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Pattonair’s community work recognised at East Midlands Business Masters awards

Pattonair’s community work recognised at East Midlands Business Masters awards

Global aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair has been rewarded for its fantastic community work with an award at the prestigious Business Masters Awards.

At the East Midlands edition of the awards, the Derby based firm won the ‘Contributing to the Community’ category following its CSR activities in 2019 saw Pattonair raise over £60,000 for charity.

The sum includes £57,000 raised for Dementia UK at the company’s annual Autumn Ball. The charity is close to the hearts of many Pattonair employees and the money raised funded Derby’s first Admiral Nurse – a specialist dementia service – that will now be able to deliver an extra level of care for those most in need.

It’s been a busy start to 2020 for Pattonair following its merger with US-based Wesco Aircraft Holdings.

Pattonair/Wesco president Wayne Hollinshead explained the importance of the local community to the firm.

“The community is at the heart of everything we do and we’re always looking for ways to support charitable and community efforts in Derby and the wider East Midlands,” he said.

“We’re delighted to have won this award and that our CSR efforts have been recognised. We are looking forward to continuing our charity and community-based activities this year. We have chosen East Midlands based charity Rainbows for our ball charity and we’ll be closely supporting Mind throughout the year also.”

In addition to its charitable endeavours, the award recognised Pattonair’s community efforts which included teaming up with Derbyshire County Cricket Club (DCCC) and getting involved in various initiatives across the year to encourage sporting participation on all levels.

In July, the firm invited more than 300 school children to celebrate BRM Solicitors’ Festival of Cricket at Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park. The event drew inspiration from England’s dramatic win against New Zealand earlier in the summer, showing the children how true grit and determination can lead to success.

Pattonair has also donated kit and equipment to a number of local sports teams and hosted an event in association with Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign which encouraged women everywhere to engage in sport and exercise. At the event, 1980 Olympic silver swimming medallist Sharron Davies MBE gave an inspirational speech to businesswomen about her sporting career.

East Midlands Business Masters event took place at Nottingham’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on 12 March celebrating the achievements of the region’s most innovative, ambitious and successful companies.

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