It’s safe to say Tinder Foundation has grown and prospered over the last year. We’ve acquired a number of great team members, bringing additional energy, passion and expertise, making us a team of 47 now!

Adam Micklethwaite joined in a new role of Director of Business and Innovation, and there have been a number of internal promotions. We have also recruited several new bright interns across the organisation. The majority of our interns come through the RISE Scheme, which links Sheffield graduates with Sheffield­ based SMEs, giving graduates an opportunity to start their careers. We’re delighted to support the scheme, and in turn work with people who have boundless energy, passion and new ways of thinking.

From thinkers, to doers, techies to number crunchers, the Tinder Foundation family bond continues to grow, and our collaborative and positive nature means we can do great things when working together as a team. Of course, it also helps that we’re a bunch of really nice people, and that cake is in frequent supply in the office!

New for 2014/15, Bright Sparks is an internal award scheme that recognises members of the team that go above and beyond in their roles.

Held quarterly, everyone has the opportunity to vote for a team member they believe has made a particularly big effort, making the world of Tinder Foundation a brighter and happier place.

frame1Gambinga Gambinga,
Network Team
Recognised for his great efforts and ingenuity in organising an event to recruit new centres into the network.
Emily Redmond,
Research & Innovation Team
Consistently demonstrates commitment to the needs of colleagues, partners and our network, and continues to demonstrate her personal investment in all work that she does.
Holly Bagnall-­Bell,
Network Team
Recognised for working in partnership, putting people first as well as being delivery focused, keeping things simple and reliable, and always has a smile on her face.
Anna Osbourne,
Marketing & Bids Team
For outstanding efforts at leading a large, time­-intensive and high quality bid.

Emily’s reflection on her Bright Sparks Award:

“I was incredibly proud to win the Bright Sparks Award. It was nice to feel recognised by my colleagues, both for the good work that I was doing, and for my personal attributes that I bring to the team. I’ve also sat on the Bright Sparks panel, and it’s great to discuss the things members of the team are doing amongst the hustle and bustle of daily office life.”