Chevening featured in the Telegraph this week as part of businessforsale.com’s Small Business Big Heart Awards promotion. The Award was launched in 2016 and Chevening were the first winners beating firms from all over the country.
As the Telegraph article states: “The business did year-round fundraising for DEBRA, an international medical research charity dedicated to the curing of the skin condition epidermolysis bullosa, as well as clocking up 4,000 miles a year taking local pensioners on weekly shopping outings and occasional day trips.
But it was the smiles rather than the miles that won the award. For many of the pensioners, the shopping was a social highlight of the week rather than a necessary journey for supplies. Indeed, many reported coming along for the ride even when their cupboards were well stocked. And firm friendships have been made thanks to this very simple but incredibly impactful scheme.
This win did not come easily. Among the many businesses pitched against Chevening Financial were a sports business in Chester specialising in helping vulnerable children enjoy outdoor pursuits; a fish and chip bar in the Midlands organising year-round community events for families and pensioners; a dog training facility in Wales providing free training space for rescue dogs; and a hair salon in Hampshire giving free trims to the homeless and providing training for those without access to education.”
If you would like to read the article in full please go to: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/selling-a-company/charitable-small-businesses/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw