A GROUP of Bideford and Barnstaple recruitment experts gave up a day to organise a Westward Ho! beach clean-up. Seven staff from South West recruitment specialist Concept Staffing took to the beach with their bin bags to collect marine debris and litter -

A GROUP of Bideford and Barnstaple recruitment experts gave up a day to organise a Westward Ho! beach clean-up.Seven staff from South West recruitment specialist Concept Staffing took to the beach with their bin bags to collect marine debris and litter - and came away with a whopping 18 bags of rubbish, including a 'cat's eye' road marking!The initiative was part of Concept's on-going programme of corporate social responsibility initiatives, explained recruitment manager Fiona Brandi."It was a great way of allowing the staff to get together, enjoy some healthy fresh air and put something back into the local community, she said."Westward Ho! is far from a dirty beach, but even the best beaches can do with a little more help occasionally," she added."Concept takes our social responsibility very seriously and staff are given an extra days annual leave to do something in their community. One of our consultants spent a day in a supermarket collecting money for St Margaret's Hospice, while other consultants have chosen to do a sky dive for their chosen charities.