Local Community

All the revenue earned from our
donated solar panels will go to
FC Groningens stadium
for the next 25 years

We are a global business. But we never forget the local communities we work in.  Creating links with local schools, education programmes and charities is part of who we are. Here are just a few projects we have been part of.

Playing for Success Groningen

The success of our Data Centre decommission for Essent meant we could donate solar panels to FC Groningen’s stadium in support of a special afterschool football programme. Playing For Success Groningen is designed to boost motivation and academic achievement in children aged 9-14 through the beautiful game. The revenue generated from our solar panels will be donated to the foundation for the next 25 years. Read about it in our Case Study.

Inspiration through education

Each year we provide support and mentoring to a local school in support of Scotland’s regional Go4SET challenge. The challenge links pupils with employers and universities during a 10 week science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) project - boosting student engagement with core disciplines. In 2015 we mentored students from Kirkcaldy High School as they planned, constructed and presented an eco-hotel model to a group of assessors - and scooped themselves the Student Choice Award.

Muscles for Muscles

Over 20,000 children in the Netherlands live with muscular dystrophy – a condition marked by progressive weakening of the muscles. There is currently no cure, which makes fundraising efforts crucial in raising awareness and financing research. Recently our Netherlands office entered the “Muscle Athlon”, where they competed in sporting activities with a sponsored child in the passenger seat. Activities included a 500m swim/boat pull, a 5km wheelchair run and a 20km bike ride. The event raised over €170,000.

Food for thought...

Glenrothes YMCA is a local charity that provides supported accommodation for homeless people. They are a vital lifeline for those enduring hardship, providing advice, counselling, health checks and food parcels. Employees at Brand-Rex collected and donated several hundreds of pounds worth of food, clothing and toiletries for the charity’s community food bank.

Our employees regularly raise money for charity, whether it be through bake sales, sponsored runs or donating towards local school projects – it’s important that we never forget the local communities we work in.

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