Our local and global community is important to us, and we strive to ensure that our community benefits from our business.
In recent years we have given back to the community through renovating an unkempt roundabout at the south approach to Shepton Mallet, where our factory is based. Previously a mess of overgrown shrubbery, the roundabout now features the iconic ‘Rock Flock’ (as named by the local community); a group of sheep sculptures made from local stone, which relates to the town’s history of sheep farming.
The Rock Flock was created by a Shepton Mallet based sculptor and has been so well received by the local community they even have their own fan club on a popular social networking site.
We also work with local schools and in 2009 sponsored a secondary school to create an eco-racing car, which competed in races throughout the summer against schools from across the country. The racing team reached the final of the series, where it won an award for best use of sustainable materials.
Our sustainability initiatives resulted in a significant saving in water and energy use, as well as receiving some revenue from recycled materials. We donate a percentage of this profit to local charities.
Our community policy:
Our factory runs 24/7, but we keep all vehicle movements to an absolute minimum at night
We regularly update the local press with updates from our business to keep our community informed
We will continue to maintain the upkeep of the ‘rock Flock’ for the foreseeable future
We provide support to local charities and organisations where possible
We will continue to work with local schools to assist in educational projects
We aim to recruit employees from within the Shepton Mallet area