At SPV Group we are committed to being a responsible business, both in how we work with our clients but also in terms of how we contribute to the wider community and the world around us.
It is important to our employees to work for a socially responsible organisation and our approach therefore reflects our people.
“Our activities as a firm have an impact on our communities. We are committed to not only managing that impact but also using the resources we have in making a real and sustainable difference.”
SPV Group taking part in the surrounding community
Football team sponsorship
SPV are pleased to sponsor and support The Creswell wanderers Under 10 football team for the 3rd year running.
Their manager Craig Webb came down to the SPV head offer and presented SPV Commercial Director with a photo and trophy as an expression of their thanks! As they already have their kit, the funds provided will be spent this year will be utilised for a team building event at woodlands in preparation for the upcoming season.
SPV were furthermore delighted to recently arrange for Cresswell wanderers, the youth football team we sponsor, to be Flag bearers at the recent Walsall FC match
Christmas Jumper day
SPV regularly take part in Christmas jumper day and over the last few years have raised over £2,000 for various charities as chosen by staff members.
Royal British Legion
For the last 5 years we have offered an area of our warehouse to the Royal British Legion to use for storage of their properties prior to and during their fundraising period.
In 2019 SPV raised £245 for this excellent cause and overall the Aldridge region raised £44,863
Our Employees raise money!
We supported our office manager with her fundraising for her chosen Charity, Get Kids Going to run the London Marathon raising over £2000 in sponsorship from our Client, suppliers and workforce.
The fundraising raised by our clients, suppliers and team members enabled her to take part in the 2015 London Marathon which has been a dream of hers for many years.
Following months of hard training, our Office Manager, Mrs Joanne Bennett completed the London Marathon 2015 in an excellent 4 hours 50 minutes.
Incredibly by the time all donations were received and counted, Joanne raised nearly £3,000 for Get Kids Going, a Sport and Mobility Charity for Disabled Children,
SPV Site Supervisor Lewis Male whom we assisted in sponsoring completed The Rat Race 2015 on Saturday- the world’s longest mud run involving 20 miles and 200 obstacles in an amazing 4 hours 35 minutes raising money for children with cancer.
SPV Lorry driver Adrian Kinsella and SPV Group were recently honoured by St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham for raising the amazing total of £4,307.27 following completion of the London marathon!
Adrian completed the London Marathon in April in a fantastic 4 hours and 26 minutes. SPV received a letter on behalf of the patients, their families and staff at the hospice with a personal thank you for this amazing donation.
St Mary’s Hospice provides vital care to people living with life limiting illnesses. Every year they need to raise 8 million pounds to fund this vital care and the kind donations from everyone who supported Adrian go a long way to helping with this!
Furthermore, Adrian’s Just Giving page was one of the most successful of April 2019. Out of 41042 fundraisers, he was in the top 5%!
SPV Group take part in the community
SPV Group, brought together 20 pupils from 2 local schools, Manor Primary School and St Michaels Church of England Primary School to decorate the hoarding at Futures College Birmingham, Albany house, Birmingham B1.
The hoarding boards were first wrapped with acrylic to give them a bright vibrant theme then the children all drew a picture of themselves which were then applied to the hoarding board in the window areas of the house templates.
The children had a great time decorating the hoarding and were extremely proud of their achievement. Once completed, the children attended our site at Albany House, Birmingham where Futures College is located. The Office building which is owned and operated by RVB Investments is currently being refurbished by SPV Group with a new external facade system and new glazing to all elevations.
Owen Jones, one of the children who took part from St Michaels Church of England Primary School commented; ‘I have had a brilliant time decorating the hoarding and I really enjoyed visiting a real building site to learn more about the construction trade. When I am older I want to work for SPV Group!’
We were awarded runner up for our contribution.
SPV Group take part in the surrounding community
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. SPV Group are happy to be members of this scheme, which has improved are local community relationships on a number of sites.
Respect the community
Constructors should give utmost consideration to their impact on neighbours and the public Informing, respecting and showing courtesy to those affected by the work. Minimising the impact of deliveries, parking and work on the public highway. Contributing to and supporting the local community and economy. Working to create a positive and enduring impression, and promoting the Code.
SPV Receive award
SPV Group are delighted to have recently been presented with The Bringing Midlands Businesses together Award by Grays Promotions.
The honour was awarded for our outstanding contribution to Midlands Businesses.
Walsall Football Club
SPV regularly support our local team, Walsall Football Club with various events.
Most recently we sponsored their Legends event in their 1888 Club which brought ex players Andy Rammell, John Hodge and Chris Marsh back to Banks stadium. 3 legends, endless stories. The afternoon was a great success and we look forward to many more similar events in the future. We offer the box as charity prizes for clients.
”I have been running a charity event in aid of Wessex Heartbeat, for a number of years, and SPV, via Howard and Kate, have always been very generous in offering up their box at Walsall FC to enable us to auction it off. It regularly raises between £300 and £400, all of which goes to the charity. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and wish them continues success in all that they do.’‘
(Mark Ind, General Manager, Holiday Inn London Mayfair)
SPV in the Community
SPV Group, the Walsall based refurbishment specialists are delighted to announce that we have recently been Awarded 2016 Winner of Family Business of the Year at The Express and star Business Awards. Furthermore we are delighted to have received a special commendation in the category of Community Champions.
The event, one of the highlights of the West Midlands’ business calendar shined a spotlight on the businesses that represent that whole range of commercial activity across our region.
The judges commented the following with regards to SPV Group;
“By innovation and exceptional customer service, SPV Group has become a leading specialist in the UK market place and overseas. Employing multiple members of other families, as well as their own, the owners have created a family feel across all departments.”
It was an emotional win for the company with Finance Director Kate Whatley commenting;
“ We are very happy. Actually, we’re ecstatic. We didn’t expect to win it. It is great for everyone, because family is really important for us. We would like to thank everyone within the business for all their continued commitment to the company and hard work as well as our valued clients and supply chain for making this possible”
SPV help out a Dogs Home
In May 2016 we were approached by a local dog’s home- Rosedene Rescue- who had experienced severe flooding to the kennels. Being self funded, we offered to assist with the roof works sending 2 operatives down for 2 days to carry out roofing works to the poorly constructed roofs ensuring the kennels would remain watertight.
SPV provide kit for local team
In October 2016 we had the new kit for the football team at Villiers Primary School delivered. We had offered to assist with this the previous year and had been waiting for the kit to be delivered. Once delivered we arranged for the team to attend a Walsall Football club game with who we are commercial partners. The children had a kick around on the pitch in their new kit and met with Walsall mascot Swifty. They then enjoyed complimentary seats in the family stand for the match against Southend.
Chris Villiers- the ICT Manager at the school joined the team on the day and said they were all incredibly excited to be at Walsall Football Club in their new kit and loved meeting Walsall Mascot Swifty before the game! The team had a great day out and absolutely love their new kit! The Villiers Primary school team have been having a winning streak winning 12 out of the 14 last games they played and we wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.
Howard Evans, MD of SPV Group said: “It was great to see how happy the children were with their new kit and when wearing the kit, it was clear to see that the new kit has given the children a great sense of pride. The corporate colours of both SPV and Villiers Primary School complement each other brilliantly.”
SPV Support Aldridge and Royal British Legion
Throughout 2016 SPV continued to support The Aldridge Royal British Legion offering them an area to store and distribute their poppies from within our Aldridge warehouse. Furthermore, one of the team is heavily involved with Aldridge in Bloom –part of the local Aldridge community partnership.
Aldridge in Bloom gained gold in the urban community category as category winner- their 3rd nomination for Britain in Bloom representing the heart of England. This year they are aiming for gold standard for the town and we have assisted in providing high vis vests for the team and also offering to assist with planting of the flower beds.
SPV Support in the community
SPV Group have recently undertaken the flat roofing works at St johns Primary School in Wolverhampton and as part of this invited the children to decorate a number of hoarding boards to brighten up the work areas. The children did a fantastic job of decorating the boards within their after school art club run by teacher Georgina Heyes.
The boards were unveiled by Considerate Constructors new female mascot Honour Good site with all children receiving goody bags for their hard work and attending a short talk given by SPV management explaining the reason for and the nature of the works being undertaken on site and offering an overview of the construction industry hoping to inspire some of the children to consider this as a career when they grow up.
A fantastic afternoon was had by all with one of the children commenting “I had a great afternoon. It was really interesting to learn about the roofing works. Honour Goodsite is my new bestie, it was so much fun meeting her!”
SPV take part in the Express and star Design an Ad Competition
SPV worked with Villiers Primary school for the past 3 years with the design an ad competition. The pupils of the school were asked to design full colour advertisements for SPV based our brief.
The standard was very high and it was really hard to pick a winner as it was clear that a lot of research and thought had been put into them. The chosen design was published in The Express and Star in the “Design an Ad” 8 page special in 2017, 2018 and 2019
All of the winning children are then invited to a presentation ceremony at The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and all the winners are presented with £50 for their school and an overall winner is selected who receives £500 for their school.
SPV crowned winners of the Community Champions category at the Express and Star Awards in 2017.
SPV Group were delighted to have recently been crowned Winners of The Community Champions Category of the Express and Star Business Awards 2017.
Community endeavours undertaken throughout the year included carrying out roof repairs on a local dogs home, offering support to the Royal British Legion housing and distributing poppies, working with a local school and procuring their football team a new kit as well as supporting their employees charity fundraising including assisting our lorry driver to raise over £4000 for his London to Paris Bike ride challenge,
The category sponsors Jaguar Landrover said that SPV were worthy winners of the category as it was clear didn’t have to do the amount of community work they do but they could see they genuinely wanted to. The judges also praised the company for the value it puts on personal development of its staff and its commitment in recently joining the Business in the Community organisation.
Kate Whatley, one of the founders of the business, said: “At SPV Group we are committed to being a responsible business, both in how we work with our clients but also in terms of how we contribute to the wider community and the world around us.
“It is important to our employees to work for a socially responsible organisation and our approach therefore reflects our people. SPV is very aware of the communities in which we operate and as such we always look to give back into those communities. Our values of honesty and integrity help us maintain long term stable relationships both internally and externally.”