Clearcast on Lockdown

29th April 2020

By Adam Amini, HR & Office Executive

When we first announced that we would be working remotely for the foreseeable future, we had no doubts that we’d rise to the challenge to provide our usual service to the industry. We’re lucky enough to work from laptops and allow for flexible and remote working, without compromising our standards. 

For a company where collaboration and discussion (especially in our morning viewings) are important and with such an active social calendar, it’s been a huge change for everyone. We’re proud of the members of our team who have gone above and beyond in making sure we’re all staying in touch.

Here’s a quick round-up of what we’ve been getting up to:

Cass Briscoe, our fab Executive Assistant opened (and became the landlady of) The Clearcast Arms — a virtual ‘pub’ for us to catch-up and unwind in together after we finish clearing copy for the week. Last Friday we even had a pub quiz, with Pete Bellas, Senior New Business Exec taking the crown. Also, our Copy Exec Stuart Enver has been hosting the ‘Daily Fail’ viewing showing hilarious and unfortunate video compilations (not always for the faint of heart).

As said in her lovely blog last week, our new MD Sam Smith recently started and invited Jason and Dale from RigFiftyOne along for a Zoom cocktail class — not only was it fun and social, but very educational — we even had a few partners and family members joining in.

With mindfulness and wellness at the front of people’s minds, we’ve continued our weekly advanced and beginner yoga classes with Marcia and Galya — our two beloved instructors. The Clearcast yogis were delighted to keep up their routines and attend the classes virtually.

Our team have been busy outside of work, too: you may have seen on our Twitter (@Clearcast if you’re not following already), Niamh McGuinness, our Head of Copy Clearance sang along with 275 others in London City Voices choir to raise money for Women’s Aid to help the fight against domestic violence at this time. Check it out, here. They’ve already raised their donations target three times and have currently raised over £40,000 — incredible!

We’re also delighted that our local, family-run fruit delivery company, Fresh Fruit Daily have been donating our usual office supply to key workers and the NHS around London.

It’s a strange and difficult time for many and there are countless people feeling the effects of loneliness and isolation. We’ve all tried to do our bit for the team to make things a little easier, and make sure we have all felt involved and stayed connected.

Stay safe and keep in touch!