Bald to be Aware of Breast Cancer!!!
Our Sales Director, Frank Graham is in a bid to raise money for the fight against cancer!
He is shaving his hair off each week in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
The Breast Cancer Campaign is for everyone to be a part of the cure. They have a unique community of scientists, supporters and people touched by breast cancer. Together they can make Pink Science happen – pioneering approach to breast cancer research that identifies and funds the best research projects.
Charles Bentley and family presented with ‘highly commended’ award at the 2012 Family Business Awards. Entered into the Manufacturing Excellence category for the 2012 awards Charles Bentley and Son Ltd were presented with the ‘highly commended’ award. James Bentley 6th generation family member and General Manager, pictured left, received the award on behalf of the Bentley family. The awards focus on how family values help drive businesses forward and also review company manufacturing capabilities.
Lights... Camera... Action! Legends equestrian grooming range featured on CSI: Las Vegas during December. Hit TV show Crime Scene Investigation aired episode ‘zippered’ in the US. Approximately 17 minutes into the show the team begin investigating the ranch and in particular the barn where we suspect horses normally reside. The evidence? 7 Desert Equestrian grooming brushes from the legends range sit proudly on display in the rancher’s barn.
It seems that even CSI: Las Vegas appreciate quality grooming products!
The Bentley Brushware staff organised a fundraising frenzy on Friday 18th November for this year’s Children in Need. Staff dressed up in an array of fancy dress including Mario, a pink baby and even the Sales Director dressed up- as a female sailor! Staff baked delicious cakes throughout the week, took part in a Pudsey and Blush raffle, a Children in Need themed quiz, a darts competition and horse races. The Bentley accounts team spent the day as maids (carrying cute pink Bentley dusters too of course) and offered tea and coffee services throughout the morning. Finally the Bentley Brushware MD, Charles, doubled all donations and the Bentley team managed to raise almost £1000 for this great cause.
Charles Bentley and Son Ltd named as one of Britain's Brightest Businesses. The Telegraph published a report to celebrate 1,000 mid-sized companies which have weathered the economic storm and are set to be the foundation of the UK's recovery. Concerns over the health of the economy disguise the fact that thousands of businesses across the UK, such as Charles Bentley and Son Ltd, are growing and generating jobs. The snapshot focuses on companies and partnerships with sales between £5m and £500m. Many are growing quickly, others are doing so more slowly, often sustained over many years. It means young gazelles sit alongside long-established companies that have found new ways to grow.
Are you prepared for another big freeze? Newspapers have already started predicting snow for as early as November in some parts of the UK. Last year Britain was thrown into chaos as up to 30 inches of snow fell and freezing conditions brought many parts of the country to a standstill.
To prepare for this winter stock up on various essential items such as the Bentley grit bin and snow scoop- click for further information.
Bentley Brushware donate thousands of Proud to be... brushes following the riots.As the UK’s leading manufacturer of brushware we are proud to be a British company. As soon as we heard about the riots and the clean up action that the amazing people all over the country had organised we knew we wanted to contribute. We were fortunate enough to have the production capability for this quick turn around and to supply thousands of brooms, dustpans and hand brushes to the affected areas via ASDA stores. The remarkable twitter #riotcleanup groups across the country were informed that they could pick up tools free of charge. The brooms appeared on the BBC world news and in several publications.
Charles Bentley awarded Gold at NCE in Sri Lanka. The National Chamber of Exporters in Sri Lanka hold an annual awards ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of various exporters across the country.
Charles Bentley (as pictured left) received a gold award for the 'most outstanding exporter' on behalf of Warna (PVT) Ltd- Bentley Brushwares manufacturing arm based in Sri Lanka, selling direct to customers around the world.
Bentley Brushware teams run relay for charity
Two Bentley teams entered the Leicester half marathon challenge to raise money for LOROS, a charity that helps provide hospice care in the Leicestershire area. The ladies managed a time of 2:08:57 and the gents shaved about 13 seconds off with a time of 1:55:33. Thank you to all the staff that took part and raised a commendable amount for a great cause!
The award winning Power Mop by Bentley. The Bentley Power Mop is a highly professional tool designed to make a difference wherever speed, ease of use and lack of storage space are issues. The replaceable hydrophilic sponge head is highly absorbent and durable to cope with the physical demands of both the home and work environment. The Bentley Power Mop won a silver 'product of the year' award