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Staff and Career News

  1. April 19, 2021

    The Allendale Group reached its 18th Birthday on Friday!

    We are proud to announce that our team has supplied products to loyal customers for the last 18 years.
     
    Our customer base has grown beyond our expectations since 2003, and so has our business.
     
    We now have 12 separate e-commerce stores that deliver to customers in over 165 countries and our own manufacturing and distribution facility in China.
     
    Thank you to our customers for your continued support, and of course to our amazing staff who have kept working hard throughout this last year.
     
    Many more exciting plans to come!
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  2. October 28, 2020

    Allendale joins 'Love Hoddesdon'

    Helping to improve our local area and work together with local businesses”

    We are pleased to announce that we have joined the “Love Hoddesdon” team. They raise around £100k a year from 200 businesses in the town to fund work to help local businesses prosper and attract more shoppers & visitors to the town and we cannot wait to get more involved!

    Allendale was founded in Hoddesdon and has been our headquarters home since 2003. Recently awarded with ‘Business of the Year – East Herts’ at the Herts Chamber event 2019, our company is thriving, with our own manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and China.

    Read more about ‘Love Hoddesdon’ and what they do here - https://www.lovehoddesdon.co.uk

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  3. October 09, 2020

    Allendale Pub Style Quiz

    Another fabulous round of our Allendale Pub Style quiz!

    Thank you to Jo for organising another fun quiz for all our team.

    Made up of 8 rounds, we had some competition on the Girl Power and It’s Raining Men rounds, and some very confused faces at the Intros of songs in the Music round. We also had an Animal, Food & Drink, General Knowledge, Logos and Mystery round, giving everyone their chance to shine!

    It was lovely to see some old faces and get all of our colleagues together for a night of laughs and rivalry – even if it was through our screens.

    Ryan managed to score the most points this week; the rest of us better start practising as he’s the one to beat for our next Quiz!

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  4. October 01, 2020

    Business or the Year - East Herts

    Throwback Thursday – Looking back at our Business of the Year – East Herts first place award at the Herts Chamber event last year!

    We are also very proud for reaching 7 final awards and for our runners up titles for Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year and Business of the Year – Small to Medium.

    The Judges commended our team for our “innovative and responsible approach” to customers and “strong growth” in our “impressive business.

    Another huge thank you to everyone in our team for their hard work!

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  5. September 15, 2020

    Staying Active with our August Steps Competition

    Getting our staff more active and having fun this August! The proud winner of our August Steps Competition has received his wonderful hamper of goodies as a prize for achieving the most steps last month.

    Paul Hughes reached a very impressive total of 645,889, making him the winner of our competition.

    We also want to celebrate the runner up, Jun who accomplished an amazing 494,500!

    Our staff were split in to teams for a chance to win another prize for best total score! Team Warehouse took the lead, winning the team prize and Allendale China were extremely close, behind by only 823 steps.

    Thank you for everyone's efforts and for just enjoying pushing yourselves to walk a bit more.

    We are looking forward to another round soon!

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  6. August 14, 2020

    New Staff Picks Catalogue

    Our new Staff Picks catalogues have been accumulated and are being sent out with parcels from today. This collection is published to assist those with all levels of experience in discovering the best items for your purpose.

    Utilizing our staff and specialists knowledge, we have assembled a guide for the most popular and latest products from each of our stores including electronic & mechanical engineering tools, communications components, arts & crafts enthusiasts, equipment cases, technical metrology tools and lots more.

    Available to download now or copies available upon request by contacting us on 01992 450 780 or sales@allendale-group.co.uk

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  7. April 17, 2020

    Allendale 'Pub' Lockdown Quiz

    In an effort to keep spirits high in this challenging time, we organised a pub style quiz for all of our staff. Using video chat network Zoom, this was a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to put a smile on everyone’s faces! One colleague went the extra mile to really add the pub feel by using a greenscreen background. Our testing quiz consisted of 6 rounds – General knowledge, Geography & International, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Sport and a Picture round. We had some surprisingly good answers on a question about Kim Kardashian and some not so good for the name of The Grinch’s dog. David Ingham closely guessed the length of the M1, making him the winner of the tie breaker and the first Allendale Lockdown Quiz. Organising fun events like these are a great way to stay in touch with friends and colleague under the difficult circumstances. I’m sure we will have a round 2 very soon!

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  8. March 13, 2020

    2 mins with Jo Shepherd – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    5 years

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Teacher

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Papercraft

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Christmas tree (or really smiley face)

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Not really into sports

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Labyrinth

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    I make the best peanut butter cupcakes

    What’s y

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  9. March 06, 2020

    Kai Supporting His Allendale Group Baby Grow

    In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.

    It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.

    Baby Kai

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  10. January 25, 2020

    Celebrating the Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone celebrating the Year of the Rat, including our Chinese customers and staff at our Hangzhou, China office. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival), will be decorating our UK office with authentic Chinese decorations as well as some very tasty Chinese goodies in the staff kitchen.

    Did you know…. showering is forbidden on New Year’s Day and sweeping & throwing out the rubbish bin isn’t allowed before the 5th. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck, however, there is a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning. This day is to sweep the bad luck away and make room for the good.

    On the other hand, there’s a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning.

    What’s your Chinese zodiac sign? Have a fantastic new year, or as they say in China, 新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè).

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