A charitable way to mark 50 years in businessApril 20, 2012
50 Years in business is a great milestone, one which local manufacturer Collinson plc is proud to acknowledge. Founded by Ernest Collinson in 1962, locals have seen the company grow from small beginnings manufacturing silos for the farming industry to the diverse company it is today servicing the Agricultural, Biomass and Construction Sectors under the leadership of Roger Collinson. The company is now in its 3rd generation with Daniel and Sam Collinson taking the roles of Joint Managing Directors.
Dan Collinson told us ‘We have always been a keen supporter of community projects but to mark this special anniversary we are launching the Collinson 4 Community, C4C fund which will make cash available to support local community projects.’
The first benefactor of the fund was the 1st Great Eccleston Scout Group who after securing
funding from The Rural Development Programme and Lancashire Environment Fund
needed to raise additional funds to move forward with their project to build a new Scout HQ.
Collinson was one of the supporting companies who helped to turn their dreams to reality. Saturday 17th March saw the official opening of their brand new Hall which will be available for use by the Beavers, Scouts, Cubs and the local community.
Dan added ‘Collinson want to make a difference, giving back to the community which has supported us and our growth over the last 50 years.’
The fund is designed to support and develop local community initiatives, open to all including; schools, groups, charities and voluntary organisations. Applications will be judged on merit by the Directors and an independent team from Collinson with funds being awarded in multiples of £50 in recognition of the anniversary.This entry was posted in Collinson News. Bookmark the permalink.