Community Support Initiatives

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3007, 2016

Tower2Tower cyclists raise 20K for charity

On the 28th July 2012, Mark joined the other riders including former footballer Colin Hendry as they set off from beneath Blackpool Tower. Sporting his brand new cycling apparel supplied by BriggsAmasco, Hyflex and Aperture, Mark was one of 14 riders who completed the entire route riding his way down through England and over the English Channel, before arriving at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday 4th August.

The group cycled between 70 and 100 miles every day, with the hard and sometimes painful work rewarded with a celebration meal in Paris on the final night. The event raised needed funds for various charities including the Denise Hendry Foundation and main charity Challenge 4 Change.

“As soon as I heard about the cycle challenge I was determined to get involved and raise as much money as I could for the Challenge 4 Change charity,’ said Mark Knowles. ‘While the ride was hard going at times, especially on the day I managed to have six punctures, I felt great pride in the achievement knowing that my efforts would contribute to raising much needed funds for the charity.’

Left to right: Chris Wintely, Challenge4Change Director and Mark Knowles

2907, 2016

BriggsAmasco joins Roofing Racers for sixth year running

With the aim of raising £100,000, beating last year’s total by some £20,000, more than 150 competitors from across the roofing industry who on the 22nd and 23rd September will take part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2012. This includes a team of five ‘athletes’ from BriggsAmasco completing the 750m swim in the River Thames’ Royal Victoria Dock, 20km cycle and 5km sprint finish.

“This is the sixth year in a row that we have put forward a team,” said Dave Maginnis, Managing Director of BriggsAmasco, “and I am thrilled to be competing in the 5km run as part of the relay team. These events always help to raise vital funds for extremely worthwhile causes and so we are delighted to continue to help in any way we can.”

2807, 2016

Charity Golf Day for Ronald McDonald House

On Wednesday 4th July, 2012, a team of three golfers including Chris Lawler and Robin Ricketts from BriggsAmasco alongside Don Jolly from McDonalds, took part in 18 holes of Golf to raise much needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Manchester.

Through generous sponsorship, auction and raffle prizes, the event raised vital money to support the 60 bedroom house at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Pictured left-right  isRobin Ricketts, BriggsAmasco Maintenance; Don Jolly, McDonalds and Chris Lawler, BriggsAmasco Maintenance.

2707, 2016

BriggsAmasco opens its doors to LRWA Specialist Apprentice Programme

The two-year Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) will be based at the LRWA Training Centre at BriggsAmasco in Birmingham. It will combine classroom and workshop sessions with on-site instruction to help candidates obtain an NVQ Level 2 qualification – which in turn will enable them to get a CSCS card.

“Training and development has always been a crucial part of our company ethos,” said Dave Maginnis, BriggsAmasco Managing Director. “Our dedicated training centre in Birmingham offers up to date classroom facilities and training rigs for hands on learning, and will provide a fantastic base for the new LRWA apprenticeship scheme.”

Launched in January 2012, the course has proven so popular with its first group of apprentices that the LRWA is looking for a second intake to begin training in September 2012. With exceptional training facilities and instruction by LRWA instructors, the course gives candidates the perfect start in the industry.

Utilising its facilities for the apprenticeship scheme, BriggsAmasco has once again demonstrated its unrivalled commitment to training and development which recently saw the company scoop the Exceptional Contribution to Training Award at the 2012 Roofing Awards.

2607, 2016

Aperture sponsors Give & Gain Day scheme

On 18 May 2012, over 30 volunteers from Kingspan Insulation gave their time to regenerate the forest school area at St Winefride’s. With sponsorship from Aperture, as well as a host of volunteers and generous donations, the new-look school area will provide a much improved learning environment for more than 450 pupils, aged from 3 to 11 years.

“We are so grateful for all the generous donations we received,” said Peter Bullough, Divisional Finance Director for Kingspan. “We are well aware that without your support we would not have been able to accomplish half of what we did.”

Every year Aperture plays its part in a number of community support initiatives, from sponsoring events to employees running marathons for charity. The company will continue to support the community by encouraging employees, customers and suppliers to utilise their skills and time through a range of volunteering and fund-raising efforts.

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