Supporting our communities, one pitch at a time

To celebrate our Investors in People Platinum status, we’ve been donating to those in our region

“We’re incredibly proud to achieve Platinum status from Investors in People and wanted to share the achievement in a meaningful way. Colleagues told us the best way to do that was to support some of the charities they care about deeply and the Executive Team was blown away by the passion each team showed during their presentations” – Andrew Haigh, Chief Executive

Recently, our colleagues inspired a £40,000 donation to charities supporting skills generation, employability and inclusion across the North East.  Five teams of colleagues chose charities close to their hearts and worked with each group to make a Dragons’ Den style pitch to our Executive Team who agreed the distribution of funding  to each charity.

Take a look at the groups we’re supporting:


Daisy Chain

Based in Teesside, Daisy Chain support families affected by autism. We’ve donated £8,000 to help them continue their innovative project which aims to reduce clothing waste while supporting long term funding for the charity by transforming damaged textiles into repurposed and saleable products and clothing.