Another Sage People Managed Service Contract Secured

We are pleased to report that the Sage People Managed Service offering we launched last year continues to grow with another contract signed.

This new, multinational leisure sector client needed a full-service offering to ensure that they were maximising their return on their Sage People investment. So, we created a comprehensive, bespoke retained Managed Service package to meet their multilingual requirements. They have over 6,000 employees in branches across Germany, Austria, Croatia, Gibraltar, Colombia and Malta.

New Sage People Managed Service RenataTo this end we are delighted to announce the appointment of Renata Tenorio Boesche, an experienced multilingual HRIS Technical Support Consultant. Renata  is exclusively dedicated to their account and is supporting not only their HR team, but all their end-users as they roll out the system across the business over the next few years.

To find out how we can help manage Sage People, please contact us online or call us on +(44) 1908 030360 today. And we will ensure that your organisation gets the benefit from an efficient, optimised Sage People system.

Proud Sage Life Cycle Sponsor

Here at Tugela People, we are proud to be a corporate sponsor the forthcoming Sage Life Cycle, a three-day charity cycle to Paris organised by the Sage Foundation.

In addition, we are delighted to have one of the Tugela People team, Dave Morris, on the starting line on the 25th July. Dave, a Senior HRIS Consultant, will be embarking on this challenge of lifetime – over 100 miles a day only stopping for water. It has been likened to running a marathon a day for three days!

Apart from the personal, physical and mental challenge for Dave, he is also participating to raise money for his chosen charity. Dave explains:

‘I have chosen to support The British Heart Foundation. Two years ago, my Dad died from a heart attack at the age of 90. The remarkable part of this story is, this was my Dad’s fifth heart attack, the first being at the age of 60.

Without the research into heart disease, my Dad’s life would have been shortened by a considerable number of years.

Heart disease is still the greatest cause of death in the UK and there is still much more that can be done not only to save lives but also improve the quality of lives from those suffering from heart disease.’

If you would like to donate, visit Dave’s fundraising page  every penny you donate goes directly to the British Heart Foundation. Good luck Dave!

Head of Client Implementations Appointed

We are extremely delighted to announce that Kevin Hume has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of Client Implementations, effective from the 13 June.

Kevin is now responsible for all Sage People implementations that Tugela is engaged to deliver. He and his team are charged with ensuring that all implementation projects are delivered on time, to budget and exceed client expectations.

Thomas Schilling, MD, says: ‘Congratulations to Kevin on his well-deserved promotion. Kevin is not only technically astute but also always willing to support colleagues and assist clients when needed. He’s willing to help and always goes out of his way to ensure that our high customer service standards are maintained.’

This new senior role is integral to our vision to be chosen as the worldwide go-to partner for people centric solutions and services so that business can effectively engage and manage their workforce

Tugela People Celebrates 7th Anniversary

We are delighted to have celebrated our seventh anniversary last month. The past seven years have flown by for us and we are proud of where we are at, enjoying:

  • a robust Sage People partnership
  • an expanding international client base – we have just completed our 4th Australian implementation!
  • an expert team of 14 strong with 4 fabulous associates that speak Spanish, French, Hindi and German in addition to English
  •  a dynamic caring team culture underpinned by a strong corporate social responsibility ethos.

We could not have achieved this success without the ongoing dedication and support from our wonderful team, partners, and family. So, a heartfelt thank you to all of you.  Thomas Schilling, Managing Director and Founder, says:

‘We’re proud of our reputation as trusted global people consultancy. Our strong international HR perspective, extensive people process knowledge and HRIS technical expertise combine to provide full-service support for international mid-market organisations.

We are looking forward to the next exciting chapter in our business, as we grow Sage People Managed Services, Payroll and Training services – onwards and upwards!’

Sage People Partnership Building

We were delighted to welcome Wendy Newbold, Sage People’s Partner Relationship Manager to our Milton Keynes offices last week to meet the Tugela team, share experiences and discuss the exciting future of our partnership with Sage People.

We were also thrilled she was here to watch the unveiling of our spectacular new piece of wall art – a triptych of Tugela Falls – the world’s second highest waterfall spanning 947 meters, which can be found in the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa.

Thomas Schilling, Managing Director, said: ‘As the longest standing Sage People Preferred Partner, we continually work to develop a productive relationship with Sage People through knowledge sharing events like these so that we can continue to WOW our clients.’

2018 Colleague of the Year Award…

A huge congratulations to Jamie Wilkins who has been selected as the ‘2018 Colleague of the Year’ by the Tugela People team.  Jamie joined us in January 2018 and quickly made a positive impact with his keen understanding of people management and HRIS systems, and hunger for learning.  Some of his achievements include:

  • Since joining, Jamie has been promoted from a HRIS Consultant role to HRIS Technical Support Consultant
  • Establishing and leading Tugela People’s Managed Services Offering
  • Organising our successful MacMillan Coffee Morning

Charles McGregor, Professional Services Manager, said ‘Well done to Jamie, a well deserved recognition from his peer group for his efforts here at Tugela People to date.

By WOWing our colleagues Jamie lives and breathes the Tugela People values. His tenacity for developing solutions to meet not only our clients requirements but to support our colleagues as well is how we should all aim to approach the implementation of HRIS solutions.’

Well done Jamie!

Successful Macmillan Coffee Morning

We were delighted to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning here last week to support this worthy charity that is close to our hearts. The fundraiser was expertly organised by Jamie Wilkins, with the whole team getting behind the event, and welcoming not only organisations in our building, but also those in the rest of the Caswell site.

We hosted the coffee morning in our offices at mid-morning, providing hot drinks and a selection of sweet and savoury treats. Colleagues kindly contributed a wonderful array of homemade goodies including cheese and pesto cheese straws, millionaire’s shortbread, carrot and banana cake. We encouraged people to sit down, have a drink and socialise – it was particularly lovely to see many neighbours meeting for the first time.

The feedback has been very positive. We raised around £130 from donations from both the food and drink and the “guess the length of the veggie roll” game. The money will be donated directly to Macmillan.