Merit Recruitment and The Big Spring Clean

As part of the Great British Spring Clean, the team at Merit Group were invited by Basingstoke Together to help clean up the local park, Glebe Gardens. Our team was more than happy to get involved with tidying up our local community!

This event was part of the Basingstoke Big Spring Clean, a four day initiative to clean up the centre of Basingstoke and to bring the community together. A number of volunteers worked throughout the days to remove waste, gum, and local businesses were invited to spruce up their shop fronts to join in the community spirit.

Our recruiters Scott, Amy and Sohail, along with our Accounts Co-ordinator Clare and our Recruitment Managers Earl and Greg, took turns to head down to Gelbe Gardens. Litter picking, weeding, raking – all of these tasks brought back some of the natural beauty of the park, and defintiely gave our team an energetic break from the office.

Team members from The Royal Bank of Scotland were there too, and our team had the pleasure of getting to know them. We were thrilled to be part of bringing this community together. 

A few days later, we received a knock at the Merit Office door. The Basingstoke Together team wanted to thank us for our work, and gave us these fantastic thermal mugs! They were giving them out on the day of the Big Spring Clean, and we are incredibly grateful that they made sure to include us too.

We hope more opportunities like this come along in future. If you would like us to volunteer or work with you for any community projects, feel free to contact us at or call 01256 471 508. We’d love to be involved!