These long dark evenings coupled with the uncertainty surrounding covid and the coming months have made us feel a little grey. To lift spirits, we wanted to share some positive news from some of our clients and other local businesses that are achieving wonderful things and making us smile right now. We’d love to hear of your success stories too, please do get in touch with us.

DeGould – Leading the way with AI
One of our clients, DeGould, supplies automotive OEMs with automated vehicle inspection solutions, powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence). The growth of the entrepreneurial business has been fast-paced, and last week they’ve announced the exciting news that their third round of funding has been completed, providing £6 million of capital to accelerate the supply of the vehicle inspections systems. DeGould is proud of this achievement, and we’re pleased we are able to support the people of DeGould in their growth plans.

The Last Straw Cheltenham – changing the world one straw at a time
Local Cheltenham firm ‘The Last Straw Cheltenham’ was founded by two brothers with the aim to eradicate plastic straws and encourage the use of eco-friendly biodegradable options. They’ve sourced straws made out bamboo and wheat. Lots of local bars and restaurants are supporting the brothers and have made the switch to supplying these in their premises. We spoke to Amal, who is proud of his achievements and stated: “The aim of the business isn’t to make money but to help our planet and support other businesses in making more environmentally friendly decisions and reduce plastic pollution.” Amal, Director.

Shaping – Unique approach to Business
Another one of our clients, Shaping, founded in 2018 by Adam Bolas is dedicated to providing technological and real-world solutions to child exploitation, abuse and harm. Helping to make the internet a safe space for children and their parents. CEO Adam has adapted the traditional business model; offering flexible working, working days are 10am – 3pm and employing graduates under the Governments Kickstarter scheme. So far, it’s proving a success and we’re excited to be part of this pioneering business and for its future.

Leaf and Ground – surviving the pandemic and supporting locals with fresh coffee and fresh air
Despite launching their business just before the pandemic hit, Leaf and Ground, based in Gloucestershire have continued to grow, adapt, prosper and remain open throughout the whole of 2020 with their takeaway services and outdoor coffee pod. Creating a nurturing environment which attracts not only the locals but people from all over the Gloucestershire region to come and enjoy coffee, cakes, views and a walk in the countryside.

Tetbury Hospital – recruiting for Gloucestershire
Tetbury hospital have continued to work seamlessly and tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Despite being up against challenging times they have continued to adapt and grow their teams and are currently recruiting for a number of roles, both clinical and office based, for more information on these roles, please click here. We are proud to be supporting Tetbury and the amazing work they do to provide and care for the local community.

Steeple Chase Distillery – hobby turned business!
Lockdown saw Cheltenham chemistry teacher Adam making a change to his career. Utilising his chemistry skillset and knowledge absorbed from attending various distillery experiences and a passion for high quality gin – Adam made the plunge and obtained the correct licences in order for to begin making and selling gin, his business Steeply Chase Distillery is up and running with lots of local south best businesses supporting them and stocking their gin. All the gin flavours are inspired by Adam’s love of horse racing.

CitrusHR Consultancy – Shortlisted: HR Consultancy of the Year
We have already shouted about this but we’re so proud to have been shortlisted as HR Consultancy of the Year for the Personnel Today Awards 2021 and in a matter of weeks we will find out who has won the award.  The team will be attending the awards night next month, Tuesday 16 November at the Grosvenor Hotel, London – we will keep everyone updated on our Instagram stories so keep an eye out! We are excited to be getting together and cannot wait to find out the results. A giant “thank you” again to every one of our clients for your support and kind words to help us get this far.

Hopefully despite these ongoing strange times we are going through right now we can all focus on a few of the positives happening either individually, within your team or your local community. If you have something you’d like to share with us, please get in touch with us direct: CitrusHR Consulting, call us on 0844 854 6704 or email us at info@citrushrconsulting.com.