We consider ourselves locals and enjoy getting stuck in with all kinds of activities in our local communities. We like supporting young people’s activities in particular and currently sponsor a local football club, rugby club, many school PTA activities in each of our towns, as well as the local Church Christmas fayre.
We believe that supporting those people less fortunate than ourselves is not just a responsibility for individuals, but for local businesses as well, so every year we organise a gruelling physical test to raise money for charity; in 2016 it was an overnight 40 mile race on foot along the South Downs for a children’s cancer charity. In addition, we work closely with our local councils and actively participate in apprenticeship schemes and take many people each year into the business on work experience as well to assist in helping local youngsters with their decision making about what they could achieve and what career path they may want to embark on.
Active member in our local chambers of commerce and community networking forums as well, we want to be involved in shaping our local communities. Where we can offer practical help, advice and resources that we have access to in house, we like to be able to contribute to improving our high streets and local towns.