Newcastle-under-Lyme in Bloom Sponsorship

2020-06-12T15:39:28+01:00June 12th, 2020|

We're proud to sponsor Newcastle-under-Lyme in Bloom for another year. We're committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work.  Red plays an active role in making every community in which it operates a better place to live and work, knowing that the ongoing vitality of our host local communities has a direct impact on the long term health of our business. We're delighted to be sponsoring Newcastle-under-Lyme in Bloom for another year. The planters on Borough Road, near our head office, have been refreshed and are looking beautiful, thank you to Newcastle-under-Lyme Green Team for their [...]

We chat to world class triathlete Jacqui Allen

2020-05-07T16:18:31+01:00May 7th, 2020|

We caught up with the amazing triathlete Jacqui Allen. Jacqui is originally from Stoke-on-Trent, where we grew up and developed an interest in swimming and then triathlons.  She went on to become a fire fighter before deciding to pursue the dream of becoming a professional triathlete.  She's now a world class competitor with many wins under her belt - she currently lives in Australia with her husband (and fellow triathlete), Ben. We spoke to Jacqui about her journey and delved into her childhood, triathlon career so far, and her top tips for us at home! Download the Full [...]

Arctic Trek Challenge for Dougie Mac

2020-03-10T09:28:44+00:00February 24th, 2020|

A team of intrepid adventurers are heading into the Arctic Circle next month. The team will trek 116km in freezing cold temperatures to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.  A truly unique mental and physical event, challengers will cover up to 30km on cross country skis per day! Best of luck to the team in their training – we’re pleased to be able to sponsor the team on this epic challenge! Follow the team as they set off and make their way: https://offtothearctic.co.uk/ The team will have a tracker which shows where they are, so you can see [...]

Jacqui Allen’s 2019 Highlights

2020-01-27T11:19:03+00:00January 27th, 2020|

We're so proud to sponsor Jacqui Allen, originally from Fegg Hayes in Stoke-on-Trent, who is now a world class triathlete competing across the world. A former fire-fighter based at Newcastle-under-Lyme fire station, Jacqui turned a passion for triathlon into a full time career. Along with husband Ben, they  have both been frequent occupants of the winner’s podium for many years. Hear all about her 2019 Taiwan XTERRA Adventure in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E3n2Vv_dLo&feature=youtu.be You can skip straight to 4.20, 17.19, 20.43 and 23.11 for some great footage of Jacqui mid-race, plus interviews where she discusses the challenges of competing. Some [...]

Adrian Spencer takes on the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

2020-03-23T16:58:49+00:00March 12th, 2018|

Adrian Spencer is competing in the 2018 Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship The 2018 Protype MSA Asphalt Rally Championship consists of six events, including a round in Belgium: Tour of Epynt (10th /11th March) Manx National Rally (11th/12th May) Rally van Wervik (9th June) Down Rally (21st July) Mewla Rally (25th/26th August) Cheviot Stages Rally (20th/21st October) Red Sponsored Adrian Spencer will be racing in his Subaru Impreza S11 WRC. The first round of the BTRDA organised championship took place with the Tour of Epynt, where Adrian and co-driver Matt Daniels took to the tarmac.  Despite a spin in [...]

Jacqui Takes Silver in Utah

2017-09-18T10:28:32+01:00September 18th, 2017|

Jacqui takes another medal! Congratulations to Jacqui Allen who took silver at the XTERRA Pan America Championships in Utah this weekend. The triathlon in Utah is extremely tough, as athletes have to deal with the high altitudes of the course. The triathlon consists of: 1.5km swim at 4,900 feet elevation 28km mountain bike ride, with climbs from 4,900 feet elevation to 7,000 feet!  The trail includes rides over dirt, rock, and tree roots. 10km trail run, with a climb of 700 feet.  The route starts through fields of wildflowers and onto some short, very steep, uphill climbs. Jacqui had [...]

Jacqui takes Silver at World Champs

2017-08-25T12:09:12+01:00August 24th, 2017|

Jacqui takes SILVER in the World Champs! On 23rd August, Jacqui Allen competed in the Cross Triathlon World Championships in Penticton.  She had a fantastic race and finished in 2nd place of the Elite Women's category. Jacqui, who was representing Great Britain, had a fantastic race, coming out of the swim in first place.  She held on to stay in the top 5 athletes throughout the race, with an eventual finish in second place hot on the heels of final winner Melanie Mcquaid. 1.5km Swim: 00:22:54 31km Bike: 01:35:46 8km Trail run: 00:35:32 Overall time: 2 hours, 36 [...]

Rock Derails Adgespeed’s Harry Flatters Rally

2017-07-31T15:56:52+01:00August 1st, 2017|

The Adgespeed team went into the Harry Flatters Rally hoping for a better race than last year. The Harry Flatters Rally, which runs on the Epynt ranges,  took place on 30th July 2017.  Adrian Spencer, and the Adgespeed team, started strong with a finish in the top 5 on each of the first four stages of the rally. Driver Adrian Spencer, and co-driver Mark Hewitt, started strong in the rally.   They managed to avoid a repeat of last year's event where a collision with a sheep caused them to retire early due to damage to the car [...]

Community Projects Update

2017-07-05T12:40:41+01:00July 5th, 2017|

Community Clean Up, Landfill Communities Fund, & Charity Update We are a Staffordshire based company, employing over 80 people at our three sites.  Our management team are keen to ensure that the local community is supported, not only though employment opportunities but also by us actively giving back to the local people. Community Clean Up We've teamed up with Signal Radio for the Big Community Clean Up.  Residents across Staffordshire and Cheshire have been able to apply for a team of volunteers to help give their local parks, schools, and community areas some TLC and a freshen [...]

Adrian Spencer at the JRT Enville Stages

2020-03-23T17:04:04+00:00July 3rd, 2017|

Adrian Spencer Takes 3rd Place Adrian Spencer, and co-driver Mark Hewitt, took part in the JRT Enville Stages rally in Anglesey. The Warrington and District Motor Club held the JRT Enville Stages rally for its 28th year at the Anglesey Race Circuit.  The course consists of 10 stages, totaling around 50 miles.  Adrian and his Subaru Impreza WRC S11 entered in Class E for a day of racing in the glorious sunshine. Throughout the day Adrian had been hot on the heels of John Cope (who won the race overall).  Their times were within seconds of each other throughout [...]