The Partnership brands of Flexeserve and Nuttall have donated to local hospitals in Dudley and Coventry, matched by a personal donation from each CEO.
Each brand has donated £500 of toys selected from hospital wish lists for babies, children and young people who will be staying in hospital over the festive period. Donations were made to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) and Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, which are local to the two brands’ respective HQs.
The Partnership is an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) comprising two innovative brands. Hinckley-based Flexeserve is the industry leader in hot-holding and food-to-go, and Dudley-based Nuttall are specialists in retail environments.
Jamie Joyce, Global CEO of Flexeserve and Matt Hornblower, CEO of Nuttall – both Joint CEOs of the Partnership – visited the hospitals on 19th December to present the gifts. Each of the brands’ donations were made up of a £250 contribution from the company itself and a matched personal donation of £250 from each of the CEOs.
Hayley Evans, Head of People at The Alan Nuttall Partnership, said: “Every Partner from across the business is delighted that we’re bringing some joy to children in local hospitals this December.
“We’re focused on embracing our employee-ownership and this includes developing the role we play within our community – making gestures like this is an important part of that.”
Flexeserve and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
11 miles from Flexeserve’s Global HQ in Hinckley, UHCW is one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the UK with the vision of becoming a national and international leader in healthcare.
Visiting the hospital in person to donate gifts on behalf of Flexeserve and the whole team, Jamie Joyce said: “The work of University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire is incredible and has benefited many of our Partners here at Flexeserve. As a company with strong family-friendly values, this opportunity to support the local community really resonates with our Partners.
“When loved ones spend Christmas in hospital, it’s hard. It brings additional stress and worry at this time of year and initiatives like this give us the opportunity to help local families in this situation.”
Nuttall and Russells Hall Hospital
Just 2 miles from Nuttall’s HQ in Dudley, Russells Hall Hospital is the main hospital site for The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which has a strong reputation for leading the way in innovation and quality improvement.
Matt Hornblower, who visited the hospital with a range of gifts chosen from the children’s ward wish list, said: “Russells Hall Hospital is the local hospital for our business and for many of our team and their families – it means a lot to be able to give back to the community in this way.
“The holidays are a time to be enjoyed by children, but unfortunately some don’t get to spend the festive period at home. As these children brave illness and treatment, the wish list gives our Partnership the opportunity to make their stay in hospital a little bit nicer.”
Hayley concluded: “From everyone at the Partnership, we wish our local communities a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year.”