Instead the Rugby based head office team decided to do something that would have a positive effect on their local community whilst at the same time give them the opportunity to work together in a completely different way. They volunteered to help local retired man and Age UK volunteer Roy Jackson rejuvenate overgrown allotments in the town.
The scheme is the brainchild of Age UK. The allotments off Butlin Road in Rugby had been underutilised and neglected and were under threat of closure.
Roy headed the campaign to clear out the weeds, build a congregation area and then encourage other retired people in the community to take a plot and get growing and socialising!
Revive!’s senior leadership team led by managing director Mark Llewellyn and operations director Terry Mullen spent two days working at the allotments. There Adam Civzelis (marketing), Vlad Ichim (IT), Julie Proudlock (national accounts), Amanda Paul (customer services),Paula Spriggs (business development), Kellyjoe Pollabauer (recruitment) and Rebecca Bunn (accounts) helped Roy refurbish an old shed with a congregation area now dubbed the ‘Revive! crew room’ taking them away from their traditional work environment and out into the fresh Warwickshire air.
Said Terry: “We got so much more out of it than we expected. We may have thought we knew each other’s strengths through working in the business, but when you’re out doing something completely different people’s characters really shine through.
“We really enjoyed it. Whilst we may not grow cucumbers at Revive! we’ve learned a lot from this experience and watched team members thriving under new challenges. Working together as a team on the allotment project has brought us much closer together and we’ve made a new friend in Roy.”
Revive!’s customers include car dealerships, manufacturers and private motorists. Cosmetic repair is a top quality, cost effective and time-saving alternative to taking the vehicle to a bodyshop for minor paintwork or alloy wheel repairs. Costing far less than the average insurance policy excess, the work is carried out at a time and place to suit the customer, minimising vehicle downtime and protecting the owner’s no claims bonus.