DONCASTER Chamber’s immediate past president Nigel Brewster has placed community focus at the centre of his latest business venture.
Brewster McBride Recruitment Consultants has identified the importance of ‘putting something back’ into the communities in which it operates, so has thrown its weight behind the ‘I Love Doncaster’ campaign, which aims to support local projects throughout the area.
Mr Brewster has been presented with an ‘I Love Doncaster’ Official Partner certificate by Sue Scholey, former Chamber president and trustee of the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, which is spearheading the campaign.
He said: “We are adamant that a strong commitment to local communities should be central to that success, which is why we are so happy to be able to announce our support for the ‘I Love Doncaster’ campaign.
“After establishing our first office in Doncaster we are confident of significant growth into Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and Humber, Lincoln and Birmingham. We are absolutely delighted to be supporting a community initiative rooted in the fabric of Doncaster, the town where it all started.”
Mr Brewster expressed his hope that others would follow his example.
He said: “The ‘I Love Doncaster’ campaign gives us the opportunity to work with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, an organisation that has been working at the grassroots of Doncaster communities for 25 years.
“By taking advantage of its expertise and experience we can ensure that our charitable efforts are directed towards causes that are in most need.”
Brewster McBride has chosen the ‘I Love Doncaster’ campaign with SYCF as its chosen charity for the year and will be organising a range of fundraising events to support local causes.
Pauline Grice, chief executive of SYCF, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Brewster McBride, a forward thinking organisation that recognises the role that the private sector can play in community development.
“The campaign will give businesses and individuals the opportunity to make a real difference to the area by tackling local issues at a grassroots level.
“This might include a business providing a team to assist with a community project, providing spare meeting rooms for groups or assisting a group with book keeping.”