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16/05/2014

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) and Solutions Recruitment

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.