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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 annual aims
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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Spreading some Happiness in Lockdown

Spreading some Happiness

Whilst sticking to the current government guidelines, our Banner team members have been working hard to help charities and support their local communities, as much as possible. In this blog, we share, celebrate and congratulate them on their achievements.

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Helping our Communities with Charity Donations

Charity donations 2020

In 2020, Evo Group donated over £17,500 to various different charities. This included raising over £500 for the NHS, over £200 for Breast Cancer Awareness and over £700 for the COVID staff fund at Pinderfields hospital.

Over £700 raised for Pinderfields Hospital in Yorkshire by Banner Operations Team
Banner Operations Team raising money for Pinderfields Hospital

The Operations Team are thrilled to have donated seven hundred and sixty-five pounds to the COVID-19 staff fund at Pinderfields Hospital in Yorkshire.

Over the course of a few weeks the team raised the money by selling and buying raffle tickets to win a range of prizes that were provided by the Banner Group.  The winning tickets were drawn and prizes, such as a Fortnum and Mason luxury hamper, laptop bags and boxes of chocolates, were given out by Managing Director, Craig Varey.

“Our sincere thanks go to all at Banner for their incredible fundraising during these unprecedented times. Donations such as these will truly help us to ensure we continue to support our staff working through this challenging times, we are so proud of our Staff who continue to show the highest level of compassion, courage and commitment in caring for our Communities to overcome the Virus.” – Kirsty Jowett, Fundraising Manager MY Hospitals Charity.

The team decided to donate the money to the COVID-19 staff fund at the local Pinderfields Hospital support those who have been working on the front-line during this pandemic and keep morale high.   

Supporting local communities is a big part of the Banner ethos and forms one of four social responsibility pillars that are integral to how Banner operates as a business. 

Donating PPE to Care Homes

We’re thrilled to have supported our customer from West Midlands Police, to donate more essential PPE than expected to a local Care Home. When our customer got in touch with his Banner account Manager, Eric Mountain, to order face masks for a care home in his region, Eric wanted to help. Eric arranged for the face masks to be donated from Banner, which enabled our customer to buy additional soap and gloves with the money he’d raised from running a tuck shop at Summerfield police station.

The social value... of a water bottle
Water bottle Since 2010 ‘chilly’ bottles have been donated by Banner to Great Places, this is a great opportunity to provide some insight on how a simple water bottle, has great social value..


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Samaritans donation

Banner are pleased to have been able to support the Samaritans Wakefield branch. Banner were able to donate a variety of items including pens, toilet roll, biscuits and a range of other products thanks to Mark Normington and the NDC warehouse. 


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Donating Supplies to the Flood Appeal

The devastating impact of the flooding on many communities and business across the UK was widely reported during the Autumn of 2019.  Find out how we supported the flood appeal. 


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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. banner1


Micklefield Primary School
mick kirk 1 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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We're helping shoes find new feet this year!
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Banner is delighted to be Supporting Sals Shoes Charity Toe to Toe school campaign 2021

Since 2016, Sal’s Shoes has distributed over 2,000,000 pairs of pre-loved children’s shoes in 46 countries around the world, including within the UK, to support families who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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NSPCC Charity Skydive

Ryan Sewell, Jessica Ellis, Robyn Masterman and Paige Fox, decided to take the plunge and completed a charity skydive for the NSPCC. A mixture of bad weather conditions and COVID postponed the group by nearly 11 months but they managed to accomplish their jump.

The team raised close to £2,000 for the cause and had a great day. This money will go to funding an NSPCC Schools Visit or supporting Childline and the incredible services they offer.


Helping our Communities through 2020

We’d like to shine a light on our Banner teams and colleagues who have been busy helping their communities through the unprecedented time in 2020.

Not only have they been adjusting to the new norm, but they have been going above and beyond to help family, friends and their wider communities up and down the country.

So far we have donated gloves, PPE and supplies, helped friends and family, raised awareness for Parkinson's, supported communities and small businesses and become NHS volunteer responders. 

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Donating gloves to the NHS
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We're pleased to have supported the Parsons Green Health Centre by donating 300 pairs of gloves. This equipment was sent to Parsons Green by the MedSupplyDrive UK; who are an organisation that aims to redirect PPE equipment to front line NHS workers who need it the most.

The Banner Health Team made this donation to support a customer who has been volunteering for MedSupplyDrive UK.


Donating supplies to support a community centre deliver food to the vulnerable

We have donated cardboard boxes and minigrip bags to Havercroft and Ryhill Community Centre in Yorkshire. They are working hard to support their local community, and we hope that this donation will help the team deliver food to the vulnerable during this challenging time.


Katherine Walker, Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre said: "Your donation has greatly helped with the struggle of finding bags/boxes to make up the parcels. We now have a good stock pile easy to store and  make up with the tape also donated with the pallet of boxes. The sandwich bags you donated are used every day as on average we put together around 20 grab bags providing children with a free lunch.

Once again thank you for your kind donation, it is very much appreciated!"

Making a positive impact on welsh schools and community groups
dvla2 Banner sponsored the third DVLA Code Challenge competition recently.  The event enables pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills; as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way. 


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Supporting food banks in Milton Keynes
simon header It's been reported that more people than ever are turning to food banks.  Simon Eady, Business Manager at Banner, spent a charity day helping at the Milton Keynes food bank and knows all too well of the vital support it provides to the community. .


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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.

APPs_NAW_2019_RGB Banner have employed 20 apprentices as of the end of March 2019, and this number continues to grow. Here is what our apprentices had to say about their experiences.


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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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