Help for the Recruitment Advertising Industry
RecAid was launched in July 2009 by a group of senior managers and leaders from across the UK’s recruitment advertising industry.
Formed in response to the plight of former employees of Barkers, the world’s oldest advertising agency, which went into administration the same month, it is designed to help people from the recruitment advertising industry who find themselves in financial difficulty.
The immediate aim is to raise £100,000 to help those who were hit when Barkers went into administration. Although the company was bought out of administration, saving many jobs, up to 250 former employees of the company lost their livelihoods and the redundancy pay that they were promised, leaving many facing severe hardship.
The fund has been launched in partnership with NABS, the National Advertising Benevolence Society, which will oversee the management and use of the fund. However, the fund will be specifically for the recruitment advertising industry. See www.nabs.org.uk for more information on the work and remit of NABS.
PARTY AT THE PARAMOUNT ON 17th JULY
To raise money, we will be holding an event at one of London’s most exclusive clubs, The Paramount at the top of Centre Point, on Friday 17th July. 400 people will be able to attend at £10/head, all of which will go to the fund, plus the proceeds of raffles and competitions to raise money on the night. It will be a night everyone in the industry will want to attend, so book your place now.