Our culture comes from a shared set of ideas, beliefs and values as to what is important to us as a company, and what drives value for our customers. For us, making our customers’ business better – every day, is our aim.
Wincanton believe that positive engagement with the community not only enables us to add value locally but is hugely rewarding for the site team and ultimately supports our objective to become the local employer of choice.
Across our existing operations we engage with local communities through a variety of activities that are driven by the site teams. These activities include fund raising for local charities chosen by colleagues, close links with local schools, annual fun days and colleague managed sports and social clubs that are geared towards integration with the local community. Our marketing team had a rewarding day landscaping the sensory garden at Springboard a local pre-school providing care for children under 5 with disabilities and special educational needs.
We raised more than £65,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Transaid, following the Big Event 2016, our colleagues cycled 999 miles between Land’s End and John O’Groats. We wanted to do something really special to celebrate Wincanton’s 90th anniversary. Taking on the legendary Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge ticked all the boxes because it’s about fitness, it’s about fun and it’s about raising money for two great charities close to our hearts. Raising over £65,000 for these charities is a fantastic result.
Our corporate charity is Transaid, an international charity that aims to reduce poverty and improve lives across Africa and the developing world, through creating better transport and infrastructural links. Recent projects include creating driver training centres in Zambia and Tanzinia to help raise standards and combat road deaths, and supporting the establishment of heathcare infrastructure in rural parts of Madagascar.
Visit Transaid website - www.transaid.org