We helped client, Valley Group, fulfil a last minute assignment for the Health Lottery over Christmas and New Year.

Headquartered in Bingley, Valley is a global leader in retail displays and shopping strategies that numbers Apple, Virgin, Adidas, Samsung, Unilever and Microsoft among its top-brand clients. Rapid expansion has led to new offices in Paris, New York and the Netherlands joining sites in the UK, Sweden and India recently.

Valley was commissioned by the Health Lottery to urgently produce 7,500 upgraded metal display and play stands for its new game, which strict legislative requirements demanded should feature details of recent changes to gaming law.

Cubed reacted fast to the sudden call for 40 semi-skilled temporary workers to start the metalwork assembly on Boxing Day.

Despite the short notice at a time when many people are unavailable or hard to contact, a full complement of suitable staff was mustered. Cubed managing director, Steven Street ably assisted by Cubed partners, Ben Jackson and Russ Metcalf, not only handled induction, training and supervision, but picked up tools and manned the jigs to muck in on production too when needed.

Valley managing director, Jonathan Haggas, said: “Having a reliable talent management partner is an absolute must these days because our requirements for manufacturing staff and work models vary widely according to the demands of our diverse client base, which are also often last minute.

“We’re targeting sales of £30m in 2015 with clients who expect flexibility and right-first-time delivery against sudden demands and tight deadlines. As such, we need a firm that can source, attract and mobilise able players whenever we need them; the enthusiasm with which the Cubed team met the challenge as the country slept off its Christmas blowout was highly impressive.”