We will make a positive difference in our communities, work with local partners and support the active involvement of our employees.
Being a local business
We have a long history of supporting our local communities. We invest in education programmes for young people and encourage our employees to get involved whether mentoring students, or hosting factory tours at our education centres.
We support the communities in which we operate in a number of ways:
- direct investment in community programmes and partnerships
- opportunities for our employees to volunteer their time on our community programmes
- Giving in kind
The 2015-2016 Real Business Challenge (RBC) competition was the largest to date with more than 88,900 students participating. Aimed at 13 to 15-year-olds, this national enterprise competition is open to all secondary schools in Great Britain. For this year’s challenge, student teams were tasked with designing a litter awareness campaign to encourage people in their local area not to drop litter. Now in its 12th year, the RBC is designed to inspire and educate young people, helping them to gain the skills they need to have a competitive edge in the job market.
Each of our five education centres provide secondary school students the chance to connect the skills they learn in the classroom to real-life experiences of the world of work.