising worthy funds for Save the Children. The whole team was dealt a healthy dose of festive spirit, so much so that when jolly jumpers didn’t meet our strict health and safety standards our Service Team gave their work gear some Christmas cheer. Read more “Safety Gear with Christmas Cheer: Festive Fundraising for Save the Children”
We celebrated our new state of the art HQ with our Horizon Family.
By Ben Hirst, Managing Director
Here at Horizon, we put people first – but it’s not just our customer who we’ll always go above and beyond for. Our team and Horizon family are at the heart of what makes us a success. That’s why we’ve recently moved into our state-of-the-art, purpose built headquarters in Wakefield to give everyone everything they need to get the job done. It was something to celebrate – so that’s what we did. Read more “Celebrating our new HQ: Putting People First starts with Our Family”
Horizon’s platforms go back to school to help train local young engineers
By Charlie Smart, Service Manager
When one of our apprentices said an access platform would be a great teaching aid for his course at Askham Bryan College we knew we could help. Here at Horizon we’re committed to nurturing local talent, so a boom lift is on its way. Read more “Horizon’s Platforms Go Back to School”
Warrington students learn about careers & job opportunities at Horizon Platforms
by Lucy Normanton, HR Manager
Someone asked me recently why I decided to pursue a career in HR. The answer is easy: I thrive on finding the very best people for the job, nurturing them and providing opportunities for them to develop rewarding careers.
At Horizon Platforms, the choice of career options and opportunities to learn and develop often surprises people. Yes, we’re in the powered access industry, but that doesn’t mean we only recruit engineers and technicians – there’s a lot more to it than that.
As you may well know, Horizon Platforms are no stranger to getting involved in the community, and last week was certainly no exception. Horizon’s very own Finance Director, Lindsay Tarrant, went back to school to help A-level students at Heckmondwike Grammar School take part in their annual Challenge of Management Conference.
The aim of the three-day conference was to give Year 12 students an insight in to what life is like in business. The students are encouraged to develop the team building and decision making skills involved in all aspects of running a small business by taking part in a business game. At the same time, the students are presented with additional time-pressured activities, presentations and negotiations which keep the event competitive, yet enjoyable.
The team at Horizon Platforms were keen for Lindsay to take part in the programme to assist the students to develop their leadership ability and business skills, which are the qualities fundamental to Horizon’s own culture and the continued development of our local and national economy. Our strong belief is that the key to a successful business is employing and developing a motivated and well trained team.Lindsay, who took on the role of Financial Director within Horizon in 2011, commented:
“I thoroughly enjoy working in a business environment and encouraging people to reach their full potential. My own children have benefited from the excellent teaching and outlook at Heckmondwike Grammar School and I was delighted to be asked to help out by giving back to the students who are future business leaders”.
Lynne Morton, Conference Co-ordinator at Heckmondwike Grammar School, praised the involvement of the many advisers and companies who have freely given their time and experience to help students learn about management in a competitive world.