At PPS we take our Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, from finding environmentally friendly energy-saving initiatives for our customers to working with local charities. You can read our CSR Policy here.
PPS and the environment
As a PPS customer, you will find that one of the major benefits of working with us is our commitment to energy saving initiatives. Not only will these help your business save money on energy bills, but they will also help to save the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
Working with Tempus Novo
Ian Harrison, Service Director, Pennine Pneumatic Services
“When Steve and Val from Tempus Novo approached me about taking on an ex-offender, I could see the benefits both from a commercial point of view, as it took the hassle out of going out and recruiting a new member of staff, and also because it offered us the opportunity to give something back to the community.
Going on a prison visit with Steve was a real eye-opener, as I discovered that a lot of the reoffenders had come from broken families and needed a chance to break the cycle of crime. They left prison wanting to change, but as soon as employers found out that they had been in jail, they were turned down. It was a catch 22 situation – all they wanted was a second chance.
Steve also showed me statistics that indicated that the aftermath of a crime costs on average £3,000. If you imagine how many crimes one person might commit over a year, then it has to be more cost effective to support initiatives like Tempus Novo, which help people back into work.
Considering the good work that Steve and Val do through Tempus Novo, we are proud to be able to make our own small contribution to this invaluable project.”
Ian has since been on BBC Radio Leeds to talk about the benefits of working with Tempus Novo.
Read more about the charity on the Tempus Novo website.
The Charity Stagger to raise funds for Overgate Hospice took place on Saturday 6 June.
The annual event follows a route from Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge, covering around eight miles in total.
Around 45 PPS staff, friends and family took part in this fourth Charity Stagger - so named because one or two public houses are frequented on the way!
Following the walk, some of the participants enjoyed a curry at The Village restaurant in Sowerby Bridge.
All funds raised will go to support the work of Overgate Hospice.
Batting for charity
Every year Overgate Hospice holds a Sportsman’s Dinner to raise funds and in 2015 PPS supported the event by sponsoring a table. Located in Elland, near Halifax, the hospice provides invaluable end of life care and support for patients and their families.
The charity dinner, held on 16 January at Elland Cricket Club, featured a turn by comedian Rod Woodward and several sports personalities were in attendance, including former premier league footballer and manager Dean Saunders (pictured).
At the charity auction, our Managing Director Gary Whitaker made a
successful bid for a cricket bat signed by the England team, which is now taking pride of place in his office – especially as two of the signatures are from Yorkshire players, Gary Ballance and Joe Root.
Corporate social responsibility has always been important at PPS and we were proud to contribute to the £35K (net) raised on the night for this very worthy cause.
Find out more about the work of Overgate Hospice.
Gary does Movember!
Our Managing Director Gary Whitaker was 'caught by the fuzz' in November 2014, when he took part in charity fundraising for Movember.
The Movember Foundation is a a global charity that funds and awareness about men's health, investing in key problem areas to fund breakthrough research and support services.
You can find out more on the Movember website.