Welcome to MAS Recruitment

" Quite simply - We are a people business -  there are the people we supply, the people we supply to and the people involved in the recruitment process, people are as important today as they have ever been, to the success of our business" 

M G Rowe - Managing Director

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Whether it is Temporary, Permanent, Part time, Full time or just a day or two, here and there - our job pages have a wide variety of different opportunities to suit most people's needs or maybe you just want to discuss your future career plan - Contact us via our contact page or apply for jobs direct and attach your up to date CV.
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1989 to 2019 Celebrating 30 years in recruitment in Reading? Call now for a free no obligation review and planning appraisal on 0118 9588383 and find out more about our 30 year celebration plans.
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Featured Jobs

Showroom Sales Adviser Retail and Trade

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Sales
  • Salary/Rate: £18K plus bonus rising to OTE £30K in management role
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Service Technician UK based South East (trainee)

  • Reference: mr26062018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: to £25.000 pa + statutory benefits and reward
  • Location: Hampshire
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Maintenance Assistant - Residential Buildings

  • Reference: sr01032019
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Maintenance
  • Salary/Rate: £9+ per hour depending on experience
  • Location: Reading
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Print Production Trainee

  • Reference: mr16102018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Production
  • Salary/Rate: £17.000k pa subject to statutory benefits & rewards
  • Location: Reading
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Technical Warehouse Operative x 3

  • Reference: sr23082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £18K - £20K subject to skills and experience
  • Location: Reading and/or Bracknell
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Hand Finisher Digital Print Sector

  • Reference: mr16102018a
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Fulfilment
  • Salary/Rate: £18 to £20K plus statutory benefits, ongoing development
  • Location: Reading
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Executive Car Forecourt Attendant

  • Reference: mr09032019
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: NLW to Neg Depending on experience
  • Location: Berkshire
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Recruitment Associate

  • Reference: 21062019sr/mr
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £20,0000 pa pro rata
  • Location: Reading TC
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Electronics Assembly Operatives Production Roles

  • Reference: MR25052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Manufacturing
  • Salary/Rate: NMW per hour, Plus statutory benefits, rising to £8.21 NLW
  • Location: Reading
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Van Drivers - Car Parts and Components M4 Corridor

  • Reference: sr23072018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: RG postcodes
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Van Driver to 7.5 Ton Drivers wanted for assignment Berkshire

  • Reference: MR30/04/2019
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21 + negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Car Delivery and Collection Drivers - Executive Car Dealers

  • Reference: SR01012016
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.50+ NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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3.5 T Delivery Driver, Specialist Medical Sector

  • Reference: MR25052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21 + to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Cars & Van Delivery and Collection Driver

  • Reference: MR01012017
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21+ NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Assembly Operative

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Production
  • Salary/Rate: £16.650 PLus overtime OTE £22K
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Multi Drop Delivery & Collection Driver

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Assignment
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21+ ph plus statutory benefit and rewards
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Technician PLASTICS & ELECTRICS

  • Reference: sr25012019
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: to £12.00 per hour plus statutory rewards subject to skill set
  • Location: Windsor, Maidenhead area
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Customer Service Adviser - Events and Music Industry

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £7.50 to £8.50 ph subject to skill set
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Plant Hire - Fitter/Driver

  • Reference: sr25102018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £25K to £27.5K plus benefits, van and rewards
  • Location: Reading Berkshire
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Stores Controller with Delivery and Collection Driving

  • Reference: mr28092018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £8.21+ NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill to £10.00ph
  • Location: Wokingham
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LED Installation Specialist - Team Leader

  • Reference: sr24082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: Negotiable £38k+
  • Location: South East
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Audio Visual Technician x 2

  • Reference: sr23082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Technical
  • Salary/Rate: £30 - £35K negotiable plus statutory benefit & reward
  • Location: Berkshire
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LGV Rigid Driver - Night Trunk

  • Reference: MR23082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £neg
  • Location: South East
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Customer Services Assistant

  • Reference: sr17082018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill to £10.00ph
  • Location: Maidenhead
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Telehandler Fork Lift and bucket attachments

  • Reference: sr08082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £20,000 to £25,000 according to skills and experience
  • Location: Oxfordshire
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Logistics Team Manager - Domestic, Transport and Catering

  • Reference: sr08082018a
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: Open to attract top calibre candidates Circa £30,000
  • Location: East Berkshire
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LGV Driver Class I & II

  • Reference: SR04082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £ according to level of experience
  • Location: Berks, Bucks & Hants
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Van Driver - Catering Team Immediate start

  • Reference: sr30072018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.50 to £9.50 PH plus statutory reward and benefit package
  • Location: East Berkshire
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Specialist Cleaning Manager

  • Reference: sr26032018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £30 to £35K
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Signmaker Production and Manufacturing of corporate signs

  • Reference: mr22062018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Production
  • Salary/Rate: £8.66 ph Plus statutory benefits and career development
  • Location: Reading West Berkshire
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Cleaning, Maintenance and Hygiene Operatives URGENT

  • Reference: NA23052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £7.50 NMW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, South East - Transport may be provided
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Van Driver - Courier - Document & Equipment Services

  • Reference: mr25032018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 ph rising to £8.28ph Plus Benefits
  • Location: East Reading
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Commercial Cleaning Team Leader

  • Reference: SR25032018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £11.50 per hour to £25,000pa
  • Location: Reading & Surrounding areas
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Warehouse Team Leader with FLT Licence

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £25K plus rewards
  • Location: Hampshire
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Stores Inventory Control Assistant

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £NLW subject to statutory benefits
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Warehouse Operative

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £24,000 rising to £25,000 subject to probation
  • Location: West Berkshire
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New Business Sales Executive

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Other
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £8.00 ph plus statutory benefit and rewards +
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Warehouse Associate LLOP and/or FLT

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £8.00 ph plus statutory benefit and rewards
  • Location: West Reading, Berkshire UK
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Recent News Posts

BREXIT UP DATE - DEAL OR NO DEAL?

As one of the leading independent recruiters across the South East, we pride ourselves on being updated, educated and informed.  This does not mean we have crystal ball, despite some previous news items, we look, listen and manage memberships to organisation and professional bodies, to ensure we can deliver a professional service whilst following UK legislation, being fully compliant and coupled with REC best practice.

The REC in association with Fragomen, Del Ray, Bersen & Loewy LLP part of Fragomen Global LLP have now given Rec members full guidance regarding the current and future employment analysis with regards to BREXIT.

For those employers working with us, we are able to provide a detailed analysis of your permanent and temporary staff supply plans,  whether there is a deal or with no deal, the options are now more clearer than ever.

Please call direct 0118 9588383 where we can  put your mind at ease.  Alternatively you can email our directors office at info@masrecruitment.co.uk with any questions you have.

 

 

 

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NLW rates increase with effect 1st April 2019

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). The increases will affect 2.4 million workers. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2019.

From April 2019, minimum pay rates will increase as below.

NLW (workers aged 25+) — from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour.

NMW rates:

workers aged 21–24 — from £7.38 to £7.70 per hour

workers aged 18–20 — from £5.90 to £6.15 per hour

workers aged 16–18 — from £4.20 to £4.35 per hour

apprentice rate — from £3.70 to £3.90 per hour.

A full-time worker aged 25 and over on the NLW will therefore receive an annual pay increase of £690.

At MAS all our workers enjoy the 25+ NLW rate as a minumum pay rate, not matter what age or gender.   

 

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BREXIT & EU WORKER RIGHTS Update

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Schemeto continue living in the UK. The scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019.

source: UK Government website 13/03/2019 https://www.gov.uk/ 

But.......

After 29 March 2019 if there’s ‘no deal’

The EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 brings across the powers from EU Directives. This means that workers in the UK will continue to be entitled to the rights they have under UK law, covering those aspects which come from EU law (including those listed above except where caveated below). Domestic legislation already exceeds EU-required levels of employment protections in a number of ways. The government will make small amendments to the language of workplace legislation to ensure the existing regulations reflect the UK is no longer an EU country. These amendments will not change existing policy. This will provide legal certainty, allowing for a smooth transition from the day of EU exit, and will ensure that employment rights remain unchanged, including the employment rights of those working in the UK on a temporary basis, except where set out below.

The UK government will continue to work with the devolved administrations to ensure workers’ rights continue to operate across the UK.

In the following cases, withdrawal from the EU in a ‘no deal’ scenario has impacts on participation in agreed arrangements with the EU which benefit all EU countries:

  • Employer Insolvency: Currently, UK and EU employees working in the UK are protected under the Employment Rights Acts 1996 and Pension Schemes Act 1993(or the relevant legislation in Northern Ireland on employment rights and pension schemes) implementing the Insolvency Directive, with procedures in place for making claims in the case of employer insolvency. Similarly, UK employees working in an EU country are protected by the laws of that country that implement the directive.
  • European Works Councils: Currently EU law allows for workers to request, in certain circumstances, that their employer establishes a European Works Council to provide information and consult with employees on issues affecting employees across 2 or more European Economic Area states. These rules are set out in the European Works Council Directive (2009/38/EC). The statutory framework that applies to European Works Councils would require a reciprocal agreement from the EU for them to continue to function in their present form within the UK.

Implications

In a ‘no deal’ scenario, there are no expected financial implications or impacts for citizens or businesses operating in the UK (whether UK or EU-based) in regard to workplace rights. There are some implications in relation to European Works Councils and the insolvency of some employers, laid out below.

 

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Testimonials

Hi, I was looking at Reading-forum and I read you were still around and still in the same building you were in years ago! Next to the afterdark. I just wanted to write and say thanks for the summer jobs i had in 1994 and 1995 (i think). I was 18 and working for you was my first job. I loved it on the cart-line in the Bracknell Waitrose warehouse and i even have good memories of working on the bins! Mike and Sue were very good to me and nice people which i suppose is the key to success. I now live in Macau in China but i will always remember MAS and my shift work with a smile on my face. Thanks Alex Croxford, ex Caversham Heights boy.

All the way to China and back someday - Our reach is global!

To: info@masrecruitment.co.uk Date: 25 October 2018 at 13:38 Subject: James Sautron "Hi my name is James Sautron. I'm just messaging to say thanks to Mike and everyone at M.A.S recruitment for finding me a great place to work. This is by far the best agency to work for, I've worked for M.A.S on and off for a few years and never had any problem, always get paid on time the work places are amazing. I will always go back if anything ever happens because I know Mike will find me work. Thanks again, James" MAS Reply: Thanks James - Congratulations on your recent permanent offer from our long standing client of 14 years, we know they will look after you and if we see you again, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

James Sautron Temp to Perm transfer October 2018

"Hi Mike Just wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation for the hard work Sam did last week. He was polite, professional, nothing was too much trouble and he performed his tasks in an exemplary manner, so much so that the Dealer Principal remarked on how impressed he was with your temporary driver" David M

Main Dealer - South East After Sales Manager

"Hi Mike This is to formalize what I told you on the phone this morning that, after four years of working for you in what was going to be my retirement, this is the moment when I stop. I have other activities on-going in my retirement, and other things I want to do, so I am going to concentrate on those. Please accept my sincere thanks for all the work you have provided me with over these years. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and the work has been varied and interesting, allowing me to do things, see places and meet new people that I wouldn’t otherwise have done. You have been a pleasure to deal with, and I will miss your friendly voice at the end of the phone. Please thank Sue, also, for the efficient accounts department that she oversees. Not once over these years has the Friday payment been missed and, on the odd occasion where there has been some discrepancy, this has been promptly rectified. My very best wishes to you both, and for the continuing success of MAS. Kind regards Hugh Anscombe" Our congratulations to Hugh on finally deciding to retire and take things easier. At 74 years young, you have outshone and outworked many a younger worker and we wish you all the very best. If you need us anytime or get bored or fancy something new, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr Hugh Anscombe 74 years young - 23rd July 2018

Herewith the first issue of the Department of Employment - Employment Agency Licence to MAS Recruitment. The licence process was abolished in 1994. Back in 1989 in order to open an employment agency, which was the term used for Agency and Business (Temp & Perm) you had to supply satisfactory employer references, bankers references and trade references in order to trade in this sector. You were required to implement and follow the Employment Agency Act 1973, although still valid in UK law, there have been many changes within the sector, including a variety of amendments to the Act and many new EU directives and statutory regulations that governs the industry today. How things have changed.

MAS Recruitment birth certificate 15th May 1989 Doors opened 27th May 1989

"Although my circumstances have now changed and I no longer work for MAS Recruitment, I would not hesitate to contact them again in the future, if things were to change and would recommend them to anyone looking for work in the local area. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at MAS recruitment for their efforts in finding me work over the years and wish them success in the future."

Matthew Crist - Temporary Worker March 2012 PART 2

"Just a short note to commend you on the excellent standard of service received from you, over the last few weeks. We have relied upon your company to produce reliable and enthusiastic staff to fill in where necessary. The standard of work which we required your staff to do was met, without hesitation by them and to our satisfaction. Please pass on our thanks to all your staff that have been involved with our company"

Stock Centre Manager, Currys/Mastercare Ms Bryant

"The two drivers that delivered Mrs Unwins' washing machine are a credit to your agency and she was grateful for their excellent customer service and quick response to the leaking tap." JLP -Theale Service Manager

John Lewis Partnership Reading

"Dear Mike, Thank you for the chance to meet with you as the representative of MAS. I appreciate the time you spent reviewing my CV and on finding suitable work for me. Thanks for being such a great job agency partner. Warmest regards." Mihal (Poland)

Mihal From Poland

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for finding me a very nice job quickly. Thanks to your actions you have brought me and my boy out of the dark and into a new world! We can now have a better standard of life." Mr Deer (Caversham)

Mr Deer - Caversham Reading

"MAS assisted us recently with the appointment of a permanent Driver/Warehouse person at our site in Thatcham. We were impressed with the level of suitability of the candidates and also how well briefed they were prior to interview." MJF Data Management

MJF Data Management

"Good reports back regarding the labourers you supplied, they all worked very hard and did a good job. The best labourers we have ever worked with, excellent workers" - Arena Promotional Facilities limited

Areana Promotional Facilities Limited

"I write to say thank you to everyone at MAS for the excellent speedy service in placing me in temporary employment, not only did your company phone me first, it also paid me on time (unlike another agency I could mention) Should I ever need to do short term work in the future, you will be the first company I contact." Mr C A Cornwall

Mr C A Cornwall Reading

" I worked for MAS recruitment for almost ten years and in that time, I found Mike and Sue and the whole team to be friendly, helpful and extremely professional. My circumstances meant that at times I would work on other projects and then return to MAS, on such occasions this was never a problem and I was always welcomed back with a smile and the promise of further work, which was duly provided. As well as the level of professionalism shown by the team at MAS Recruitment, I also found fellow drivers and workers to be similarly pleasant, friendly and hard-working, meaning there was a real team spirit and camaraderie on a regular basis"

Matthew Crist - Temporary Worker March 2012 PART 1

"Hello Mike how are you? Thank you for this job. I am very like and I am happy. Staff is very friendly. I don't know what my supervisor think about me, is she happy with my job? Thank you for this great job - Daiva"

Daiva is working for a long standing client 17th May 2012

"MAS helped me find work instantly. The process was quick and easy and I was working within days of my application. since being with them I have had nothing short of great service. Any queries I had were swiftly dealt with and in a professional manner, Regards Pawel"

Another great job with another individual gaining a perm job with MAS Dec 2014

"Hi Mike, by the way its a couple of weeks from being here six months, not bad for 4-6 weeks work, many thanks for the contract" Tom Cook 4th October 2017 "Congratulations Tom on your recent permanent transfer" 2nd January 2018 Proof that Temp to Perm really does deliver results.

Short term becomes long term, becomes permanent.

"There is only one word I could use to describe the person you have sent me that is PERFECT, he is also proactive, helpful and I could not wish for a better person!" Paul GM

Car retail - Main dealership - General Sales Manager PE

"Mike, it looks like you have struck gold there! This candidate has a lot of very relevant experience. I would definitely, definitely be interested in seeing him" C. Lake Glad to help - this candidate started with this client permanently in January 2016.

25th November 2015 Perm placement Chris Lake

" A big thank you to you and all your guys with their help with the movement of the John Lewis vans during December and January. I will have no hesitation in contracting with you again in the future when we next get a big order" Peter Van Sales Specialist You guys know who you are and this thank you is for you. Job well done from Mike and Sue

Fleet Sales Manager - for JLP contract

MAS in the Community

MAS are proud supporters of many different charitable organisations including:

Children's Wish Foundation, St Peters School - Uganda, Reading Football Club, The Samaritans, Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service, Riding for the Disabled, T.V.A.P, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Future Hope School - India, London Irish Rugby Club Academy, Cure Leukaemia, The Oratory School 150th anniversary, Bath University Library, Breast Cancer Awareness,