19th Of May by Sam Torr
P&A Group took part in the national BITC Give & Gain Day for the fifth year running. This year P&A worked alongside the Caia Park Partnership in Wrexham to give the ‘Sparkles’ nursery outdoor play area a facelift. Alison Chief Executive Officer of Caia Park said, ‘The volunteering work will have a massive impact on the current 50 children and the 16 staff at the nursery, making it a nicer and safer outdoor area.’
BITC award winners P&A Group have a strong relationship with Caia Park. Steve Morgan MD has been mentoring Alison, Chief Officer of the Caia Park Partnership for two years. Four P&A volunteers took along materials and garden products to improve and develop the outdoor area for the children to enjoy. The volunteers; Dylan, Nathan, Joseph from the Eco-Classroom building team and Nia from marketing installed new willow screening, repaired and painted the fence, created a vegetable and herb garden, weeded and planted new plants as well as creating a new picnic area complete with picnic bench. Steve said, ‘I am pleased with what we have been able to achieve as a growing company in Wales, positively contributing to the community is part of our company mission statement and as a caring organisation we get a lot of satisfaction from helping others.’
P&A are shortlisted for the finance wales responsible small business award for their approach to sustainable business. Wherever possible we operate in a responsible and sustainable way to promote the environment, community and wellbeing of our people. We support local schools with industry visits and community groups, have established a successful mentoring programme with Social Enterprise and charity Caia Park Partnership, and fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society. We regularly volunteer employee hours to projects including Give & Gain and Volunteering Week.
We use FSC certified timber materials and are committed to driving environmental efficiencies. As well our internal policies and alternative fuel usage, including using four biomass boilers, we work with our supply chain and customers to emphasise recycling and promote the responsible use of natural resources.
The BITC Give & Gain day annual event saw businesses around the UK & Wales volunteering for local community activities. Through-out the day many organisations throughout wales took part in initiatives that benefited schools, local charities and community groups. There was over 1,000 volunteers and over 30 business in Wales who took part all over the country and over 26,000 volunteers took part in Give & Gain Day across 19 countries around the world.