The Day When the Birds Came to Work

In January we told you about our in-house IT Specialist Matt Arnold and the voluntary work he does with Birdman Parrot Rescue. Last week we had a day when the birds came to work!

Matt is the one who makes the IT equipment and paperless office run smoothly here at Jones Harris. Information technology is at the heart of the service we offer to our 1000+ clients, so it’s an important role.

In his spare time Matt also helps out at Birdman Parrot Rescue. Not only helping with their office administration, data management and issues such as GDPR compliance, but also helping to clean and care for birds too.

The Day When the Birds Came to Work

On Friday, Matt brought some of his feathered friends into the office to meet his human colleagues. Here in the office we’re naturally, intrigued by the work of the organisation.

Bert is an Umbrella Cockatoo and Tyler a Blue and Gold Macaw. They’re both big species of birds, which are demanding to look after. Sadly, many people don’t think about this when they’re attracted to their stunning good looks.

With the larger parrot species having the same kind of lifespan as a person, it’s easy to see why so many of them end up in rescue centres. Birdman rescue centre is based in Blackpool but covers the whole of Lancashire and sometimes even further afield. Demand for rehoming usually outstrips the availability of foster and adoptive homes.

The staff enjoyed the opportunity to get close to the birds and their welcome donations will cover a month’s supply of food. Matt explained about the work the rescue centre does and the unusual visitors certainly made for an unusual end to the working week!

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