Hitting Back at Cancer

Well done to our Assistant Account Manager, Ben Bishop, who took part in a boxing match at the London Ultra White Collar Boxing event to help raise £20 million for Cancer Research UK.

"To do something I had never done before and raise money and awareness for Cancer Research and at the same time get fit, make my children and family proud, but most of all I wanted to do it for me. I have always liked the idea of training and exercise but have never really committed myself. I am now enjoying training and any spare time I do get I am either in my garage hitting the punch bag or out on a run. I have enjoyed the discipline that comes from boxing, if you do not commit you do not get to continue with the training. I had to attend training every Monday and Wednesday over the 8 week period and the coach always pushed us and when we said we had had enough he would say you have at least 10% more you can give, and he was right! Going every week was a real challenge with work and family commitments but I am proud to say I did it.

I now feel I have the confidence and passion to stay training and have just joined a local amateur boxing club. I have also signed my daughter up for lessons.

• This experience has changed me for the better.

• I have learnt that exercise can be fun

• It has opened my eyes and made me feel that anything is possible.’’

The event raised £21,463 for Cancer Research UK with Ben putting up a good fight and raising £740!

Commenting on the contract award, Andrew Goodall, Senior Facilities Manager for Hartnell Taylor Cook said: “We selected Axis as we were looking for a company that had in depth experience in delivering security and cleaning services to high quality greenfield office developments. Since practical completion they have shown a level of flexibility, knowledge and service delivery that you seldom see in their market place.”

We are very pleased to win this joint contract,” says Jonathan Levine, Axis Group CEO. “We know that there are many benefits to be gained when cleaning and security services are managed with the same seamless approach and many of our clients, like Hartnell Taylor Cook are increasingly recognising this. We look forward to supporting at Walsingham House and providing the tenants with a first-class service.”

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