Over 100 Years Of Enriching Lives
Our purpose is to enrich lives, which simply means making a positive difference to the world we live in
“One of the ways we enrich lives is through our charity work. We are very proud to be able to support over 250 charities every year and to give our people the opportunity to support the causes close to their hearts.”
– Anna Blackburn, Managing Director and Mark Adlestone, Chairman
We’re very proud to say that since the year 2000 we have donated over £16.3 million to over 750 charities.
Every year, our people support over 250 charities
Our colleagues are also given company time – two days per year - to volunteer in their own local communities and help a charity of their choice.
Last year our colleagues raised over £45,000 for charity and we match funded every single penny! All of our teams are also given a donation of £100 to give to a local charity of their choice every single year.
Over 45% of Beaverbrooks colleagues donate to charities through Payroll Giving
We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Diamond Quality Award’ for the fourth year running, which recognises companies that have more than 30% of their people giving to charity through their pay.
This is the 10th consecutive year we’ve been recognised for our Payroll Giving. 46% of Beaverbrooks colleagues give to charities closest to their hearts every month straight from their pay – the national average is 6%, so we’re extremely proud of our people!
We won Best Community Retailer at Retail Week Awards
In recognition of our outstanding work in the community, we were awarded ‘Best Community Retailer’ at Retail Week Awards this year.
Celebrating our charity work
“As Charity Manager here at Beaverbrooks, I am extremely proud of how our people give back, spread awareness and help the many causes we believe in. Our colleagues enrich lives in so many ways through their volunteering, their fundraising, their payroll giving and their real passion to help others.
We support hundreds of charities throughout the UK and ensure colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference in their own communities. We feel privileged and humbled to work with some truly wonderful charities who deserve praise for the work they do and their significance in our daily lives.”
Susie Nicholas, Charity Manager
We proudly sponsor the Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10K Fun Run each May.
Our former chairman, Andrew Brown MBE, was part of the committee which founded the first Blackpool Fun Run in 1983 and we’ve been actively involved ever since. Beaverbrooks have sponsored the event since 1995 and it has raised millions of pounds for Trinity Hospice in Blackpool and many other charities.
In the year 2000, we set up our very own charity The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust. We donate 20 percent of post-tax profits to the trust every year.
Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our people
on how they love to make a difference.
Exeter Store Manager
"As a team we have been supporting Force Cancer Charity for four years. During this time we have been able to build a strong connection and support their objectives. We have worked in the local charity shop, packed cream teas and ran marathons!
After beginning our relationship with Force, we had our eyes opened to all that they do in the community. We often hear stories from our friends and customers of how they have been supported by the guys at Force. We look forward to continuing our support and developing our relationship."
Gateshead Metro Store Manager
"I met Joanne in our store about 13 years ago. She was buying some earrings for a present. Whilst we chatted Joanne told me she founded a charity called FACT ( fighting all cancers together) after being diagnosed with breast cancer on her daughter’s 2nd birthday.
She found herself in the awful situation, realising there was very little help in the North East to give advice & support to carry on with everyday life.
I explained how our company gave everyone two charity time giving days per year & the team in Metro were very keen to get involved.
Over the years we’ve helped fund raising events including pamper days, coffee mornings, wig walk & their largest fundraiser the annual ball. We regularly collect donations from family & friends to deliver to the FACT shops.It has been so fulfilling to get involved with the service users sharing their cancer journey & how FACT have helped in so many ways.
I feel proud of all of my team in Metro getting involved with lots of charity & how Beaverbrooks enables this to happen. Encourage your team to talk about charity, if it helps even one person on their journey, it’s so worthwhile.”
"I first got involved with Blackpool RNLI about four years ago, when I went to visit the station to watch a training session. I decided there and then it was a charity I wanted to support.
I now work in the shop on Saturday mornings and feel very proud to be part of the crew. Supporting the RNLI has opened my eyes to how little people know about tides and the dangers of the sea.
The Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust has funded new rechargeable spotlights, donated to our new boat appeal and bought three full kits for new crew members. I’ve also encouraged my team to help out at our annual open day too which they have loved. It’s amazing being able to see first-hand the positive difference we make to the RNLI.
I am so very proud that I work for Beaverbrooks, a company that has encouraged and supported me in giving time to a charity that I love – as well as donating money.”
Middlesbrough Store Supervisor
"Since becoming an Age UK Befriender in 2019, my life has changed for the better. Knowing I am having a positive impact on somebody’s life and general wellbeing fills me with joy. The most important thing to me is that I believe Violet does not feel lonely anymore.
I had felt for a while that I wanted to ‘give something back’ and like fate, a close friend mentioned Age UK… After an initial training session and a short meeting with my new friend, Violet, the rest is history!
From day one, we got on like a house on fire and we really look forward to our weekly meet up. I truly believe things happen for a reason - Violet came into my life at the right moment and I into hers.
I am very grateful to work for an amazing company which not only supports but encourages charitable activities like Age UK Befriender. To give something back really does feel amazing.”
Stock In & Special Orders Assistant Manager
"I first got involved with Streetlife in 2016 when I took part in their Big Sleepout to raise money for the emergency night shelter.
The experience really opened my eyes and I decided I wanted to volunteer at the shelter. Since then I’ve taken part in 3 sleepouts…dragged many friends and colleagues with me including our Managing Director Anna Blackburn, organised fundraising events and recently become a Trustee which is such an honour.
Getting involved in the charity initiatives that our company encourage has really made my career at Beaverbrooks even more fulfilling. They have done so much to support Streetlife, including giving me time back for my volunteering and providing a cash grant for improvements at the night shelter. The whole experience has been amazing for my personal growth and it is great to be in a position to help others that really need it.
Beaverbrooks really is all about enriching lives…each other’s, our Customers and our wider community. I am so proud and privileged to be a part of it."
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