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10/10/2018 - 17:27

Five S3 girls from Linlithgow Academy managed to grab the opportunity to compete in Singapore through a STEM competition, calling themselves Team Accelerace.

 

On the 6th of September the girls arrived in Singapore to compete, with their first race against Japan. They were very proud of themselves, with their car improving by 0.202 seconds since the national final.

 

Their car was judged on 3 different categories; presentation, pit-display and racing. With doing well in all 3 categories, Team AcceleRace had the 8th fastest time out of all the teams competing and an average racing ranking of 33rd.

 

They had a good few days of intense and hard work and when the competition ended the 13th, the girls were able to relax and explore Singapore. They even had the opportunity to drive around the Formula1 racecourse.

 

The girls took away an unforgettable experience with many nights of fun with not only improving on their racing but also on their teambuilding skills.

 

Overall, the girls came 40th and are continuing to encourage girls in STEM competitions.

 

Cathcart Associates are very proud to have helped Team AcceleRace make it this far, and we hope for nothing but the best for all of them in the future.

04/10/2018 - 11:42

The Cathcart Associates team proudly made it to the Europa league in the business fives-a-side football events. The boys played a total of 8 games in the summer season finale, having raised over £500 for prostate Scotland.

 

The Cathcart team were split into two groups and played a total of 3 games in each group, in the first stage the boys lost a game and settled for two draws. Playing a further 3 games they were happy with two draws and a win. Having reached so far with pride, the team were then beat 3-0 against DJ Alexander.

 

The squad voiced that it was a brilliant day and for a brilliant cause, raising £510. Here at Cathcart Associates everyone is exceptionally proud to do our part for charity.

 

If you would like to help us raise even more for Prostate Scotland, please see:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cathcart-associates-business-5s

02/10/2018 - 17:10

Cathcart Associates have been sponsors of, and exhibited at, ScotlandIS’ annual ScotSoft event for a number of years now. It’s one of our favourite events in the Scotland Tech calendar, and for good reason!

Last Thursday ScotSoft took place at the EICC in Edinburgh. The day included some fantastic speakers including Dave McCann, VP of Amazon’s AWS Marketplace, and entrepreneur Eric McAfee, to name only a couple, complete with an actual Robot handing round sweets in the exhibition area! He didn’t manage to put Stuart off his hole in one stride though!

We then enjoyed a great meal and got to hear about some of the incredibly impressive ideas the young Software Engineer award nominees have had, followed by an inspiring talk from Lizzy Yarnold OBE.

 

The theme of ScotSoft this year was ‘from Good to Great’ – Scotland is home to a huge number of start up companies, but what is really impressive is just how many Scottish companies have grown to become so successful. We have such a successful and thriving tech community in Scotland. There has never been a better time to be involved in this community and ScotlandIS and ScotSoft celebrates that.

For anyone who didn’t get a chance to compete in our putting competition to win the whisky – there’s always next year!  

25/09/2018 - 15:07

On Wednesday 26th September, several colleagues here at Cathcart Associates have been selected to grab their football boots and compete in the Summer Season Finale of Business Fives to raise money for Prostate Scotland.

 

Business fives is an ongoing charity five-a-side game that has been successful over the past few years. The event has increased a significant amount, raising over £40,000 in the previous 2 years. Around 100 companies from Scotland have decided to participate and raise money for the charity of their choice with. At Cathcart Associates, the squad has decided to raise money for Prostate Scotland.

 

Prostate cancer can affect 1 in 2 men and the signs can’t always be obvious. Every 1 in 10 men are at risk of any prostate diseases.

 

Having now nearly raised £500, please help support our team further by donating using the link below.

 

To help Cathcart Associates raise money for Prostate Scotland, please see:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cathcart-associates-business-5s

 

To learn more about Prostate Scotland, please see: https://www.prostatescotland.org.uk/

To learn more about Business Fives, please see:https://www.businessfives.co.uk/

14/09/2018 - 15:54

Lindsey Morris returned to work this week following a whole year off with little baby Ella! Prior to her maternity leave, Lindsey was one of our most successful permanent recruiters, leading the whole Scotland team and was responsible for building and developing some of the companies most important accounts.

 

She returns to a new role, both for her and for the company. As Client Services Manager, Lindsey will be responsible for managing and maintaining Key Accounts, acting as an overarching point of contact for our busiest customers. She will also be responsible for ensuring we are continuing to provide a great level of service to both clients and candidates.

 

It’s a really exciting new piece of the recruitment puzzle for us and I’m sure she will be a huge success!

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