WSP Lends A Hand In Birmingham
March 27, 2023
Aaron from the LightBulb team travelled to WSP’s offices in Birmingham last month to lead some of its young graduates in a team-building exercise.
Over the past seven years we have built up a meaningful and fruitful relationship with WSP and this was really amplified during the pandemic when we started producing a TV show for them called WSP TV.
When all of their team were separated due to lockdowns this was a really immersive and fun way to bring the team together to talk about their purpose, who they are and what they do. It helped to find and maintain that sense of community even though they were socially distant. Since then we’ve worked with them on countless, in-person events and we’re always impressed by their enthusiasm, camaraderie and support.
The leading engineering and environmental professional services consulting firm takes the ethos ‘stay curious, act locally and think internationally’. Which is just what the team did when they joined forces with us for our Give A Hand programme.
The Give A Hand programme allows teams all across the world to build life-changing prosthetic hands that will improve the lives of someone that they haven’t even met yet. These hands go all the way to India, Uganda, Cambodia and Vietnam and are fitted on to children and adults who have lost their hand as a result of violent crime, congenital birth issues, electrocution and work place injuries.
Aaron delivered an immersive and entertaining session that stretched the delegates and encouraged them to think big about their future and also their lasting legacy. This was an amazing thing for WSP to invest in particularly for their early career professionals because it’s a phenomenal way to show that they are part of an organisation that doesn’t just believe in doing good things as a business, but doing good things in the world, too.
This is the second time we’ve worked with WSP on our Give A Hand programme and on this occasion ten hands were built in total – meaning ten people will have their lives transformed for the better.
Commenting on the event Aaron said: “This was a fantastic day and the team really went above and beyond to deliver on the Give A Hand programme. There were a lot of laughs along the way and also moments of reflection and steely determination for the task at hand. A big thank you goes to WSP for their continued support.”