Facebook Followers Control the Fate of LCG Staff as they Celebrate the Euros Final

Posted on Jul 20, 2021

Just like most people across the country, the dedicated staff at Learning Curve Group (LCG) are full of celebrations after England get through to their first ever Euros Final. The national training provider based in Spennymoor, County Durham, took the decision to give their employees a late start of 10am on Monday after the final. However, they didn’t want to stop there!

All staff at LCG have worked extremely hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, so CEO of LCG, Brenda McLeish, decided to take to Facebook and ask their followers if they think that the ‘Purple People’ of LCG deserve the full day off after the match.

The rules were, if LCG’s post hit 500 likes they could have an 11am start, 1,000 likes for an 11:30am start and 2,000 likes for the full day off! After less than five minutes the post passed 500, as employees quickly shared and tagged friends. They passed 1,000 likes in less than 20 minutes and hit their grand target of 2,000 after only 45 minutes!

Brenda McLeish, CEO of LCG, said: “I am delighted to give our passionate Purple People the day off to be able to celebrate in full swing and enjoy the final of the Euros. They do incredible things everyday to keep learners at the centre of everything they do, especially through what has been a challenging year. Learning Curve Group would not be the business it is without the Purple People at its heart, it was a bit of fun and they truly deserve it!

It is important that businesses across the country reward their staff the time off to celebrate with their family and friends, especially as this could be a once in a lifetime occasion! It is incredible to feel the good spirits and the joy that football has brought to our nation, especially as we come out of the pandemic.”

LCG is one of the largest and most diverse training providers in the UK, delivering education to over 200,000 learners a year. Throughout the pandemic LCG’s staff worked extremely hard to support their learners. They quickly moved all of their courses online and tutors delivered learning through virtual classes. LCG has thrived through such a challenging year and managed to transform one million lives through learning and it is all thanks to their staff.

Employees at LCG began to refer to themselves as ‘Purple People’ over 10 years ago, and it has stuck ever since. They pride themselves with their dedication to transform lives whilst having a close family feel, even as the business grows.

LCG is experiencing huge growth and is recruiting for over 60 vacancies across the country. They currently employ over 500 staff based all across the UK, 250 of which are based at their head office in County Durham, making them the largest employer in Spennymoor. If you are interested in joining LCG view their vacancies here: lcgonline.co.uk/vacancies

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