Putting People First

We think globally and act locally, taking an active role in local community programmes and charity initiatives as well as being keenly aware of our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen in the wider world too.

Close to home, we recognise that not everyone is fortunate enough to have a roof over their heads. That’s why we donate to Trinity Winchester supporting homeless people in Winchester, and to the Society of St. James who carry out similarly vital work in Southampton. Our support for the latter includes racking to help them organise supplies within their units, as well as a financial contribution.

Now more than ever, many of us recognise the great work undertaken by charities dedicated to health and wellbeing – and the fact that they are struggling to raise funds in the aftermath of coronavirus.

We reach out to build community relationships wherever we do business

For us, fun and fundraising often go hand in hand...

We’re a family business and we respect the contribution of previous generations...

... so we are proud to support charities

like “Care for Veterans”

We love to lend a hand with local community initiatives...

such as collecting toys for Wave 105 Mission Christmas appeal

Small acts of generosity can make a big difference!

We love to lend a hand with local community initiatives...

such as collecting toys for Wave 105 Mission Christmas appeal

Small acts of generosity can make a big difference!

We share that sense of gratitude and are happy to continue with a tradition of support for organisations including the Wessex Cancer Trust and SANDS United FC which helps bereaved dads and other family members cope with the impact of stillbirth and neonatal death through a shared love of sport.

On the sporting theme, we love to see people enjoying the benefits for mental and physical health that flow from involvement in community sports – whether that’s as players, volunteers or supporters. So as a proud Hampshire-based family business, we’re pleased to show support for local team Havant and Waterlooville FC through community partnership initiatives.

Combining the local with the global, we are also enthusiastic supporters of Tools for Self Reliance, sharing their vision for a people-centred approach to development assistance. Based just down the road from our HQ, this amazing charity refurbishes used tools before distributing them to communities in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Zambia where they can once again be put to work and make a real difference to people’s lives. It’s such a rewarding partnership – both for the practical help it delivers to communities in need, and for the contribution it makes to reducing the waste generated by old tools just being thrown away when they could be refurbished and recycled with relative ease.

We also demonstrated our support for the NHS and the selfless efforts undertaken by its frontline workers during the Covid pandemic.

In the run up to Christmas 2020, we launched a tool advent calendar, featuring 24 doors of tools to open in the countdown to Christmas. With Christmas being the season of goodwill, we donated £1 from the sale of every calendar to NHS Charities Together in recognition of hardworking NHS staff everywhere. The calendar was so popular that we were able to donate £3,000 to the charity. And we will be making a donation from the sales of our 2021 Advent Calendar to Tools for Reliance. We’re proud of all this work, but by no means complacent. In fact, in every aspect of sustainability and ethics, we recognise there is much more work for us to do.

But far from being daunted, it’s an obligation we approach with enormous commitment, enthusiasm and optimism for the future.

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