National maintenance, compliance and decarbonisation contractor Novus Property Solutions continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary with a focus on charity, having raised over £30,000 so far this year.
Novus, which has offices across Great Britain, launched as its own entity a decade ago but has a rich 125-year history and is currently led by fourth and fifth generation family members. The contractor has a longstanding reputation for putting people first, from its clients and colleagues to end users and the wider communities in which it works.
This people-centric ethos is behind the contractor’s commitment to giving back as a significant aspect of its anniversary celebrations, with Novus encouraging colleagues from across the business to participate in fundraising challenges including sponsored walks and dress-down days. These efforts have thus far raised more than £30,000 for a variety of charities including Cancer Research UK, the Welsh Air Ambulance, and the Lighthouse Club, a charity supporting construction workers and their families.
As well its fundraising efforts, Novus has so far made 33 non-financial charitable donations, hosted 35 community events, and provided a series of educational support programmes such as school talks, careers fairs and mock exam support.
The contractor has also awarded £3,000 to deserving community projects across Great Britain this year as part of its flagship social value initiative, Build Back Better. Launched in 2021, Build Back Better sees Novus donate £1,000 of materials, time or labour to a nominated cause relating to one of its key focus areas of poverty, wellbeing, or the environment. Recipients this year include Active Education in Sheffield, Hanley Town Football Club’s Men Unite, and the Plant a Tree Today (PATT) Foundation.
Commenting, Kevin Rhone, Head of Social Value and Client/Customer Care at Novus Property Solutions, said:
“As a family-owned business, our people-centric ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from providing excellent customer service to supporting our colleagues and giving back to local communities. A focus on charity is therefore a natural way for Novus to celebrate its tenth anniversary, and we’re grateful to our colleagues and clients for supporting us in achieving this goal."
“We’re incredibly proud to have raised such a significant amount for highly deserving charities across Great Britain, as well as a series of charitable donations and programmes, and of course the impact of our Build Back Better campaign. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate a decade of Novus, and we remain committed to giving back to our communities the rest of this year and beyond.”