Aberdeen-based flexible pipe specialist FlexTech is this year extending its local community sponsorship in Lincolnshire, where the company recently made a significant investment in its research and development facility.
Last year FlexTech – which was set up just two years ago – donated more than £12,000 to support the local communities in which it operates.
The company provides complete life-of-field services, ranging from front end engineering and design right through to decommissioning. Its 11-strong team has installed more than 60,000 miles of flexible piping, and the company aims to hire additional staff this year.
Craig Keyworth, FlexTech founder and Engineering Director, said: “Contributing to worthwhile causes and helping to develop talent in and outside of work is incredibly important to me.”
In 2014, FlexTech donated £10,000 to Ellon Rugby Football Club to help improve facilities and hone local talent. The 12 month contribution enabled professional coaches to join the club to train the young players age three to 18, boosting ERFC’s position in leagues and tournaments.
The funds also provided new kits for the players and tour buses for away games, encouraging morale and fostering an enhanced team spirit.
Craig continued: “As a keen supporter of rugby and developing new talent, this was the perfect opportunity to back a very worthwhile local cause. The funds benefited the young players by enabling them to learn with the help of professional coaches, and it was brilliant to be able to help develop talent from such a young age.”
Last year also saw the company contribute to Gairoch Squash Club with a donation of £300, supplying all 18 young players with new kit. In addition to the Aberdeenshire charitable donations, FlexTech makes an annual contribution of £1,500 to sponsor a Lincolnshire road cycle team, Ettridge Cycles Race Team, providing team kit, race support and expenses.
Craig continued: “I feel it is incredibly important to give something back to the community, and have focused FlexTech’s CSR efforts in ensuring that young people get the chance to enjoy and engage in team activities from a young age.
“This year will see FlexTech continue to support Ettridge Cycles Race Team extending this in the future, and we have plans to further invest in a number of local worthwhile causes that encourage youngsters to develop their skillsets.”