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Burke Bros reaches top three for work in the community

Mar 06, 2018
Burke Bros Moving Group was one of three companies shortlisted for an award in 2017 by West Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

The Wolverhampton-based company was recognised for supporting the local community through its fundraising endeavours for local charities and for maintaining and promoting ecologically sound business practice.

As well as charity skydives, donations, and ongoing programmes to support the work of local charities, the group has succeeded in diverting 100% of the waste it handles from landfill.

During 2017, the company donated over 5,000 books to local charity Compton Hospice after collecting them over several months from clearances and house moves.

Nathan Burke also took to the skies last year to raise vital funds for the hospice after losing his mother to cancer. The fundraising skydive, Jumping for JK, was in memory of Jill (Managing Director, Gary Burke’s former partner) who very sadly passed away in January 2017. During Jill’s illness, Nathan became aware of the exceptional work the hospice does and wanted to help. His daring feat raised over £6,500 for the hospice.

Burke Bros Moving Group also supports The Good Shepherd Ministry by collecting any unwanted non-perishable items (tinned foods or foods in packets) from customers who are moving and are unable to ship food items. The food is distributed to the homeless and those in need in Wolverhampton through the Ministry’s food bank and soup kitchen services.

Gary Burke said, “As a well-established company in the West Midlands, we’re really pleased to play a part in supporting such worthwhile causes and strengthening our Corporate Social Responsibility activities. It has been great to have this recognised by the Chamber of Commerce and to reach the top three of the companies in this category.”

Burke Bros Moving Group also won the Chamber of Commerce ‘Service Provider of the Year’ Award in 2013 and was awarded the PAIMA Juan Peralta Ecology Award in New Orleans for 2016/17.

Photo: Gary Burke and Melanie Burke of Burke Bros Moving Group.

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