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Our community
Respect & Relationships

Banner is committed to an active and inclusive engagement with our local communities. We work both locally and with the wider purpose of helping those less fortunate than ourselves. This includes donating products to schools, local food banks and rape alarms to a women’s refuge centre.

We have signed long leases on our major warehouses, which means we can recruit the best people from our local communities and provide stable employment. We focus on the creation of full-time roles and continue to build a reputation as a preferred employer and an aspirational place to work.

Our aims: By 2019
Donate 3,000 hours to
not-for-profit organisations
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Increase monetary and
non-monetary donations by 20%
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Our community
Respect & Relationships: What we’re doing
Banner beach clean

The Banner Beach Clean saw over 65 Banner people help to reduce the amount of plastic waste and pollution reaching our oceans. We’re also aiming to make a difference to the lives of children across the UK by raising £10,000 for our national charity partner for 2019/20, the NSPCC.

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Apprenticeships

Employing 20 Banner apprentices as of the end of March 2019, and this number continues to grow.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Banner teams, across our nine office locations took part in the world's biggest coffee morning, to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan help thousands of people who are suffering with Cancer every day to feel supported both physically, financially and emotionally. Banner and Evo Group were able to raise a massive £1,505.27, through bake sales across all of our branches.

Micklefield Primary School

Earlier this year Kirk Townsend visited Micklefield Primary School and donated two pallets of products on behalf of the Banner team. Pens, paper, files and whiteboards from the office supplies range were donated. Also donated were mops and cleaning products from our cleaning and hygiene range.

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Giving something back

We encourage, organise and support Banner staff to give their time to a range of worthwhile causes. Teams have taken part in challenges, such as a Tough Mudder for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, completed a Total Warrior event for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, supported Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the Tour de Yorkshire and helped distribute warm clothes, hot food and drink, blankets and sleeping bags to homeless people in Leeds. We also donate to most of the fundraising events our teams take part in.

Our latest charity adventures have taken us sky high as multiple members of staff took part in charity sky dives, while another took to the road and cycled from London to Paris. We always strive to go the extra mile.

 

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STEPS to Work scheme

Our STEPS to Work scheme is in partnership with local schools, colleges and universities. We provide work experience placement for students and where appropriate, pay them a living wage during their time with us.

Tall Ships Youth Trust

We’ve been rolling up our sleeves to support the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity, Tall Ships Youth Trust
Four members of our corporate sales team, Alex Winstanley, Stephen Trott, Mick Twelves and Simon Eaden, rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time to support the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity, Tall Ships Youth Trust. The team were put to task and enjoyed a day of completing ships maintenance work for the charity.

Stephen Trott, Banner Corporate Account Manager for Heathrow Airport, organised the day through the Heathrow Community Trust (HCT), which is an independent charity that receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited.

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Toilet Twinning

Banner are over the moon that a recent cost saving exercise on toilet roll resulted in one of our customers donating the money they saved to a worthy cause. Our customer donated the money they’d saved on toilet roll to a charity called Toilet Twinning. Toilet Twinning provides new toilets and clean water to those in under developed countries, to help them escape poverty. This helps them live a healthier life style. That’s what we call a result!

 

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