Quantum employees ‘Donate a Day’ at Maktaba’s garden

Quantum employees ‘Donate a Day’ at Maktaba’s garden

For the second consecutive year Quantum employees and families held their annual ‘Donate a Day’ employee volunteer day at Maktaba Children’s Library. The children’s garden was developed last year by employees who removed the under used areas of grassed land behind the library building and transformed it into a garden with areas for vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, a sensory herb garden area and a range of floral window boxes. This year volunteer employees were split into groups and further developed the garden by adding a series of new bedding areas, trellis fencing for taller plants and the donation of more plants for the garden’s fruit tree and vegetable areas. Additional volunteers also painted walls and garden furniture for another year of outdoor use. A range of gardening related craft and seed planting activities were also carried out by younger members of the Quantum/Maktaba family. Over 80 Quantum employees and their families volunteered their time during the day. Speaking after cutting down a tree, Peter Murphy, Quantum’s Managing Director said, “Quantum is a family focused company and our annual Donate a Day event with Maktaba is a great opportunity for our company employees to give something back to the community. We work as a team, getting our hands dirty in the process and at the end we have achieved our goal to create a small garden oasis in the heart of Doha for the members of Maktaba’s children’s garden club. I’m proud to say that our ‘Donate a Day’ programme has to date encouraged over 200 work days to be donated by Quantum volunteers over the past year in the...
Author Kay Woodward hosts story-time session at World Book Day celebration

Author Kay Woodward hosts story-time session at World Book Day celebration

As part of Maktaba Children’s Library World Book Day celebration, renowned children’s author Kay Woodward (www.kaywoodward.co.uk),  a member of the Quantum family, held two enthralling story-time reading sessions for the library’s younger members. Kay’s story-time sessions were part of Quantum’s commitment as premier partner to support the library and its activities which raise awareness on the importance of reading among young children. Quantum’s Q-munity CSR programme, started in 2013 and is aligned to the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011–16.  The programme aims to actively add long-term value within the community by interacting with local organisations and supporting health, sport, community and educational initiatives. World Book Day (www.worldbookday.com) is an annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the...
QGS supports RGU attendance at prestigious international Moot

QGS supports RGU attendance at prestigious international Moot

Students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Law School recently battled in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition. The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students from all over the world. It involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two companies coming from countries party to the UN Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This year RGU was represented in Vienna by Alexandru Caleap, Amy Gordon, Stephen Dickson, Natalia Kashina, Omar Bissoon, and Peter F. Murphy, Associate Director at Quantum Global Solutions. With several team members being distance learning students – Omar Bissoon coming all the way from Guyana in South America – the major part of preparation and coaching was conducted online. Peter F. Murphy said: “Representing RGU in the moot was both a pedagogical and highly competitive experience. The necessary skills required for legal studies such as problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, research, communication, organisation are all present in the competition. It is a continuous process stretched over six month culminating in the oral articulation of all the developed skills before the moot tribunals.” Omar Bissoon added: “The moot experience exceeded all expectations and has given me the edge in preparation for my future in arbitration practice. Many thanks to RGU and Quantum for making this amazing experience possible.” The team – sponsored this year by Quantum Global Solutions – one of the premier international contractual, commercial and forensic planning consultancies operating through the Middle East and globally –...
Quantum supports winning F1 School Competition Team

Quantum supports winning F1 School Competition Team

As one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, education plays a pivotal role in Qatar’s long-term sustainable future. In support of the vision, Quantum Global Solutions (Quantum) recently supported Doha British School (DBS) as Principle Sponsor of “Insperact”, a team competing in the ‘F1 for Schools’ competition held on the 3rd of March 2015 at DBS.  The team consisting of five year 11 students, Karim Shaaban (Manager), Michael Ibrahim (Engineer), Matthew Wicaksono (Manufacturer), Zali Kelly (Designer) and Sean Borras (Communications) came 1st in Qatar out of 12 teams.  “Insperact” will now travel to Singapore to represent the State of Qatar in the World F1 for Schools finals. “We are very proud to be associated with such an imaginative and professional team such as “Insperact” and are very proud of their achievements.  We look forward to their continued success for both Doha British School and the State of Qatar in their World Finals campaign.” Peter Murphy, Managing Director of Quantum said. The “F1 in Schools” competition challenge is an international competition open to school students between the ages of 9 and 19.  The object is to design, manufacture and race balsa wood F1 cars powered by compressed air.  In addition to manufacturing the car, the students have to demonstrate their skills in raising sponsorship, the design process, media skills, financial management, branding, aerodynamics, and physics through presentations, portfolios and a pit display. The next round for “Insperact” will be held in Singapore between 10 and 17 of September 2015 to coincide with the Singapore F1 Grand Prix.  The participants are welcomed by the F1 community and...
QGS meets Park House Business Bright Sparks

QGS meets Park House Business Bright Sparks

Selecting a future career is a difficult decision for students.  In order to support Qatar’s growing student population and give advice on the multiple careers available in the construction sector for men and women; Quantum Global Solutions (QGS) recently took part in a careers workshop for Year 12 Business Studies students at Park House English School, providing insight into the practical implications of the course syllabus. The workshop was conducted by Ian Maund, QGS’s Associate Director and Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building, Qatar Centre. For this event he was accompanied by Paul Etherton, General Manager from Doha based company Inspectorate. The workshop provided an interactive forum for the students to discuss subjects such as business strategy, management techniques and personal management styles, communication theory and practice; as well as opportunities and external factors affecting businesses operating here in Qatar. The students engaged enthusiastically and raised various insightful questions on practical business matters.  The event was a great success with plans for further visits to Park House English School again later in the year. Speaking after the event Maund said, “Schools in Doha continue to produce fantastic students every year and continue to raise the international educational standards.  It is a pleasure to be leading QGS’s Careers Outreach Programme and to have the opportunity to share some of my own experiences with these bright sparks. The students were very interested to learn more about the actual application of a variety of theories and I have no doubt that we are dealing with business leaders of the future. QGS is proud to be part of local career fairs and...
Careers in Construction under discussion at Doha College

Careers in Construction under discussion at Doha College

In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar’s construction industry is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and will continue to be one of the country’s leading employers over the coming years.  In order to share information on the different careers that exist within the construction sector for school leavers and university graduates, Ian Maund, Associate Director at Quantum Global Solutions (QGS) recently organised a presentation on careers in the construction industry and delivered the same to over 100 students in various year groups at the Doha College annual careers fair.  Specific presentations were prepared for each age group, and each was followed up with break out groups on the topics of ‘Engineering’, Design’ and ‘Management’. This approach allowed the presentation team to address the wide variety of interests, and accommodate a wider range of attendees than in previous years. Among the topics covered were the multiple professional career paths and opportunities available in the industry, entry requirements for various courses at UK universities, accreditation of courses in the UK by professional bodies and the importance of professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building in the industry. Pierre Sells, AECOM Commercial Manager and James Duffy, Senior Quality Manager at Obrascon Huearte Lain also made presentations to the...