Give and Gain Day 2014
Portfolio Executive, Beccy Morley talks about FW Capital and
Give and Gain Day.
FW Capital in the north east took part in
Business in the Community’s Give and Gain day 2014 on
16th May 2014. Four of the FW Capital staff: Jo
Pratt and myself from the Newcastle office and Chris Johnson and
Nicky Atkinson from the Billingham office, were joined for the day
by volunteers from two of our portfolio companies: Global Manufacturing Services (GMS)
The team spent the day at West Boldon Lodge
educational centre beginning the construction of a ‘Hobbit House’:
clearing the site, digging foundation trenches, filling sandbags
and building layers of these up over barbed wire to form the
skeleton of the building, which will ultimately be buried under a
layer of soil to create a hideaway in the woodland for use by young
people attending the education centre.
It was hard physical labour on a hot day, but
incredibly rewarding to know that the teams’ efforts will support
Groundworks’ vital work in environmental and skills training to
schools and hard to reach young people.
It was also a fantastic opportunity for FW
Capital to work alongside staff from its portfolio companies:
highlighting the quality of the relationships we build with the
companies in which we invest.
All in all it was a extremely satisfying and
productive day for everyone involved and we look forward to taking
part next year.