Randstad Partners With Simplyhealth Great North Run

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  • Recruiter announced as second-tier sponsor at the Simplyhealth Great North Run and the Great North CityGames
  • 69% of employees say their employer does not help them to achieve a healthy work-life balance*


Specialist recruiter, Randstad, has partnered with the Great Run Company for the Simplyhealth Great North Run and The Great North CityGames. With 58,000 participants, the Simplyhealth Great North Run is the largest half marathon in Europe.

Attracting people from all around the world, the event takes place on the 10th September. As part of the partnership, Randstad will also sponsor the Great North CityGames. With world class sprinting and Olympic talent, the Great North City Games, brings track and field to streets of Gateshead and Newcastle.

Adam Nicoll, Randstad UK Marketing Director said,  “We are delighted to partner with the Great Run Company. As an organisation that focuses on helping people better themselves and achieve life-changing goals, the Great Run’s aims and objectives align strongly with ours. We look forward to being part of this world-class event.”

He adds, “Randstad’s Stad Amsterdam, one of only two seaworthy clipper ships in the world, will also be setting sail for the Tyne as part of the weekend celebrations. We are hosting a number of events for our clients and candidates, with a heavy emphasis on mental health in the workplace. With a staggering 69% of the workforce feeling that employers aren’t supporting them in achieving a healthy work-life balance, organisations are increasingly looking for ways to champion change.”

Nicky Homes, Commercial Director said, “We are really happy to welcome Randstad on board. Their commitment to enhancing our events will greatly benefit the experience of our runners and spectators. We look forward to working with them.”

As part of the agreement, Randstad will also be attending the Barilla Pasta party. As partners to Williams Martini Racing, visitors will be able to see a replica car and take part in a Batak challenge for a chance to win Williams Martini Racing merchandise.

Randstad’s expert recruitment consultants will also be on hand to offer job advice as part of their career pit stop. 

* 69% of 220 individuals participating in an online poll at Randstad.co.uk