Our CSR Story

Throughout the Billington Group we organise and support a range of charity initiatives and employees across all our companies regularly take part in fundraising activities including Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Research, Jeans for Genes Day and Red Nose Day. We are committed to supporting charities operating within our local communities and have a charity committee comprising representatives from each subsidiary company and our shareholders. Take a look below at just some of our fundraising activities around the group.

Growing Our Community

‘Making a positive impact and gaining trust in our communities’

As a Group we seek to be an integral, valued and trusted part of every community we operate in. We continue to be committed to making a positive impact within our communities and building trust.

Feeding Young Minds

‘Attract, develop and maintain a highly motivated and diverse workforce.’

The success of The Billington Group depends on our people and every individual employee has an important part to play in achieving results in our businesses.

As a family company our values are very important to us and we strive for these values to be further developed within each of our businesses. We want our employees to work in safe environments, show respect for each other, work together and take personal pride in their work.

Sustaining Our Environment

Passionate about delivering a sustainable environment.’

Managing our use of natural resources is a commercial and environment imperative. We have large manufacturing sites and a sizeable fleet of on road vehicles in the UK so we know how important it is for us to manage our environmental impacts by focusing on energy use, water, waste and engaging with customers and suppliers.

Our Community

We love collaborating with our community.
England Counties Road Run

Congratulations are in order for John Saunders, Bulk Driver from CBAL Carlisle, who successfully completed his tractor road run through all English Counties in a Massey Ferguson 135. John worked incredibly hard restoring his tractor and planning his route to enable him to complete the challenge in just two weeks. John’s goal of £5,000 was topped with an amazing £5,300 being raised for Cancer Research UK.

Well done John!

Carrs Billington Supports FCN!

Carrs Billington Employees have joined forces with a host of other local businesses to raise money for The Farming Community Network in the GAFT charity bike ride. The bike ride is a relay starting at Westminster and finishing at NFU headquarters at Stoneleigh Park. Each leg is approximately 100 miles with a number of different riders in each leg. Our employees from Lancaster and Stone are joining in to raise as much money as possible for the FCN- a charity dedicated to supporting farmers and their families. We look forward to updating you on how much money has been raised!

Introducing The Billington Foundation

There are some exciting changes coming for The Billington Group and our fundraising activities…

From September 2018 the Group will be setting up The Billington Foundation, a trust set up by the business that will align with one charity in a partnership that we hope will maximise fundraising efforts and make our money go further.

Previously as a group each subsidiary has chosen a charity annually that they raise money for through various activities such as bake sales, raffles, charity races and much more. We want to carry on this great work across the business and continue to encourage a passion for fundraising. We believe that by changing our focus to one charity we will be able to make a bigger impact to their cause and see exactly where any funds raised are being spent.

Our Partner Charity

The charity we have chosen is Buttle UK- a small/medium sized charity dedicated to helping children and young people who are in crisis reach their potential by providing targeted and effective interventions. In 2017/18 Buttle provided over 12,500 grants to individuals worth £4.6million. This money prevents those in need falling further into crisis and helps them transform their lives by providing essential items others may take for granted such as beds, washing machines, equipment for school/college and much more.

The nature of the charities work means that any funds raised on sites throughout the Group can be targeted to the specific area the money has been raised. There are as many as 400,000 children in the UK without a bed to sleep in and the money we can raise for Buttle as a Group can make a huge difference to statistics such as these.

We have appointed a dedicated and enthusiastic charity champion from each subsidiary along with a shareholder champion to motivate others to raise as much money as possible for their respective areas.

We look forward to updating you on how our fundraising is going!

Scunthorpe Race For Life

34 ladies from TSC joined forces to raise money for cancer research by doing the Scunthorpe Race For Life on 6th June 2018. They did incredibly well raising an amazing £3,187. Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone that donated.

Fundraising at TSC

TSC Foods continue to get involved in fundraising activities- with their latest event being an Easter cake & raffle raising a fantastic £146.78 for The Forge Project.

The Forge Project is local to TSC and are passionate about reducing the impact of poverty and homelessness in Scunthorpe and the surrounding areas. The Forge Day Centre offers warm nutritious meals four days a week and a befriending service to those in need along with much more.

Well done to all at TSC for continuing to support such a great cause.

Dunkleys 'Wear a hat day!'

It was a very Happy Easter for the team at Dunkleys who took part in their own ‘Wear a hat day’ in order to raise money for Brain Tumour Awareness. Hat examples included everything from riding hats to sombreros! They even got a visit from the Easter Bunny to keep a smile on everyone’s face. Well done to everyone involved.

The Billington Group does Christmas Jumper Day!

There were festivities across the group on 15th December for Christmas Jumper Day, with each site raising money for a charity close to their heart. Activities included mince pie baking competitions, Raffles, tea & toast & much more! A big thank you to all sites for continuing to get involved in fundraising and for bringing their Christmas cheer to the Group!

Rosemary Appeal

David Ball from the Rosemary Appeal visited EPC on Thursday 3rd August and was delighted with the presentation of a cheque to the value of £5,000.00. The donation from the Edward Billington & Son charity committee will help David and his team in their endeavours to raise £4.5m for a new centre at West Berkshire Community Hospital, providing essential facilities to the local community, including day therapy, chemotherapy, renal dialysis, IV therapies and a CT Scanner.

The Great North Run

Congratulations to Matthew Buckle & Mark Tindall at TSC who both ran The Great North Run on Sunday 10th
September 2017. The Great North Run half marathon takes place every September between Newcastle and
South Shields spanning 13.1 miles. Between them Matthew & Mark have raised over £900 so well done to both for this achievement!

Dragon Boathouse Claire House

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

5 a side football Prince's Trust

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge for Naomi House

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

Pancake Day Winners

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

EBS Young Shareholders Charity Donations

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

Charity Donation to Positive Developmental Change

Team Billington, comprising members of Edward Billington and Son Ltd, Billington Biofuels, and Criddle and Co competed on 20th October in a Dragon Boat Race in Liverpool to raise funds for Claire House – all dressed in eyecatching Where’s Wally outfits!

To date, around £600 for Claire House has been raised online and offline – thank you to those who have already supported us.

We won… the prize for the best fancy dress in our Where’s Wally outfits – thanks to Colleen for this idea – and also came a very credible second in our final heats.

London Marathon

Simon Gamble, Innovations Director at TSC took part in this year’s London marathon, raising £1,000 in support of Action for Children- TSC’s charity of the year. Simon did a fantastic job, completing the race in 5 hours!

Breakfast is Served!

May saw TSC continuing to do their bit for charity by sponsoring a local school through the Gregg’s foundation. As part of the sponsorship, the school gets free bread (supplied by Gregg’s) and the money provided by TSC goes towards providing a free breakfast to challenged schools.

To kick off the sponsorship Mark Traynor and Debbie Bower from the TSC team served a delicious breakfast to over 60 children – some healthy wraps, TSC’s new Gregg’s porridge and some breakfast beans. It was well appreciated by both the children and the staff and there will be further opportunities going forward for the team to support the local school.

Dunkleys Moonwalk for Breast Cancer Awareness

Whilst most of us were fast asleep Jan, Hannah & Claire from Dunkleys took part in the Moonwalk (a 26.2-mile route through London taking place throughout the night!) in May raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Huge well done ladies!

Barfoods completes Three Peaks Challenge for Latch

A team of 15 Bar Foods employees completed the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge.  They conquered Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y fan in under 16 hours, and covered a total distance of 17 miles and an ascent of over 2,860m. The team raised over £3,500 for LATCH, the children’s cancer charity. Well done on this fantastic achievement to everyone that took part and donated!

Carrs Billington supports the Donna Louise Children's Hospice

The Carrs Billington team are chuffed to present a cheque of £1,056 to Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

 

The Hive Opens its Doors!

As founder patrons of Wirral’s £6m Youth Zone facility ‘The Hive’ we are thrilled to report that over 3,000 young people have already signed up as members- in fact The Hive hit its target for the year just three weeks after opening on 8th April.

The Hive offers up to 20 activities per night; from a 4G football pitch, four court sports hall, iconic climbing wall, fully fitted gym, skate park, music room, media room, arts and crafts areas, dance studio and even a boxing gym and recording studio.

We look forward to continuing to report on the success of The Hive and the difference it’s making to the lives of young people.

EPC kick starts fundraising for The Rosemary Appeal

EPC kick start their fundraising for The Rosemary appeal with what else….
a bake sale and cheque presentation. Delicious!