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Celebrating 50 Years with a £50,000 Fundraiser for Charity

Since 1973, ITS Building People has been a specialist recruitment partner supporting the UK’s construction industry. We’ve worked tirelessly with main contractors, developers, and sub-contractors across all sectors in the built environment, supplying trades and labour, as well as professional construction staff on both temporary and permanent bases.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2023, we remain committed to creating a fair and equal ground for anyone who wishes to have a career in construction. In honour of our milestone anniversary, we’ve chosen to work with a number of charities – with Sue Ryder as one of the core beneficiaries.

This charity is close to the hearts of ITS Directors, who’ve received compassionate support during difficult circumstances in the past year. We want to give back and ensure that other families continue to receive the support they need in their time of need. In this article, we’ll share the fantastic events that have already taken place as part of our fundraising efforts, as well as the exciting activities we have planned for the remainder of the year!

Completed Events

Jerry Knight’s London Marathon Triumph

Our very own Jerry Knight took on the gruelling 26.2 miles of the London Marathon, showcasing his stamina and determination to contribute to our fundraising efforts. Congratulations to Jerry for completing this incredible challenge and setting the bar high for the rest of the team!

ITS's London Marathon competitor Jerry Knight

Ken Eichen’s 100km Isle of Wight Cycling Adventure

Not to be outdone, Ken Eichen hopped on his bike and embarked on an impressive 100km ride around the stunning Isle of Wight. Ken’s dedication to the cause was evident as he tackled the demanding route, helping us inch closer to our target.

ITS's Ken Eichens doing a 100km Isle of Wight Cycle

ITS Football Tournament at Reading FC’s Select Car Leasing Stadium

Football enthusiasts from across the company came together for a friendly yet competitive tournament at the prestigious Reading FC’s Select Car Leasing Stadium. The event was a fantastic opportunity to bond with colleagues while raising funds for Sue Ryder.

Chepstow’s 50km Walk

The team at our Chepstow office put on their walking shoes and embarked on a challenging 50km walk, displaying their commitment to the cause and their love for the great outdoors.

ITS employees on a 50km walk in Chepstow

Cheltenham & Birmingham’s Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

Our colleagues from the Cheltenham and Birmingham offices joined forces to conquer the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge. Scaling three of Wales’ highest peaks in just 24 hours, this demanding adventure tested their physical and mental resilience.

Employees from ITS completing the Three Peaks

Southampton’s Charity 5-a-side Tournament

We all came out to cheer on our favourite teams as Southampton hosted a charity 5-a-side football tournament! Friends and families all came along for a day of fun and friendly competition, all in support of Sue Ryder.

ITS Employees taking part in a charity 5-a-side match

Southampton & Horsham’s Three Peaks Challenge

Joining forces once again, teams from Southampton and Horsham took on the iconic Three Peaks Challenge, scaling the tallest peaks in England, Scotland, and Wales within 24 hours. This monumental undertaking pushed their limits to the max and contributed significantly to our fundraising goal.

Upcoming Events

Group Sky Dive

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, we’re organising a group skydive! Participants will experience the thrill of free-falling from thousands of feet in the air while raising funds for a worthy cause.

Group Cricket & Family Day

We’re inviting everyone to join us for a fun-filled day of cricket and family-friendly activities. This event promises to be a fantastic way to spend time with loved ones while supporting Sue Ryder.

John Bennett’s 150km Run from Weymouth Bay to Mayflower Park, Southampton

Cheer on John Bennett as he embarks on an epic 150km run from Weymouth Bay to Mayflower Park in Southampton. This incredible feat of endurance will undoubtedly inspire others to push their limits in support of our fundraising efforts.

Aylesbury’s Thames Path 50km Walk

Our Aylesbury team is gearing up for a picturesque 50km walk along the Thames Path. The scenic route promises to be both enjoyable and challenging, with every step bringing us closer to our £50,000 goal.

ITS Group Annual Awards Evening

To cap off our year of celebrations and fundraising, we’ll be hosting the ITS Group Annual Awards Evening, where we’ll acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our team members and celebrate our collective achievements.

In addition to these events, staff across the group are also offering to labour on-site for our clients, with the money going straight to Sue Ryder. This unique initiative exemplifies our commitment to supporting the charity while continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients.

A Look at ITS Building People’s Partnerships

Throughout our 50-year journey, we have had the privilege of working with the biggest names in the industry in each of the Trades & Labour, Asbestos, Construction Professionals, Engineering, M&E, and Technical recruitment markets that we specialise in.

We are dedicated to providing the best clients with the best candidates so that everyone benefits from our recruitment expertise and has their job requirements met with every vacancy. Diversity, inclusion and progress are also key motivators for us, as we understand how important it is that we all do what we can to build an industry that everyone can succeed in.

As we continue to grow and evolve as a business, we remain steadfast in our mission to connect talented individuals with rewarding career opportunities in the construction industry. Our 50th anniversary is not just a celebration of our past successes but also a testament to our commitment to shaping the future of construction recruitment.

Keep on top of our latest updates by reading our blog, or feel free to get in touch with us to find out more about our heritage and ethos.

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