Salmon is a vibrant, dynamic company with a loyal and professional workforce ensuring that tight deadlines are met with high quality work, on the most complex of projects.
Salmon employs approximately 350 consultants who work and play hard. We organise regular social events to ensure that everyone gets together regularly. We have one corporate charity, Advantage Africa, but also support other needy charities whenever we can.
Introducing our Corporate Charity: Advantage Africa
Salmon supports the charity Advantage Africa which identifies and supports the ideas and plans of inspirational people who are determined to overcome poverty and hardship in African communities. By helping to develop their skills and confidence, these inspirational people become catalysts for change and hope in the villages and city slums where they live and work. Advantage Africa's work reaches people who are "doubly disadvantaged" by poverty and the stigma arising from disability or HIV/AIDS. For example, only 2% of disabled children in Africa attend school because of inadequate facilities and teachers, together with beliefs that disabled people are cursed. Read on to find out how our funds are used.
Additional charity fundraising:
Salmon sponsor and participate with Team Cobia in London-Paris 2011.
Salmon is delighted to have sponsored and participated with Team Cobia at this year’s London To Paris (L2P) bike ride. L2P is one of the world’s most exciting cyclosportives in the cycling calendar (and the closest the amateur rider can get to a Tour de France experience) spanning a 520km route, from Hampton Court to The Eiffel Tower.
The Team including Salmon's own Mike Hill, a senior technical architect and equity stake holder in Salmon, reached Paris on Saturday afternoon after 3 days of tough and challenging riding. 365 riders, split into 5 groups were supported all the way to Paris by 14 Ride Captains, 45 motorbike outriders, Mavic Neutral Support and 130 HotChillee support crew. Riders experienced an unforgettable 'Tour de France' finish into Paris, with rolling road closures past the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
Riders of all abilities enjoyed riding alongside personalities including Nigel Mansell, Geoff Thomas, Stephen Roche, Lee Dixon, Will Carling, Phil De Glanville and Mark Bright as well as leading business figures. In addition, hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised for charities including UK Youth, The Geoff Thomas Foundation and DebRA.
Mike said, "We arrived after three days of hard riding at the Eiffel Tower at 5pm on Saturday to a warm, noisy crowd and then celebrated until the early hours. With the exception of a buckled rear wheel (due to a high speed spoke failure), there were no real incidents (apart from extremely sore ‘regions’). Thanks to everyone who supported this event through sponsorship, training, tweets and more. We have yet to get the final total for money raised but it is already in the £1000s, so thanks again."
Mike’s experience of completing the L2P last year, and participation in numerous other events (including marathons, Iron man 70.3 and adventure races) undoubtedly helped the team in one of the Daily Telegraph’s top 25 mass participation events.
About Team Cobia:
Mike Hill – Mike is an equity stake holder in Salmon. Mike is an experienced cyclist and triathlete who completed the L2P last year. He has taken part in numerous other events including marathons, Iron man 70.3 and adventure races. Mike will be advising and assisting with the training of the team.
Kevin Riley – Kevin is a Director and stakeholder in Eurotech monitoring who are specialists in the provision of Keyholding, Alarm Response, Control Room, Helpdesk Services and Mobile Security Patrols. He is a keen all round sportsman and spent 2 years of his career playing professional football for Colchester United. Kevin will be a great team mate as he has a good sense of humor and is very competitive.
Steve Wiles – Steve is the Managing Director of the Gulfstream group of companies, which includes Cobia. He is a very ‘enthusiastic’ sportsman and has tried his hand at most things including recently Tennis, Triathlons and running.
James Doyle – James is the Commercial Director of the Gulfstream Group of companies, which includes Cobia. James ran his first half marathon in March and has entered numerous running events since. Despite being a gym enthusiast, cycling is a relatively new sport to James and the L2P will represent his greatest sporting challenge so far.
Arthur Zwanik – Arthur is a Business Manager for Tarpon, which is one of the Gulfstream companies. Arthur is a machine! He has been into sports all his life and recently bought a bike to get back into cycling.