It’s back, The Apprentice Challenge 2023!

It’s back!

Following in the footsteps of our previous year, the departments went head to head to raise the most money across one week for our chosen charities for 22/23 Dementia UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Leeds Hospitals Charity. The teams stepped up the ideas and the competition was on!

We had fundraising across all areas of the business, including Leeds Golf Centre, our Roomzzz locations and our Iconinc sites to name a few. While also running fundraising initiatives centrally from head office. The competition was on!

Our Parklane Properties City Office smashed it out of the park with a total of £1705.70, taking the top spot! They raised the money through two raffles which included a signed Manchester City shirt and a signed Leeds Rhinos shirt, they vinted clothes to generate extra money and also collected general donations. The efforts of the team were definitely reflected in the total amount!

Coming in a close second was Leeds Golf Centre, they were able to use the facilities available to them to raise the money. They had a silent auction with sports memorabilia and also a raffle with some amazing prizes, including lessons, golf buggies and golf balls for the driving range. Joe Feather also raffled off 5 hours worth of lessons, sending this to all his current database, this was so popular Joe offered the prize twice and this brought in a massive £1130, along with the raffle squares and silent action, their grand total was £1,666. A great effort from the Golf Centre.

Third place was HIVE, our maintenance team, they really got stuck in! Down on site they had a bake sale, car boot sale, car wash and a table tennis tournament. They managed to raise a fantastic £930.40, using their initiative to fundraise a massive amount of money. The team should all be super proud!

The other teams also came up with some amazing ideas, our Roomzzz hotels had a summer fete style day, which had stalls such as tombolas and hook a ducks. The central team hosted a Monopoly tournament, which was carried out over the week. Our Iconinc teams were at the residents' beck and call, they offered to do random acts for a small donation, this included tasks like cleaning their rooms or taking their bins out. They also were making the students smoothies and toasties to help raise money. Parklane Properties Headingley had a raffle which included Live At Leeds tickets, along with other musical goodies. Another Raffle was held by Rentinc for the chance to win a bottomless brunch at SkyLounge at the Hilton. Our Fiance departments raffled off a car parking space in a prime position in the basement car park. Development and Design raffled off a massage and also sold ice cream for the whole of Northgate. Marketing managed to bag a free Haven Holiday and sold raffle tickets for the chance to win the caravan stay. Our HR department teamed up with central Iconinc to make barista style coffee and hot chocolates for a small fee in the office, along with a selection of lovely sweet treats. Alongside this they also held two raffles for The Garden Party Tickets and a table with a £50 bar tab at Chow Down.

Everyone did an amazing job in raising a substantial amount, with this year's final total being £7011.71. The effort from everyone has been much appreciated. We want to say another massive thank you to all those involved and to everyone who donated! This money means so much to our chosen charities and this is a huge stepping stone in reaching our goal of 60K for 60.


End Goal -
Building Better Futures


Of children given new opportunities


Charity Partners for 2023


Pledged over five years internationally


Target for