SER pledges support to Backup
Friday, 19 March 2021
serbackupSER will donate 10% of its event industry placement fees to industry charity Backup
UK - Specialist recruitment agency SER Limited has committed to donate 10% of its event industry placement fees to Backup, the technical entertainment charity.
Established in 2004, the Blackburn-based company works with clients of all sizes throughout the UK and internationally, covering sectors including audio visual and lighting, plus building controls, machine tools, construction, mechanical and electrical, fire and security, telecommunications and more. SER says it is dedicated to understanding all parties’ situations when recruiting, taking time to understand why vacancies have arisen, why the candidate is open to the opportunity and the motivators, ambitions and goals of both the client and the candidate.
Kate Booth, SER’s AV and events recruitment consultant, comments: “I was aware of Backup pre-coronavirus and had attended a previous fundraising event held by the charity; the work they do is amazing. It has been really difficult to watch the events industry, and the freelancers that support it, fight for financial survival over the last 12 months. We’re (hopefully) anticipating an increase in demand for event recruitment once the restrictions are lifted and companies start to rebuild, and I wanted to pay back to the industry that I love.”
She continues: “So, with agreement from SER’s MD, Gary Bentley, and having spoken to Backup we have agreed that from now on we will donate 10% of every event placement fee (once the candidate has passed probation) to Backup in order to support the amazing work they do. It’s our way of giving back.”
Backup’s Lee Dennison adds: “When Kate came to Backup looking at how SER could support the very industry that they work for and with, we came up with this fantastic way of ongoing support rather than a singular donation. By donating from their fees SER are directly helping the very people they are working with and their pledge shows a fantastic commitment in these troubled times. We are very grateful to Kate and all at SER for this wonderful act and look forward to using the donations to support those who need it most.”

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