Local community initiatives

Each of our businesses also has links with organisations in its local community. Employees at all levels volunteer their time and the wide range of projects / activities they support include:

  • Helping young people improve their literacy, numeracy and employability skills
  • Supporting communities through practical group projects
  • Supporting homeless people breaking the ‘no home, no job’ cycle
  • Helping young people coming out of care progress onto the next steps in life

Examples of recent activities undertaken by staff include:

  • Planting 50 trees
  • Painting a mural in a community centre
  • Donating gifts worth £500 to ‘Collect 4 Christmas’
  • Helping three agriculture students improve their commercial awareness
  • Giving a half day site tour and introduction to the business to four young people leaving care
  • Taking part in the Interview Technique Project for 15/16 year olds (98% of the schoolchildren who took part said they felt more confident about attending a job interview)
  • Painting and decorating at a school
  • Transforming an outdoor pursuits centre
  • Giving literacy support to local schools
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