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Bradley Stoke boss wins national ‘manager of the year’ award

Posted on Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 10:04 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Jim Roach receiving his award.

The boss of a Bradley Stoke recruitment firm has been named as the winner of a national award for outstanding managerial skills.

Jim Roach, managing director at ARV Solutions, who are based at Buckingham Court, Woodlands, was delighted to win Manager of the Year at the Investors in People (IIP) Awards on 23rd November 2017.

Jim has been a leader in the recruitment industry for over 30 years. He established ARV Solutions in 2003 in order to focus on recruitment for the construction industry, in particular the growing sector of off-site construction. With stiff competition in the Manager of the Year category from large organisations, it was a real honour to win the award. Finalists at the IIP Awards this year included heavyweights such as Great Western Railway and GlaxoSmithKline.

Jim commented:

“I am very proud of the supportive and nurturing environment we have at ARV Solutions, and I know that it is something that the whole team values. The IIP recognises the importance for companies to train and develop their employees, so winning this award means a great deal to me and reconfirms that we are doing the right thing.”

Despite the current economic climate ARV Solutions has flourished in the last three years, with plans to grow significantly over the next year and hire additional staff. Jim’s attitude to business is slightly unusual for a recruiter, placing an emphasis on team work, collaboration, long-term results and professional development. The company gained the Investors in People Standard Gold Accreditation in 2016, which is only granted to the top 2 percentile of organisations assessed.

More: "Friday morning bacon butties keep the team happy," says Jim »

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Local sporting heroes honoured by council

Posted on Friday 23rd January 2015 at 12:06 am by SH (Editor)

Lele Nairne (left) with Geoff Twentyman and Claudia Fragapane.

Bradley Stoke Judo Club fighter Lele Nairne, 16, from Kewstoke, North Somerset (but originally from Bradley Stoke) has been named South Gloucestershire Young Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of her success in numerous international competitions over the last 12 months.

Cadet British champion Lele broke into the senior team last December where she won the -57kg bronze at the British Senior Championships a week after taking the -57kg Cadet under-18s championship title. In the 2014 season, Lele has competed at three of the five European competitions and won a silver in the Czech Republic and gold in Romania.

Lele received her award from BBC Radio Bristol’s Geoff Twentyman at a ceremony held on Thursday 4th December at the BAWA club in Filton.

Another local success at the event was the naming of Tina McIvor, of Wheatfield School in Bradley Stoke, as Primary School Volunteer of the Year.

The person who nominated her for the award had written:

“Tina made sure that children at the school had the best access to events that they possibly could. She ensured the school was entered into various festivals, organised which children were taking part and recruited volunteers to help. She always makes sure that a variety of children are selected to take part – not just the best or the oldest.”

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, 17, from Longwell Green, who made history by winning four golds at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was a popular winner of the main Sportsperson of the Year award.

More: Achievement, dedication and contribution recognised »

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Bradley Stoke Sporting Achievement Awards 2012

Posted on Monday 24th December 2012 at 11:36 am by SH (Editor)

Connor Summers, presenter of the Sports Show on Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR).

Get yourselves onto the Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) website to vote for who you think deserves the prize for sports achievement of the year. The results will be read out on the BSR Sport Show on 6th January.

The competition has been split into two different categories, the team award and the individual award.

Nominees for the Team Award

Bradley Stoke Youth FC Under-10 Girls

The under-10 girls are in the award for their fantastic start to their first competitive season. They turned around a first game loss to bounce back to a tremendous run of form and have reached top of the league before the Christmas break. The result would mean everything to the girls and would be a perfect end to 2012. They refuse to know when they are beaten and always give 100% no matter what the circumstances are.

St. Mary’s Old Boy’s RFC Under-15 Team

The under-15 team have had a fantastic season. They have performed excellently as a team throughout 2012. Due to this amazing team performance they have won three different cups. They are, Gloucester Cup champions, Bristol Combination Sevens champions and Bristol Combination Cup champions.

Bradley Stoke Cricket Club First Team

The Bradley Stoke CC First Team didn’t play as much cricket as they would like to have done. The team only played eight games during the season, winning seven of them. The team performed excellently throughout the season. Three members of the youth section got their caps for the first team and they have gained promotion to the division for the first time in the club’s history.

More: Nominees for the Individual Award »

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