Apart from working hard to make a profit, Anglo believe in getting involved in our wider community. Over 5% of our profits each year go to support community and recycling work.
Carpet Recycling UK
Andy Hall, our Managing Director has been Chairman of Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) for six years on a volunteer basis.
Laurance Bird, one of the original founders from in 2008, has been the catalyst for carpet recycling taking off in the UK comments:
“Andy has used his professional skills to help to take CRUK to develop from a fledgling idea into a highly respected organisation with multiple partners including Headlam and John Lewis”.
Whitworth Flood Forum
Simon Macaulay, our Chairman, chairs the Whitworth Floor Forum in a pro bono role. Whitworth has been seriously flooded three times in the last 10 years and the Flood Forum was set up in 2014 to allow the residents to sit down regularly with bodies such as the Environment Agency to talk about how to reduce flood risk going forward.
Comments Paul Bowden from the Environment Agency:
“We appreciate Simon and Anglo supporting the flood forum. The risk of flooding is higher than previously and working with local communities helps us to minimise future risks”.
Friends of Whitworth Youth
(Charity No. 1171710)
In 2016, the local youth club in Whitworth closed as the Council could no longer afford to run it. Anglo, together with a local Church, Hebron Pentecostal, took on part funding and running the youth club as this was the only place to go in the town for a large number of teenagers. After part funding the charity for the first 3 years Anglo is now stepping back from involvement.
The Mayor of Whitworth, Madeline de Souza comments:
“Anglo Group are community minded. They have helped to recruit a full time youth worker, Sarah, to continue to offer a fun place for teenagers to go in Whitworth. Sarah is now starting to support teenagers at the high school to which I am pleased about as I am concerned about the growing mental health issues in young people”.