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If you’re after something different this Father’s Day we’ve got loads of great experience gifts – from driving days and adrenaline based experiences, to gourmet gifts.

Experience gifts

Treat him to a day spent driving supercars at a top UK race circuit from Silverstone tours to tank driving, or for adrenaline junkies we’ve got skydiving, bungee jumps and flying lessons.

If jumping out of a plane isn’t his cup of tea why not get him a slower paced football stadium tour, wine tasting (or a personalised bottle of his favourite tipple), a delicious meal or a short break for the whole family.

We’ve got over 3000 experiences – as well as fantastic personalised gifts – and you can get an additional colleague discount. Visit the Everyone Benefits site to find out more.

Posted in Green Room News on 29 May 2014
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Thousands of Grand Depart Tour Makers got a flavour of what to expect when the Tour de France starts this July at an orientation event at the Leeds Arena on Saturday.

Tour Makers

It included a sneak preview of the uniform, designed by George, and a special ‘Good Luck’ message from Educating Yorkshire’s Mr Burton. Brian Robinson, the first Briton to complete the tour and the first to win a tour stage, was guest of honour. And Yorkshire Olympic sporting hero Nicola Adams thanked the audience of over 5,000 Tour Makers for the important contribution they are going to make at the Grand Depart.

This is the first time that this spectacular sporting event has used volunteers and Asda is proud to support the volunteer programme – providing recruitment, training and even the uniform for over 10,000 volunteers.

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 27 May 2014
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The Asda team will be heading to Bentonville for a trip of lifetime from Sunday 1st June to attend the Walmart International Associates’ Week and Shareholders Meeting 2014!

This year we have 174 colleagues who are part of the UK team – which includes 74 selected managers from Retail and Home Offices who will act as Culture Catalysts, 12 Group Leaders (predominantly Vice Presidents/Senior Directors) and our award winners from this year’s Asda Awards.

These colleagues will represent Asda throughout the week and will wear the UK team t-shirts with pride!

You can catch up on all the latest news and blogs right here on the Green Room.

Posted in Green Room Shareholders on 26 May 2014
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On Tuesday 13th May leading figures from business gathered to celebrate the successful women working in the UK transport and logistics industry at the 2014 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

Everywoman Awards

Three of our colleagues were nominated and singled out from an outstanding shortlist by a panel of expert industry judges as being the best in their field.

Maryam Cassidy, Continuous Improvement Manager from Skelmersdale, was a finalist for the Rising Star of the Year for excelling in her career. Corinne Murphy, Senior Manager Fleet Compliance at our Central depot, was nominated for the Innovation and Sustainability Award. And Amy Goddard, Department Manager at Lutterworth ADC, was up for the Warehousing Award for excelling in her role.

Although we didn’t walk away with an award it was a fantastic achievement to be amongst the finalists. Jill Clark, Senior Director, People – Asda Logistics Services, commented that the finalists should be very proud of their achievements and to be one of the 25 final nominations in the seven categories is a display of the talent they have. Well done ladies!

Posted in Green Room News on 26 May 2014
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Tickled Pink Big Lunch

This year’s Big Lunch is coming up on 1st June – the perfect excuse to get your friends and local community together.

It’s a great way to strengthen ties in your community and make new friends. And this year we’re putting a twist on it to raise money for Tickled Pink by holding our very own Big Pink Lunches across the country.

How are you getting involved? Let us know how you’re getting involved by leaving a comment below – and don’t forget to upload your images to the Green Room!

Posted in Green Room News on 26 May 2014