Rothera Sharp are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Contribution to the Community Award at the upcoming Nottingham Post Business Awards.
The Contribution to the Community Award, sponsored by One Connectivity, is presented to a business that demonstrates considerable dedication to corporate, social and ethical responsibility and provides the community with many positive outcomes from its commercial activity.
Rothera Sharp put forward its work with the charities Age UK and Brighter Futures Through Sports as the basis for its submission in this category. The firm partnered with Age UK for its Trees of Life campaign, which launched in September 2017 and encouraged individuals and businesses to sponsor 750 trees to be planted in various locations across Nottinghamshire. The funds from this sponsorship will help Age UK to continue to provide vital services for the elderly and vulnerable, with a substantial amount having been raised for the charity through the campaign.
Rothera Sharp’s Business Development Partner Christina Yardley said: “It is a huge honour to be chosen as finalists for the Contribution to the Community award. It is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved to have their efforts recognised and furthermore helps to increase awareness of the brilliant work being done by these two amazing charities.”
The firm also highlighted its work with Brighter Futures Through Sports as part of its awards submission. The organisation, which was founded by former professional footballer Lee Canoville aims to support disadvantaged children by improving their sense of self-worth and providing positive role models in the form of professional footballers, most of whom are ambassadors of the charity and offer mentoring through sport. Rothera Sharp have successfully helped promote the organisation through the design of a new website and by sponsoring the charity’s launch party, held at Alea Casino on Thursday 3rd May which over 150 local businesses attended, including 50 companies from various industry sectors who will make up the “Founding 50” sponsors of the charity.
Jo Walchester, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Rothera Sharp said: “We have put a lot of work into redeveloping our corporate social responsibility strategy in the last year, to move away from writing cheques and into a collaborative way of working that focuses on utilising our skillsets, strengths and passion to make a real impact to our local community. Working with Age UK Notts has been a fantastic experience and it was amazing to bring a project of this size together and watch it grow. Making finalists of this category is a really proud moment for all of us and it inspires us to want to continue on with our plans and develop new ideas further.”
A champagne and canapés evening was held for finalists and sponsors on Wednesday 2nd May, with the awards ceremony taking place on Tuesday 29th May. For more information about the awards visit: https://nottinghampostbusinessawards.co.uk/