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Workplace Week will raise money for children

26 October 2015

Workplace Week 2015 will take place between 9-13 November raising money for BBC Children in Need. This year’s programme will include a 90-minute ‘working workplace’ Tour involving some of the UK’s most innovative workplaces a selection of inspirational Fringe.

Andrew Mawson, founding director of Advanced Workplace Associated (AWA), workplace consultants says five years ago he was watching a Children In Need programme and thought he should do something to contribute.

The following year, he watched the same programme, then organised a small number of visits, and its grown from there. This year there are 18 visits and five fringe events that have grown under the umbrella of Workplace Week.

"We run a convention and we’re running a dinner at BT Tower to host the Workplace Week.
We should generate about £30k. We rely on organisations to give it some publicity
WW is taking place 9-13 November as well as opening peoples' eyes to innovation. It's also generating about £30k to Children in Need."

Mawson says the message he wants to convey is that Workplace Week has a serious side intended to open peoples' possibilities to new ways of work. "It's slightly serious but tongue-in-cheek. Open your eyes, come along to the event. It doesn’t matter if you’re occupier or supplier side."

Mawson says a large proportion of money goes to children’s charities in UK but some also goes abroad to places like Syria, where there's currently a lot of need.

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