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Oscar Celebrates Best Companies Day

Oscar celebrated making it onto the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For by taking part in our own exciting, innovative, (and at some points embarrassing) Dragon's Den meets The Apprentice Challenge - all the while raising money for multiple charities that work within Manchester and across the UK.

The total amount of money raised by these donations came to £607.37 across seven different charities, the most money Oscar has ever raised in one day.

On Friday, businesses around the UK took part in Best Companies Day, which recognised and celebrated the hard work and achievements of those businesses that have gained a Best Companies accreditation.

It represents the enthusiasm and dedication of the UK's best organisations.

The members of Oscar's Manchester office were split up into teams and set a very simple challenge: design a new product or app that would benefit the recruitment industry.

Best Companies Day

They had 2 and a half hours to come up with the whole design which included naming the product, creating branding and marketing campaigns, and producing a presentation to tie the whole thing together.

At the end of the afternoon the teams were asked to present their ideas to our very own Dragons.

They had just 15mins to convince the panel and the audience that their new recruitment product was the best.

The winning team

Each person in the office had to buy their whole outfit from a charity shop of their choice.

The charities donated to were Cancer Research, Barnardo's, Oxfam, Age UK, St Gemma's Hospice, Bolton Hospice and The British Heart Foundation.

The day was a massive success with all of the teams creating engaging and genuinely exciting new products!

In the end, team HYRD, who came up with a new job seekers app, won with their 'Swipe to Success' campaign.

The day was a great celebration of everything that Oscar has achieved in the past year and we certainly carried on partying late into the night!

Take a look at all of our recent awards and accolades here.

Oscar's Best Companies Day