People: YMCA Newark and Sherwood; OrderWise

David Hemming
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YMCA Newark and Sherwood has welcomed accountant David Hemming to the its board of trustees.

Having first become involved with the wider YMCA movement 13 years ago when he did agency work after early retirement, Hemming has now been working as an accountant for two GP practices four-days per week since 2016.

He said: “I warmly accepted the charity’s invitation to help support the values and needs of people in my hometown. YMCA understands the importance of representing Newark and Sherwood people at all levels – being local, I know the area well and enjoy shared experiences with individuals living in our community.

“I live five minutes from the YMCA Village and love to go on bike rides past the site and see the project evolve. It will be so lovely to go around the Village once it has launched and chat to people about what they think and their priorities.

“The YMCA Village offers such scope and possibility for young people to have a change of life movement and direction. By listening to what young people really want and harnessing their energies into the Village to give them something positive to enjoy, we can help channel them into activities such as athletics, cycling and football and avoid pathways into drugs and anti-social behaviour.”

Some of the Orderwise graduates

Lincolnshire-based business management software firm OrderWise, has hired 15 graduates as part of a recruitment drive to provide career paths to local people.

The recent graduates have joined OrderWise’s graduate scheme from a number of universities across the UK as well as locally from the University of Lincoln. They have filled positions right across the business from project management and software implementation and training, to customer success and technical support roles.

OrderWise provides end-to-end business management solutions including ERP and WMS to businesses across a number of industries including retail, manufacturing, builders merchants and wholesalers.

OrderWise founder and CEO, David Hallam, said: “The last 18 months has been a difficult period for us all. It’s been especially challenging for students completing their degrees, graduating and looking to find their first role out of university. There hasn’t been a whole lot of opportunity out there as the pandemic has impacted businesses’ ability to hire.

“But there are still businesses who have been able to push forward with recruitment. OrderWise has seen significant growth in the face of incredible challenges in the last year or more. It’s a testament to our team and why we have hired 15 new graduates to continue to build upon that success.”