Appt Corporation has been nominated by its local MP Virendra Sharma as his 2017 Constituency Responsible Business Champion, which celebrates the achievements of local businesses that demonstrate corporate responsibility.
As part of this recognition, Appt Corporation – which is based in Southall – will also be put forward for consideration amongst other MPs’ nominations for the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award 2017. These nominees will be short-listed by a Parliamentary judging panel and the winner will be announced at a reception held on 22 November 2017 in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster.
The Constituency Responsible Business Champion award was set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRP) in order to promote the importance of corporate responsibility within local communities.
Atul Pathak, Managing Director of Appt Corporation said: “I am very proud that Appt Corporation has been put forward for this award. I am hugely appreciative of all the hard work Virendra Sharma does for our constituency and to be recognised by him is a great honour. I am looking forward to exploring how Appt Corporation can enhance its corporate responsibility even further and contribute even more in the local communities we serve.”
Acorn House College in Southall was relaunched on Saturday 2nd September and Atul Pathak, Appt Corporation’s Managing Director was there to help kick off the new academic year.
He joined various members of the college’s governing body and the local community, as well as local MP Virendra Sharma to relaunch the college on behalf of the Regent Group, the college’s new proprietors.
Atul was amongst those who gave a speech at the event to talk about the positive impact the college is having on the education of the community’s children.
Atul’s offices are close to the college and takes a keen interest in the community of Southall believing that enhancing educational standards is hugely important.
In a live interview with Sunrise Radio, Atul said: “Education is an important part of any community, so I wish the very best of success in getting this college to great heights and standards.”
Appt Corporation t/a McDonald’s has joined forces with BTWSC to take a stand against fly-tipping and littering in the Brent area.
Managing Director of Appt Corporation, Atul Pathak, attended a resident and stakeholder meeting, hosted by BTWSC, on 25th August at the Brent Civic Centre, with the aim of tackling the issues of fly-tipping and litter in the local neighbourhood.
BTWSC is a Brent-based pan-London organisation, dedicated to developing the potential of all individuals, particularly those who may not usually have access to the creative arts.
Co-founder of the voluntary organisation, Awula Serwah, scheduled the event to discuss solutions to the local environmental issues affecting Brent, particularly litter and fly tipping, with local residents of Neasden and its surrounding wards.
Councillor Muhammad Butt, Leader of Brent Council, was one of a number of Councillors in attendance working to find solutions to this local scourge.
Atul Pathak said: “The event was a very worthwhile and good progress has been made to address the issues, which are very important to me and to many in the area. At McDonald’s, we take our responsibility of being a good neighbour very seriously, and we look forward to continuing our contribution towards this community effort.”
Appt Corporation is thrilled to announce that it has become the kit sponsor for Metropolitan Police Football Club.
A kit handover took place at the Colindale restaurant on 23rd August, where Atul Pathak, Managing Director of Appt Corporation, met four representatives of the team: Borough Commander of Barnet, Simon Rose, as well as Mandeep Dhillion, Gareth Evans (goalkeeper) and PC Patrick Lawrence, team captain.
Based at Imber Court in Surrey, Metropolitan Police FC play in the Isthmian League Premier Division.
During the handover, Atul said: “I am delighted to be sponsoring Metropolitan Police FC, it shows our support for the great work the Metropolitan Police do for the local communities across London.”
Appt Corporation has been awarded the South East Regional Apprenticeship Champion at the National Family Business Awards 2017.
Atul Pathak, Managing Director, and four Appt Corporation employees received the award at a ceremony held at Wembley Stadium on 15th July. The Awards, founded in 2009, recognise and celebrate family run businesses across the country.
Appt Corporation, which is owned by Atul Pathak, was praised for its commitment to its team members as well as its emphasis on promoting from within; all of the the company’s senior management started their career as a McDonald’s crew member and have worked their way up the company.
Atul Pathak said: “We are truly delighted to have been awarded Apprentice Champion at the National Family Business Awards 2017. This highlights the hard work and dedication of all the Appt Corporation staff, who I very much regard as our company’s most valuable asset.”
Appt Corporation has been named as a finalist in all three of the awards, it was put forward for, in the National Family Business Awards 2017.
Appt Corporation has been nominated for the Apprentice Champion, Big Heart and Entrepreneur of the Year awards and is hugely excited about the awards ceremony on the 15th July, when the winners will be announced.
The National Family Business Awards, founded in 2009, recognise and celebrate outstanding family businesses right across the UK. The awards ceremony will take place at Wembley Stadium.
Atul Pathak, Managing Director said: “It is a huge honour to have been named as finalists for three awards. I am sure it will be a fantastic evening and I look forward to celebrating with all the other family businesses from across the country.”
Appt Corporation was delighted to welcome some of the young people from St. Ann’s School, a secondary special school in Ealing for youngsters with learning disabilities, to its Southall restaurant.
The trip was part of the ‘Ealing Borough Specialist Careers Cluster’ project, where Appt Corporation has joined in a partnership with Business Education Events to give a large number of children a greater understanding of the work place.
As part of the visit, the McDonald’s Team Members in Southall spoke to the students about what it takes to be a McDonald’s employee, with some important tips on maintaining eye contact, smiling at customers, engaging with customers as well as the need to constantly be learning and adapting.
Even more exciting for the children was when they were given a tour of the restaurant and shown the kitchen, where they were able to gain a better understanding of how McDonald’s works as a business….with the added bonus of making a McFlurry which they then got to eat!
Atul Pathak, Managing Director, said: “I hope the youngsters gained as much from the experience as we did from meeting them. It was a real pleasure to have spent an afternoon with them. For me it was wonderful to see all their enthusiasm as they learned about what we do as a team.”
Dev from Appt Corporation was delighted to have attended the Grand Opening of the Sawyers Close Pump Room on Friday 19th May, where guests were able to celebrate the re-opening of the community centre following its refurbishment – a project supported by Appt Corporation.
The renovation was initiated by the Sawyers Close Residents Association in Windsor, who assembled a group of residents to raise money for new furniture and equipment for the Pump Room, which will also help provide a safe environment for local youths to learn new skills and enjoy a hot meal with their peers.
Devang Amin from Appt Corporation was there also to find out what the Residents Association have planned for the centre and how they are planning to get more residents involved.
We look forward to seeing how this project will help the local community continue to thrive in the future.
Appt Corporation’s McDonald’s on Ealing Broadway recently helped Business Education Events at Dormers Wells High School to bridge the gap between schools and the world of work for young people.
Dormers Wells High School, a community comprehensive in Ealing recently opened a new state of the art building offering extra school places, provision for a hearing impaired unit as well as improved facilities for ICT and Business.
Arati, from the Ealing McDonald’s, attended the event for Appt Corporation to help the students with their enterprise projects. The event was part of the ‘Ealing Specialist Careers Cluster’ project, one of twelve projects across London, designed to improve the quality of career advice in both special needs and mainstream secondary schools and strongly supported by Atul Pathak of Appt Corporation.
Appt Corporation has joined social enterprise Business Education Events in its work to bridge the gap between young people in education and the world of work by signing up to the ‘Ealing Specialist Careers Cluster’ project. This is one of twelve projects across London designed to improve the quality of career advice in both special needs and mainstream secondary schools.
The key aim of the project is to encourage schools and businesses to learn from each other. While students benefit from attending career events, where they can speak to members of staff and gain a better understanding of life after education, businesses such as Appt Corporation can develop a greater appreciation of the hidden and visible disabilities among some staff members that may be present within a company.
Atul Pathak, the Managing Director of Appt Corp said: “I am very excited to be working with these young people and to be able to provide them with an insight into the world of work and how a business of this size and is still focused on each local community it serves. There is a lot we can learn from the students and I am confident our involvement will be a positive one for both us and them.”