Colleagues take on the virtual long distance challenge for charity
There’s approximately 45,147 km (28,053 miles) between our global offices and over the next couple of months, our colleagues are taking up a challenge to run, walk, swim or cycle that distance to raise money for charity.
The journey started in our office in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, through the rest of the UK, before crossing over to continental Europe, visiting colleagues in the Netherlands and Denmark. We’ve now reached the shores of the east coast of America having visited New York and now Boston. From North America, we’ll head down to Sydney then Singapore before completing the challenge in the UAE.
The virtual long distance challenge is part of our colleague health and wellbeing programme – NCC Cares. The programme came about through feedback from our 2018 employee engagement survey. Colleagues wanted more focus on their personal wellbeing and the programme, which has champions across each of our key locations, is designed to ensure we look out for each other.
Activities are organised locally and ideas and conversations shared globally through our internal social and news channels. For the virtual long distance challenge, there is a local office competition running too – the office that records the most miles per person will have the opportunity to nominate the charity, which will benefit from a donation as a result of our collective efforts.
Dana Hehl, one of the project leads says: “It’s great that we’ve been able to take feedback from our employee engagement survey and turn this into something fun, which brings us even closer together. There’s a host of other ideas coming in for the wider programme as a result of this so I’m excited to see what’s next.”
About NCC Group
NCC Group exists to make the world safer and more secure.
As global experts in cyber security and risk mitigation, NCC Group is trusted by over 15,000 clients worldwide to protect their most critical assets from the ever-changing threat landscape.
With the company’s knowledge, experience and global footprint, it is best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate and respond to the evolving cyber risks they face.
To support its mission, NCC Group continually invests in research and innovation, and is passionate about developing the next generation of cyber scientists.
With over 1,800 colleagues in 12 countries, NCC Group has a significant market presence in North America, continental Europe and the UK, and a rapidly growing footprint in Asia Pacific with offices in Australia and Singapore.