Staff Heroes Blog - Month: April 2016

Oxford Cambridge Boat Race 2016 – Staff Heroes Temp Staff to the rescue!

temp Staff for the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

Image: Getty / CityAM


Another year another boat race, what a great afternoon out enjoyed by all!

This year our army of Heroes was supporting businesses along the river with their needs for temp staff, a massive operation all round.

Cambridge selected the Surrey station after winning the toss, hoping that the difficult south wind would cause issues for the the Oxford boat crew. The 162 Varsity Boat Race was won by Cambridge won by Oxford by two and a half lengths, finally ending a three year run for Oxford on the River Thames.

As usual thousands of spectators lined the river bank from Putney to Barnes passing through Hammersmith with accompanying cheer!

The Boat Race weekend is typically a very busy event for all businesses down the river, especially Pubs, Bars and Restaurant, causing an appreciated surge in business.

Whilst this demand is welcome for businesses it can cause issues with staffing. No one likes to wait at the bar to be served or for a bite to eat when they could be outside enjoying the atmosphere.

Staff Heroes Temp Staff to the rescue

Fortunately a lot of businesses who may not have the time or money to use temp staffing agencies chose to use Staff Heroes for the first time. It was an exciting time for us too supplying temp staff Heroes for many Pubs, Bars, Restaurants along the river as well as for little pop up stall holders and supplying promoters to some larger brands.

We love working with these small businesses to really understand these unique temp staff requirements and step in where traditional staffing agencies may not be able to support.

It was an excellent effort on the day with many dozens of Heroes stepping in and… well being Heroes for these businesses in their time of need.

Thanks to all the Businesses and Heroes who chose Staff heroes on the day and allowing us to support you!

‘Til next year!

Team Staff Heroes