As a business with its roots firmly in Hull and East Yorkshire we’re passionate supporters of our local community. Whether it’s backing Hull FC as a commercial partner, sponsoring amateur sports teams and athletes in the area, engaging with schools or supporting local charities and community groups, we love to be involved.
For us it’s about giving something back to the area that we’re so proud to be a part of. A lot of our projects are local and many of our people are from Hull and East Yorkshire. We’re firm believers that local businesses should contribute to their local communities and that’s why we do what we do from a community perspective.
Our partnership with Hull FC is a long-standing one. In 2021 we’re the club’s interchange sponsor whilst maintaining our player sponsorship of first team squad youngster and local lad, Connor Wynne. We also have an involvement with the amateur game, taking pride of place on the front of West Hull ARLFC’s open age first team shirt this year.
But it’s not just rugby league that we support. We have a big involvement in local grassroots football and sponsor a number of clubs, both at junior and adult level.
One of our newest partnerships is with Lads FC, a recently formed not-for-profit community club which raises awareness around mental health and provides an all-inclusive environment for people of any age, race, gender, religion or ability to play football. We’re delighted to be their first ever front of shirt partner.
We’re also a proud sponsor of Hull-born Callum Akester, a rising star of golf, and have supported disability sport in Hull and East Yorkshire for a number of years.
Away from sport we work with a number of local charities and community groups. Our Managing Director, Glenn Smurthwaite, is patron of the Dan Kitching35 Foundation which raises money to make a difference to the lives of the families and people who are receiving treatment for cancer at the Queen’s Centre, near Hull.
Education is also a keen focus for us and we regularly support Run With It, a charity that delivers innovative and challenging learning programmes for children, young people and adult learners. We also enjoy working with local primary schools, secondary schools and colleges whenever we can.
That can be anything from supporting mock interview days through to chatting to the next generation about the construction industry and the different roles within it.
As we’ve already said, it’s about putting something back. If you’d like to chat to us about potentially supporting your community project please feel free to drop our Community Manager an email on